Italy – Sardinia – Mine Of Memories
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Come with us to discover a land with green pastures, Mediterranean scents, abandoned mines and caves carved from rock. Our Safari starts on Sinis Peninsula where we cycle along the sea, hugging a dramatic coastline where the water sparkles aqua green and Majestic cliffs tumble from rugged landscape. Lunch stops are often on unspoilt beaches while we sample the delights of an Italian picnic!
The tour takes us through Medieval villages such as Bosa and Calasetta, passing colonies of pink flamingos, en route to one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas.
We continue along quiet country roads following the slow rhythm of Italian life, before finishing up on a high as we cycle along the wonderful "Costa de Sud", a dramatic 20 km cycle along Sardinia's southern coast.
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Arrival day ~ Cabras
Transfer or independent arrival to Cabras. Welcome meeting and bike fitting
The Sinis Peninsula and Oristano (68 km)
Travel through the fascinating Sinis wetlands where you will see colonies of pink flamingos and finally reach one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas and the Phoenician ruins of Tharros. Then cross the town of the medieval historic centre of Oristano to reach Arborea.
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, some of the wildest scenery on the island, to the Piscinas beach with its sands dunes over 50 m high - the highest in Europe.
The mines of Sulcis (41 km)
This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as we pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Planusartu and Acquaresi. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, where you can admire the old ore washery at Nebida.
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, our journey continues to the island of Sant'Antioco and end your day in Calasetta
Island of Sant’Antioco (40 km)
Today, you pedal through the meadows of Sant'Antioco, green in springtime and golden yellow in the summer. At Tratalias, you can visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period.
The South Coast (57 km)
The final days cycling takes you along the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs: highlights include Cape Malfatano with its 16th Century tower and Cape Spartivento. At Nora you can visit the ancient Phoenician settlement before you last night on the tour.
- 7 nights in 3* village hotels, ensuite, including breakfasts
- 7 dinners (guided tour only)
- Tour transfers
- Route descriptions and maps
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome meeting
- Service Hotline
- Guide cycling with group (guided tour)
- Support van on day 3 & 4 (guided tour)
- Transfer at the end of day 3 (optional - self guided tour)
- Entry to museums and archaeological sites with guide (guided tour)
- Ferry tickets Carloforte & Calasetta (guided tour only)
(ferry tickets not incl. in self guided tour )
- Local hotel taxes are not included ( approx €10 - €15 )
- Bike rental is not included in tour price (€120), e-bike €220
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Wonderful accommodations, all very different but variety provided good exposure to Sardegna.
The route was beautiful and at times quite rigorous. Without a support vehicle we would recommend that the rider have some good preparation for steep inclines.
Bicycles were adequate for the terrain and were tuned well.
K Maginn ( Sardinia 2019 )
This cycling trip was great again! This tour took us along a wild and unspoilt coast of Sardinia on beautiful quiet roads with stunning views.
I can assure you, the hotels were good as always, when I have been traveling with you.
Most of them were family run and had a very friendly atmosphere.
Dieter Henkel (Sardinia 2015)
2023 GUIDED TOUR
€1490 per person sharing
€250 single room supplement
2023 SELF GUIDED TOUR:
€945 per person sharing (low season)
€1125 per person sharing (high season : 1 July - 1 September)
€250 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€400 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)
€745 per person sharing (low season)
€905 per person sharing (high season: 1 July - 1 September)
€175 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€325 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)
€60 supplement (per person) for non-Saturday departure
Bike hire: €120, e-bike: €220
Self Guided Tour Information
Saturday start all year round.
Non-Saturday departure possible for the supplement of 60 euro per person.
How to get to the start point:
Sardinia is easy to reach, either by plane or ferry (to ports of Olbia, Porto Torres and Cagliari).
Here are some domestic and international flights offered by the airlines:
- Easy Jet, EasyJet.com
- TUI fly, TuiFly.com
- Ryan Air, Ryanair.com
A number of airlines fly into Cagliari which your travel agent should be able to help you with:- For more information go to the Cagliari Airport’s website, Cagliari
Ryanair fly directly from Dublin to Alghero Airport
The Airport of Alghero is connected to the major Sardinian cities by means of an urban and long distance network of transport.
For more information go to the Alghero Airport’s website: AlgheroAirport
Olbia Airport www.geasar.it
Transfer Rates per person (based on min 2 people)
Cagliari – Cabras = €85
Alghero – Cabras = €115
Oristano – Cabras = €30
Pula – Cagliari = €55
Pula – Cabras = €105
+€10 if transferring bike of guests
For more details please have a look at the tour dossier. As always please email for more information
Hotel Villa Canu is a old farm house not far from the clear blue waters of the sea. With bright and refreshing rooms and a lovely pool this is one of the best place to relax on the island.
or Albergo Diffuso Aquae Sinis is just of the coast in the heart of the town. The rooms are bright and refreshing with an relaxing atmosphere. The is a lovely pool that you can cool down in after a day exploring
or Locanda L'Agusteri
or MUMA Hostel
SANT' ANNA ARRESI / PORTO PINO
or Guesthouse Il Girasole
or Marin Hotel