Sardinia from Alghero

Island Ichnusa, heaven on earth


 

A tour inside another tour. Meant for those who wish to reach Sardinia with their own means, this is simply a shorter version of the longer tour, that starts and finishes directly on the island, in Alghero.


Why Alghero?

  • Well-served town, Alghero is easy to reach as well by plane from many places in Italy and abroad and by boat from the mainland, from France and from Spain
  • Rental bikes available on the spot
  • Alghero is an enchanting place! A delightful Spanish-styled, romantic old town whose bastions jutting out onto the sea will bewitch you just as the cobblestone paved lanes of the historic centre, the lovely Catalan churches, the fine handicraft shops housed in vaulted stone cellars, the horse-drawn carriages and the many little restaurants and bars on each square and sidewalk …


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 we all long to travel to for heavenly holidays.

It is a land blessed by the sun, whose generous rays warm people, traditions and landscapes, all unique and without any blots to distract the traveler’s gaze. A land where friendship and hospitality are as old as the Nuragic, Phoenician, and Roman civilizations that can be seen and felt everywhere.

  • Sardinia from Alghero motorcycle tour pack

     

    Start /end place

    Duration

    Riding days

    Hotels

    Included meals

    Alghero

    11 days
    10 nights

    9

    3 – 4 stars
    6 hotels

    10 breakfasts
    4 lunches
    6 dinners

    Rest day

    Total distance

    Min-max /day

    Tour /day

    Route grading

    7: Arbatax

    1700 km
    1055 mi.

    190-260 km
    120-160 mi.

    6 – 8 hours

    moderate

    1 Unesco world heritage site on our itinerary: Su Nuraxi di Barumini

    Price of this 11-day and 10-night tour:

    • from 2,691.00 Euro per person
    Inclusive of beautiful 4-star accommodation and one super meal per day.
     

     

  • Sardinia from Alghero motorcycle tour program details

    This tour explores the other side of Sardinia – the hinterland, its wild, pristine natural beauty, its mountains, history, and traditions… yet without neglecting the paradisiacal seaside. It aims, in only 9 days on the island, to make you a little more familiar with the culture of the ages that still thrives in this area of endless appeal, mystery and energy.

    Program subject to contents revision

    Day 1: Arrival in Alghero
    Individual arrival of participants in Alghero. Those who need a rental bike shall reach our rental point in town to pick-up their machine and from there be escorted to our hotel by the sea, whereas those who travel on their own motorcycle shall directly gain the hotel. You’ll meet the ItalyOnMotorbike staff, who brings up the group from Milan, on the next morning at the hotel.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Alghero; included meals: D.

    Day 2: 305 km
    Merging with the group arriving from Milan in the morning at the hotel. After a short presentation briefing we start our Sardinian wandering along panoramic coastal roads and exciting mountain routes, looking for lakes and prehistoric remains. We’ll visit beautiful Castelsardo and then one of the most important nuraghes in the hinterland before getting back to our hotel in Alghero where we can chill out before dinner with a stroll to savor the historic center and its charming Spanish-styled lanes.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Alghero; included meals: B, D.

    Day 3: 145 km
    A typical relaxing day on the coast with only 145 km ride. We bask in the splendid sea air at Stintino ahead of a seafood lunch in a restaurant on the beach and finally a visit to the marvelous Neptune’s Grotto before returning to the hotel.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Alghero; included meals: B, L.

    Day 4: 220 km
    Today is about relishing the biking paradise that is Sardinia in all its glory. We take in some classic bikers’ routes with an archeological theme, heading southwards. An itinerary made of exhilarating motorcycling roads, wandering among the many fascinating villages painted with murales, another typical Sardinian feature, like real open-air galleries, and some Roman history.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Guspini; included meals: B, D.

    Day 5: 235 km
    We visit the most important nuraghe in the world (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). What’s a nuraghe? A construction with more than a hint of mystery about it … you’ll find out more on the spot. And then we have our first encounter with the mountainous landscapes of Gennargentu Park, named after the island’s highest peak.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Guspini; included meals: B,D.

    Day 6: 230 km
    A full day awaits with visits to two of Sardinia’s most unmissable sights: one of the most important Phoenician-Punic settlements and a cave whose crystalline formations are virtually unique in Europe. There are some great riding roads here, as used by the leading motorbike manufacturers (including Aprilia and BMW) to film their TV adverts and as test routes. Lunch in a typical restaurant. To conclude the day you’ll have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Sardinian main town Cagliari with its bastions, the old castle district, the Poetto beach and nightlife area, its salt-ponds with pink flamingos, etc …
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Cagliari; included meals: B, L.

    Day 7: 290 km
    Yet more classic roads and breathtaking coastal scenery lie in wait, with further fascinating remains of ancient civilizations, before we head over to the eastern coast.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Arbatax; included meals: B, D.

    Day 8: 0 – 240 km
    After 7 days on the bike you deserve a rest day to be spent as you like. Hereunder just three proposals for a relaxing day:

    • stay in our seaside hotel and enjoy the beach, the pool, the sauna … whatever takes your fancy
    • take a boat trip to the Bue Marino Grotto (named after the monk seal or “sea ox”) and have a dip in Sardinia’s three most famous coves, reachable only by water – 10 km
    • marvel at the unique creations by motorcycle-sculptor-cum-engineer Giordano Loi. We then take a guided tour of a Sardinian goldsmith’s studio (with a demonstration of the filigree work at which the islanders excel) – 150 km

    We recommend to spend the rest days off the bike and give your body some relief. Though, we always have some interesting proposal for real warriors, to be toured on your own: another splendid motorcycle tour in the mountains with 2 spectacular lakes – 240 km.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Arbatax; included meals: B. No main meal is included on rest days to leave you completely bondfree.

