When you first got here, in the region of Sardinia called Sulcis-Iglesiente you immediately feel why it is also known as Costa Verde-The Green Coast-: this place is remote, wild and has an industrial- mines past that forged the landscape and the people. This past of mineral extraction (started 8.000 years ago) creates a unique combination of abandoned mine sites together with the natural beauty of the area and stimulates the curiosity of whom come to this area for the first time, that feeling of “here there’s a story to be told”.
Your trip starts in Sant’Antioco Island, home of some excellent wines (Carignano del Sulcis).
Today is full of options: it’s possible to ride your bike all around the island, stopping by various inlet for pic-nic, take a fishing boat excursion or have a horseback ride, or just relax at the beach.
Challenge: 42 km, 480 m ascent, 460 m descent
Today's ride pass through the almost abandoned (since the artificial basin on Monte Pranu lake was builded in 1951) village of Tratalias and ends in Porto Pino, with its famous beaches; the ride is along beautiful roads and gravel tracks passing by wineries and vineyards of the famous Carignano del Sulcis red wine! Once you arrive in Porto Pino you can continue exploring the area's numerous bike trails or go and try some water sports at the beach.
Challenge: 35 km, 220 m ascent, 225 m descent
This morning your first stop is the village of Tratalias, with its romanic church dedicated to S. Maria di Montserrat; after a stop at the village of Santadi (home of a famous winery) you pass by the stunning caves Is Zuddas, worth a visit! A nice ride along a quiet road leads you to Teulada, last stop of today, famous for terracotta pipes and highly refined embroidery.
Challenge: 35 km, 210 m ascent, 310 m descent
The last day is a must for cyclists! The Costa del Sud is an incessant repetition of ups and downs with breath-taking views of the coast and the sea, watchtowers and beautiful inlets; there are multiple occasions to stop and swim in the crystal-clear water! The last stop is Pula; just a couple of km out of town you can visit the archeological site of Nora, an important Fenician port where it is possible to admire some very well preserved Roman mosaics.
Challenge: 50 km, 625 m ascent, 675 m descent
The service ends after breakfast unless you have other services booked with us.
Nights in 3-star hotels and B&B with breakfast
Available on request
Front and rear lights included
1 rear bag and 1 phone holder (1 per booking)
Cube Touring Hybrid Pro 500