Difficulty Rating : Cabras Tour Type: Self Guided,Group Teaser: Come with us to discover a land with green pastures, Mediterranean scents, abandoned mines and caves carved from roc
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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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Day 1

Arrival day ~ Cabras

Transfer or independent arrival to Cabras. Welcome meeting and bike fitting

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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 breakfast
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting  
  • Service Hotline
  • Transfer at the end of day 3 (optional - self guided tour))

    Not included

  • Local hotel taxes are not included ( approx €10 - €15 )
  • Bike rental is not included in tour price (€145), e-bike €255

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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)

Category A: upgraded accommodation
€990 per person sharing (low season)
€1170 per person sharing (high season : 6 July - 6 September)
€250 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€400 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)

Category B: standard accommodation
€770 per person sharing (low season)
€930 per person sharing (high season: 6 July -6 September)
€175 single room supplement (if travelling with others)
€325 solo tour supplement (if travelling alone)

€80 supplement (per person) for non-Saturday departure

Bike hire: €145, e-bike: €255

Self Guided Tour Information

Saturday start all year round.
Non-Saturday departure possible for the supplement of 80 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:

Arrive Cagliari
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

Arrive Alghero
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 ( Category B ) 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 ( Category A ) 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  

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Hotel Le Torri is our Category A & B Hotel,   for Category A you are in a superior room

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Agriturismo Sa Perda Marcada is our Category B hotel ( image on the left )
or Agrituismo Rocce Blanche our Category A accommodation ( image on the right )


Locanda Sanninnia B&B is our category B accommodation ( image on left )
or Lido degli Spagnoli our category A hotel  ( image on right ) 



MUMA Hostel  is our category B hotel ( image on the left )
or Hotel Luci del Faro is our category A Hotel ( image on the right )      


Agriturismo Terranieddas is our category B hotel ( image on the left )
or Lu Hotel for our category A hotel ( image on the right ) 


Hotel Villa Madau is our Category B hotel ( image on the left ) 
or Lantana Resort ( image on the right ) is our Category A hotel 

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If you have been on a previous tour, there is a €50.00 discount on our week long tours in Ireland (unfortunately this discount does not apply to other European trips)

A €250.00 deposit is required for each person booking on a holiday. The Balance payment is required two month prior to the starting date. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a cancellation of your booking. The balancing payment is also non-refundable in the event of the cancellation occuring within 14 days of the tour starting date. All transactions are taken in Euro.

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Irish Cycling Safaris Ltd (“the Company”) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
  • To secure a booking the Company or their agent requires a completed booking form and the necessary deposit. (Full payment if travel within 60 days). The first named client must be over 18 years of age. Clients booking by telephone, by website/E-mail or fax will be deemed to have signed the booking form and read and accepted our terms of booking. The person signing, or being deemed to sign, the booking form warrants that he/she has full authority to do so on behalf of all persons whose names appear thereon, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions.
  • The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at the time, must be paid to the company or their agents not later than 60 days before departure. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply. If any cheque is dishonoured we reserve the right to charge €25 to cover administration costs.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover.
  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
  • Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on the tour with the company. If in the opinion of such persons the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. In the case of ill health the company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. If you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect you or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation of the tour, you must advise us at the time of booking. No refund will be given for any unused services.
  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.