8 Days West Passage Cycling Holiday in Sardinia, Italy

Exciting Cycling Holiday Italy

Journey along the west coast to discover landscapes that tell of the many different souls of Sardinia. This holiday is a mix of colors, tales, emotions, and silences that can become yours only through your bike. Enjoy the waves of the sea crashing in white-sand beaches. Visit ramparts, medieval villages, and sites that were noted by history. Discover incredible craftsmanship and museums to feast your eyes on aesthetics. Know the island by heart and by the end of the tour, you will relish the flavor of Sardinia.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day) and moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometimes, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total distance: 212 miles / 292 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 190 EUR

Highlights

  • Self-guided tour
  • Ruins of ancient sites
  • Mining and medieval villages
  • White quartz beach and a sugarloaf
  • Ride along lovely coastal views
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Four tasty breakfasts
  • Luggage support

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Alghero-Fertilia Airport (US$17 per person)

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Accommodation

During this cycling holiday, you will be staying at three or four-star hotels and bed and breakfast. Double rooms will be arranged for you. You can also avail a single supplement.

You will be staying in Alghero on night one.

Doze off in Bosa on night two.

Enjoy San Salvatore on night three.

Get comfortable in Sinnis on night four.

Make Costa Verde your home on night five.

Settle in Portixeddu on night six.

Have a well-earned rest in Cagliari on night seven.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Alghero

You will arrive individually in Alghero in the late afternoon and on request, you will be transferred to the first hotel. You will have a meeting with Ichnusa Bike representatives for a briefing, bike fixing, and delivery of GPS, bikes, and other equipment for your adventure in Sardinia.

Day 2: Bosa, the city on the river (32 miles / 52 kilometers – total ascent of 950 meters / 3,117 feet)

You will travel from Alghero to Bosa, along a spectacular road overlooking the sea. Leaving the beautiful Aragonese city along the Coral Riviera, you will ride until you reach the medieval town of Bosa, the only real river town of Sardinia, famous for its wine, embroidery, and gold filigree.

Day 3: West Passage to San Salvatore (43 miles / 70 kilometers – total ascent of 700 meters / 2,297 feet)

On day three, you will ride from the picturesque Bosa until San Salvatore, a small village a few kilometers from the beaches of the Sinis Peninsula. Along the way, you can visit the Basilica of Santa Maria ad Nives, Our Lady of the Snow, that dominates the town of Cuglieri, from which you can have a splendid view of the whole area.

Day 4: Sinis, among ponds and enchanted beaches (19 miles / 30 kilometers - total ascent of 150 meters / 492 feet)

You will reach the sea on the charming peninsula of Sinis, the beaches of white quartz in Mari Ermi, Is Aruttas, and the ruins of Tharros, a city founded by the Phoenicians around 800 B.C. from which the ancient capital city of Orissa, the judicial kingdom of Arborea, originated.

Day 5: Costa Verde (32 miles / 52 kilometers – total ascent of 200 meters / 656 feet)

From Cabras pedaling along the plane of Arborea, you will arrive in Marceddì, an old fishing village where, after crossing the bridge, you will begin your exploration of the Costa Verde or the Green Coast and, at the end of the lap, you can admire the unique sight of the dunes of Torre dei Corsari.

Day 6: The mountains of sand in Portixeddu (36 miles / 58 kilometers – total ascent of 850 meters / 2,789 feet)

Again, you will explore sea and mines in the trip from the Green Coast, through the desert landscapes of Piscinas and the mining village of Ingurtosu that will bring you to Portixeddu. Once you are in Portixeddu, you can spend some nice hours relaxing at the beach close to your hotel which you can reach in 10 minutes.

Day 7: The sugar loaf (19 miles / 30 kilometers – total ascent of 600 meters / 1,969 feet)

You will see more sea and spectacular landscapes in the fascinating final lap. Finally, after passing through the mining villages of Buggeru and Nebida, the road will lead you to Fontanamare where a transfer will take you back to Cagliari.

During the trip, you can stop at the inlet of Cala Domestica and go for a walk in Nebida where you can see the white stack of sugarloaf rise from the sea.

Day 8: Departure day

The team’s services will end after breakfast. If you still have time, you are suggested to visit the city and its museums.

Bike equipment

Each bike is provided with a one-side rear bag of 20 liters plus one small bag with a spare tube, repair kit, air pump, lock, and helmet.

GPS

Ichnusa Bike Adventures provides 1 GPS for each couple or room where they already charged an updated track list with one track for each day.

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Alghero, Bosa, San Salvatore, Sinnis, Costa Verde, Portixeddu, and Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will be provided with four delicious breakfasts and dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy the beach in Portixeddu
  • Go on a trip to the city and its museums
  • Stop at Cala Domestica
  • Take a walk in Nebida
  • Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria ad Nives

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Briefing on arrival
  • 4 dinners
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Phone assistance and GPS rental
  • Booklet with all info about the route and places
  • Transfers on day 1 and 7

What's not included

  • Trip to and from Sardinia
  • Insurance
  • Picnic lunches
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tourist city tax
  • Entrance tickets to museums, parks, and archeological sites
  • Any personal extras
  • Anything not listed under What is Included

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 15 days before arrival.
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Special discount

Third persons for triple rooms are eligible for a special discount of 10%.

 

Pricing information

Single room supplements can be availed at 170 EUR. Bike rentals are priced at 80 EUR plus 10 EUR for each additional day while e-bike rentals are priced at 190 EUR. You can purchase SPD pedals for 10 EUR. A private bike guide can be hired for 1,850 EUR, with up to eight ot 10 people maximum.

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