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Are you ready to embark for a trip to Sardinia on your bike? During this weekly tour
we will discover the North-West of Sardinia. The density of its population is one of the lowest in Europe, and the cities are no larger than 100,000 residents (except for Cagliari). Yet Sardinia’s small villages are just as important as its greater cities because of their history, local culture, economic development, and centennial traditions. On a tour between beaches and hinterland, maritime villages and ancient cities, we will take you to uncover the most renowned centers of the North-West of Sardinia, where the traffic stress will become just a distant thought… Let’s go!
What will you do:
Welcome to Sardinia! Upon your arrival, please keep in mind that the tour will start from here. You can opt to reach the city on your own or request a private transfer. Enjoy the Spanish atmosphere of the small "Sardinian Barceloneta" by staying in one of our selected Bike Hotels. You just have to choose the one that best suits your needs: Country resort ****, Hotel Alma***, Hotel Angedras ***.
Steer along one of the most beautiful roads in Europe and, bend after bend, let the wonderful panorama of this coastal road connecting Alghero to the city of Bosa take your breath away. 50 km of steep cliffs overlooking the blue sea, with rest areas to stop and take a few shots! Also called the "City of colors", Bosa will win you over just by observing it in the distance, even before crossing the bridge that marks the entrance to the historic center. Many small colored houses, tumbled down on the hill, frame the ancient Malaspina Castle which can be seen on the top of the burg. Down below river Temo divides the city in two and narrow alleys and staircases provide a suggestive view of the stream. River Temo is the only navigable canal in Sardinia. You can book a boat trip on the River Temo with us: you will cross Bosa by boat to reach the outlet and catch sight of all the splendid coasts that extend beyond the village. Check-in and overnight stay at Gabbian Hotel***.
Leaving behind the charming city of Bosa, we are ready to enter the Sardinian hinterland. In a landscape of pastures, fertile fields, small towns and secondary roads with light traffic we will go up north and reach Sassari. As Cagliari, Sassari is the provincial capital and the hub of the island's economy, so we can safely say that it has been the most important city in northern Sardinia even prior to the development of Sardinia tourism. You will find yourself in front of a city with a thousand nuances and contradictions: a city animated by offices, services for the public and industrial areas. It also guards in its heart a suggestive historic center, made up of small shops, ancient noble palaces and places for aperitivo. Check-in and overnight stay at Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci***.
Crossing the hinterland of the district of Anglona, let’s ride towards the ruined village of Castelsardo, one of the prettiest burgs in Italy. Due to its strategic position, Castelsardo has always played a prominent role in the history of the dominations in the island since its foundation. On clear days you will be able to see the island of Asinara from afar and Capo Testa on the opposite side, by looking from the panoramic terrace at the top of the castle. Here you can marvel at its greatness and also wander the exhibits of the Weaving Museum. Stroll in the alleys of the town, hang out among the craft shops, and enjoy the aperitivo overlooking the sea at sunset. Check-in and overnight stay in Castelsardo at one of our Bike Hotel Partners: Hotel & SPA Riviera****, Hotel Bajaloglia****.
Heading West along the North coast of Sardinia, you will reach the tiny seaside village of Stinitino - the farthest point of the island. This town is mainly famous for its tourism. It was actually a humble fishing village back in the 1800s, and it has become the tourist attraction which we now love only after the launch of Sardinian tourism development plan beginning in 1960 with the construction of Costa Smeralda in the East. The gulf of Stintino is also a tourist port and from here it is possible to embark to reach the beautiful Asinara, an island sheltered by coves and dreamy seabeds. Taking the boat you can explore its prosperous vegetation, animals and history. The soft and white sand of Pelosa shore is certainly the flagship of this borough and it attracts thousands of visitors every year. Check-in and overnight stay at one of our Bike Hotel Partners: The Hotel Cala Reale***, Hotel Silvestrino***.
We are almost at the end of the tour. After enjoying the beach and the natural beauty of Stintino, all that remains is to get back in the saddle of your bike and turn towards Alghero! After an intensive week of cycling it's time to slow down... take your time to go to the beach for a dip, enjoy the sunset on the iconic silhouette of Capo Caccia resembling a sleeping giant and, if you still have a few hours left, visit the promontory and Porto Conte Natural Park. Check-in and overnight stay in Alghero at one of our Bike Hotel partners: Country resort ****, Hotel Alma***, Hotel Angedras ***.
You can opt for reaching the airport on your own or by booking a private transfer with one of our partners (we will take care of everything). We thank you for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you again soon for your next bike tour here in Sardinia.
- All activities and meals marked as "optional" - Transfer and luggage delivery to your accommodation - Transfer to and from the airports (arrival/departure) - Transfer to the starting point of the tour
March - October
We are the first network in Sardinia that links local companies and tour organizers specialized in providing cycle-tourism services. By contacting us, you can reserve the accommodation that best suits your needs from a variety of selected Bike Hotels. You will be able to book guided or self guided excursions by bike and on foot, transfer services, food and wine experiences and many more... And you can also count on the support of a specialized Bike Tour Operator to plan your cycling holiday in the best way without stressing out about it! Ready for a Best Cycling Tour in Sardinia? Travel with us on www.bestcycling.tours