Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Italy – Trail to Table in Sardinia

from €2660

The island of Sardinia is for pure adventurers and the varied landscape is ripe for exploration. From the beaches to the mountains through forests and hilltop villages…Sardinia is not just a beach paradise, but an open playground for multisport active holidays. Scantily populated with breathtaking views all around, you are ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Guided Foodie Adventure 7N
  • Availability
    May 4, June 15, September 28, October 12, 2018 (Private departures available)
  • Duration
    The rich flavors, dramatic sites, and deep culture of Sardinia
  • Distance
    55km/day

Arrival Day - Welcome to Oristano

  Start your tour with a private transfer from Cagliari Airport to your first accommodation, followed by a 'meet and greet' and bike fitting in Santu Lussurgiu. Test out your bike on a ride towards Bonarcado and see the Montiferru canyon before returning for a tour briefing followed by a traditional dinner at local agriturismo S’Olostrighe. You'll love exploring the ancient stone buildings of Santu Lussurgiu, which are constructed in a semicircle amphitheater configuration, and meandering along the winding and narrow cobbled lanes of this Sardinian hilltop town. Meals: D

Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione


Santu Lussurgiu Italy

Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione

Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 2 |Cycling throught Oristano medieval towns and olive oil tasting ( Cycling 90 km/ 56 miles or 53 km / 32 miles)

  Today you'll visit some of the most famous medieval villages in the province of Oristano on this route through picturesque cork oak forests and the fresh water springs of San Leonardo. One highlight view along the ride is the striking Castle Malaspina, which you'll see peeking through colorful fishermen houses on the seaport and beach of Bosa. Next you'll stop in Cuglieri for a local organic olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to take in the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea along the way on this ride! This afternoon, you'll get hands on with a cooking lesson before moving on to dinner at Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione. This loop bike ride to Bosa via San Leonardo and back via Cuglieri has rolling hills and some climbs. Distance: 90 km / 56 mi or 53 Km / 32 mi with partial transfer by van. Meals: B, D

Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione


Santu Lussurgiu Italy

Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione

Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 3 | Hiking Montiferru Mountain range, the Sinis peninsula and Bottarga tasting

  Starting from Santu Lussurgiu, high up in the Montiferru mountain range which is actually an extinct volcano, you will hike down the mountain through dense cork oak forests and rugged terrain. You'll experience Sardinia by smell with the scent of mountain fruits and flowers like the Phoenician Juniper as you descend towards the coast to the summer resort village of Santa Caterina di Pittinuri. Your picnic lunch will overlook the dramatic natural rock formations and cliffs formed by the wind and sea. After lunch, you'll transfer to the Sinis peninsula for an afternoon hike and a visit to the Tharros museum before transferring to Oristano by van to check into your hotel for the night. On the way, you'll stop in the town of Cabras, famous for its lagoons and stone warrior giants, for a bottarga tasting - another local, traditional specialty derived from the riches offered from the lagoon. 2 hours hiking in the morning, and 3 hours hiking in the afternoon. Meals: B, L

Hotel Regina d'Arborea


Oristano Italy

Hotel Regina d'Arborea

Hotel in historical and monumental building, dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century, through the work of the famous architect Gaetano Cima Cagliari, at the behest of the then mayor of Oristano Giuseppe Corrias. The building was completed in 1874, while frescoes and interior decorations were finished in 1880 at the hands of John and David Dancardi Dechiffer. The structure is considered one of the greatest expressions Sardinian building of the nineteenth century. Each of the seven rooms, furnished with original furniture of the house, communicate different emotions and feelings. The beauty and the soul of the rooms accompanying the guest and offers the opportunity of a memorable stay for both the spirit and the body.

Open Parking '; Closed Parking '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 4 | Cycling to Barumini and wine tasting at Olianas winery.

  Today, starting in Oristano, you will ride inland through small villages. The route gets hilly as you move inland so be sure to eat a good breakfast before you start! As you pass through small towns, you will see prehistoric Nuragic rock towers, some with ancient ruins of villages and others with remnant tombs of the giants. You'll ride past the most famous and most intact of all the prehistoric stone fortresses in all of Sardinia, Su Nuraxi, located in the town of Barumini. Here you will be able to take a guided tour and walk inside the ruins, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll enjoy a light lunch in Barumini before visiting the town's museum. Next you'll enjoy a local wine tasting at the breathtaking Cantina Olianas in the neighboring town of Gergiei. After the tasting, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Guspini. Oristano to Barumini, distance: 56 km / 35 miles on mostly flats with rolling hills. Meals: B, D

Hotel Sa Rocca


Guspini Italy

Hotel Sa Rocca

Sa Rocca Hotel & Resort, located in the middle of Medio Campidano, amid green hills it’s a wonderful place to find serenity and relax. The complex encircled by the Macchia Mediterranea and by oak wood, offers to its guests an extensive choice of services. A luxury 4 Star Hotel of 21 Rooms, with Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, a brand new Wellness Centre and an Exclusive Fitness Centre. A refined Restaurant, a delightful Pizzeria, a Cafeteria refreshment room and an, Open Square for summer time dinners. A Sports Centre, furnished with 2 indoor swimming pools, dance and fitness halls, football grounds and beach volley courts. A Disco Pub, Billiard Room and Bowling. A park for children and Open Space to stage stands, concerts and shows.

