Bikers riding among large rocky mountains in Sardinia
Crystal clear blue waters in the Mediterranean
Biker in front of a stony hillside
Plate of Sardinian seafood
People jumping from a rock into the Mediterranean
Single biker on a road overlooking a town among the trees, Sardinia
Biker with a big smile in Sardinia
Group of Backroads guests listening to a leader presentation
Two women walking along the beach
Sardinian town centre
Bikers along a route in Sardinia
Decorations along an old street in Sardinia
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Sardinia Bike Tour

White-Sand Beaches & Granite Peaks on Italy's Mediterranean Isle

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-5

Premiere & Casual Hotels

From: $5,699 - $6,149 pp dbl occ

($1,250 - $1,550 for sgl occ)

Rugged coastlines. Secluded turquoise bays. Sprawling olive groves. Sardinia is a cyclist’s paradise. Breathe the revitalizing mountain air as you bike inland to ancient villages. Crown your day’s adventure with a swim in the crystalline waters of a hidden cove. Feel the warmth of island hospitality over a glass of Cannonau, rich with antioxidants. You may be in Italy, but you’ll find yourself in a world apart. 

Italy Sardinia Bike Tour map
Italy Sardinia Bike Tour map


Start/End Olbia, Sardinia

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Ride the island’s best routes, including high coastal roads overlooking Sardinia’s jewel-toned waters and a legendary Giro d’Italia pass
  • Journey beyond the Costa Smeralda and discover a rich Sarda culture, traveling by bike to remote mountain hamlets and by zodiac to tiny fishing villages
  • Vacation at elegant Mediterranean hideaways by the sea, from a private beach on the Gulf of Orosei to Relais & Chateaux hospitality in Porto Cervo
  • Taste Sardinia’s incomparable cuisine, from the freshest catch and oysters to Ogliastra’s local delicacies—all paired with superb wines


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike amid Sardinia’s high-mountain villages, surrounded by pristine woodlands and sun-warmed rocky slopes | Unbeatable panoramic views of the Gennargentu peaks abound from Talana and Urzulei | Discover why this area has been dubbed “the land of aging well” | Connect with local Sarda farmers and a traditional pastoral culture | Get lost in the moment as you savor local cheese and carasau (flatbread) amid a lush island landscape | Ride through Ogliastra’s vine-laden foothills and ancient olive groves | Point your two wheels to the white-sand beaches of the Sardinian coast | Arrive in seaside Santa Maria Navarrese, where fresh-caught oysters await | Unwind at our enchanting waterfront retreat.

The patio at Lanthia Resort
Lanthia Resort
Santa Maria Navarrese
| *Casual Plus Hotel

A welcoming haven set between mountains and turquoise waters, with private access to an unspoiled beach, the shade of coastal pine forest and expansive Mediterranean gardens. (pool, spa)

Day 3

A ride through the limestone massifs of the Supramonte mountains takes you over the Genna Silana, a pass the pros ride during the famed Giro d’Italia | Explore Bronze Age ruins and archaeological sites | Linger over lunch like a local | Every dish is a miniature work of art at our hotel’s elegant restaurant | Sip a post-ride aperitivo as the sun sets on another unforgettable day.

Exterior View of Cascioni Eco Retreat and pool
Cascioni Eco Retreat
| Premiere Hotel

This Small Luxury Hotels of the World member has perfectly aligned its minimalist indoor spaces with its bountiful grounds, creating a tranquil oasis along the Gulf of Arzachena. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Costa Smeralda’s silver-green olive groves and country roads set the stage for an idyllic morning ride | Pause to sip espresso or refresh with gelato in the coastal towns of Palau and Porto Rafaela | Tour an oh-so-charming family-run winery and savor their local vintages | Taste regional specialties at a refined agriturismo (Italian farmhouse) | Take an exciting Zodiac boat ride to the fascinating isle of Caprera | Island-hop to La Maddalena and bike rugged coastline and swim in hidden coves | Raise a glass to a week of memorable cycling in Sardinia.

CPH Pevero Hotel
CPH Pevero Hotel
Porto Cervo
| Premiere Hotel

This magnificent luxury property is in the heart of Costa Smeralda with private beaches and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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October 2023
Oct 1 - Oct 6
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Activity Level: 2-5

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 2900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles* | 3300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 59 miles | 4200 ft. gain
Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 3300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 42 miles | 4900 ft. gain
Villagio Nuralgico di Serra Orrios Tour (30 minutes)
Day 4
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles* | 2400 ft. gain
Level 5 | 51 miles | 4300 ft. gain
Wine Tasting & Cooking Class (2 hours)
Day 5
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Costa Smeralda Island-Hopping Experience (half day)
Day 6
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1600 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in Sardinia

Sardinia is renowned for its spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic landscapes. The routes on this trip take you through the best of the island, but please note that some of the riding on this trip is on high-cliff roads with steep drops.

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