Sardinia cycling vacation in Italy

“Cycle country lanes and undulating terrain en-route to the beaches, fishing villages and ancient landmarks to be found across Sardinia's southwest coast.”

Highlights

Cagliari | circular ride through Sinis wetlands | Is Arutas | Phoenician site of Tharros | cycle the Costa Verde | Piscinas and Portixeddu beaches | Pan di Zucchero | Carloforte fishing village | Sant'Antioco | Romanesque Pisan sanctuary | Sulcis | Costa del Sud | Cape Malfatano |

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
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As a cycling vacation, this trip has very limited detrimental impact upon the environment, residents and communities in the regions we visit. Use of the bikes allows us to cover fairly large distances, while offering very little adverse impact, like pollution and threat to wildlife. Through this activity, we are able to raise local awareness for a kind of tourism which refuses to sacrifice the environment and real connections with people for financial gain.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Accommodation and Meals:
You will stay in a mixture of hotels and agriturismos (renovated farmhouses) for the duration of the trip. Our local operators select accommodation which is locally-owned and family-run in order to support smaller businesses and their employees. Having local staff also ensures that most income generated is reinvested into the area and the community. Where meals are supplied, seasonal, fresh food is used wherever possible. Many offer delicious regional cuisine, another essential part of Sardinian culture. There also are numerous restaurants and shops along the route selling authentic, local food, like fresh seafood, olives, roasted suckling pig or homemade ice cream.

Local Craft and Culture:
Sardinia is steeped in a rich culture and history which is evident in the architecture, customs and traditional handicrafts available on the trip. The itinerary takes you to the Phoenician site of Tharros, the former mining village of Nebida, Carloforte on San Pietro Island, the Pisan sanctuary at Tratalias to name just a few. Locally produced crafts found in the region include woven tapestries and baskets, handmade ceramics, carpet making, carving, embroidery and leather work. Handmadepasta (e.g. Malloreddus and Culingiones), wine and cheeses are also on sale locally. By purchasingitems of this nature, you can support local businesses and keep traditional methods of production alive.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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Reviewed on 02 Oct 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Cycling the less arduous, flatter, quieter country roads/cycle paths through spectacular rural/coastal terrain & small towns & coffee, ice cream & lunch breaks there.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Do not contemplate unless your cycle fitness level is high re: sustained aerobic endurance ie long flat distances & intermittent anaerobic demand ie steep, interval hill climbs.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes to first two. No to third.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very enjoyable. Great group. Great meals & accommodation. Two guides excellent. Frustrated & annoyed at cycle difficulty level involved & which was NOT made clear by MODERATE description in trip information.
Moderate/Difficult at least is appropriate!!!!

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Cycling down the coastal road with ice-cream at the bottom

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared to eat lots of amazing food, pack a swimsuit

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Family run accommodation used, cycling with a support vehicle

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent

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