Trk2-Towards the mountains of sand


Verso le Montagne di Sabbia
Verso le Montagne di Sabbia
Verso le Montagne di Sabbia

Trk2-Towards the mountains of sand


There are places that are worth a visit even just to say that you've been there.
This track, full of charm, will generate new sensations in every lap and continuously stimulate the visitor.
It's a rapid succession of images and discoveries: from the "nuraghes" to the little wild horses, unto the beautiful Green Coast with it's high mountains of sand and it's ruins of the passed mine civilisation that has created through the centuries sceneries, in a certain way, of rare beauty.

Day By Day

Day1: Arrival in Sardinia
Arrival in Cagliari in the late afternoon or evening.
Meeting with Ichnusabike staff and transfer to Barumini, a little village not far to Cagliari, famous for the most known nuraghe of the island, Su Nuraxi, considered part of the world heritage by the Unesco.
Arrival at the hotel, accommodation, delivery of the Roadbook and maps and briefing about the bike tour.

Day2: Sardinian Wild Horses
This short but intense lap will give you the opportunity to visit the majestic nuragical fortress of Barumini and see the small horses of the plateau of Giara di Gesturi.
From here you can enjoy a wonderful sight of the landscape of this area of central Sardinia.
After a slight uphill slope, you will arrive in Laconi, a small mountain village where you can visit the museum of the Menhirs, the park and the ruins of the castle that belonged to the marquis of Aymerich.
By Bike approx. 50 km

Day3: Towards the sea
From Laconi to until San Salvatore, a small village a few km from the beaches of the Sinis Peninsula.
The sea won’t be far from here when at the end of the lap we’ll reach your hotel
By Bike approx. 67 km

Day4: Among ponds and enchanted beaches
Finally the sea with the charming peninsula of Sinis, the beaches of white quartz of Mari Ermi, Is Aruttas and the ruins of Tharros, a city founded by the Phoenicians around 800 BC, from which the ancient capital city of Orissa, Judicial Kingdom of Arborea, originated.
By Bike: Approx 40 kms – Total Ascent 100 m

Day5: Costa Verde
From Oristano pedaling* along the plane of Arborea you will arrive at Marceddì, an old fishing village where, after crossing the bridge, you will begin your exploration of the Costa Verde (Green Coast) and, at the end of the lap, you can admire the unique sight of the dunes of Torre dei Corsari.
By bike: 65 kms – Total Ascent 200 m

Day6: The Mountains of sand
Again sea and mines in this trip that from the Green Coast, through the desert landscapes of Piscinas and the mining village of Ingurtosu, will bring you to Portixeddu.
Once you are in Portixeddu you can spend some nice hours relaxing on the beach 10 min close to your hotel
By bike: Approx 55 kms – Total Ascent 800 m

Day7: The sugar loaf
More sea and spectacular landscapes in this fascinating final lap that finally, after passing through the mining villages of Buggeru and Nebida, will lead you to Fontanamare or Iglesias where a transfer will take you back to Cagliari.
During the trip you can stop at the inlet of Cala Domestica and go for a walk at Nebida where you can see the white stack of Sugar Loaf rise from the sea.
By bike: approx 30 kms – Total Ascent: 600 mt.

Day 8: Leaving
Our services end after breakfast, if you still have time we suggest you visit the city and its museums.

Requests

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Type

Leisure


Formula

Self Guided


Nearest Airport

Cagliari


Minimum number of participants

2


Difficulty level

3/5


Length

8/7 days


Highlights

During this bike tour you will:

Know the nuragic civilization through the UNESCO site of Barumini (Su Nuraxi)
Discover Marmilla and other sub-regions of Sardinia where time seems to have stopped.
Have the opportunity to explore the plateau of the Giara di Gesturi and admire its wild horses
Discover the old history with the Menhir Museum of Laconi
Let yourself be conquered by the landscapes, the silence and the beaches of the Sinis Peninsula
Let yourself be thrilled by the Green Coast, the desert and the dunes of Piscinas Desert and the Sugar Loaf
Discover Cagliari, its history and its culinary traditions

Included

The Briefing at arrival, 7 Nights in double room hotels***/**** and B&Bs, 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, the luggage transfer from hotel to hotel, phone assistance, th GPS rental + Tracks + booklet with info about the route.

Not Included

The trip to and from Sardinia, picnic lunches, drinks at meals, local Taxes, admission to museums, natural parks and archeological sites, travel insurance and bike rental. Anything not listed under "The fee includes".

Fees:

Starting from 01-04-2017 to 01-04-2017: € 895.00
850.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 16-09-2017 to 16-09-2017: € 895.00
850.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 16-05-2017 to 16-05-2017: € 925.00
875.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 01-09-2017 to 01-09-2017: € 925.00
875.00 if reserved 60 days before.

Starting from 20-06-2017 to 20-06-2017: € 1050.00
995.00 if reserved 60 days before.

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Why choose our tours and services


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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