Italy - Sardinia - Coastal Explorer - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
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30 May to 06 Jun - A coastal road cycling holiday winding down the Italian island of Sardinia which is famed as Italy’s most exotic island.
- Riding the stunning coastal road from Alghero to Bosa
- The ride to Montiferru through its oak forest
- Sampling the delightful Sardinian foods with a vast variety of local wines
- Enjoying the view of Pan di Zucchero on the Nebida coastal ride
- Sweeping down the long descent to Fluminimaggiore and Masua
- Glimpsing the white beaches which hug the south west coast road
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|1||Arrival: Cagliari Airport||Non Riding Day||D|
|2||Alghero to Tresnurgahes||40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx.||1,000 Metres Approx.||B|
|3||Tresnuraghes to Santu Lussurgiu||47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx.||1,200 Metres Approx.||B L D|
|4||Santu Lussurgiu to Torre dei Corsari||65 Miles / 110 Kms Approx.||400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|5||Torre dei Corsari to Portixeddu||43 Miles / 70 Kms Approx.||1,000 Metres Approx.||B D|
|6||Portixeddu to Calasetta||43 Miles / 70 Kms Approx.||1,000 Metres Approx.||B L|
|7||Calasetta to Costa del Sud||62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx.||750 Metres Approx.||B|
|8||Departure: Cagliari Airport||Non Riding Day||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
It was everything we expected and more!
We spoke to a number of different staff beforehand and they dealt with all our queries very well. All the hotels were of a much higher standard than we expected.
Our hire bikes were superb and one of the main reasons why we chose Skedaddle! The guides were great too – Massimo was a fantastic leader and Sergio was outstanding. All the guides seemed very knowledgeable and passionate about Sardinia and this was reflected in everything they did.
Already planning my next Skedaddle holiday...
It was my first time to Sardinia, and I must say all the cycling was fantastic, beautiful coastline cycling as well as the inland rides.
The guides were very organised, good plan, good humour, good lunches – could not be better!
Made to feel like an individual, not just a booking reference number...
A well organised and thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Skedaddle’s communications were timely and informative. Received good information, no high pressure selling and GPS routes were sent via email when requested. Also received helpful text messages and courtesy calls just prior to departure. Made to feel like an individual, not just a booking reference number. All the hotels on the trip were comfortable and of a high standard. The picnics during the ride were fabulous!
Tour leader Danilo is professional, knowledgeable, kind, courteous and was sensitive to the needs of all the riders in the group. Francesco, who was another guide, was patient, supportive and always acted friendly. The support vehicle was excellent and Stefano is friendly, helpful and funny! He magics a delicious picnic out of thin air. Baggage transportation was always efficient and he is an asset to the team.
Valerie, Leeds, UK
This was my first time on an organised cycle holiday and I’m already hooked. Such a brilliant way to see a country with complete confidence you‘re being looked after meaning you can simply enjoy the ride….. literally!
Lin, West Yorkshire, UK
Amazing views and excellent guides...
Calasetta to Costa del Sud was such a fabulous coastal road with lots of ups and downs, amazing views and finishing at the beach for a swim! Our tour leader Danilo was really excellent – very encouraging and engaging and always ready to help or answer any questions. Also such good fun with a sense of humour we all enjoyed, and all the arrangements ran so smoothly.
The three of Danilo, Francesco and Stefano together made an excellent team. Plus they rescued me very efficiently when I had a puncture on a long descent!
Anne, Oxford, UK
Thanks for another amazing Skedaddle trip...
Just wanted to say thanks for another amazing Skedaddle trip. Ventoux last year was hard to beat, and the Sardinian trip didn’t disappoint. Great guides, lovely scenery, an interesting group and first class food and accommodation. The logistics went without a hitch, at least from our point of view!
What I love about these trips is being able to completely switch off from work and real life, where the only decision you have to make is what to eat. The lovely routine of breakfast, riding, breaks and luggage waiting for you at the next night’s hotel is almost priceless. This year I took a friend who hasn’t done a trip like this before. She loved it, and I think is probably now well and truly hooked!
Ray, Norwich, UK
So much more than a holiday!
One of our group commented that she wasn’t going on a holiday, not doing an achievement. That sums it up really – a fantastic challenge.
Some beautiful scenery with great guides and group members. We all left Sardinia with a lot more than we arrived with.
The tour guides made a great team, they inspired the group coping well with differing abilities of the group. They were a credit to your company!
Amanda, Holmfirth, UK
What a great week!