Swimming Pool '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 5 | Hiking the Green coast and the family food of Carloforte

  Today you will take a break from the bike and enjoy some fantastic hiking. After a short but scenic transfer to the town of Buggerru, you will begin your hike through the countryside, passing several abandoned mines. Many of these mines have been turned into museums and are open to the public for visits. You'll hike to the unique mines near Cala Domestica set among white limestone cliffs called Porto Flavia, another Unesco World Heritage site. You'll also see the seaside mine in Masua with spectacular panoramic views of the coast and an outcropping of rock called Pan di Zucchero. Lunch is at the restaurant Nebida, which features a panoramic, circular walkway overlooking the rugged and majestic coastline. After the hike, you'll be transferred to Portoscuso where you will catch a 40-minute ferry ride to Carloforte on the Island of San Pietro. Meals: B,D

Hotel Riviera


Carloforte Italy

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera is the ' in Carloforte hotel perfect for those who want to quickly reach the most beautiful beaches on the island and stroll through the picturesque center of the small village historian. Located in the heart of the village, a few meters from the ferry dock, is the ideal location to spend a relaxing holiday and discover the beautiful landscapes of the island of San Pietro.

Air Conditioning '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 6 | Kayaking at San Pietro island and visit at Carloforte Genoese city

  Today you'll have a chance to really experience the beautiful, crystal clear water you've been admiring throughout the tour as you kayak off the coast of San Pietro island and visit the city of Carloforte Genoese. Explore the wetlands and shores around the island of San Pietro and discover the many small coves like Cala Fico or La Bobba Beach. After a typical Genoese-style lunch, you will take a guided tour of a local fishing village. Meals: B

Hotel Riviera


Carloforte Italy

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera is the ' in Carloforte hotel perfect for those who want to quickly reach the most beautiful beaches on the island and stroll through the picturesque center of the small village historian. Located in the heart of the village, a few meters from the ferry dock, is the ideal location to spend a relaxing holiday and discover the beautiful landscapes of the island of San Pietro.

Air Conditioning '; Handicap Accessible '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 7 | Cycling the unforgettable Sardinia South Coast and farewell dinner at agriturismo

Today you will be reunited with your bike for a ride from Sant Anna Arresi to Pula. After taking a ferry from the Island of San Pietro to Calasetta, you'll be transferred to the start of your ride. The nearby port, Porto Pino, has seemingly endless beaches with sand dunes as high as 29 meters tall. Your ride today is one of the most beautiful routes of the Mediterranean region and follows the southwest coastal roads of Sardinia. Lined with wind-sculpted trees, Spanish watch towers, beaches, wild wetlands, and rugged rock formations, the coast will accompany us all the way to the town of Pula. There you may visit the ancient ruins of the Phoenician port city Nora and the beaches and wetlands surrounding it. Treat yourself to an artisanal gelato as you walk around downtown Pula, but be sure to save room for an authentic Sardinian dinner. Distance: 59 Km / 36 mi rolling hills with few climbs. Meals: B,D  

Hotel Nora Club


Pula Italy

Hotel Nora Club

Nora Club Hotel & SPA is an elegant 4-Star hotel in Pula. Close to the beach and to the archaeological site of Nora, it is surrounded by the greens of a well-tended garden with a spacious pool, including a hydro-massage area. The shaded spots, the hall and lounge areas are ideal for a moment’s relaxation, to sip an aperitif, or to enjoy a delicious snack outdoors, whatever the time of day. The Hotel is completed by its new SPA with gym, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and fully equipped cubicles for massage and other body treatments; all dedicated to realize your vacation of wellness, or simply to recharge your battery over a weekend in winter. At the Nora Club Hotel & SPA you can also rent a bike, and book various excursions, for lovers of the sea, of fishing and diving, or horse-back tours along the coast, and visits to many sites and interesting places. An enchanting place, immersed in nature, sheltered from the chaos in nearby Cagliari, and close to the beaches and landscapes of Southern Sardinia.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Fishing '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service ';
Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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Day 8 | Departure day

Today concludes your Trail to Table exploration of Sardinia! We say farewell after breakfast and you depart for your transfer to Cagliari Airport.  

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

Sardinia Gastronomic Bike Tour in Italy

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Seven nights in superior hotels with private bath and breakfast
- 5 dinners,
- one wine tasting, one olive oil tasting, one bottarga tasting.
- Snacks and drinks along the way (cycling days)
- All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
- All Shuttles and technical assistance, arrival and departure transfers
- Support Van
- All baggage transfer
- Services of experienced bilingual guide
- Sales taxes
- 2 packed lunches
- One hands on cooking class

Lodging

Accommodations: Stay in deluxe 3 and 4-star hotels in convenient locations. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels included:
- Hotel Antica Dimora del Gruccione *** (two nights)
- Hotel Regina d'Arborea****
- Hotel Sa Rocca****
- Hotel Riviera**** (two nights)
- Hotel Nora Club****
 
Prices
Italy - Sardiana Trail to Table Adventure
Double Occupancy:
2660 €/person
Single Supplement:
390 €/person

Rates are based on double or single occupancy with minimum group participation at 6 persons.

