Sardinia by bike: the Ogliastra

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours


8 days





The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!

3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.



The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Day 1: Tortolì
Private transfer or individual arrival at Tortolì. After sorting out your luggage, take the opportunity to visit this incredible city.

Day 2: Tortolì – Cardedu (30 or 40 km)
Put your bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen in your bags and be ready for a day filled with sea colors and stunning beaches of Sardinia! As you cycle leisurely, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the coastal landscapes and their diversity. You will pass the white sands of Lido di Orrì and the red cliffs of the Cea bay, cross the green basalt plateau of Teccu, and arrive at Barisardo, where you can visit the ancient Aragonese tower erected on the beach to defend the people from Barbarian invasions. Next, you'll head to the marina of Cardedu, where long white beaches lapped by blue and crystal-clear sea await you.

Day 3: Cardedu – Osini (43 km)
The second day's itinerary starts by going up the schist valley of Rio Pardu, a Natural Monument of Sardinia, a road that snake through green hills covered with olive trees and vineyards of the famous Cannonau wine. Continuing on the bike, the path will take you to explore the little ghost towns of Osini and Gairo Vecchio, abandoned in the 1950s following some devastating floods. These are places where the charm of a now disappeared world is palpable. Finally, you will reach Ulassai, where we recommend a walk to admire the charm of the old stone houses. Don't miss visiting the local textile cooperative's workshop, managed by skilled craftspeople specialized in making original fabrics with designs tied to the Sardinian tradition and local artists. Moreover, you could opt for a visit to the famous Su Marmuri Caves or the contemporary art museum La Stazione dell’Arte.

Day 4: Osini – Seui (53 km)
High cliffs, oak forests and Mediterranean shrubland, wide views of the surrounding area will follow you on this cycling day. Leaving the plateau, you will pass the dirt track where the tracks of the old narrow-gauge railway once lay, with a beautiful view of the Pardu Valley. You will then reach the small hamlet of Gairo Tacquisara, built at the base of the limestone massifs. A long descent and the subsequent climb will take you to the village of Ussassai and then to Seui, a town rich in history and culture, where you can visit the ancient Spanish prisons and the rural culture museum.

Day 5: Seui – Villagrande Strisaili (52 km)
Today you will conquer the tour's peak and from this vantage point enjoy splendid views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Don't miss a visit to the wonderful Nuraghe Ardasai, a magnificent example of these megalithic structures that are over 3000 years old. Looking north, you can see Punta La Marmora, Sardinia's highest mountain. Under the shadow of the impressive Tacco di Perda 'e Liana, you will pass through magnificent scenery and extensive forests, where you may come across cows, donkeys, pigs, goats or horses. You will continue exploring the Gennargentu Park, by wheeling along the smiling shores of the Upper Flumendosa Lake, crossing the route of the Green Train, one of the most beautiful railway lines in the world.

Day 6: Villagrande Strisaili – Santa Maria Navarrese (27 or 41 km)
Breathe deeply and taste the water from the sources you will come across on your journey: you are in the famous Blue Zone of Sardinia, places that hold the world record for the longevity of their inhabitants. From the small hamlet of Villanova, we gently go up the road before tackling a climb that will keep you busy for a few kilometers, at the end of which you will be rewarded with the beautiful panorama that spans from the pass of S'Arcu 'e S'Orostode, crosses the green hills and loses itself in the blue sea.

Day 7: Santa Maria Navarrese (25 km
) After a week on the pedals, you really deserve a boat trip along the stunning coasts of Eastern Sardinia! Places that are a must-visit: Cala Goloritzé, Cala Sisine, and Cala Luna. For the most diligent cyclists, we suggest a ring tour in the hinterland around Santa Maria Navarrese.

Day 8: Santa Maria Navarrese
After breakfast, the services end and individual departure.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 31 days of departure
  • 90%
  • From 30 to 31 days before departure
  • 75%
  • From 20 to 30 days before departure
  • 50%
  • From 10 to 20 days before departure
  • 25%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Sardinia by bike: the Ogliastra

  • To cycle through breathtaking landscapes that will leave an indelible mark in your memories
  • To see the red rocks of Arbatax emerge from the turquoise sea of Sardinia
  • To go in search of the ghost towns of Gairo and Old Osini
  • To cross wild places and unique habitats such as those of the Tacchi d'Ogliastra, the Su Marmuri Caves and the San Giorgio Gorge
  • To immerse yourself in a timeless journey and in a land that smells of mastic, broom and helichrysum
  • To explore the Ogliastra: a beautiful region of Eastern Sardinia
  • To live a special holiday by bike in Sardinia that will take you to discover the beautiful region of Ogliastra

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  • Are rented bikes equipped with accessories like lights or bags?


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