Overview

In the south-west of Sardinia, an easy route, suitable for everyone that will let you know the history, traditions, architecture and beaches of this part of Sardinia where rocky promontories, secluded coves, islands has as background the green of the coast and the blue of the sea with its clear waters.
Suitable also for families with children

7 Nights 8 Days Every Day from April to October
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • The briefing on arrival
  • 7 nights in 3-4 stars hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Phone assistance
  • Gps rental
  • Booklet with all info about the route
  • Transferts on day 1 and 7

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Drinks at meals
  • The ferry boat tickets
  • Tourist city tax
  • Entrance tickets to museums, parks and archaeological sites
  • Insurance
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer on Day 8
  • Anything not specified under "The fee includes"
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Iglesias and the traces of Mining Civilization
  • The Antas Temple and  Su Mannau Caves
  • The beautiful inlet of Cala Domestica
  • The remains of past mining civilization
  • Nebida and the Sugar Loaf 
  • The diversity and beauty of Carloforte and the San Pietro Island
  • The island of Sant Antioco and its museums and its culture.
  • The medieval village and the church of Santa Maria di Trattalias
  • The white sand and the clear waters of Porto Pino and Tuerredda.
  • Chia and the South Coast of Sardinia.
  • Cagliari and its historical quarters and museums.
Itinerary

D1 Arrival in Cagliari
Arrival in Cagliari, meeting with Ichnusabike staff and transfer to Iglesias.
Arrival at the hotel, accommodation, delivering of our booklet and briefing for this tour.
Free time to rest visit the natural and mineralogical sites of the town.

D2 Towards the sea
From Iglesias to the wild landscapes of Capo Pecora, through the mining village of Fluminimaggiore.
During the trip you could visit some interesting sites as the ancient Punic-Roman temple of Antas (dedicated to the Sardinian people's eponymous god Sardus Pater Babai) and the Natural caves of Su Mannau with their 6 kms of broad halls, galleries and wells.
By bike: approx. 40,50 km - Total Ascent: 600

D3 Pan di Zucchero
After Breakfast, maybe the most difficult lap of your journey!
After crossing the mining village of Bugerrru you will start a series of difficult but not impossible uphills and downhills that will take you to Nebida where the descent to the coast starts.
During the trip, we suggest a stop at the creek of Cala Domestica with a beach covered in fine sand.
In the evening, arrival at the hotel near Portoscuso.
By bike: approx. 51,50 km - Total Ascent: 780

D4 Island by the island
After breakfast, you'll take a boat to Carloforte, a seaside town whose architecture, dialect and traditions recall the origins of its Ligurian inhabitants.
Once you have landed on the island, you will go on an excursion which will enable you to visit the Island of S.Pietro, among ponds, the natural monuments and scenic beaches.
In the evening you will take the boat to Calasetta
By bike: Min. 32 - Max 42 km – Total Ascent: 389 m

D5 The Phoenician island
Once you have left your hotel which is near the sea, you will set out on an interesting tour of the Island of S.Antioco, with its museums, traces of the past and landscapes that make it unique in the world.
By bike: approx. 45 km – Total Ascent: 416 m

D6 The Sulcis region
From Calasetta to S. Anna Arresi deep in the south of the island.

Along the way you'll visit the Church of St. Maria and the abandoned medieval village of Tratalias (which is now being restored).
Shortly before reaching the hotel, following the road-book, you'll reach Porto Pino a little sea location renowned for its dunes and beaches of fine white sand.
By bike: approx. 57 km – Total Ascent: 300 m

D7 The south coast
From S. Anna Arresi to Chia along the southern Coast you'll admire a beautiful mixture of wild coasts, Mediterranean scrub, and lovely creeks.
Once you reach Chia all you have to do is relax and sunbathe on the beautiful long beach and wait for the transfer that in the afternoon will bring to Cagliari for the last night of this tour.
By bike: approx. 38 km – Total Ascent: 513

D8 Departure
Our services end after breakfast.
Greetings and departure or by request you may extend your stay to enjoy a few days of relax by the sea.

Info
Leisure Tour, Self Guided, Inn to Inn, 1 Week, Tours for Families
Closest Airport
Cagliari