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Transardinia: Coast to Coast Along the Mediterranean Sea

  • 8 nights | 58 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 3
  • Self-guided from: €880
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

Sardinia is like heaven to any keen road cyclist: the roads are perfectly paved and free from motorized traffic. This beautiful trip will take you right in the heart of the most ancient land in Europe.

Among mountains sculpted by wind and sun, with its deep canyons and unspoilt forests, Sardinia is nature in its most savage form. The region boasts archaeological remains unique in the world and traditions that date to the dawn of history.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival Day
Transfer or independent arrival to Olbia.
Overnight in Olbia

Day 2: Olbia – Pattada (48 miles/78 km, climb 5577 ft/1700 m)
Right from the first day you will get to know the real heart of Sardinia as you will cross the Monti di Alà, a wild and remote highland with an extensive cork tree forest. After the Lerno Lake, you will reach the charming hotel in the countryside village of Pattada.
Overnight in Pattada

Day 3: Pattada – Cala Gonone (58 miles/93 km, climb 4921 ft/1500 m)
Soon after Bitti, you will tackle some hills and the Supramonte, the island's biggest limestone massif. You will spend the night in Cala Gonone, a seaside village with a dramatic coastline where the mountain plunges into the sea.
Overnight in Cala Gonone

Day 4: Cala Gonone – Fonni (42 miles/68 km, climb 5577 ft/1700 m)
This is the day for the king of the mountains. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, you will cross the town of Oliena. From here, you will climb along the slopes of Supramonte as far as Orgosolo, where you can admire the famous wall paintings. You will then cross the upland plain of Mamoiada and reach Fonni, where you will find your hotel.
Overnight in Fonni

Day 5: Fonni – Villanovaforru (70 miles/113 km, 4921 ft/climb 1500 m)
Another hilly day in the very heart of the island. You will plunge into the chestnut woods around Ovodda and ride through the charming valley of Sorgono, a place rich in vegetation. After the village of Laconi, the terrain eases out as you will descend towards the Campidano flatland. Riding on the rolling hills of Marmilla, along hidden country lanes, you will stop for the night in the country village of Villanovaforru.
Overnight in Villanovaforru

Day 6: Villanovaforru – Arbus (66 miles/106 km, climb 4921 ft/1500 m)
Back to the ocean! Today you will be cycling through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde, some of the most savage scenery on the island. Your stop tonight is an agriturismo renown for its mouth-watering traditional dishes.
Overnight in Arbus

Day 7: Arbus – Calasetta (64 miles/103 km, climb 3281 ft/1000 m)
This day takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as you will pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Buggerru and Planusartu. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, you will reach Portoscuso. You will then board on the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish and continue to the island of Sant'Antioco. Your day will end near Calasetta, in a very elegant countryside hotel.
Overnight in Calasetta

Day 8: Calasetta – Pula (59 miles/95 km, climb 2297 ft/700 m)
After an easy start pedalling through the Sulcis meadows, the final catwalk of your tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud, with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs. Along the way, you will visit Cape Malfatano with its 16th Century tower, Cape Spartivento and Chia.
Overnight in Pula

Day 9: Departure
After breakfast, end of services.

Dates

Saturdays: Year-round, 2018 (additional departures available for a surcharge)
Low season: Jan 01, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018, Sep 15, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
High season: Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018

Prices

Tour package

Minimum party size: 2 participants

Per person, double occupancy
€880
High season surcharge
€150
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€160
Optional dinner package
€215
Non-Saturday departure surcharge
€50
Bike Rentals
Road bike
€180
Transfer
Pula to Cagliari, per person (minimum 2)
€35
Olbia airport to Hotel, per person (minimum 2)
€20
Alghero to Olbia, per person (minimum 2)
€90
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Dolcevita Bike Tours Terms and Conditions

CANCELLATIONS
If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, a penalty is payable as shown below (calculation is in calendar days):
Days before departure, penalty per person

  • 30 days or more, 25% of full cost
  • 15 - 29 days, 50% of full cost
  • 7-14 days, 80% of full cost
  • 0-6 days, no refund

The cost of your trip includes the package described plus any extra weeks requested, bike rental, transfers or other supplements. No exceptions of any kind can be made, not even for personal emergencies.

TRAVEL CONDITIONS
The contract covering the programs described in this brochure is governed not only by the conditions set out herein but also by the contents of Law No. 111 dated 17 March 1995, European Directory 314/90/EEC and Law No. 1084 dated 27 December 1977 which ratified the International Convention on Travel Contracts (CCV) signed in Brussels on 23 April 1970. Under no circumstances will the responsibilities of the organizer be deemed to exceed the limits set out in the law quoted.

GUARANTEED PRICES
Prices quoted are shown in Euro and do not include the following goods or services: air, rail or sea tickets and transfers required to reach the meeting point or leave finishing point, bike rental. Prices are guaranteed for the whole period of validity of the program.

PROGRAM CHANGES
The organizer reserves the right to make program changes with the sole aim of improving the quality of the package or participants' comfort.

TRIP CANCELLATION
In the remote event that the organier is forced to cancel a trip due to failure to reach full group numbers, participants who have already booked will be fully reimbursed for all payments made up to the moment of cancellation. The organizer shall not be deemed responsible for the payment of costs covering trip preparation such as air tickets.

LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
The organizer shall not be liable for any damage/injury (physical or otherwise) to participants as a result of the physical activity performed during the trip, the consumption of alcohol, breakage of equipment and materials, the lack or limited nature of medical assistance in isolated localities, causes of "force majeure" or for any other reason which, within the limits of professional diligence, could not have been foreseen or resolved. The organizer is not responsible for expenses (transportation, meals, hotels) not included in the programme but necessary to reach the meeting point or to leave the finishing point on conclusion of the trip.

COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION
For any controversy which might arise, the court of competent jurisdiction is that of Cagliari.

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