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Italy - Northern Sardinia Sportive

Italy - Northern Sardinia Sportive

Degree of difficulty - C

Sardinia offers so much to any keen road cyclist: the roads are perfectly paved and free from motorised traffic.

This tour is a loop of the Northern part of the island. Among mountains sculpted by wind and sun, with deep canyons and unspoilt forests, you cycle through beautiful unspoilt nature , archaeological remains which are unique in the world. As with all Mediterranean tours, each day is richly rewarded with delicious Italian food and wine.

The tour is organised on a self guided basis that can be run throughout the year, a great opportunity to get cycling early in the season.

Day 1 Arrival day
Transfer or independent arrival to Alghero.

Day 2 Alghero to Bonorva 72 km, climb 1735mt
Bike ride: Alghero – Villanova – Romana – Giave - Bonorva.
Highlights of the day: - The coastal view leaving Alghero, - The climb towards Villanova - Lake Temo

Day 3 Bonorva to Pattada 70 km, climb 1840mt
Bike ride: Bonorva – Foresta Burgos – Bono – Bultei - Pattada.
Highlights of the day: - The Goceano mountain range. - The wild and remote interior.

Day 4 Pattada to La Caletta 86km, climb 1230mt
Bike ride: Pattada – Osidda - Lodè – La Caletta.
Highlights of the day: - The stunning limestone range of Monte Albo - The descent towards Siniscola

Day 5 La Caletta to Olbia 55 km, climb 300mt
Bike ride: La Caletta – Budoni – San Teodoro– Olbia.
Highlights of the day: - The amazing island of Tavolara, - The lively centre of Olbia.

Day 6 Olbia to Castelsardo 96 km, climb 1650mt
Bike ride: Priatu – Calangianus – Tempio Pausania – Aggius – Valledoria – Castelsardo.
Highlights of the day: - Cork oak forest on Limbara Range, - Granite buildings of Tempio Pausania, - La Valle della Luna (Moon valley), - The old town in Castelsardo

Day 7 Castelsardo to Alghero 93 km, climb 1355mt
Bike ride: Castelsardo - Nulvi – Osilo – Sassari - Alghero.
Highlights of the day: - The Anglona rolling hills - The Castle of Osilo, - The ancient Catalan town of Alghero.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, end of services.

2018 prices
High season (24 June - 14 September)

€1,090.00 per person sharing
€1,240.00 for single occupancy

Low Season
€940.00 per person sharing
€1,090.00 for single occupancy

*Minimum 2 persons on tour
Tour starts on Saturday, Non-Sat departure surcharge: €50.00 per person
Half-board supplement (7 dinners, drinks not included) €190.00

2018 Group Price
€1,430.00 per person sharing
€1,580.00 for single occupancy

*Minimum 6 persons on tour

Tour Includes

-7 nights accommodation with breakfast in 3 star hotels, all rooms en suite (Except B&B in Bonorva)
-Bike hire (Trek 2.5 road or similar) (*)
-Welcome meeting (tour explanation and bike fitting)
-Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
-Supply of route notes and maps
-24/7 Telephone assistance

(*) reduction of €150 if you bring your own road bike

Not included:
• Admission to museums and archaeological sites
• Local Taxes (approx €10.00)

Self Guided Tour Information

Starts every Saturday all year round. (Minimum 2 persons)

Below is a list of places that we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.


Day 1 Alghero City Hotel Day 1 Alghero City Hotel1 Day 1 Alghero City Hotel2

Day 1 & 7: Hotel Alghero City (above) or Hotel Angedras (below)

Day 1 Angedras Day 1 Angedras1 Day 1 Angedras2


Day 2 Sa Domo Tua Day 2 Sa Domo Tua1

Day 2: B&B Sa Domo Tua (no website provided)


Day 3 Pattada Liberty Hotel Day 3 Pattada Liberty Hotel1 Day 3 Pattada Liberty Hotel2

Day 3: Hotel Liberty


Day 4 Aragosta Day 4 Aragosta1 Day 4 Aragosta2

Day 4: Hotel L’Aragosta


Day 5 Olbia Cavour Day 5 Olbia Cavour1 Day 5 Olbia Cavour2

Day 5: Hotel Cavour


Day 6 Castelsardo Day 6 Castelsardo1 Day 6 Castelsardo2

Day 6: Hotel Riviera

How to get to the start point:

Sardinia is easy to reach, either by plane (Alghero/ Olbia) or ferry (to ports of Olbia, Porto Torres and Cagliari).
There are domestic and international flights mainly offered by the companies:





Arrive Alghero
Ryanair fly directly from Dublin to Alghero Airport:Ryanair.com
Transfer Rates per person (based on min 2 people)
 Alghero Hotel – Airport: €25
 Alghero – Olbia: €95

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