North Sardinia Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £709 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore the northern part of Sardinia from Olbia to Alghero.
• Breathtaking views and scenery.
• Visit stunning beaches, dramatic scenery and forested mountains.
• Spend time in the the city of Sassari along the way.
• A mixed terrain tour with varied altitudes and difficulties.
Cycle Route Profile
The terrain is flat to slightly hilly. The only strenuous stretch is through the Monti Berici hills. The first two stages are mainly cycle paths and to the south and east of Lake Garda mostly service and side roads. Due to a lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable. Nearly all roads are asphalted.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Individual arrival to Cannigione
Welcome briefing and handing over of rental bicycles only on Saturdays at 5 pm. On any other days you will find the travel documents and bicycles deposited in your arrival hotel.
2nd day: Costa Smeralda loop approx. 55 km
Discover the beauties of the fabled Costa Smeralda when the millionaires are away! Ride thorugh Cannigione to Arzachena, up the into the hills of San Pantaleo and back down to Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia.
3rd day: La Maddalena archipelago approx. 60 km
From Cannigione along the coast to Palau, where you take the ferry to the vibrant town of La Maddalena, cross the bridge to Caprera, home of the Garibaldi museum and back through Palau to Cannigione.
4th day: Cannigione – Tempio Pausania approx. 50 km
Today you venture inland to Arzachena and up into the hills and lakes of Sant’Antonio di Gallura, and on to Calangianus and Nuchis and finally up to Tempio Pausania.
5th day: Tempio Pausania – Castelsardo approx. 50 km
From Tempio Pausania to Aggius, through the dramatic stone formation of Valley of the moon, back to the coast staying in Castelsardo.
6th day: Castelsardo – Sassari approx. 55 km
Ride along the coast to Lu Bagnu and then head inland again to Nulvi and Osilo, enjoying the spectacular views of the Anglona rolling hills and pastures. End your day in the city of Sassari.
7th day: Sassari – Alghero approx. 40 km
From Sassari ride along backroads to reach the fortified town of Alghero, probably the nicest town in Sardinia and final destination of your trip.
8th day: Individual departure or extra days
After breakfast the tour is completed, stay for some more days
Two cycle days (4-6) are easy (predominantly flat to slightly undulating), 2 stages (1-2) are medium with an undulating terrain and 2 cycle days (3-5) are difficult with longer climbs. Basically good cycle fitness is required to really enjoy yourself.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The North Sardinia tour stays in the following hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 Nights in 3 star hotels , all rooms with en suite bathroom
– 7 Breakfasts
– Tour presentation (welcome meeting/call)
– Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
– Supply of route notes and maps
– Telephone assistance
North Sardinia, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: Every Saturday all year round
Season 2: 25.06 – 01.09.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £849 | Book online here >>
Non Saturday arrivals: £49
Single Room Supplement: £229
Half Board Upgrade: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3 star hotels. All rooms with en suite bathroom.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £709
Single Supplement: From £229