Cycling in Sardinia

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4.8 Based on 109 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7760
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cabras, Italy
  • Ends Cagliari, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle the unspoiled southwest coast of Sardinia
  • Explore fascinating archaeological sites and picturesque fishing villages
  • Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine
  • Relax on Mediterranean beaches
Start in Cabras and end in Cagliari, the "Cycling In Sardinia" tour is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Sant’Anna Arresi, Cagliari, Cabras and 3 other destinations in Italy. "Cycling In Sardinia" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Often referred to as the land of silence, Sardinia is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with crystal-clear sea, limestone ridges and deep gorges. During the week, we ride across the wild and pristine southwest, passing abandoned mines, ancient ruins and gleaming white beaches. The route starts with a circular ride through the Sinis wetlands, home to flamingo colonies, then moves to the spectacular Costa Verde (Green Coast) named for its abundance and variety of Mediterranean vegetation.

After cycling past the ancient mines of Ingurtosu and Planusartu, we reach Portixeddu beach, where the white cliff of Pan di Zucchero towers out of emerald waters. We then board a ferry to the fishing village of Carloforte and explore the delightful isle of Sant’Antioco before crossing to the mainland, where we conclude a week of wonderful cycling by pedalling across the rolling hills of the Costa del Sud, home to white beaches, coastal pools and imposing high cliffs. Having built a good appetite, you have plenty of opportunities to sample mouth-watering local cuisine: the perfect mix for a great week of cycling.
  • Day 1: Start Cabras
  • Day 2: Ride through the Sinis wetlands to the Phoenician site of Tharros
  • Day 3: Cycle along the Costa Verde and on to Piscinas beach
  • Day 4: Cycle past abandoned mines, the golden beach of Portixeddu and the white sea stack of Pan di Zucchero; continue to the former mining village of Nebida
  • Day 5: Descend to Fontanamare; board the ferry to the fishing village of Carloforte
  • Day 6: Cycle through the meadows of Sant'Antioco; visit the Romanesque Pisan sanctuary and ride along the quiet country lanes of Sulcis
  • Day 7: Cycle the rolling hills of the Costa del Sud; climb to the high point of Cape Malfatano for views of the coast; transfer and overnight in Cagliari
  • Day 8: End Cagliari
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and two dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local taxes (approximately €10 per person, see Trip Notes)
  • E-bike hire
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 12 2023
5 - Excellent
Amazing trip !!
Amazing trip, great mix of cycling and beach with swimming. The scenery and the routes were so beautiful. It was one of the best cycling trips I have done. And of course the Italian food was. excellent.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 27 2023
5 - Excellent
Super Trip
We had pretty bad weather but apart from a few minutes we managed to avoid the rain - until Cagliari. The trip was superb, mainly because of the leader Giovanni and driver Antonio, though our group (11 in total) could not have... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip, great time of year to go. The trip was well put together and the cycling was safe and varied. Would say I thought it was more a 3.5-4 than the 3 it was given.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trip, but a couple of REALLY tough climbs
We had an excellent group of five, and Giovanni and Marc our guides were excellent. The scenery, mountains, beaches, cliff tops, historic ruins are wonderful as are the wild flowers and flamingos. The hotels were all of a good... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Sardinia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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Cycling in Sardinia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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