Like a small continent, Sardinia lies in the undulating, warm sea. It is its diversity that gives it a very special charm.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€1,790.00|
|Single room surcharge||€350.00|
|7 nights in a double room (2 x in a double cabin on the night ferry or in a hotel at Olbia airport)|
|German speaking tour guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|Travel cancellation and return transport insurance|
|Total distance: about 1600 km|
|Daily stages: 150-320 km|
|Minimum number of participants: 6 riders If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 28 days before the tour starts|
|Road condition: Always asphalted, wonderfully curved curves without end|
|Riding skills: The motorcycle should be safely controlled on winding roads|
|Climate: Mediterranean throughout, sometimes a little cooler at higher altitudes|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Its spectrum ranges from the wild, inaccessible mountainous regions of the interior with their bizarre, jagged rock gardens down to the Caribbean-style light-coloured beaches on the warm seashore. From the mystical fairy houses and giant tombs, the prehistoric nuraghi to the headquarters of the world-famous internet provider Tiscali in Cagliari. From the depths of the underground, largely undiscovered stalactite worlds up to the almost 2000
Meter high roof of the island in the mighty and original Gennargentu mountains.
Legend has it that during the creation of the earth, God had completely forgotten the small island of Sardinia. Naked and without vegetation she lay there like a bare rock in the wide sea. Only an angel had to point out his omission to God. Whereupon God repentantly and with great concentration took Sardinia's design once again and took plenty of all the beautiful things he had already created all over the world and distributed them on the island. That's how she became as beautiful as she is today. And the pearl of the Mediterranean.
The "forgotten island" has been increasingly neglected over the centuries. Thus, little by little, many different peoples took over the unguarded and unprotected island and left their mark: Phoenicians, Romans, Pisans, Genoese and, finally, the Catalans, who for a long time resided in the city of Alghero. All these influences are what make up the charm of this small, enchanting island and are the basis of its
inexhaustible diversity. To discover this small, dreamlike continent on two wheels, to "experience" it to the most remote and pristine corners is one of the most beautiful challenges a holiday on a motorcycle can offer.
Day 1: Individual arrival to the night ferry
Meeting point in the evening at the ferry to Sardinia, dinner and overnight stay on the ferry (double cabins with shower/WC). Departure expected in Genoa or Livorno.
Day 2: Arrival early in the morning and the first small exit
In the morning after the early breakfast arrival by ferry in Sardinia. On the well developed main road we first go straight to Alghero, so that we can get rid of our luggage in our hotel. After a little refreshment we leave relieved to explore the north-western tip of the island. As often as possible we move close to the coast and catch a glimpse of the deep blue sea. At Capo Falcone, the most northern point of the island, we look for a place right at the sea for a short lunch stop. Depending on our mood we take a few more pumpkins before we ride back to the hotel. For the first evening a common dinner is planned in the pizzeria Poco Loco, where the excellent pizzas are available as yard ware. Founded by Catalans, an Alghero still feels quite Spanish during the following small digestive walk through the oldtown and alongside the city wall of the citadel.
Stage for the day: between 40 and 260 km
Day 3: From Alghero to the Costa Verde
After breakfast it is time to pack up and get on the bikes. On the SS 292 we enjoy the great curve combinations up to Villanova. Up to Bosa, this road winds through the coastal mountain range, whose highest peaks scratch the 800 metre border. From here the road swings, we had had with wonderful radii, up to Monte Ferru (after all this "iron mountain" measures 956 meters), to Santu Lussúrgiu. As far as the mountains of the Arboréa, distant foothills of the Gennargentu, our path always leads from left to right, waving from left to right, to the plain at Terralba. Over roads of third to fourth degree (caution!) we approach the green coast quasi through the back door. Maybe we can even see some of the deep pink flamingos living here standing in knee-deep water.
The coast here is wild and the sea is open. The waves beat against the steep rocks with such power that it is a joy to watch this force of nature.
Stage for the day: about 275 km
Day 4: The Costa Verde and its hinterland
After breakfast we go out to the village. After the ride to Capo Pécora, we ride to Portixeddu to eat "Zuppa di Cozze", a shellfish speciality with tomatoes and garlic, and then frittura mista of seafood on the small terrace directly on the road (and of course with sea view, of course!). It's delicious.
Afterwards we ride along the coast to Masua. This section is one of the wildest of the Sardinian coastline, and the road passes through
breathtaking climbs far up high with a gigantic view over the
Later, via Iglesias, we find the entrance to a fantastic mountain race track, from where we let ourselves be carried away into rapturous vibrations until the temple of Antás. Here, in the area called Fluminese, it is possible to ride on gravel roads until you lose your orientation.
Maybe someone is in the mood for a little adventure? But this already expects us on the further way to Arbus, from where the small road brings us back to the Costa Verde.