Private departures available: Contact us with your dates and we will send a quote.

Bike rental options are extra and not included above. See bike & gear tab for options and rates

Extra days and services for travel in Italy can be booked in combination with your tour booking; please inquire with us well in advance of travel.
 

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Arriving in Sardinia: Airport Arrival/Depart: Cagliari airport. We recommend arriving by plane via Rome or Florence or other gateway. There are ferries from Civitavecchia (Rome); Livorno (Tuscany), from Naples (Campania); from Genoa (Liguria) and from Marseille (france) that connect to different ports on the island as well. Other airports are Olbia and Alghero. From Cagliari, we include a private transfer to the tour start, or you can go on your own to take the train to the Abbasanta station, followed by a taxi to Santu Lussurgiu.
From Olbia take the taxi or bus to the train station (the ride is about fifteen minutes). Take the train to Oristano. There are five trains per day, the ride takes two and a half hours and the cost is 12 euro. The tour ends in Pula: a private transfer to Cagliari airport is included (it will leave between 7 and 9 a.m.).
 
Need to Know:
- arrival transfer to the first hotel once arriving on the island is not included
- this trip is a combination of cycling and hiking with a little bit of paddling - some experience recommended
- a guided tour with fixed departure dates, open to individuals to join on availability basis.
- there is a 6 person minimum for participation, but departures can run with 4 and a small supplement per person.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This is a guided trip with support transportation included. Specific departure dates are available for individuals and couples to book into. Private groups of 6 or more can request custom dates. - please inquire

Level: Level 3 Moderate; terrain is rolling and distances while moderate are affected by altitude. Longer and shorter options exist. Moderate hiking and sea kayaking included.
 
Dates: May 4th, June 15th, September 28th, October 12th , 2018. This is a guided tour. Groups of 6 or more can request custom dates.

 

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  • Local Coordinator

    Mauro Mulas, TOUR LEADER. Native of Northern Italy (Milan) and studied the history of cinema and photography in Milan. After studying, he spent a long period in Mexico, where he learned to do very good Pizza and Italian dishes in an Italian restaurant. His enthusiasm for the outdoors includes horseback riding, and he has a riding instructor, but he loves ski touring and Dolomites as well. Mauro’s passion for cycling has him on a bike year-round, and he looks forward to cycling with you, is the guide, support vehicle driver, and bike mechanic!

    Robert Borsos, Tour Leader & Logistic Coordinator Sardinia Area. Born in Eger Hungary, is a US citizen who lives in Sardinia. He made a career in the U.S. Navy where his passion for cycling grew across continents and the seas. What more, it allowed him to meet and make long lasting friendships, as a common bond is quickly discovered in the saddle. Upon retirement from the Navy, he moved to Sardinia to pursue his outdoor passions both on and off road, in the saddle and on foot. He is also a support vehicle driver and a good mechanic.

    Reviews

      I wanted to write and let you know how marvelous out trip to Tuscany was and thank you for arranging such a wonderful biking tour. Giuliana and Marco were terrific and made sure we had everything we needed. The route maps were easy to follow, our hotels were terrific and the bikes satisfactory for our Tuscany adventure!!
    Bikes Available on This Tour:
    Hybrid bike with disc brake Aluminum frame with carbon fork; Components Shimano Deore. 2×10. Hybrid bikes blend the characteristics of race bikes and mountain bikes. Hybrids typically have the flat, straight handlebars that provide a fairly upright sitting position and are designed to reduce shoulder and neck fatigue; a more upright position also provides more opportunities to view the beautiful countryside. Hybrid bikes are lightweight, with road wheels and narrow road tires for low rolling resistance allowing for greater speed and less exertion when riding on paved roads.120 Euros

    Included are:
  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer (odometer): Wireless odometers.
  • Saddlebag
  • Front Handlebar bag (for touring bike on request)
  • Rear bag (for race bikes on request)
  • Repair-tool kit, Spare tube, Mini pump
  • Bike lock
  • Garmin device
  • Stand pump, ect. (on request)


  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your own wrench to remove them from the bike at the end of the tour.

    Road Bikes are also available . For more details, click on this link: Road Bike Options

    Road bikes: Carbon fiber OR Scandium frame; carbon fork; Shimano Ultegra compact gear 20 speed (Compact: 50/34 in front and 12/27 in the back); groupo is ultegra; drop handle bar; race wheels, Look and SPD clipless pedals available; or you bring your own clipless. Road bikes with drop bars do not carry handlebar bags; only saddle bag with tools. 170 Euros

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