Sardinia - "Robbing bends" at the East Coast & the Gennargen

Sardinia offers endless riding fun for motorcyclists and cornering enthusiasts. The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is rich in mountains, wide plains and marshlands, sandy and rocky beaches, cliffs and bizarre coasts.

Pricing

Price
Rider in double room: €1,638.00
Pillion in double room: €1,568.00
Single room (surcharge): €396.00
Optionally bookable for ferry passage (two-way tickets): (Single cabin "outside"): €104.00
Optionally bookable for ferry passage (two-way tickets): (2-bed cabin "outside"): €52.00

Features

Features
2x overnight stay in a 3*** hotel (start/finish hotel in the Weil am Rhein area)
Ferry passage Genoa - Sardinia - Genoa
Motorcycle passage on the ferry (incl. fuel surcharge + harbour tax)
2x overnight stay on the ferry passage in 2-bed cabins "inside" (without half board)
2x small breakfast at the ferry crossings
7x overnight stays in a 4**** basic hotel on the east coast in the Orosei area
9x extended breakfast or buffet in the hotels
9x 3-course menu or evening buffet in the hotels
7x 1/4 litre wine (red/white) and 1/2 litre water p.p. to the evening buffet in the base hotel inclusive.
9x elaborated day tours during the trip with at least (!) 2 tour guides
Luggage transport included
8-10 motorcycles per tour guide
route plans
travel security note
Remembrance T-shirt
Not included features
Everything that is not specified under Benefits

More details

More details
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons
On this tour we have few hotel changes with free luggage transport in the escort vehicle.
Sufficient (if possible new) tyres are absolutely necessary during the journey! Sardinia "eats" tire tread !!
Tolls on the Italian motorways or parking fees are to be borne by the respective traveller.
Costs for offered excursions or common lunch e.g. in the Agritourismo, are to be carried by the respective participant.
A motorway vignette for Switzerland is required on this tour. Costs approx. 36,- EUR. You can get them in the ADAC shop near you or here in the ADAC online shop!
We absolutely recommend a foreign, motor vehicle and health insurance + travel cancellation insurance! (e.g. here favorable over the Hanse-Merkur)
Program, hotel and route changes are reserved!
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Tour profile:
Total kilometres from/to Bottrop: approx. 4400km. The kilometre data are "approximately kilometres according to our route planning", a deviation is not excluded.
Daily stages on site: approx. 240 - 390 km (except arrival and departure stages)
Road condition: Very well developed and asphalted winding roads.
Driving skills: The motorcycle should be safely controlled on winding tracks. You must be in the right condition for this tour. Not suitable for beginners and returning riders!
Climate: Mediterranean Mediterranean climate, between 18° - 30° possible. In the middle of May the island is very green and in full bloom...
Special features: This hotel in Sardinia is also suitable for relaxing, sports and "holidays"! Of course it is not a "must" to take part in all day tours. Everyone as he likes and wants. But.... You are on this trip with dedicated and enthusiastic tour guides who want to show you their "favourite island"! Altogether we have been more than 40 times in this paradise of curves. Let yourself be infected by the "fever"...
We recommend to pack a "small hand luggage" extra for the ferry, because it is difficult and laborious to walk with motorcycle suitcases in the narrow aisles. Don't forget your bathing suit!
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Entry regulations and medical information:
The entry and vaccination regulations for the country of destination and transit corresponding to the citizenship of the individual travellers apply. The regulations applicable to German citizens can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
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On the rest day we will again offer an excursion by bus & boat to the "Grotte del Bue Marino". Minimum number of participants is 13-15 persons. The costs amount to about 68,-EUR per person, which are not included in the travel price and have to be paid locally!
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Hotels: We stay in two good 3*** and 4**** hotels during the trip. Parking facilities for the motorcycles are available at both hotels. The Club Hotel Marina Beach Resort is located in the Sardinian province of Nuoro, 200m from the beach and about 1500 meters from the city center of Orosei.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Enjoy with us the daily tours from our dreamlike base hotel directly at the sea. Wonderful coastal roads and great mountain routes with incredible views of lonely plateaus. In Genoa we take the night ferry and reach the island in the early morning, rested, to get directly into the curvy riding fun...

