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North Sardinia Ride Cycle Tour

'North Sardinia Ride'


Discover the beauty of the fabled Costa Smeralda and the island of La Maddalena contrasting with the granite mountains and cork forest of Tempio, the rolling hills and wide pastures of Anglona and ending with the royal cities of Castelsardo, Sassari and Alghero...

  • Prices from: £941pp (excluding flights)
  • Total distance: 315km / 196 miles
  • Airport: Olbia/Alghero
  • Duration: 7 nights Saturday - Saturday (any day departure supplement)
  • Cycling days: 6


  • Costa Smeralda
  • La Maddalena archipelago national marine park
  • Granite mountains and cork forest of Tempio Pausania
  • The Valley of the Moon and the rolling hills and wide pastures of Anglona
  • Castelsardo, Sassari and Alghero

Included In The Price

  • Return transfers from Alghero or Olbia airport
  • Bike rental
  • All accommodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast (half board is available, extra cost)
  • Safety briefing
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels
  • Supply of route notes and maps
  • Telephone assistance

Not Included In The Price

  • Return flights
  • Cycle helmets
  • Admission to museums and archaeological sites etc.
  • Ferries to La Maddalena
  • Local taxes (approximately €10pp)

Upgrade to an E-bike

Upgrade to an E-bike featuring a 400wh battery with a 100km range for additional £260pppw (please note a deposit payment is required when hiring an E-bike)

Stage Difficulties

  • 1 Challenging
  • 4 Medium
  • 1 Easy


Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer to the first hotel in Cannigione to meet up with the Cycle Rep for a briefing on the route, handover of bicycles and information pack.

Day 2: Costa Smeralda loop tour (54km / 34 miles) 
Riding up into the hills of San Pantaleo and down to the jet set Porto Cervo along to Baia Sardinia and back to Cannigione.

Day 3: La Maddalena archipelago (60km / 37 miles) 
From Cannigione along the coast to Palau, where you take the ferry (ferry tickets extra cost) to the vibrant town of La Maddalena and cross the bridge to Caprera - the home of the Garibaldi museum, and then back through Palau to Cannigione.

Day 4: Cannigione – Tempio Pausania (51km / 32 miles)
Today you venture inland to Arzachena and up into the hills and lakes of Sant’Antonio di Gallura and onto Calangianus and Nuchis and finally up to Tempio Pausania.

Day 5: Tempio Pausania – Castelsardo (49km / 30 miles)  
From Tempio Pausania travel onto Aggius and through the Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon). Cycle to the dramatic town of Castelsardo located on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 6: Castelsardo – Sassari (55km / 34 miles)
Ride from Castelsardo along the coast to Lu Bagnu and then inland to Nulvi and Osilo enjoying the spectacular views of the Anglona rolling hills and pastures. End your day in Sassari, the second largest city in Sardinia.

Day 7: Sassari– Alghero (39km / 24 miles) 
From Sassari ride along the back roads to the fortified town of Alghero.

Day 8: Departure day 
After breakfast, transfer to Olbia airport.

Accommodation List

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 star 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).

Nights 1, 2 & 3 - Cannigione 

Hotel del Porto 
The hotel is situated on the front overlooking the port and marina in the town centre of the popular holiday resort of Cannigione.

Night 4 - Tempio Pausania

Hotel Pausania Inn
Surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation (including cork oaks, myrtle, and lentisk), the hotel greets you with stunning views of the Mountains of Aggius.
Other hotels which may be used in Tempio Pausania:

  • New Petit Hotel

Night 5 - Castelsardo 

Hotel Riviera
This charming 3 star property is set in the heart of Castelsardo, close to the town Centre, Doria Castle and Baia Ostina.

Night 6 - Sassari

Hotel Vittorio Emanuele 
The hotel is located in an ancient building which has been entirely restored, in the heart of Sassari. Some of the original architectural features from early 1900, are still preserved. It is ideally situated to visit the centre of the old town.

Night 7 - Alghero

Hotel Villa Piras
The hotel is located in the town of Alghero. Its location allows you to walk to the beaches, the old town, and harbour and all major points of interest in Alghero. 

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