Ride the Catalan ramparts of Alghero up to the trachyte spurs of Monte Minerva rising above Lake Temo, down towards the sea, along the river valley, through the wild
kingdom of the griffon vulture as far as the Medieval town of Bosa.
Prices From £390pp (excluding flights)
Total distance: 121km (76 miles)
Airport : Alghero
Duration 4 nights Any Day Departure (Any day departure supplement)
The old town centres of Alghero and Bosa
Lake Temo and Monte Minerva
The griffon vulture
Beaches and rocky outcrops along the Bosa – Alghero coast
The great red wines of Alghero and the Malvasia of Bosa
Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer to first hotel meet up with the Cycle rep for a briefing on the route, handover of bicycles and information pack.
Day 2: Alghero – Villanova Monteleone (36km 23 miles)
Cycling inland you will discover the wild Sardinian interior, with some splendid scenery along the route: Lake Cuga, the valleys, the slopes and headlands between the small towns of Putifigari and Villanova Monteleone. In Villanova you will stay in charming restored old house located in the centre of the village.
Day 3: Villanova Monteleone – Bosa (42km 26 miles)
As you leave Villanova you find the prehistoric tomb (Domus de Janas) of Pottu Codinu, and Lake Temo. The route winds through the valley of the River Temo, where you will discover part of the area where the griffon vulture nests, amongst ilex and cork oak, then enjoying the magnificent long drop down to Montresta: 9km towards the sea, as far as Bosa.
Day 4: Bosa – Alghero (43km 27 miles)
The coast road taking you from Bosa to Alghero is a succession of rocky outcrops, inlets and wild vegetation, home to several bird species among which the griffon vulture stands out for its fascination and elegant flight. 40km of unspoilt coastline defined as the most beautiful section of coast in Italy to cycle along by Lonely Planet’s Guide Cycling Italy (2003).
Day 5: Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to airport.
We believe that the accommodation is a very important factor of a bike tour, therefore we take the greatest care in carefully selecting small family-run 3* hotels and country lodges with excellent regional cuisine.
The following properties have been selected for this tour (please note that they are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change hotels should the need arise).
ALGHERO 1st and 4th night Country Hotel Vessus
Host : Sig. Delio
Delio has recently decided to welcome guests in his elegant country estate, creating a small family run agriturismo surrounded by an olive grove just outside Alghero.
VILLANOVA MONTELEONE 2nd night Su Cantaru
Host: Mr. Tonino Cerchi
Located in the historical centre of Villanova Monteleone, Su Cantaru is a traditional house that has been refurbished. Bedrooms are elegantly decorated and well equipped.
BOSA 3rd night Hotel La Corte Fiorita
Host: Sig. Marco Francesco
The hotel "Corte Fiorita" is located in the heart of the old town of Bosa, facing the river Temo. This charming property is composed of various restored old buildings they were recently refurbished.