8 Days Tra Mare e Monti Cycling Holiday in Italy

Majestic Cycling Holiday Italy

Depart to a trip that will introduce you to the ancient and wild spirit of Corsica, from the silent landscapes of the inland areas of one of the ancient sub-regions Marmilla to the sound of the waves and the scents and colors of the Mediterranean coasts. Through road bike, grab this chance to discover the many faces of this beautiful island.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly paved, mostly flat
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 257 miles / 526 kilometers

Highlights

  • Cycling adventure
  • Scenic beaches, landscapes, and roads
  • Beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean coast
  • Delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Luggage transport

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be provided seven nights of accommodation on this cycling holiday. On the first night, you will stay in Cagliari, and on the second night, you will stay in Barumini. The third and fourth nights will be spent near San Salvatore di Sinis, while the fifth night will be spent at Torre dei Corsari. On the sixth night, you will stay in Portoscuso, and on the seventh night, you will stay in Cagliari.

Ichnusa Bike Adventures Italy Cycling Holiday Program

Day 1: Arrival in Cagliari

You will be arriving in Cagliari, and your accommodation, located in the historical center of the city, will certainly not fail to charm you. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with the Ichnusabike staff for a briefing.

Day 2: Barumini and Marmilla

You will be journeying from the hinterland of Cagliari to the lesser-known Sardinia, within which lay delightful hidden landscapes and historical sites, like the Menhir di Goni Nuragic Fortress that you can visit just before arrival at your hotel in Barumini.

  • Bike distance: About 96 kilometers / 60 miles
  • Total difference in elevation: 2,000 meters

Day 3: Cabras and the Sinis Peninsula

After breakfast, a stage that starts from the sub-region of Marmilla and passes through the villages of a little-known area of Sardinia will take you near San Salvatore di Sinis, a small village near Cabras that comes to life during the religious festival of the eponymous saint. The sea is just a few kilometers from your hotel.

  • Bike distance: About 98 kilometers / 61 miles
  • Total elevation difference: 1,400 meters

Day 4: Rest day

You can spend the entire day at the beach, or you can visit all that this territory has to offer on your trusted bicycle. Experience delights from enogastronomy with wine, bottarga, and other typical crafts, as well as the culture with Tharros and the museum of Cabras along with the archaeological finds from the area among which the Giants of Monti Prama decidedly stand out.

Day 5: The Green Coast

You will go from the flat landscapes of the Sinis Peninsula to the spectacular Costa Verde and to the majestic dunes of Torre dei Corsari where you will spend the night. It is a long but not too demanding route which, before returning to the coast, will take you to a visit once again to a little-known part of Sardinia far from the famous spots with which the island is often associated.

  • Bike distance: About 122 kilometers / 76 miles
  • Total difference in elevation: 1,150 meters

Day 6: The Sulcis

You will be taken from the sea of Costa Verde up to Sulcis in the most challenging stage of this tour. The tour will be from Torre dei Corsari to Portoscuso, passing through Montevecchio, Cala Domestica, Nebida, and the Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero. A stretch of coast, with little traffic and full of breathtaking landscapes, will recount to you the epic of the mining age, of which this area was the main district.

  • Bike distance: About 102 kilometers / 63 miles
  • Total difference in elevation: 2,500 meters

Day 7: The South Coast

After breakfast, this final stage of the tour will take you from Portoscuso to Nora. Leaving your hotel, you will continue south until you reach St. Anna Aresi and Teulada and continue following the landscapes along the southern coast of Sardinia.

A sequence of beaches, landscapes, and roads will not fail to fascinate you. In the late afternoon, you will meet the Ichnusa Bike representatives and be transferred to Cagliari for the last night of this tour.

  • Bike distance: 108 kilometers / 67 miles
  • Total difference in elevation: 800 meters

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, the tour officially comes to an end. If you have time, do not miss a visit to Cagliari and its historic neighborhoods.

Location

This cycling holiday will be held in Italy. It will cover places including Cagliari, Sardinia, Barumini, Marmilla, San Salvatore di Sinis, Sinis Peninsula, Costa Verde, Torre dei Corsari, Sulcis, Montevecchio, Cala Domestica, Nebida, Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero, Portoscuso, Nora, St. Anna Aresi, and Teulada.

Food

The cost of the packages includes a total of seven breakfasts and four dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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

What's included

  • All cycling rides
  • Briefing at arrival
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Transfer on Day 2 from Cagliari to Hinterland
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Phone assistance
  • GPS rental, tracks, and booklet with info about the route

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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