Visit and cycle the exceptionally beautiful island of Sardinia
Bike the stunning islands and pause for sublime photo opportunities
Bike Sardinia and experience an assault of blues and greens filling your view
Experience smooth roads, clean air and far-reaching views

Cycle Touring Italy's Islands - Sardinia

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$45
From
$2,183 USD

Cycle Sardinia's wild southwestern coast and relax on stunning beaches over 8 fantastic days of cycling. Often referred to as the 'land of silence', Sardinia is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with its crystal-clear sea, limestone ridges and deep gorges. During the week we ride across the wild and pristine southwestern part of the region, passing abandoned mines, ancient ruins and gleaming white beaches.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    201.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    33.6 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Cabras, in the Sinis peninsua, and ends in Cagliari. Fly in and out of Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG).

  • How long is the tour? How many cycling days?

    The tour is 8 days long with 6 days of cycling.

  • What's the tour like?

    This trip is classified as Road. Activity Level: 3 (Moderate). The cycling consists of three relatively easy stages, cycling mainly on the flat (day 2, 5 and 6), one longer stage with undulating terrain (day 7) and two more challenging days (3 and 4) with relatively long steady climbs. The route follows a mixture of quiet minor roads, cycle paths and non-technical tracks. The support vehicle will be on hand if you prefer to opt out of a section. This trip is ideal for cyclists who exercise regularly and have a good level of fitness. Note that the support vehicle doesn't accompany the group on the isle of San Pietro (Day 5). The terrain is 90% tarmac, 10% easy gravel roads and sandy paths.

  • Is a bike available?

    Yes, a FRW Crooked Street hybrid bike with front suspension and pannier bag is included on this tour.

    Alternatively, you can bring your own bike (BYO) but this is on a request basis and additional charges may apply to cover the transportation of your bike during the tour.

    Conditions

    1. The equipment remains the property of the supplier and you may not sell, hire out or part possession with the equipment.

    2. You must not misuse the equipment and must return it in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear excepted). The supplier is entitled to charge for any damage caused to the equipment during the period of hire.

    3. You must ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use. In the event of the equipment being lost or stolen, you may be liable for the replacement value of the equipment

    4. You must not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and should immediately notify the Supplier in the event of breakdown or loss.

    Extra Bike Bits

    You may like to bring your own pedals and saddle (excluding the seat post) or gel saddle cover to fit to the hire bikes. The tour operator encourages this, if it is your preference. However, please note that you are responsible for your own equipment, and removing your saddle/pedals at the end of the trip. They cannot guarantee the return of any bike parts left behind.


  • Should I have travel insurance?

    Yes. It is a condition of joining this holiday that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

  • Are E-Bikes available on this tour?

    Yes, E-Bikes are available but they are on request basis. Availability will have to be checked along with its price since it is subject to change.

    For reference, the rental price for the duration of the tour usually starts at AUD230.00.

    Message us for additional information

  • Can I have private room? What is the single supplement cost?

    A single supplement is applicable if you are travelling alone or wish to have your own room. The price varies depending on the dates chosen with minimum price starting at AU$513.00.

    If you would like to book a single room please contact us.

  • Please read here for the tour operator's message regarding Covid-19:

    Update on trips running on or before 30 September 2021:
    As of Tuesday 25 May, 2021

    We hope you and your family are staying healthy throughout these trying times.

    Ensuring customer safety and enjoyment has been our primary focus since our first overland journey rolled out of London in 1974 and this fact has never been more important than today.

    We have introduced enhanced safety protocols in response to COVID-19, which are also in line with the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators. As such, we are constantly monitoring whether we can safely travel to a destination country, along with what your home country’s current border restrictions are.

    We look forward to exploring the world with you again soon.

    If your trip departs on or before 30 September 2021:
    Due to the current international travel bans in Australia & New Zealand, will be contacting our Australian & New Zealand travellers to discuss your next steps (if you have not been contacted already). You do not need to call us. Please be patient while our customer teams work through bookings in order of proximity to departure.

    If you have booked via a travel agent, please contact them to discuss your options.

    Thousands of our wonderful customers have already chosen to rebook their holiday for 2022. In doing so they have not only given themselves an incredible adventure to look forward to, but they have also given hope to our long-standing local partners who rely on tourism for their income.

    If your trip departs on or after 01 October 2021:

    The vast majority of tours are currently planned to run as scheduled, however, we will be in contact with you directly should there be any changes to your specific departure.
    We will continue to monitor local conditions and all relevant governmental advice and will review all trips, and update passengers a minimum of 30 days prior to departure.

