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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

Adult$999USD

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Overview

Trip Code: SFA

Trip highlights


  • Family friendly cycling exploring beautiful southern Sardinia
  • Enjoy spectacular scenery set in a truly unspoilt landscape
  • Feast on exquisite Sardinian cuisine
  • Plenty of time to relax with your family and enjoy the sights and beaches

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is well known for its white sandy beaches, mystical ancient history and wild mountainous interior. It's an island full of adventure for both young and old with the intrigue of its own language and cultural traditions, mouth watering local flavours and idyllic beaches providing something for everyone in the family. This itinerary will see you exploring Sardinia's southern coastline by bike with the kids, an ideal way to combine quality beach time with an interactive focus. The southern coast of Sardinia has much to offer all ages; cycle through small fishing villages, past Romanesque ruins and lagoons packed with pink flamingos; wander through vineyards and old olive groves, take in the spectacular views of dramatic cliffs and of course relax on the famous white sandy beaches. Whilst cycling between villages spend the night in quality family friendly hotels and feast on exquisite Sardinian cuisine. With a range of cycle options for kids and adults including bike seats, trailers and electric bikes there are no excuses not to be active on this inspiring relaxed pace cycling trip.

Trip Grading

introductory

More info about grading system

Arrive at your hotel in Sant' Antioco, on the island of the same name.

Meals:  Nil

Get on your bike to reach Maladroxia, a beach famous for its turquoise waters. Alternatively you can head to Calasetta and board the ferry to Carloforte, a lovely village where locals still fish for Red Tuna, and explore the island lagoons populated by pink flamingo flocks and beaches. Overnight Sant' Antioco.

Meals:  B

Riding through vineyards and olive groves, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis. At Tratalias you can visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period. Overnight Sant’Anna Arresi/Porto Pino.

Meals:  B

A stunning ride along the beautiful Costa del Sud (South Coast) with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscapes and imposing cliffs: Cape Malfatano with its 16th century tower and Cape Spartivento, the southernmost point of Sardinia. Chia boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sardinia.

Meals:  B

Spend your day exploring the renowned beaches of Chia. The sleepy village of Chia is set back from the sea, but it gives its name to a number of pristine bays stretching from Bithya, once a sacred Phoenician site, to Capo Spartivento. Within a short distant you'll find some amazing spots: Cala Cipolla, Su Giudeu and Campana. Alternatively you can hike along the cliff top Roman road from Sa Colonia beach to Cala dei Pini.

Meals:  B

A short ride to Pula, the final destination of the trip. Don't miss the beach of Santa Margherita along the way!

Meals:  B

Optional loop in the countryside around Pula or head straight to Nora to visit the ancient Phoenician settlement - or simply play on the beach with your kids.

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (quad and triple share available, hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10-15)
  • Rental bike with pannier, helmet, handlebar bag, repair kit, bike computer and water bottle (e-bike available on request - supplement applies)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting (or call, if day 1 is not a Saturday)
  • Information pack including route notes and maps per room booked
  • Emergency hotline

  • Dinners, lunches & beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • Ferry tickets to Carloforte and Calasetta - optional - allow EUR10 per person for each ferry
  • Local taxes, payable locally - allow €10-15

Bike information


Grading

introductory  

This tour is graded introductory (grade 1) with daily cycling distances between 20 and 36km (12.5 and 22.5mi). The accent is on keeping a relaxed pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. It is considered suitable for cyclists with a reasonable level of fitness. Bike options are available to make the cycling with children easier. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.


Departure dates

Every Saturday

Notes

H
High Season
DN1
High season is from 22 Jul to 2 Sep - supplement applies.
DN2
Departures are possible on days other than Saturday, welcome call only (no meeting) - supplement applies

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Total Priceper person from

Adult from$999USD

Child from$540USD** See below for further details.

Options & Supplements*
  • Child under 2 using baby seatUSD$0
  • Non-Saturday departure supplement - ppUSD$90
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$170
  • Single SupplementUSD$230
  • Child aged 2-6 sharing with 2 adultsUSD$540
  • Child aged 7-12 sharing with 2 adultsUSD$680
*Prices listed are per person

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