A crossing o Sardinia from north to south through the highest mountains and most inacessible areas of the island.
Over 10.000 meter of uphill climbing, 450 kms of pure adventure, away from the traffic and noise of the civilization and the great town, through the most spectacular and rugged areas of the island.
Independent arrival at the hotel near Olbia.
In the evening, meeting with Ichnusabike guides, bike check–up, supper and overnight stay.
Independent arrival at the hotel near Olbia. In the evening, meeting with Ichnusabike guides, bike check–up, supper and overnight stay.
Day 2: Olbia – Mamone
Along the road of the pilgrims and the ancient livestock tracks we’ll leave the Emerald Coast behind and reach the great plateau of Alà dei Sardi where the silence reigns and you’ll be able to see the vast spaces that will be your landmarks during this trip. In the evening we’ll reach our little farm shelter where we’ll be able to taste the typical cuisine of the island.
By Bike approx. 72 km Total Ascent: 1800 mt.
Day 3: Mamone – Oliena
Through a forest of oaks we’ll reach the sacred nuragic well of Su Tempiesu. Through may uphills and downhills we’ll reach our hotel at Oliena at the foot of the Supramonte mountains and have a good nights’ rest before facing the toughest laps of Transardinia.
By Bike approx. 62 km Total Ascent: 1400 mt.
Day 4: Oliena – Fonni
Definitely the toughest day as far as the road surface is concerned but also the most exciting! The climb towards the Supramonte seems endless but the view of the valley from above pays back the effort and allows us to admire an uncontaminated and wild environment.
After leaving the Supramonte we’ll go towards our agriturismo where, as usual, we’ll rest and chat around the fireplace after dinner.
By Bike approx. 51 km Total Ascent: 1500 mt.
Day 5: Fonni – Desulo
Today we’ll climb the mount Bruncu Spina. Reaching the peak of the highest mountain of the island, the conditions tend to get quite extreme but once on top we’re rewarded by the spectacular view that reaches from the mountains of Corsica to the Gulf of Cagliari.
A challenging ride downhill will take us close to Desulo for another unforgettable typical dinner.
By Bike approx. 55 km Total Ascent: 1700 mt.
Day 6: Desulo – Seui
We’re now on the Ogliastra side of Mount Gennargentu where a dry and bare landscapes takes over the forests of oaks and chestnuts of the previous laps: this too is Transardinia! We’ll visit the ruins of the nuragic village of Orruinas and then ride down a carbon miners’ trail before climbing back up towards the peak from where we’ll be able to admire the rock of Perda Liana. After a few more kms we’ll reach Seui, small village of Ogliastra which still offers to its visitors a glimpse of past traditions.
By Bike approx. 60 km Total Ascent: 1700 mt.
Day 7: Seui – Villasalto
No respite! More uphill today!
We’ll start along an old mule track that was also used in the past centuries by the women who used to go to the river to do the washing. From here we’ll cross the desert plateau of Salto di Quirra after which we’ll continue downhill towards Villasalto where the unfailing typical cuisine will restore us and prepare us for the last lap of our journey.
By Bike approx. 72 km Total Ascent: 1850 mt.
Day 8: Villasalto – Cagliari
Last stage! You have time after breakfast to have a final walk around the town and visit a small local liquor distillery that produces excellent myrtle ("mirto") liquor. Lastly we pass round Monte Genis to take in an almost North–African countryside of unrivalled beauty. We’ll soon be able to see the Gulf of Cagliari which is the last part of this tour and will finally lead us to the sea.
A well earned rest by the beach, lunch and greetings until we meet again for our next adventure. Transfer to the port or airport according to your schedule.
On request, overnight stay to spend one or more day in Cagliari and visit the city.
By Bike approx. 52 km Total Ascent: 1405 mt.
Transardinia Classic starts from the surroundings of Olbia, a little town in the northeast of the island and access to the better known Emerald Coast.
Ship: The city is connected with the main ports in northern and central Italy.
Other ports/airports: Alternatively, you can reach Olbia landing in another airport/port and taking pubblic buses or trains.
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The Fee Includes:
Accommodation in double, triple or quadruple rooms depending on the number of participants and the availability of each hotel (Agriturismo, B&Bs and small hotels).
7 dinners with tasting of some of the best recipes of Sardinian cuisine, the picnic lunches during cycling laps, luggage transport during each lap, final lunch in Cagliari and bike guides.
Including transfer Cagliari - Airport / port / railway station on day 8.
The Fee does not Include:
The trip to Olbia and Cagliari, Olbia airport/port - hotel transfer, last night in Cagliari, drinks at meals, tips, anything extra of a personal kind, anything not specified in "The fee includes".
Cash fund travel
It's a cash fund that is established at the beginning of the journey through payment by all participants with a minimum amount that will cover, during Transardinia, all services not included in the fee such as extra drinks, bar stops and any admission to archaeological sites.
The amount of the fee is based on the experiences of previous groups and is managed by the group that elects a treasurer.
Any surplus at the end of the trip will be redistributed to all participants.