Trk20-Between sea and mines

Discovering the South West of Sardinia by your mtb

Tra Mare e Miniere
Tra Mare e Miniere
Tra Mare e Miniere

Trk20-Between sea and mines

In the southwest of Sardinia, between abandoned mining villages, a crystal clear sea and wild nature in a round trip not too challenging for those who will measure up to the first adventures in MTB.

Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrival in Cagliari
Independent arrival in Cagliari e transfer to Iglesias
Accommodation in hotel, briefing and free time.

Day 2: La Regina
From Iglesias an easy mtb trip will bring you very close to the ruins of the Catle di Gioiosa Guardia and the S'Ortu Mannu park where you can admire an "ultra millennarian" olive tree called Sa Regina (The Queen).
By Bike: approx 48kms- Total Ascent 450 m

Day 3: Ghost Villages
By bike to discover abandoned villages in southwest of Sardinia!
Passing the Grotte di San Giovanni, you will enter into the forest of Marganai; maybe one of Europe’s biggest Mediterranean natural forests, and from there, continue along the path where you can explore abandoned villages and mines.
In the late afternoon, arrival to Portixeddu and accomodation in your hotel close to the sea.
By bike approx 45 kms – Total Ascent 800

Day 4: La Costa Verde
From Portixeddu to the heart of the Costa Verde for a bike trip not too long, but sometimes tough, that ultimately will bring you up to Scivu: a strip of fine sand between the green of the Mediterranean maquis and a sea that is a mix of emerald green and intense blue.
By Bike: approx 20 kms- Total Ascent 600 m

Day 5: The "pan di zucchero
From Portixeddu to Nebida, your trip will lead you to the discovery of abandoned mining villages!
After Buggerru, small mining village once known as Petit Paris (or Little Paris) due to the intellectual cultural environment that the mining executives recreated during the mine’s golden period, you will continue until you reach Cala Domestica, a delightful inlet made up of two beaches that are connected to each other by a tunnel dug out by the miners.
Late evening arrival at Nebida, small village with a view of the white rock of the Pan di zucchero (sugarloaf).
By bike aprox 40 kms – Total Ascent 850 m

Day 6: Rest?
Today you can choose to stay in a hotel to rest or you can continue your exploration on the saddle of your mountain bike that will take you from Nebida to the countryside where, until the late 50s, there were still active mines for the extraction of zinc and lead.
By Bike: approx 30 kms- Total Ascent 600 m

Day 7: Towards Villa di Chiesa
More discoveries and fun in a mtb trip that will finally bring you to Iglesias; medieval city and important centre for the entire mining district.
In the city do not forget to visit the Museo dell’arte Mineraria (Museum of Mining Arts) and the tunnels dug out during the last century by the students of the Istituto Tecnico Minerario (Technical Institute of Mining) which were also used as a refuge during World War II.
In the afternoon, meeting with the Ichnusabike representatives and transfer to Cagliari.
By bike aprox 30 kms – Total Ascent 700 m

Day 8: Departure
Our services end after breakfast.
Greetings and departure ory by request you may extend your stay to enjoy a few days of relax by the sea.




Mountain Biking


Self Guided

Nearest Airport


Minimum number of participants


Difficulty level



8/7 days


During this bike trip you will know / discover / visit:

Iglesias and the traces of Mining Civilization
The millennial olive trees at S'ortu Mannu natural park
The San Giovanni natural caves in Domusnovas
The Mining Ruins of the Marganai Forest
The abandoned village of Arenas
The mine buildings in Genna and Carru
Fluminimaggiore and its mines
The beach of Scivu
The single track from Buggerru to the small inlet of Cala Domestica
Nebida and the Pan di Zucchero (Sugar Loaf)
The Sedda Moddizzis mine, Sa Macchina Beccia and the Asproni Village


The briefing on arrival, 7 Nighs in double room in hotel***, agriturimo and tipical B&B, 7 Breakfasts, 4 dinners, luggage transport from hotel to hotel, Transfer Cagliari - Iglesias and Iglesias – Cagliari, phone assistance, GPS rental + tracks + booklet with info about your bike journey in Sardinia.

Not Included

The Journey to and from Cagliari, drinks at meals, the extra transfer from Cagliari to Airport (Day 8), insurance, bike rental. Anything not specified in "The fee includes"

Prices starting from:

€ 750.00


Starting from 01-03-2017 to 01-03-2017: € 750.00
712.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 16-09-2017 to 16-09-2017: € 750.00
712.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 01-04-2017 to 01-04-2017: € 795.00
755.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 01-06-2017 to 01-06-2017: € 850.00
805.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 01-09-2017 to 01-09-2017: € 850.00
805.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 26-06-2017 to 26-06-2017: € 895.00
850.00 if reserved 60 days before.

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Since 2003

We are Sardinia specialist for cycling holidays, active tours, hiking tours and bike rental.
We personally tested our tours and continuosly checked our routes.
As cyclists, hikers and travelers we like the idea that you could have the best experience of Sardinia.

No matter how far and fast you want to travel

Do you think traveling is is more than a simple departure and arrival?
Our cycling and hiking tours are for you that even in a few kms you can still feel an explorer.
For who, every day, needs to know something new, taste good food, drink good wine and get in touch with people and local culture.
The pace is yours to decide.

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We are always with you along the way!
Before your arrival in Sardinia, providing you all the information you need to choose your trip and be ready for your holiday.
During your tour with our guides, our phone assistance, our local parters and the hotels we have selected for their charm and hospitality.

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