Two of the best ways to explore Sardinia is by foot or by bike. The lush scenery, smooth roads, lack of cars, and great trails all over this place makes for a great outdoor trip—and all you need are your feet and your trusty bicycle. This Italian island treasure has been a favorite for cyclists for so long now, and more and more people continue to take notice.
Sardinia has a lot to offer to those who plan to explore using bikes. You can either go on an extreme biking tour offered by lots of different companies, or if you’re the adventurous type, you can do it by yourself and on your own pace (and why not—you can also do both). Explore the scenic coastline and the great terrain of this Italian island and have the most awesome time under the Mediterranean sun.
To Tour or Not to Tour?
With the seemingly uncountable itineraries in store for cycling here, it’s almost difficult to pick the one to start with. One of the best ways to know what path or trail suits you best is by going to the cycling tour company and asking them to do the job for you. Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those things when you’d be with tour guides everywhere you go—nearly all companies here that offer extreme cycling tours have the option of giving you a self-guided tour of the island. Usually, they will give you the essentials—maps, routes, tips, custom bike arrangements, accommodation—and you’ll be on your way to exploring places by yourself.
If you choose the self-guided tour option, you will not have a tour guide with you, but the people at the company will be always on call in case you need any help. This option is best for those who have a family in tow, as the bike companies will give you a plan of what will suit your needs best.
If you, however, choose to have a guided tour, there is an option for this as well. This is perfect if you wish to meet new people who have the same interest as you. Cycling with fellow lovers of the road will allow you to learn more from the people on the road.
Places to See.
So many routes are available here for cycling—you can bike just about anywhere really. Make sure that you pick the ones that will be appropriate for your skill level and preferences, so you will not have any problems while on the road. The places that you must not miss are Cagliari, the capital, is where you’ll find lots of historical attractions such as churches, cathedrals, and forts; Costa Smeralda is the place where you can go for a dip in the beautiful beaches after you go cycling; and Alghero is a wonderful town where you can see a great mix of both old and modern ways of life. Also check out Garibaldi’s house, a historic place that will allow you to learn more about the revolutionary at Caprera.
When to go cycling in Sardinia
You can go biking in Sardinia all-year round and enjoy the amazing Mediterranean weather, but the most perfect time to really see this place is during spring and autumn.