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Ebike Cycling on the Costa Smeralda

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2249per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2022  
  • Departures
    Saturday departures from 21 May '22 to 8 Oct '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Complimentary upgrade to electric bikes available
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Wine tasting on day 5
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, island exploring

Italy: Sardinia

Ebike Cycling on the Costa Smeralda

  • Sparkling turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, undiscovered coves, far reaching coastal views
  • Visit Porto Cervo, glamorous capital of the Costa Smeralda
  • Prehistoric nuraghi, boundless vineyards, ancient cork forest, hilltop artists' villages
  • Island hop to the stunning isles of la Maddalena and Caprera

Sardinia's north western coast, the aptly named Costa Smeralda, has been enchanting visitors for years with its stunning rugged coastline, beautiful inlets, impeccable white sandy beaches and of course impossibly turquoise seas. This 7 night self guided holiday takes you to some of the highlights of the Emerald Coast, as well as to its lesser known inland wine area, inner heartlands and traditional hilltop villages, which sit perfectly placed between Sardinia's craggy mountains and the glittering sea.

Explore la Maddalena, an island of simply exquisite beauty encapsulating the very best coastal vistas of pristine shores, deserted coves and shimmering waters. Pedal into the heart of the Gallura countryside, once the territory of smugglers and bandits that hid in the age old cork forest. Sample some of the best wines Sardinia has to offer from its abundant Vermentino vineyards and discover the mysterious nuraghe - remarkable Bronze Age remains that are unique to Sardinia. Pick up a souvenir at the lively market in the artists' village of San Pantaleo and wander the chic, pastel coloured lanes of elegant Porto Cervo before ending the trip in Cannigione, the gateway to the Costa Smeralda.

Your accommodation for the week is in comfortable hotels with enviable positions, including a stunningly converted stazzo with spa facilities, and a 4* hotel overlooking the bustling harbour in Palau.


Whilst every effort has been made to avoid main roads on this trip, some small sections are unavoidable. Roads in Sardinia are generally quiet, but there is a notable increase in traffic to this popular part of Sardinia in the hot summer months of July and August. If you prefer quieter roads and to avoid very hot weather, it's better to come outside these months



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Day-by-day itinerary



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Cannigione

Arrive in Cannigione, the gateway to the Costa Smeralda.

Day 2: Cannigione to Palau via La Maddalena (41km/26mi)

Pedal along the coast to Palau, then hop on a ferry to La Maddalena, a National Park and one of the 60 islands in Sardinia's largest archipelago. There are breathtaking views as you follow the stunning coastal road around the island. Cross to the island of Caprera, the resting place of Garibaldi, the unifier of Italy, before returning to vibrant Palau.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Palau to Santa Teresa Gallura (25km/16mi)

Head for the hills and the pretty village of San Pasquale for spectacular views of La Maddalena archipelago. Continue on tranquil country lanes to the charming seaside town of Santa Teresa, with its rugged coastline and gorgeous sandy beach, and views over to Corsica on a clear day.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Santa Teresa Gallura to Stazzo (29km/18mi)

Detour to the promontory of Capo Testa for superb vistas over to the Bonificio Strait then head into the peaceful Gallura countryside with its endless cork forests, dramatic wind carved boulders and craggy peaks looming overhead. Overnight in a stunning Sardinian stazzo, a series of lovingly converted rural dwellings, with swimming pool and wellness centre.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Nuraghe loop ride (25km/16mi)

Cycle along quiet country lanes to the megalithic Giant's Grave of Coddu Vecchiu and the Nuraghe la Prisgiona, the fascinating stone remains of a Bronze Age village. Today the sites are surrounded by endless Vermentino vineyards. Savour the prize-winning wine in a local winery (wine tasting included) before returning to your stazzo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Stazzo to San Pantaleo (21km/13mi)

Ride to colourful Arzachena, the town around which the Costa Smeralda emerged, then climb to the lovely village of San Pantaleo, nestled below towering granite crags. A haven for artists and sculptors, wander round the village's cobbled streets and its art shops and cafes and enjoy its lively artisan market (Thursday morning).
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: San Pantaleo to Cannigione (35km/22mi)

Superb cycling today as you make your way back to the Costa Smeralda. Lunch perhaps in glamorous Porto Cervo with its exclusive boutiques and fine dining, then pedal past white sandy beaches, hidden inlets framed by fragrant juniper bushes and impossibly turquoise waters to Cannigione.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Leave Cannigione


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel del Porto, Cannigione

The family run Hotel del Porto is located just opposite Cannigione's lovely marina. It started life as a popular local restaurant before the family decided to add guest rooms; today, it is a *** hotel and has retained its restaurant as well as adding a guests' lounge area and bar. The comfortable bedrooms are all ensuite and decorated in the traditional Sardinian pastel blue colour.


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Hotel la Vecchia Fonte, Palau

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The wonderful **** Hotel la Vecchia Fonte - named after the old fountain in Palau's central square - overlooks the town's pretty harbour, just a stone's throw from the sandy beach. The hotel comes with a cafe and wine bar - complete with grand piano! - whilst a choice of local restaurants are a short walk away. Bedrooms here are spacious, decorated in the traditional Sardinian colours of light blues and yellows, and come with juliette balcony.


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Hotel Muita di Mari, Santa Teresa Gallura

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The family run Hotel Muita di Mari is conveniently located in the centre of Santa Teresa Gallura, and just a 10 minute walk from the town's superb sandy Rena Bianca beach. The hotel has just 10 spacious bedrooms, which are simply decorated but bright and airy, with each benefitting from a small balcony. The hotel also boasts a restaurant and pizzeria with terrace, a bar and a large area for guests to relax in.


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Tenuta Pilastru, Near Arzachena

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The Tenuta Pilastru boasts a dramatic setting, surrounded by the wind carved granite rocks that typify the Galluran landscape. This stazzo - a rural building that has been converted into hotel accommodation - sits in 150 hectares of gardens and untouched parkland. The beautifully decorated rooms are in bungalow style accommmodation, with most rooms having their own private entrance and patio area, and overlooking the gardens. Some of the fantastic facilities at the Tenuta include a wellness centre and restaurant, where you can also dine al fresco.


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Hotel San Pantaleo, San Pantaleo

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The Hotel San Pantaleo is a traditional family run hotel with restaurant and bar in the centre of the charming artists' village of San Pantaleo. The comfortable rooms all have whitewashed walls and tiled floors, with furniture in pretty pastel colours. It's possible to eat dinner by candle light on the terrace over the summer months.

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Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Complimentary upgrade to electric bikes available

Luggage transfers between hotels

Wine tasting on day 5


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Saturday departures from 21st May 2022 to 8th Oct 2022, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Electric bikes
Complimentary electric bikes are available on this holiday. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other details
Ferries to and from la Maddalena are not included. An indicative cost for this is 10€ per person.

E-bikes are a great way to tackle the more challenging routes on this trip but we would not recommend these for anyone out of practice on a bike. E-bikes are heavier than regular bikes and as such are better suited to proficient cyclists who need a boost up the hills! Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure on the suitability for the user.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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