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Sardinia: bike & boat

 

Along Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena island

The sea trasparencies of Sardinia from Olbia to S.Teresa di Gallura through Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena Island: indented shores and white sand beaches.

Sardinia: a sea by innumerable blue shades and incredible transparencies. Bike and boat, an ideal combination to enjoy and to know in the best way this gorgeous island.

Sailing is an unusual point of view for people who cycle. We usually cycle along the coast and we observe the sea at the horizon. Thanks to the cruise and the cycle trips, the knowledge becomes deeper and total.

Sailing from the boat, we will admire indented shores and infinite charming creeks: we will cycle along little isles and inaccessible areas from the mainland. Cycling along the shores, we will observe the beauty and the colours of flowers, we will smell the fragrance of pinewood and Mediterranean scrub, we will visit old human settlements, we will enjoy the breaking view of little bays with clear sand bottom. We will have relaxing breaks for sunbathing and swimming.

We will visit by bike and boat  the north-east part of the island, from Olbia to Capo Testa by Santa Teresa di Gallura, through the celebrated Costa Smeralda.

At first we will cycle from Olbia to the north along Costa Smeralda. till Liscia di vacca. From  Porto Cervo / Poltu Quatu we will reach Cannigione and later Palau admiring huge, granite rocks with their spectacular shapes carved by the wind. Stop to climb to the gorgeous Bear Rock settled on a headland where we will enjoy a breathtaking landscape on La Maddalena Archipelago.

Cruise from Palau to La Maddalena island. We will discover this little island full of white beaches and unforgettable natural fjords,  through the tiny island of Caprera where we have to make a stop in order to pay our respects to a great Italian hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi. We will then reach  Santa Teresa di Gallura and later Capo Testa, the northwest and most western point in our journey. From there we will begin our back trip through Arzachena and San Pantaleo, inland towns, to reach at last Olbia again. Along the journey we will visit giants’ graves, La Prisgiona nuragic village and many more.

It is difficult to end this special holiday. Landscapes, the sea, the crew  who took care of us, the beautiful boat and the tiny group of fellow travellers, whose friendship became deep, are all important memories to keep in mind.

Blue flag beach 2015: Santa Teresa di Gallura: Rena Bianca, Capo Testa Ponente; Palau: Palau Vecchio, Sciumara; La Maddalena: Punta Tegge; Spalmatore.

Services included in our previous tours

  • 7 nights with breakfast, in cabin with private bathroom. Cabins are cleaned every day.
  • 6 three-course-dinners with typical local recipeson board of the caique, with water and bread; drinks are not included.
  • 6 packed lunches, which includes sandwiches, fruit, a dessert, 1/2 liter water.
  • 1 guide tour by bike
  • 3 people of crew on board.
  • Use of on-board equipment (tender, snorkeling equipment, kayak).
  • Harbour dues and entrance taxes on protected marine areas.
  • Transport and supervision of bicycles on boat.
  • Visits (see the program).
  • Color tour handbooks' with historical and artistic information (at the time being available only in Italian).

 

HOW TO BOOK

This trip has already been tested. We propose  guided tours leaded by our guides who speak english and german. We can provide this trip also without leaders as long as the group can follow the tracks using a gps since itineraries develop on broads that are not always easy to find.

(*) On demand we can also provide other services as, for instance, a bus following the group or electric bikes and much more. Big groups are kindly invited to book in advance. 

To contact us:
Speaking english – spanish – french
Anna Magrin – anna@simonettabiketours.it

Speaking german – portuguese
Elisa Zambelli – elisa@simonettabiketours.it

How to Book!

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOUR

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights, 6 biking days.

When: upon request

Difficulty: average

Where: Italy > Sardinia

Tour description: The tour is a trail made out of 6 bike days, with start and arrival in Olbia. The trail follows cycling paths or secondary roads with low car traffic and some short stretches with average car traffic. The road bank is mostly asphalt, sometimes we will be pedaling on dirt roads. The path is mostly hilly with some easy slopes.

Visits: Arzachena: La Prisgiona nuragic village, Giants’ grave; Palau: Capo d’Orso, Bear’s rock; Caprera: free visit Giuseppe Garibaldi’s house and museum.

 

 

PROGRAM OF THE BIKE TOUR

1st day
Individual arrival in Olbia. Board on caique at Olbia’s port at 6 pm, settling-in on board, welcome drink and dinner. Our boat is an elegant caique, in fine wood with two masts, 24 meters long with comfortable cabins with private bathroom and shower. Overnight on board 7 nights.

2nd day
Liscia di Vacca > Palau
32 km about  –  high difference 350 m about
Sail from Olbia to Liscia di Vacca. Disembark in Liscia di Vacca. Cycle trip to Palau with a short break to visit the Bear’s Rock. Dinner and overnight stay in midstream in the Archipelago of La Maddalena.

3rd day
Caprera Island 
35 km about  –  high difference 200 m about
Disembark in La Maddalena. By a bridge, we will reach the tiny Caprera island. Possible short break in Garibaldi’s house and lunch break in one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia. Back to the boat. Overnight in port La Maddalena.

4th day
La Maddalena Island 
25 km about – high difference 270 m about. Cycle trip in La Maddalena island with lunch break in a wonderful beach. Board, dinner and overnight in midstream.

5th day
Palau > Punta Liscia > Porto Pozzo
28 km about – high difference 400 m about. Disembark in Palau. Cycle trip along a very wide beach till Porto Pozzo. Dinner and overnight stay in midstream.

6th day
Porto Pozzo > Santa Teresa di Gallura > Capo Testa 
40 km about  –  high difference 580 m about. Disembark in Porto Pozzo. Today we will reach the northest point of Sardinia by bike, later you will be surprised by the landscape of Moon Valley. Back to Porto Pozzo and sail towards the south, overnight in midstream.

7th day
Cannigione > Arzachena > Portisco
40 km about  –  high difference 480 m about. Sail to Cannigione. Re-board in Portisco and sail to Olbia’s port. Overnight stay in port.

8th day
Olbia. Disembark within 9 o’clock. Then individual back journey.