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South East Sardinia Self-Guided Tour (7 Nights)

Tour code: SARSG7

Tour Overview

Starting from Quartu near Cagliari, you ride east following the beautiful coastline of the Gulf of Cagliari to Villasimius, the leading resort on the south west coast. A side trip to the spectacular Capo Carbonara to see the Notteri marsh, a stopping off point for migratory flamingos, is recommended. From Villasimius you ride north towards Muravera at the mouth of the Flumendosa River passing the Colostai Salt Lake en route. At Muravera you leave the coast and head into the interior, visiting the quaint towns of Balloa and Escalaplano on the way to Orroli.  A loop route from Orroli takes you to the beautiful 14th century churches of San Vito and Santa Barbara in Gergei.  Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the best preserved and most significant nuragic complexes in Sardinia.

Heading west from Orroli you ride through Nurri, San Niccolò Gerrei, Barrumini and Collinas en route to the ancient thermal centre of Sardara. From Sardara the last leg takes you back south to Cagliari.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

The itinerary follows routes  A, B, C, D, S and T
The tour is rated C – suitable for experienced cyclists.

Ten highlights

  • Notteri’s Pond
  • Pink flamingos
  • Fortezza Vecchia
  • Isola di Serpentara
  • the Ten Horses Tower
  • Mount Lora
  • Goni necropolis and archaeological park
  • Nuraghe Arrubiu
  • Churches of San Vito and Santa Barbara
  • Su Nuraxi
  • The Thermae of Sardara

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  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour
 

Options

  • Extend the tour by spending an additional night in Cagliari at the beginning or end of the biking.

Notes

  • The final leg from Sardara to Quartu can be shortened by making use of a transfer on the last stretch from Dolianova to Quartu.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at QUARTU (Cagliari)        
2 route A Quartu Villasimius     Notteri’s Pond, Cava Usai, ancient Spanish guard tower, Fortezza Vecchia, Natural Park of Settefratelli
3 route B Villasimius Muravera       Belvedere Isola di Serpentara, San Priamo's Sanctuary, Ten Horses Tower
4 route C Muravera Orroli     Goni - Necropolis and archaeological park, Nuraghe Arrubiu, Mount Lora
5 route D Orroli Orroli       Arcade of the ancient Monastery of S. Francesco, Las Plassas' Castle, Church of San Vito and Church of Santa Barbara in Gergei, Nuraghe Arrubiu
6 route S Orroli Sardara     Church of San Sebastiano, Sanctuary of Santa Lucia, Thermae in Sardara, Church of San Vito and Church of Santa Barbara in Gergei, Nuragic Complex 'Su Nuraxi' in Barumini, the ancient 'Cumbessias' in Villanovaforru
7 route T Sardara  Cagliari (or Dolianova)     Church of Beata Vergine Assunta, Sanctuary of Santa Lucia, Thermae in Sardara, Church of San Vito and Church of Santa Barbara in Gergei, The ancient 'Cumbessias' in Villanovaforru
8 depart from CAGLIARI          

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
935
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
235
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
145
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
470
additional charge per rider
10

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