The Costa Smeralda of North Sardinia is a fabulous area to take a Hooked on Cycling bike vacation. This cycle tour in Italy allows you to explore the Northern coast of Sardinia. The northwest of Sardinia known as the Costa Smeralda is one of the most beautiful in Sardinia if not Europe. An abundance of small little Islands scattered off the coast. You then cycle west inland and also touching the coastline to Alghero one of the nicest towns on Sardinia. Staying in lovely 3-star family-run hotels you shall for certain experience the true Sardinia way of life.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Fly to Olbia airport the closest to your start town and to Cannigione.
Discover the beauties of the fabled Costa Smeralda when the millionaires are away! Ride through Cannigione to Arzachena up the into the hills of San Pantaleo and back down to Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia. Today you shall pass some stunning coastal scenes which make this corner of Sardinia so famous for Italian’s.
From Cannigione along the coast to Palau, where you take the ferry to the vibrant town of La Maddalena. Then you will cycle across the bridge to Caprera, home of the Garibaldi museum and back through Palau to Cannigione.
Today you venture inland into the rocky hills of Gallura covered by cork oak tree and featuring the most amazing granite outcrops. Passing through Arzachena and up into the hills and lakes of Sant Antonio di Gallura. Today experience wonderful vistas of the North Sardinia coastline. Your destination is Tempio Pausania.
From Templo Pausania you cycle to Aggius through the dramatic Valle of the moon, back to the coast and onto Castelsardo.
Today you will ride along the coast to Lu Bagnu before you then head inland again to Nulvi and Osilo, You shall enjoy the spectacular views of the Anglona rolling hills and pastures. Eventually, you will end your ride in the city of Sassari, which is the second largest in Sardinia.
Today from Sassari your ride will take you along the back roads to reach the fortified town of Alghero, Alghero is probably the nicest town in Sardinia and final destination of your trip.
Departure after breakfast.
NOTE: During the early and late season our standard accommodation may be closed, if this is the case we book you an alternative, sometimes B&B’s or guest house.
By Plane To Olbia airport. Then by taxi to the first accommodation or request a private transfer.
Olbia – Cannigione: € 40 per person (minimum 2 persons)
Alghero – Olbia € 90 per person (minimum 2 persons)
You can also travel Alghero-Olbia by train at the end of the holiday.