Sardegna - GranGiro Bike Tours
Gran Tour North-West Sardegna
Welcome to Sardinia, a land rich with mountains, woods, plains, all largely uninhabited, rivers and creeks, rocky coast lines and long sandy beaches, has often been metaphorically been described as a micro- continent because of its ecosystems.
Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Typology Guided
Welcome to Sardinia, a land rich with mountains, woods, plains, all largely uninhabited, rivers and creeks, rocky coast lines and long sandy beaches, has often been metaphorically been described as a micro-continent because of its ecosystems. In modern times many travellers and writers have celebrated its beauty, which has been largely left untouched up to our days. Dive into this fascinating tour!
- Qualified Bicycle Tour Guide
- Shuttle service on route
- Reservation of step accommodation in B&B and local “agriturismo”
- Inns with half board
- Step by step luggage transport
- Classic bike
- E-bike rental
- Extracurricular activities
Arrival in Alghero
Individual arrival in Alghero and guides' welcome in the hotel. Short technical briefing, dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
We leave Alghero on a gentle road, partially built with dedicated bike lanes, with the chance to pass through and visit the amazing nuragic village of "Palmavera". We then continue towards Porto Conte and on further to Capo Caccia, still on a gentle road with some very scenic views of the eponymous gulf. We reach our destination, Stintino: a delightful little village that use to belong to fishermen with its iconic and spectacular beach "La Pelosa" facing the Asinara island; it is known for its unique fine white sand and the crystal clear transparent turquoise shallow waters.
Today we reach the harbour & port town of Porto Torres where we can enjoy a break in one of the many cafes along the seafront promenade. We then tackle a twenty kilometre gentle up and down along the interminable beach of Platamona with views of its breath taking waters. We then reach a small town perched on a cape top with an extraordinary view. Thanks to its position it boasts a unique panorama on all the Gulf's coastline, including Corsica.
The charming town of Osilo
We leave the coast after breakfast and we head on South where we start to climb and then, with a few ups and downs on the splendid Anglona plateau we reach our final destination, the charming town of Osilo, perched on a rocky peak at 650m. Osilo is famous for the eponymous pecorino cheese, renowned internationally and currently under DOP certification. The cheese is also listed among the famous Slow Food Presidiums.
Ups and downs
What goes up must, sooner or later, comes down! Our day today will be a sequence of ups and downs and views stretching out beyond the horizon. We head up to the heart of this corner of Sardinia through ancient villages with their Palazzi Baronali (Barons' Palaces) in deco/liberty style. In this area there are many tombs of the giants (amongst which the Sant'Eremo one, dating 3300 b.C.)and archaeological sites We than reach the rocky plateau where the ruins of Rocca Doria castle dominate the surrounding hills and the Temo lake.
Back to the sea
The last day on our saddles takes us back to the sea through quiet backroads. We head towards the coast on a steep sloping road with several challenging hairpin turns. We reach a marvellously wild stretch of coast between Bosa and Alghero and we cover the last dozen of kilometres, up to our final destination, mostly along the coast in a continuous gentle up and down with breath taking views. Welcome back to Alghero. A dive into the crystal clear water is the best possible way to end this wonderful leg.
The end of the vacation
We've reached the end of our vacation. If you stay in Alghero, among the various natural attractions, you must not miss the Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto). Have a good stay and have a safe trip back!
Sardegna - GranGiro Bike Tours