Italy - Sardinia - Coast to Coast - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday
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- Piscinas Beach – The highest sand dunes in the Med.
- Checking out the UNESCO heritage Nuraghe of Barumini
- Riding varied biking trails in real remote mountain areas
- Good home cooked food, washed down with local wine!
- The stunning descent to Cala Gonone on the East Coast
- Rewarding crossing of spectacular Sardinia
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|1||Arrival in Cagliari & transfer to Montevecchio||D|
|2||Mining Towns & Piscinas Dunes||28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx.||600m||B L D|
|3||Campidano||27 Miles / 44 Kms Approx.||600m||B L|
|4||The Hills of Marmilla||31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx.||700m||B L|
|5||The Gennargentu & Seulo||31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx.||1400m||B L D|
|6||Barbagia di Seulo - Perda Liana - Flumendosa Lake||37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx.||950m||B L D|
|7||Ogliastra – Supramonte di Urzulei||43 Miles / 70 Kms Approx.||800m||B L|
|8||Return to Cagliari and Departure||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
A really well set up holiday...
Amazing routes through such varied landscapes – some of the mountain biking trails were challenging but great fun. The guides were so good at pacing us – and always being there with the van and snacks in our hour of need.
Staying mostly in down to earth agriturismos with homegrown and freshly prepared specialties, I felt we saw a Sardinia that few other tourists see. Really good bikes, well maintained, very new. And the guides were helpful in setting them up correctly/adjusting, and mending all my punctures! In terms of giving a flavour of the holiday and where we’d stay, the trip notes and video were very helpful.
I have travelled with other companies on mountain biking and trekking holidays, but Skedaddle were in a different class with this trip. An awful lot of planning and effort goes into making a holiday so enjoyable and it showed. The landscapes changed with each day’s riding, as did the accommodation with some lovely agriturismos in great locations.
Great authentic local food and wine in copious quantities, and wonderful lunches. What really stood out was the friendliness and professionalism of the guides – Danilo is first class tour leader. My first experience with Skedaddle and I would recommend this trip and the guides without any hesitation.
Delivered everything promised...
...and a bit more!
The food was a highlight of the trip, with excellent picnic lunches and an endless supply of fruit, drinks and water that helped keep us going. Leivin, together with Gianfranco and Antonio, did a first class job with concise and informative briefings, advice and excellent back-up.
Peter, East Lothian
A great holiday
Tour Leader Lieven and team were excellent, very friendly, positive and supportive, they were very good with me when I was nervous and I think I improved towards the end of the week! Overall an excellent holiday.
Sharon, W Yorkshire
Brilliant as always, coming back!
Loved the agrotourismo places we stayed in, fantastic mix of accommodation supporting the rural communities. Great character, clean, quirky.
Renato is a brilliant ambassador for Sardinia. Enjoyed cycling with him and his wealth of knowledge. His passion for Sardinia is very apparent. The other guides were great fun to be with, had a good sense of humour, knowledge of the area and some great mtb tips that I put to good use. our driver Antonio was a diamond. Nothing was too much trouble, he was unflappable, great company and an asset to the team.
A most enjoyable holiday
The two guides Renato and Simone were both good guides and a great laugh.
The one thing you could not say about the food on this trip is that you never had enough to eat . Antonio and the others put together some excellent food.
One of the best holidays of my life!
Perfect blend of good mountain biking, instruction, fun, company, scenery and food. Loved it!
Without a shadow of doubt, what made this trip was the guides. They really go beyond the call of duty to make the trip great for everyone. They encouraged everyone, and provided instruction to help us all improve our skills. They also made it fun, and you could tell that they really cared that people enjoyed themselves.
First Class guides...
The guides were first class – Antonios first trip what a character – full of fun all the time and nothing to much trouble. A very well set up trip, a little to hard for me at times, but I enjoyed it.
Already been singing Skedaddle's praises...
I had heard about the lunches before I left and they lived up to expectations – legendary!
The guides were a pleasure to ride with and really good mechanics. High quality service combined with some excellent routes.
Second to none service...
Everyone at skeddadle are helpful and friendly. Their service is second to none, thank you everyone!
Renato, Enrico and Danilo were great. They couldn’t have done more for everyone in the group! Those boys work hard! Thanks for making the trip so fun!