Tour schedule:

Day 1: Arrival to Weil am Rhein (from the Ruhr area approx. 580km)

Individual arrival (after arrangement if necessary in groups) to the starting hotel for the first intermediate overnight stay. Welcome, dinner and overnight stay in Weil am Rhein (this hotel will also be our final hotel, so that an arrival e.g. with motorcycle trailer is possible).

Day 2: From Weil am Rhein through Switzerland to Genoa to the harbour (approx. 480 km)

Today we drive through the optically beautiful Switzerland and with good weather conditions and suitable time window we will climb the Gotthard pass instead of the Gotthard tunnel. Continue through the Po plain, past Milan and down the most winding motorway in Europe to Genoa and the ferry port. Here we still have some time during the check-in to get food for the evening in the supermarket. For the ferry crossing to Sardinia only breakfast included ! Overnight stay on the ferry.

Day 3: From the harbour "Porto Torres" via Monti and Bitti through the cork oak woods to Orosei (approx. 330 km).

"Buon giorno Sardegna" - In the early morning we arrive at the port of Porto Torres. From here we continue along the northern coast to Lago Del Coghinas. After a first cappuccino in Monti, we enter the up to 1000 m high cork oak forests of Sardinia. The road layout is very demanding, almost alpine. Attention "danger of dizziness" for Sozias! On never-ending bends on the best asphalt, the route leads via Buddoso and Bitti to Nuoro. A visit to the Christ figure high above the city allows us a fantastic view of the Supramonte mountain range. The road up here, around Monte Ortobene, is the house route of the local motorcyclists. From here it is now not far to our hotel on the east coast.

Overnight stay and dinner in our beautiful basic hotel near Orosei.

4th day: Cala Gonone and the "bandit town" Orgosolo (approx. 240 km)

Two highlights are on our program today. Via Dorgali we go to the beautifully situated fishing village Cala Gonone, which we reach via a spectacular pass crossing. At the top of the pass there is a view to the sea, which lies hundreds of meters below. Cala Gonone with its small harbour invites you to take a break. From here excursion boats run to the steep coast and the caves. We continue through the infamous Barbagia (land of the barbarians) to the former "bandit's nest" Orgosolo. The inhabitants of Orgosolo expressed their displeasure against politics with graffiti. "Murales" they call the pictures that are simply painted on the house walls. Just as curvy as before, we continue to Fonni, the highest village in Sardinia. Past the Lago di Gusana, via Gavoi, Marmoiada, Nuoro and Lula back to the hotel.

Day 5: West tour towards Bono and Burgos (approx. 330 km)

The mountains and hills of the northern foothills of Barbagia are our destination today.

We take the SS129 in the direction of Bono, where the area is reminiscent of the foothills of the Alps. This characteristic pointed mountain cone, on which the ruins of Burgos are enthroned (remains of a castle from the 12th century), can be seen from afar. The area around Bono on the smallest winding roads is a driving challenge. It's hard to believe how narrow roads can be. Many hairpin bends take you up to about 1,000m into the forest of Burgos, a lonely rough forest area.

We continued today's tour south to Ovodda. Passing Lago Taloro and Lago di Gusana we reach the wine-growing area of Mamoida.

A winding road along the Flume Cedrino brings us back to our hotel.

Day 6: The big round about Arbatax and Gairo of the "ghost town" (approx. 390 km)

The longest and most beautiful tour is on our program today. The old SS125 (Strada Orientale) is a dream road of Europe, a MUST for every Sardinian rider.