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    What you need to know:

    • You will receive a guaranteed refund if we have to cancel your trip for any reason.
    • You will receive a refund if you can’t join your trip because you or a member of your party is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has received a request from the Government to self-isolate, and you are unable to claim for this via your travel insurance.
    • Up to 21 days before departure you can transfer to another trip free-of-charge (excluding international flights, and any non-refundable in-destination costs). Please note on our self-guided range of holidays you can make changes free-of-charge up to 31 days before travel. View full booking conditions for details.
    • Up to 42 days before departure you can cancel free-of-charge and we’ll refund the balance, and hold the deposit for you to use on any departure in the next 2 years (excluding international flights, and any non-refundable in-destination costs - view full booking conditions for details).
    • Excludes Polar Expeditions and Voyages
    • Valid for new bookings made on or after 30th June 2020

Overall Rating:
4.7/5
Cycling in Sardinia
Paul Jefferies
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

A very enjoyable week of cycling in Sardinia's south west coastal area with a lovely group. Some long climbs which were rewarded with equally long descents. The weather was sunny for the first couple of days, thereafter overcast and occasionally rainy, but this did not dampen the spirits of the group. The leaders - Michele and Simone were excellent, ensuring all the group had an enjoyable time. The hotels and agriturismos we stayed in along the route were all very good with excellent home cooked food.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
it has to be the long climbs on days three and four and the equally long thrilling descents! Cyclists consume a lot of calories and there was no shortage of delicious food from breakfast, snack stops, lunch and dinner. Not to mention the re-hydrating with local beer and wine at the end of a long day cycling!
What did you think of your group leader?
Michele and Simone were excellent. They supported all of us on the daily rides making sure everybody had an enjoyable time and took it in turns to cycle and drive the support van. They provided snacks during the rides and ensured we arrived at lunch stops on time for pre-booked lunch. Nothing was a problem for them - from fixing the occasional puncture to ordering food for us.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
If you have your own pedals/cycling shoes and saddle then I strongly recommend you take them. I did not take mine and cycled in trainers, I managed ok, but it would have been a lot easier, especially on the hills if I had my own pedals and cycling shoes.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
You need to have a reasonable level of fitness tailored to cycling and have some off-road experience as there is a small amount of non-technical off-road cycling.

A lovely Island
Rex Yetton
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

I went with four friends which made for good companionship and plenty of laughs, We made sure that we mixed with the group and made some good friends, and hopefully enhanced their enjoyment. We were lucky with the weather which threatened to have some storms but we seemed to have sunshine most of the time. I loved the morning coffee stops and the daily beach stops for a swim. Some of the rides were quite challenging and surprised the first timer in our group. The resulting downhill sections were fabulous. Most hotels had swimming pools which were very welcome at the end of the day.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The long downhill rides after the steep climbs. The nice beaches and hotels with swimming pools. Having a beer with the group at the end of the ride. The final night as a group in Cagliari.
What did you think of your group leader?
Both the leaders. Simone and Giovani were excellent. Giovani was very knowledgeable about the island and its history, which he was keen to tell us about. He was quite strict but we soon warmed to him and brought out his softer side by using some banter.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The hills on day 2 and three are very challenging. I have done grade 3 climbs on previous Exodus trips and these were long and challenging. Knowing that the hills would be a challenge and no longer a spring chicken, I had an e bike. I have embraced e mountain biking at home on the South Downs and it is fabulous. Although the e bike I had wasn't an ideal design, it certainly helped and enhanced my enjoyment. My advice would be to have one if you have any doubt. Why suffer? the e bikers were able to chat on the hills and enjoy the scenery, whereas the normal bikers couldn't talk.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
If you like coffee stops, nice beaches and swimming pools, this is the trip for you. Beware of the hills!

Glenda Cornwell
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Very well organised and enjoyable trip taking in some amazing scenery both coastal and inland.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I loved the variety of the cycling, especially the off road bits. Learning about how Sardinia's past was related to the monuments we passed and the food and culture.
What did you think of your group leader?
Lovely, friendly, patient, friendly and jovial hosts who always tried to please everyone, all the time. Great fruit breaks!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Some hills were quite long and steep. If you want to enjoy more, consider getting an electric bike! However, the van was available all the time allowing you to hop on and off throughout the day giving a great flexibility.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Watch out for the mosquitoes! Take repellent with you.