The whole experience was great. The cycling was great and the scenery ever changing! Perfect!
The guides were superb...
I cannot praise the guides – Renato, Enrico and Nicole – highly enough for their professionalism efficiency and warmth of personality. Excellent – Considering we booked this holiday at the last minute, everything went smoothy and was effortless.
Every day was excellent but as far as the riding was concerned. The last 2 days were absolutely stunning in terms of scenery – but also tough! They could not be faulted. Fun, warm, friendly, professional, very safety conscious.
A perfect holiday...
The last day was fantastic and had a bit of everything – climbs, river crossing, swooping tarmac descents with stunning scenery, a superb challenging off-road descent, finally arriving at the beachfront hotel in time for a swim and a beer. Everyday was special! I initially thought the holiday was going to be too expensive, but it was good value due to the excellent accommodation and the best guide/support team I have ever met.
A truly great holiday...
We laughed until our cheeks ached, (that’s the ones on our faces), it goes without saying that our butt cheeks were tender, sore and a bit worse for wear! There is so much more I could write about what made the holiday special but I would need to write a whole book!
There aren’t words to describe how fantastic Renato is, so professional, friendly, supportive, organised, funny, nothing was too much trouble, he never stopped working in order to give us all the best holiday ever, a very special person, you can see how much he loves his work and gives 110 percent all the time. Skedaddle are very lucky to have him.
Amazing Amazing Amazing
Everything worked to plan. In 3 words.. Amazing Amazing Amazing. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. Not just great riding but truly fantastic food and the most well informed and intelligent tour guides you could wish for.
We tasted local food at its very best, could not have been better. The local wine changed from place to place. We experienced Italian food that was far beyond what we expected.
Skedaddle made it awesome...
It really was my best holiday ever, great food, great cycling, great friends and great guides! Wow I miss the Sardinian hills too badly! I have been in a state of depression since I got back!
Nicky, South Africa
The cycling was great...
What I thoroughly enjoyed about the tour was the variety! Each day took us through a fascinating range of environments, not only the striking contrasts of terrain, with stunning views, but also cycling through small villages complemented with the drink stops in great locations.
We had an excellent leader who gave thorough descriptions of the routes so that we were well prepared for the type of riding. He was also an excellent instructor giving advice as to how to improve technique and how best to tackle the terrain. His humour was very entertaining and his social involvement with the group in the evenings was great. He made all aspects of the tour extremely enjoyable. He is absolutely passionate about biking and Sardinia and truly wanted us all to have a fantastic experience. I would have liked the tour to carry on for at least 3 or 4 more days!
Maxine, New Zealand
Had a brilliant time...
The island was beautiful, the riding perfect and the guides really made it superb for us. I thought that the Morocco – Atlas to Atlantic holiday that we did in April was the pinnacle, but having given it a lot of thought, I think that this one beats it.
Gianata was an amazing/perfect leader – he balanced just the right amount of naughty irreverence with perfect leadership skills, and kept us amused constantly. It is people like him who make Skedaddle what it is!
The service I received was superb!
The service I received prior to and during my trip was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble!
Gionata and the rest of the guides were excellent. Relaxed, professional, fun, informative – you couldn’t really fault them!
A highly recommended trip...
Both the guides on this trip were superb – they could not have done more for us. Their knowledge, professionalism and assistance was outstanding. I would reccommend this trip to anyone I know who likes to cycle. The food was also incredible – first class.
All guides were superb, helpful beyond the call of duty which really made for a great trip.
They were never flagging enthusiasm or cheerfulness – the lunches they made were great too!
A fantastic trip, great guides, excellent company, stunning scenery and amazing food!
The food was really great – and thank you so much for taking care of my dietary requirements! Renato, Enriquo and Danielo were all fantastic cooks.
Renato was incredibly professional. Very patient, capable, and a great rider. He really inspired confidence.
Both Danielo and Enriquo contributed so much to the trip, it was such a pleasure to ride with those guys. Nothing was too much trouble – repairing punctures for the umpteenth time, changing bike parts en route, cooking, giving us a lift to our hotel at the end of the trip. They were also fantastic company, and excellent riders. Again, both a pleasure to ride with! The guides really contributed to making this a fantastic and memorable trip.
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