7 Days Sardinia Cycling Holiday for Families with Children in Italy

Captivating Italy Bike Tour

This tour is for families with small children, taking into account the needs of both big and small cyclists. It is based on short distances, mostly flat paths, and secondary roads, with greater assistance and all the services needed to make a holiday with children easier.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided, leisure
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Total Distance: 85 miles / 220 kilometers
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • E-bike rental: 190 EUR

Highlights

  • Luggage transport
  • Family-friendly bike ride
  • Discover the ancient city of Tharros
  • Visit Cabras museum and see the Giants of Monte Prama
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Delicious dinners

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will spend seven nights in three-star and four-star hotels depending on the place you will visit.

Ichnusa Bike Adventures Italy Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tresnuraghes

You will arrive individually at Tresnuraghes and meet with the representatives and have a briefing about the bike tour.

Day 2: The Planargia Plateau (approximately 9 miles / 15 kilometers / 220 meters ascent)

Discover the small villages of Sardinia by bike, including Flussio, which is famous for its basket making, and Tinnura, with the sculptures and murals that adorn the streets of this small town of Sardinia.

Day 3: West Passage (approximately 23 miles / 37 kilometers / 500 meters ascent)

Leaving Tresnuraghes via easy asphalted and dirt roads, you will arrive at Santa Caterina di Pittinuri for what will probably be the longest and most demanding stop of this tour. Once on the coast, do not miss S'archittu, a 15-meter-high natural limestone arch that has become a real attraction for this stretch of the western coast of Sardinia.

Day 4: The Sinis Peninsula (approximately 21 miles / 33 kilometers / 200 meters ascent)

From Santa Caterina to Putzu Idu in the northernmost part of the Sinis Peninsula, there is a collage of environments and colors that are sure to impress. Once you have arrived at your hotel, there will still be time for a long break on this stretch of the coast, with fine sandy beaches with hints of gray.

Day 5: Between ponds and enchanting beaches (approximately 16 miles / 25 kilometers / 180 meters ascent)

Cycle from Putzu Idu to the surroundings of San Salvatore in the southernmost part of the Sinis Peninsula for a not too demanding stage that will allow you to spend time at the beach. Once you have arrived near the hotel, do not miss to visit San Salvatore, which once a year, like other religious villages in Sardinia, comes back to life for the feast of the homonymous saint.

Day 6: The city on the sea (approximately 16 miles / 25 kilometers / 100 meters ascent)

You are back again at the sea of the captivating Sinis Peninsula, with the white quartz beaches of Mari Ermi and Is Aruttas. This area is also home to the ruins of Tharros, a city founded by the Phoenicians around 800 BC, which led to the foundation of the city of Oristano, the capital of the ancient judicial kingdom of Arborea.

Day 7: Departure

The tour ends after breakfast, but if you have enough time, do not miss the Local Museum o Cabras where you can admire the monumental stone statues of Monte Prama. See archer and warrior statues that are rewriting the history of Sardinia in this part of the Mediterranean.

Bike equipment

Each adult bike is provided with one side rear bag (20 liters) and one small bag with spare tube, repair kit, air pump, lock, and helmet.

GPS

One GPS will be provided for each couple or room where an updated tracklist is already charged (one track for each day).

Location

This cycling tour will take place in Sardinia, Italy, starting in Tresnuraghes and ending in Cabras (San Salvatore). Sardinia is the second largest Italian island in the Mediterranean. It has almost 2,000 kilometers of coastline, sandy beaches, forests, and inland mountainous areas that are perfect for mountain biking and hiking.

Its landscape, which is different in the different sub-regions of Sardinia, is characterized by thousands of nuraghi, mysterious buildings of the Bronze Age stone with the characteristic shape of a truncated conical tower similar to a medieval tower (outside) and a beehive (inside). It is one of the main symbols of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. Over 7,000 nuraghi have been found, although archaeologists believe that there were originally more than 10,000.

During this bike ride, you will discover the Planargia plateau and its small villages rich in tradition and history, Santa Caterina, Putzu Idu, and the west coast of the Sinis peninsula with its pink flamingos and its enchanting beaches and ponds. You will also visit Cabras and learn about its food and wine traditions.

Food

The price includes four dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Briefing on arrival
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 4 dinners
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Phone assistance
  • GPS rental
  • Booklet with all info about the route

What's not included

  • Trip to and from Sardinia
  • Entrance tickets to museums, parks, and archeological sites
  • Other dinners
  • Tourist city tax
  • Insurance
  • Last transfer
  • Anything not specified under inclusions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Children are welcome to join this cycling holiday. Children up to two years old are free. Children three to six years old have a 50% discount on the adult rate while children of seven to eleven years old have a 30% discount on the adult rate.

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