Alghero to Pula Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 12 days | 11 nights | From £1359 per person
Other durations available on request.
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• Ride through the narrow streets of Alghero
• Admire the scenic views of the Gulf of Alghero
• Enjoy a rest day in Tharros – home of the Phoenician Ruins
• See the vineyards and olive groves of Sulcis
A moderate cycling holiday with several ascents and descents. However, this is a leisure cycling holiday and therefore suitable for most types of cyclist. The longer distance makes the tour more appropriate for cyclists with a good level of fitness.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY
Transfer or independent arrival to Alghero.
Day 2: Capo Caccia loop (54 km)
Ride along the narrow streets of Alghero, the splendid Aragonese (Spanish) city on the Coral Riviera, where locals still speak the ancient Catalan dialect. Cycle to Capo Caccia and explore the Nettuno caves.
Day 3: Alghero – Bosa (50 km)
From Alghero, bike along a scenic road above the cliffs overlooking the sea and admire the view of the gulf of Alghero and Capo Caccia. Emotions continue as you catch a glimpse of
the cliffs of Cape Marargiu, over which the last examples of griffin vultures circle.
Day 4: Bosa – Santu Lussurgiu (55 km)
Today’s route is flanked by vineyards and olive groves as far as Flussio and Tinnura. Then on through the pasturelands of Sagama, until you reach the springs of San Leonardo, the area
richest in water of the whole of Sardinia.
Day 4: Santu Lussurgiu – Cabras/San Salvatore (54 km)
Today the route takes you back to the sea with a panoramic descent towards the flat coastal plains of the Sinis wetlands. Cycle past the colonies of the pink flamingos and finally reach one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas.
Day 6: Rest day
A short trip down the peninsula brings you to San Giovanni Sinis. Visit the fascinating Phoenician ruins of Tharros with a history of inhabitation stretching back over 2,500 years and the early Christian church of San Giovanni.
Day 7: Costa Verde and dunes of Piscinas (46/54 km).
After a transfer to Arborea, you will cycle through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde to the Piscinas beach with its sands dunes over 50 m high – some of the highest in Europe.
Day 8: The mines of Sulcis (41 km)
This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, you admire the old ore washery at Nebida.
Day 9: The island of Carloforte (43 km)
After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and board on the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish. From Carloforte, continue to the island of Sant’Antioco and end your day in Calasetta.
Day 10: Town and island of Sant’Antioco (40 km).
Riding through vineyards and olive grows savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis. At Tratalias, visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the ardinian Romanesque period.
Day 11: The South Coast (57 km)
Final catwalk of your tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches.
Day 12: DEPARTURE DAY
Depart after breakfast, end of services.
There are 9 cycling days so this is a tour that requires good endurance. The breakdown is as follows: 2 easy stages (mostly flat), 5 medium stages (undulating) and 2 challenging stages (hilly)
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Alghero to Pula 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.
Hotel list (Subject to availability)
Nights 1 and 2, Alghero
Hotel Villa Piras
Night 3, Bosa
Hotel Sa Pischedda
Hotel Corte Fiorita
Night 4, Santu Lussurgiu
Antica Dimora del Gruccione
Nights 5 and 6, Cabras/San Salvatore
Hotel Villa Canu
Hotel Sa Pedrera
Night 7, Arbus
Agriturismo Rocce Bianche
Agriturismo Sa Perda Marcada
Night 8, Nebida/Gonnesa
Night 9, Calasetta/Sant’Antioco
Hotel Luci del faro
Night 10, Sant’Anna Arresi/Porto Pino
Hotel Cala dei Pini
Guesthouse Il Girasole
Night 11, Pula
Hotel Villa Madau
- 11 Nights in 3 star hotels and Agriturismo with en suite
-Tour presentation (welcome meeting/call)
-Transfer from Cabras/San Salvatore to Arborea at the
beginning of day 6
-Transfer at the end of day 6 (optional)
-Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
-Supply of road notes and maps
All of the bikes used on the tours are assembled specifically based on high quality standards and the characteristics of the routes to be followed in Sardinia.
Bike hire includes…
- 2 small panniers
– Handlebar bag
– Puncture resistant tyres
– Full Shimano Deore components
Alghero to Pula, 12 days, 11 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: Daily except Season 2.
Season 2: June – September
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £1359 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £1599 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £199
Half Board Upgrade: From £289
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £139
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3 star hotels and Agriturismo with en suite bathroom.
Holiday Price: From £1359
Single Supplement: From £199