Italy - Northern Sardinia Sportive
Price from €1005 per person
Degree of difficulty -
Daily Ave: 63km (climb 1351m)
Weekly Ave: 379km (climb 8110m)
Terrain: As with all sportive challenges, this tour involves serious climbs and daily distances. Wonderful scenary and food being a fantastic reward for all efforts!
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.
For a full tour description please see the tour dossier at the bottom of this page
Arrival to Alghero
The tour starts in the fortified town of Alghero, probably the nicest town in Sardinia, with a lovely port and a wonderful old centre.
Alghero to Mmoes 81km, CLIMB 1270m
Bike ride: Alghero – Villanova – Romana – Thiesi - Mores.
Highlights of the day: - The coastal view leaving Alghero, - The climb towards Villanova - Lake Temo
Mores to Pattada 79km, CLIMB 1516m
Bike ride: Mores – Foresta Burgos – Bono – Bultei - Pattada.
Highlights of the day: - The Goceano mountain range. - The wild and remote interior.
Pattada to Posada 86km, CLIMB 1230m
Bike ride: Pattada – Osidda - Lodè – Posada.
Highlights of the day: - The stunning limestone range of Monte Albo - The descent towards Siniscola
Posada to Olbia 55km, CLIMB 300m
Bike ride: Posada – Budoni – San Teodoro– Olbia.
Highlights of the day: - The amazing island of Tavolara, - The lively centre of Olbia.
Olbia to Castelsardo 103km, CLIMB 1400m
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
Castelsardo to Alghero 93km, CLIMB 1340m
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.
Tour ends after breakfast the following morning.
Prices / Dates
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 )
€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
- 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
• 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,
Self Guided Tour Information
Starts every Saturday all year round. (Minimum 2 persons)
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:
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
We are currently updating all our tour frequently asked questions. In the meantime hopefully most questions are answered in our tour dossiers at the bottom of our itinerary page
Of course please do not hesitate to email us should you have any queries at all