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.