Stage for the day: about 155 km
Day 5: From the west coast to the east coast along the Gennargentu
Today we start at dawn. The crossing of the entire island is on the agenda - and that in full touring regalia. But before that we will have a look at the world-famous Nuraghic fortress Nuraxi. Afterwards, we will be roaming the Gennargentu mountains in the afternoon and ride via Mándas, Seui and Lanusei to the east coast. What kind of roads will you think of after this carousel ride. And so it goes on. One of the best known and most famous roads in Sardinia is the SS 125 from Tortoli to Dorgali. Several passes have to be crossed on this coastal road, one of them over 1000 meters high - a feeling of elevation in the truest sense of the word. Just before Dorgali, turn right into the tunnel leading to Cala Gonone, one of the most beautiful bays in Sardinia. After an eventful and particularly winding day we move into our quarters here for the next three nights. Dinner and relaxation at the hotel.
Stage for the day: about 280 km
Day 6: Gennargentu
The day is dedicated to the island. A round trip around the beloved high mountains (free of annoying luggage!) is a must for every motorcycle hiker. Even today, there is no peer pressure, except for the joint dinner, nothing stands in the way of an individual arrangement of the day. If you wish, you can also find one yourself and meet the group again in the evening if you wish. The possibilities are manifold.
For all those who prefer to relax without two wheels under their buttocks, besides the (quite exhausting) hikes into the famous gorge "Gola su Gorruppu" or through the "Codula di Luna" up to Cala Luna, there are also some other possibilities. But the latter can also be reached on a small hiking tour alongside the water. Then, after a successful day at the beach, we simply go back by boat. Or you can go there and back by boat - for complete relaxation.
For those who still haven't had enough of the Gennargentu, today the wildest part of this fascinating mountain range is once again under the wheels. After riding south on the legendary SS 125, before reaching Tortoli we head west to Villagrande. From here it is not far to the entrance to the small mountain road of Monte Perda Liana. This part of the mountain region is really completely removed from the world. In some places you could think you landed in the middle of the Moroccan Erg - or on the moon. Horses move as freely as birds in this part of Sardinia. In view of the airy heights in which we move and the steep chasms we look into, we soon feel like we are.
In the middle of the heart of Sardinia the way leads us via Seulo and Desulo
this time directly to Fonni. Depending on your spirit of adventure, you can also make an even deeper, almost surgical incision through the centre of Sardinia. If stamina and curiosity play along, we forego comfort and ride the tiny, extremely wild pass - the Arcu Guddetórgiu - on an equally daring slope. Off the beaten track and far away from tourism - wasn't that what you wanted? Don't worry, there is also the more civilian, tamed variation over the Arcu de Tascussi. In Fonni we will all meet again anyway. And hopefully everyone had a good time. Afterwards follows the now already known little dance from Orgósolo to Oliena. If you don't feel like it today (which we can hardly imagine), take the other route from Mamoiada directly to Núoro and then on the main road to Dorgali and off to the hotel. That's another nice little dance. The rhythm alone is different.
Stage for the day: about 300 km
An alternative for the one-time-one or the once-in-a-lifetime riders: Hillside surfing along Monte Albo In the morning, after a leisurely breakfast (yes, we have a little leisure) we ride without luggage to Monte Albo, a longish limestone rock typical for Sardinian conditions, which was an underwater reef millions of years ago. It towers far above the lush green landscape. Along its northern side a wonderful little road winds through wild vegetation towards the sea. Besides great swings we enjoy the loneliness and the rough landscape. The detour down to Siniscola is a must, because otherwise only the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring offers such curve combinations, but without the deep blue sea before your eyes. The road leads us to La Caletta, where we are told to have the best ice cream on the whole island. We will see - or taste even better.
A relaxing day ends with the equally relaxing ride along the east coast via Orosei and Dorgali back to the hotel. Bathing in the sea is possible today as well as a short visit to the marble quarry. Sardinian marble is almost as white and famous as that of Carrara, but not quite as expensive. Unfortunately, we won't be able to take too much of it with us, because a two by four meter cuboid already weighs about 20 tons. From here, it is not far to Cala Gonone, and if one arrives today a little earlier at the hotel, then it is quite nice.
Stage for the day: about 200 km
Day 7: Via detours to Olbia
Via Núoro the path leads us northwards. With a cappuccino from the local mountain Ortobene we say goodbye to our beloved Gennargentu mountains. Today we leave this gorgeous part of the island. But the coming kilometres with this beguiling asphalt ribbon, which winds through holm oak groves and this spicy smell of the maquis, make every farewell quickly forgotten. In view of the splendid curves, which are not only seductive but also demanding, the gaze is quickly directed back to the front and to the essentials. Orune, Bitti, Buddóso... Further and further through the gentle landscape of the Altipiano we head north - and finally towards Olbia.
We enjoy the last few kilometres towards the coast on small roads. The night ferry is already waiting, the dinner too. And after a certainly wonderful final evening on board, the berth is already waiting for the extremely curvaceous now Sardinia addicts.
Stage for the day: about 200 km
Day 8: "Goodbye" in Italy
Early in the morning the ferry reaches the mainland. Shortly after leaving the ship we park somewhere on the harbour area to say goodbye properly. "Goodbye" hopefully, maybe someday on another tour. Or still again on Sardinia - because this island never lets you go again. I promise.