Suitable for families and newcomers to cycling holidays, this slow and lazy cycling tour showcases a beautiful stretch of south Sardinia’s coastline. You’ll spend two nights at most of the stops along the way allowing plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic beaches that litter this coastline.
The route leads you along Sardinia’s celebrated Costa del Sud, a coastline of pretty little coves, rocky headlands and stunning beaches. The white sand, turquiose waters and southerly aspect of this wild and beautiful corner of Sardinia make it a firm favourite with beach lovers.
Porto Pino beach dunes
Your tour starts on the small island of Sant’Antioco, adjacent to the south Sardinian coastline. After a couple of nights here, visiting Calasetta Beach and the neighbouring island of Carloforte, you cross the bridge to Sardinia and set off towards the Costa del Sud. You’ll be riding on quiet lanes, past olive groves and vineyards. You’ll spend a night in Sant’Anna Arresi, just 5 kms from the perfect white dunes of Porto Polo beach.
After a memorable ride along a rugged coastline past the penninsula of Cape Malfatano you spend two nights in the quiet village of Chia, followed by 2 nights in the larger, bustling town of Pula. Both towns are perfectly situated for enjoying the magnificent Cost del Sud coastline with a choice of fabulous beaches only a short cycle ride away. On the day’s where you don’t move on, it’s up to you whether you take a cycle tour of the local countryside and points of interest or head straight to one of the nearby beaches for a day in the sun.
The cycling is leisurely and within the capabilities of most people with a reasonable level of fitness. Most daily sections are only around 25 kms in length with the longest day being day four when you have 36 kms to cover. There are some hills to contend with but nothing too strenuous.