We will take the most beautiful stretch over the "Passo di Genna Silana" in the direction of Arbatax. The approximately 70 km pass road can hardly be topped in driving terms. The asphalt is wonderfully good to grip and the road is very well maintained. Back at sea level and a short detour to the "Red Rock" in Arbatax, we continue towards the ghost town "Gairo" which was completely destroyed by a landslide and rebuilt further up.

At Lago Basso del Flumendosa we reached the southernmost point of our tour today. Again and again we cross the tracks of the "Trenino Verde" (translated "Green Railway") which overcomes here in large loops the gradients of the central Sardinian mountain country. We continue via Isili, Laconi to Aritzo. A few kilometres behind Aritzo a small road branches off into the mountains. This route to the "roof of the island" is demanding but also scenically beautiful.

In a thousand curves it goes further and further up into the mountains. A lonely and rough area, where snow can often be seen on the peaks in May. The only ski lift in Sardinia is also located here. We return in a northeasterly direction via Mamoiada to the hotel.

Day 7: Central highlands with visit of a typical agriturismo (approx. 318 km)

A visit to a typical "agriturismo" (Sardinian farm that produces 70% of its own produce) is a good opportunity to get to know the Sardinian way of life. At Seulo in the middle of the Genargentu mountains, we will get delicious Sardinian dishes at "Petra" and her husband "Gino". Despite this somewhat longer lunch break the driving fun does not come too briefly on this day. The roads in this central Sardinian mountainous region are a dream region for all ambitious motorcyclists. Extremely curvy, mountainous to mountainous and almost no traffic. A great conclusion of this tour is the route via Urzulei to the SS125 which now leads us in the opposite direction to our hotel.

Day 8: Mountain race track and as a reward ice cream parlour & cappuccino (approx. 250 km)

In Sardinia, too, motor sport has a long tradition. Today we will get to know some mountain race tracks and ride our motorcycles ourselves. First direction Benetutti, here we are again on the high plateau of the cork oak forests. A motorcyclist dream of how this road is laid out. With ingenious asphalt and an endless serpentine curve we head towards Siniscola. We then earned an Italian ice cream or cappuccino in the harbour of Caletta before we reach our hotel again.

Day 9: RUHETAG - at your free disposal

Today is the day at your free disposal. Shopping and eating ice cream in Orosei, a boat trip (see separate note below) or just relaxing on the beach or pool. Just the way you like it... because in the evening we have to pack our suitcases again...

Day 10: From Orosei through the interior and Tempio to the port of Porto Torres (about 320 km).

I'm afraid it's "goodbye" today. Along the east coast we reach Siniscola. Over numerous serpentines it goes up into the Monti Albo mountains. A great vantage point gives us a last view of the bay of Orosei and in the direction of Pattada, the "knife city", we continue our journey. The Lago Coghinas, which we know from our arrival, offers us an unparalleled orgy of curves on its eastern side. 50 km without a straight line lead us to Tempio, where we can enjoy a lunch together at "Claudio" for the last time the Sardinian cuisine.

Now it is time to set course for Porto Torres harbour, but not without a photo stop at the "Roccia del'Elefante" (Elephant Rock), another symbol of Sardinia.

In Porto Torres we refuel again and have afterwards again the possibility for shopping for the evening. With a little melancholy we observe the departure from the harbour and say goodbye to the curve island of Sardinia. On the ferry crossing to Genoa no dinner as part of the half board ! Overnight stay on the ferry.

Day 11: From Genoa via a few Swiss passes back to Weil am Rhein (approx. 550 km)

After the breakfast on the ferry and the disembarkation, we will (in good weather) not rider completely the highway with Gotthard tunnel, but explore one or the other pass in Switzerland. We ride back to our starting hotel and let the evening end merrily with hopefully great memories! Overnight stay, farewell and dinner in Weil am Rhein.

Day 12: From Weil am Rhein home journey to Bottrop or Saarbrücken

After breakfast we start the journey home together or individually.