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8 Day Guided Motorcycle Tour of Sardinia, Italy

Alghero, Province of Sassari, Sardinia, Southern Italy, Italy

Marvelous Italy Motorcycle Tour

This tour has been designed so to offer you the best of this bikers’ paradise, as for excellent roads and amazing landscapes amid the pristine nature that characterize this fascinating land full of poetry. A journey amid pre-history as well, in the footsteps of the mysterious Nuragic civilization that populated the island during the Bronze Age and of which thousands of remains are still scattered all over the territory. Last but not least, you cannot avoid falling in love with the tasty and delicious Sardinian cuisine, together with the outstanding sheep cheese (pecorino) and the excellent wines produced on an island where quality of life is still pretty much a synonym of genuineness.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (available at an extra cost)
  • Mileage: 1,340 kilometers / 833 miles
  • Daily rides: 200 - 285 kilometers / 124 - 177 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts, a farewell dinner

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Alghero
  • Enjoy the panoramic coastal and mountain roads
  • Ride thorough fascinating remains of ancient civilizations
  • Ride through the legendary Orientale Sarda towards Costa Smeralda
  • Visit the ancient Phoenician city of Nora and enjoy the Poetto nightlife
  • Visit a gorgeous cave and see an ancient Punic-Roman temple
  • Visits to the Giants’ Graves, Valle della Luna, and Castelsardo
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Minimum of 5 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay in en-suite accommodation in a standard double room at hand-picked, charming, three-star hotels with top amenities for their category or deserving agritourism.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting in Alghero

Individual arrival of all participants in Alghero in the north-western part of the island, an enchanting old little town which Italy on Motorbike warmly recommend syou to dedicate at least a stroll to savor the historic center and its charming Spanish-styled lanes. Meet up at the hotel in the afternoon. Around 18:00, you will go and pick up the rental bikes (if any) and have a short but important briefing. It is the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing things, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday. A typical Italian welcome aperitif will be the right occasion to get to know each other.

Day 2: Alghero - Barumini (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

After a lavish breakfast, at 09:00, you will start your Sardinian tour wandering along superb panoramic coastal roads and exciting mountain routes, looking for lakes and prehistoric remains. You'll be transferred to the inland through twisting mountain routes and some awesome lakes, heading for Barumini where you'll see the fascinating Nuragic village of Su Nuraxi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stop for the night.

Day 3: Barumini - Sant'Antioco (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

You will be back to the coast using other amazing mountain roads, and continue your itinerary on one of the most exhilarating and pleasant motorbike roads in Sardinia. You’ll finally be in the Sulcis area, that was the first portion of land to emerge when Sardinia loomed out from waters (during the orogeny in the beginning of Paleozoic), emerging completely, along with Corsica, during the Hercynian orogeny. You'll visit one of the most gorgeous caves that characterize Sardinia and then go to see a delightful ancient Punic-Roman temple before riding back to the coast where you’ll stop in Sant'Antioco for the night.

Day 4: Sant'Antioco - Cagliari (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

Today, you will enjoy a spectacular scenic route above the sea used by the leading motorbike manufacturers (including Aprilia and BMW) to film their TV adverts and as test routes. After many turns and wonderful coastal panoramas, you will arrive for a visit at the ancient Phoenician city of Nora before finally reaching Cagliari, the enchanting Sardinian main town where you’ll conclude the day. Italy on Motorbike suggests you to have an aperitif in the old castle district, on the bastions, then a nice dinner in the picturesque harbor lanes and finish the evening with some night life at the Poetto, Cagliari’s beach and discos area.

Day 5: Cagliari - Arbatax (215 kilometers / 134 miles)

More classic roads and breathtaking coastal scenery lie in wait, with further fascinating remains of ancient civilizations, before you head over to the eastern coast. A day amid sea and mountain for the pure pleasure of riding surrounded by splendid landscapes. You'll overnight in Arbatax by the sea, on the east coast.

Day 6: Arbatax - Costa Smeralda (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

Enjoy an another superb tour beckons out north-east. A great ride awaits on another great road for motorcycles, the legendary Orientale Sarda. You'll stop at the delightful sea enclave of Cala Gonone to then continue and descend again towards the famous Emerald Coast (Costa Smeralda) where you'll stop for the night.

Day 7: Costa Smeralda - Alghero (285 kilometers / 177 miles)

You'll begin today’s tour between some of the most known localities of the Costa Smeralda frequented by the international jet-set and continue, as usual on beautiful roads, to reload your batteries at the prehistoric energy centers called Giants’ Graves (menhirs). More corners in the moonscape scenery of Valle della Luna until you reach the wonderful small town of Castelsardo on the north coast. You finally go and visit another type of nuraghe before reaching your departure place, Alghero, where you'll drop off the rented motorcycles by end of the afternoon. A lavish farewell dinner is the perfect conclusion for this great adventure together.

Day 8: Farewell in Alghero

Italy on Motorbike will say their goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to enjoy further the magic of Sardinia, maybe with a heavenly self-contained stay on some resort along the Caribbic-like sea. They are at your complete disposal to give you all indications ad tips to enjoy your stay and help you planning your remaining days in Italy!

Guide

This tour includes service of an English-speaking Italian tour leader on his own motorcycle who leads up the way, cares for all the technical and practical aspects of the journey, and will introduce you to authentic Italy. As the travel lovers they are, Italy on Motorbike is firmly convinced that visiting a place with locals is the best way to enter in contact with its true reality, especially if the mentioned “locals” are specialists of what you wish to experience and see there.

Skill level required for this tour: beginner

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Location

On this tour, you will explore the mountain and coastal roads of Sardinia, Italy. A motorcycle journey in Sardinia is a life experience and a little foretaste of paradise. Fantastic twisty roads, highly gripping tarmac, amazing landscapes, pristine nature and wonderful colors make it a dream destination for bikers. The marvelous crystal-clear sea of Sardinia lacks nothing compared to the exotic dream places you all long to travel to for heavenly holidays.

Food

You will get buffet breakfasts at the hotels and a super farewell dinner during the tour. You will also enjoy a typical Italian welcome aperitif on the first day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Short briefing for the tour
  • Service of an English-speaking Italian tour leader
  • Assistance, medical, and luggage insurance
  • Registration fees, branded T-shirt, and pictures of the tour
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • 1 super farewell dinner
  • Typical Italian welcome aperitif
  • Transfer to hotel / rental point / hotel in Alghero
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Motorcycle rental cost
  • Entrance fees in museums, natural sites, and monuments (optional)
  • All main meals but the farewell dinner
  • Tourist taxes and extras in hotels (room upgrade is available on request)
  • Transfers to the hotel upon arrival and from the hotel when departing
  • Motorcycle operation costs: petrol, parking fees, and tolls
  • All personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO), Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) or Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire of brands Ducati, BMW, Harley Davidson, Moto Guzzi, etc … with top case and 2 side cases. For more information, please send an inquiry.

This tour requires a minimum of five riders or four couples (rider + pillion) and a maximum of 12 motorcycles. Luggage van with chauffeur can be supplied with a minimum of 10 bike teams.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

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