Sardinia Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,799 - $6,649 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Sardinia Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun, Sep-Oct

From $5,799 - $6,649 /person

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

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. 

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Highlights

  • 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
Italy Sardinia Bike Tour map

Italy

Start/End Olbia, Sardinia

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

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.

Accommodations
Lanthia Resort

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

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.

Accommodations

Night 3

Cascioni Eco Retreat
Arzachena
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

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.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

CPH Pevero Hotel
Porto Cervo
Premiere Hotel

In the heart of Costa Smeralda, this luxury hotel offers world-class amenities and impressive Mediterranean vistas. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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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From $5,799 - $6,649 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

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)

Night 3

Cascioni Eco Retreat
Arzachena

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

CPH Pevero Hotel
Porto Cervo

Premiere Hotel

In the heart of Costa Smeralda, this luxury hotel offers world-class amenities and impressive Mediterranean vistas. (pool, spa)

From $5,799 - $6,649 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • 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
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $5,799 - $6,649 /person

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