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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 motorized 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 as well as sportive group tour 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 MORES 81 KM, CLIMB 1270MT
Bike ride: Alghero – Villanova – Romana – Thiesi - Mores.
Highlights of the day: - The coastal view leaving Alghero, - The climb towards Villanova - Lake Temo

DAY 3: MORES TO PATTADA 79 KM, CLIMB 1516MT
Bike ride: Mores – Foresta Burgos – Bono – Bultei - Pattada.
Highlights of the day: - The Goceano mountain range. - The wild and remote interior.

DAY 4: PATTADA TO POSADA 86KM, CLIMB 1230MT
Bike ride: Pattada – Osidda - Lodè – Posada.
Highlights of the day: - The stunning limestone range of Monte Albo - The descent towards Siniscola

DAY 5: POSADA TO OLBIA 55 KM, CLIMB 300MT
Bike ride: Posada – Budoni – San Teodoro– Olbia.
Highlights of the day: - The amazing island of Tavolara, - The lively centre of Olbia.

DAY 6 OLBIA TO CASTELSARDO 103 KM, CLIMB 1400MT
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 1340MT
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
Tour ends after breakfast.

 

2019 Self Guided Tour Price   
High season (23 June - 6 September)

€1,165.00 per person sharing
€1,315.00 for single occupancy ( if travelling with others ) 

Low Season
€1005.00 per person sharing
€1,155.00 for single occupancy ( if travelling with others ) 

*Minimum 2 persons on tour
Tour starts on Saturday, Non-Sat departure surcharge: €60.00 per person

2019 Group Tour Price
€1,570.00 per person sharing
€1,720.00 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 €160 if you bring your own road bike

Not included:
• Admission to museums and archaeological sites
• Local Taxes (approx €10.00)
 road e-bike : €50 supplement (on request)

Group tour dates ( Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability and Green = available)

4-May,
14-September,

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.


ALGHERO

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



MORES

Day 2: Janas Country Resort

MoresJanashotel1 MoresJanashotel2 MoresJanashotel3



PATTADA

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

Day 3: Hotel Liberty


POSADA

Day 4: Hotel Donatella

PosadaDonatella1 PosadaDonatella2 PosadaDonatella3

 

OLBIA

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

Day 5: Hotel Cavour


CASTELSARDO

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:

Tuifly.com

Alitalia.it

EasyJet.com

Ryanair.com

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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