Your crew were really attentive and tried very hard to make our week memorable. They coped with a mixed ability group well (always a challenge) and were very informative about the area and riding to come. They were all characters with a good sense of humour which made the group relax quickly and mix well. Hotels were all good and the variety was interesting. May do it again if Alessandro will have us. Onto the Ardeche!
John, West Midlands, UK
The final day when we were riding by the coast was stunning, as was the first day. I also enjoyed the variety of being inland for a day or two, and seeing the villages and farmland. Arriving into Bosa on the first night was beautiful – it was a really nice town.
Nicola was a fabulous guide – nothing was too much trouble and he was always so cheerful. He very kindly took me out on the first evening for a practice ride to get used to the bike. He was also really knowledgeable about Sardinia and it was great to hear what he had to say about the island, its history and people.
The guides did an amazing job with lunch and snacks! Fabulous picnics were conjured out of the back of the van – really great!
Some of the accommodation was superb, in particular the hotel in Santu Lussurgiu, My room there was beautiful and the evening meal that they provided was amazing. I only wish I hadn’t been so tired and then I could have enjoyed it even more! This was far above my expectations.
Audrey, Hampshire, UK
I cannot imagine another company providing a better service...
The Sardinia Coastal Explorer holiday was brilliant. The effort the guides put into the lunches was great. After half a days guiding they all made sure the food was presented well and filled us with energy for the afternoon ride.
Every day was my favourite day.
Mark, Surrey, UK
The riding was excellent every day
Sergio, Nicola and Danilo were excellent guides. Every day had its merits, (even the day we got wet!) however, the last day was simply stunning. A beautiful day, fabulous views, clear roads, lunch on the beach and then dinner in Pula – an excellent end to the holiday.
Andreina, Oxfordshire, UK
Memorable holiday and wonderful cycling
The guides (two of whom – Nicola and Sergio – I knew from previous trips) were wonderful. Informative, friendly and helpful. I’m so glad, after all Sergio’s prompting, I did one of the Sardinian trips. It lived up to all my expectations. I will do one of the training weeks next Spring either in Ronda or Tenerife. After that I’m open to suggestions!
Chris, London, UK
This was the first time we had taken a road cycling holiday. Everyone was really friendly and the guides were patient, supportive without being pushy and practical allowing us to have a really enjoyable week and feeling as though we had achieved something good on the bikes. Many thanks.
David, Durham, UK
All the 3 guides were fantastic. They couldn't have been more helpful.
The guides were friendly, very approachable and very helpful. The group was friendly, outgoing and sociable. Good mix of ages and very fit (and competitive) fellow cyclists. Accommodation each evening was of a comfortable and good standard. Restaurants chosen were excellent. The itinerary for the cycling was very well organised and we passed some spectacular scenery and managed to swim in the sea on two occasions. I’ve never cycled 300 miles in 6 days, so quite an achievement.
This was an expensive holiday, but considering all the transfers and staff costs it was worth every penny.
Julia, Lancaster, UK
Each day just got better...
Excellent! A challenge, fantastic scenery, brilliant places to stay and total confidence in being looked after everywhere we stayed. This more than fulfilled any expectations, thank you!
Each holiday I have done with you I have thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot describe how well the guides work together to ensure the trip runs as smoothly as it did!
Kath, Cheshire, UK
Thanks very much!
All in all a brilliant holiday, Leivan, Renato and Danillo were brilliant, the food and accommodation were excellent, the group got on really well.
Terry, Cumbria, UK
The holiday exceeded our expectations!
The lunches made by the tour guide were of an extremely high standard and very welcome after a long morning in the saddle!
The guides are a credit to Saddle Skedaddle and should be congratulated on their professionalism, knowledge and integrity. Their efforts made a good holiday into an exceptional holiday.
Michael, West Yorkshire, UK
I am a complete convert to Skedaddle!
Massimo was knowledgeable, positive without being unctuous, and hugely good company. He led me out one morning which was a thrilling experience for me. Only one suggestion – I learned how to ride ‘in and off’ into a headwind with a small group from another person on the holiday – Massimo offered very helpful suggestions about safe descending, but could have done just a bit more teaching about how to tackle ascents and ride into wind.
I felt the holiday was extraordinarily well-organised and thought-through without at any point being bossy!
Jennifer, Leicester, UK
The guides were excellent and did everything they could to make the holiday enjoyable and a success. We also appreciated the pre-holiday phone call to see if we had any last minute questions.
Bailey, Staffordshire, UK
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Last Updated: 08/10/2019