    Day 9: 260 km
    Another superb tour beckons out north-east. What’s better after a relaxed day than a great ride on the mythical Orientale Sarda, stopping at the delightful seaside enclave of Cala Gonone, followed by a typical shepherds’ lunch in the hinterland heights and another fantastic twisty road afterwards, to help you digest, before reaching our last hotel in Sardinia on the famous Emerald Coast?
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in area Olbia; included meals: B, L.

    Day 10: 260 km
    That’s our last full day on the island that we must take advantage of in reloading our batteries at the prehistoric energy centres called Giants’ Graves, on the Maddalena island, where we’ll have lunch, through the moonscape scenery of Valle della Luna and, if we’ll have time enough, a last stop at the Domus de Jana (fairies’ houses) before getting back to Alghero where we’ll part and say our goodbyes. After dropping off the rental bikes, if any, participants to this shorter version will be escorted to the same hotel in Alghero where the tour started from, while those turning back to Milan sail back to the mainland from Porto Torres.
    Overnight in 4-star hotel in Alghero; included meals: B, L, D.

    Day 11: Departure from Alghero
    After breakfast it’s everyone for himself, free to go home or explore further the magic of Italy on your own. There are plenty of opportunities to continue your trip that we can help you planning!
    Included meals: B.

  • Sardinia from Alghero motorcycle tour pricing details

    All our tours are limited editions for a maximum of 12 bike teams.
    We guarantee all departures, even with one person only.

    Services and staff included in the price vary according to the final total number of participants.

     

    Price in Euro per person for this 11-day, 10-night tour:

    Rider in shared double/twin room
    (reference price)

    € 2,990.00

    Pillion in shared double/twin room
    reference price minus 20%

    € 2,392.00

    Rider in single room
    reference price plus 15%

    € 3,438.50

    The above prices refer to a minimum of 3 motorcycles (or bike teams) enrolled by departure time.

    In case only 1 or 2 bikes should have enrolled on a tour, then booking is not binding and participants will autonomously decide whether they confirm their participation against payment of a supplement, or they renounce free of charge, in which case all sums already paid are refunded.


    Included staff:

    To ensure the utmost attention to each traveler as well as the safety of the group we proudly offer fully escorted tours only. Specifically, the personnel traveling with the group is:

    • with 1 to 4 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
    • with 5 to 6 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
      • luggage van with chauffeur
    • with 7 to 12 bikes:
      • tour leader on his own motorcycle who opens the motorcycle line
      • rearguard steward on his own motorcycle who brings up the rear
      • luggage van with chauffeur
    All our staff speaks English.


    Other services included:

    • registration fee, branded tee-shirt, itineraries, pictures of the tour
    • assistance, medical and luggage insurance that covers both rider and passenger for all medical expenses in Italy and repatriation assistance costs in case of accident or illness during the tour and luggage theft or loss
    • typical Italian welcome aperitif
    • 10 nights en-suite accommodation and buffet breakfast in hand-picked, well-rated classy and charming first class hotels (mostly 4 stars)
    • 6 super dinners in hotel or external restaurant at walking distance (drinks excluded)
    • 4 super lunches in typical restaurants (drinks excluded)
    • luggage van (with possibility of transport for 2 passengers) if the final number of participants is 5 bikes or more
    • vouchers of value comprised between 200 € and 400 € to be used to buy additional services (fuel, drinks at meals, entrance tickets, further meals, etc) if the final number of participants is 8 bikes or more


    The price does not include:

    • rental motorcycle – available on request
    • lunches and dinners unless specifically mentioned and drinks at meals but water
    • extras in hotels, room upgrade or suite accommodation – available on request
    • fuel, any parking fees while touring, entrance tickets in monuments/museums/natural sites, etc – all visits are always optional
    • transfer from the Alghero port/airport to the hotel upon arrival and from the hotel to the Alghero port/airport when departing – available on request
    • transfer to the rental point to pick up the rental bike – available on request
    • anything not specified as “included”


    ON REQUEST vast choice of motorbikes for hire

    FROM 494.00 Euro + 0.22/km for the whole tour (9 days)
    on a BMW G650GS with top case + 2 side cases, third liability insurance, transfer hotel/rental point when picking up the motorcycle and transfer rental point/hotel after dropping the motorcycle

    ON REQUEST shipment of luggage via express forwarder
    (when luggage van is not supplied)

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    In this land of peace, you can fall asleep and dream of sun, emerald waters, white sandy shores, unspoiled nature … and wake up to find it’s all true, exactly as you had dreamed. Sardinia is known the world over for its unspoiled nature, its marvelous exotic sea and beaches, and its fabulous winding roads …

    Yet it also has an enviable historical and cultural background, from the Paleolithic ages to the more recent era of the Kingdom of Italy and the contemporary colorful mural paintings depicting scenes of everyday life that adorn many Sardinian villages.

    A land as mysterious as the ancient peoples that bestrode it, as bewitching as the wonderful flavors of its cuisine, as divine as the nectar of its wines, as clear as the Caribbean waters of its beaches, as free as the pure air you breathe there, and as beautiful as the top-class hotels that distinguish it.

    Sardinia, with its pink, gray and black velvet roads will ride with you across smooth slopes and plateaus made of hundreds of magical shades of green, in absolute silence, among explosions of fragrance, light and color throughout the day till late at night.
    Fascinated by the charm of this exceptional region, where roads still offer unbounded panoramas toward infinity, where there are no visitors – only brothers and sisters – we have decided to give pride of place to Sardinia in our tour program, focusing on one thing only: offering you a dream-come-true holiday!
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