Sardinia, the thousand curves island
The Italian island of Sardinia offers everything that motorcyclists love. Secluded and winding roads in an incredibly beautiful landscape make motorcycle tours on Sardinia a very special experience.
Due to very good infrastructure and a great developed road network, motorcycle rides in Sardinia are a unique pleasure, especially on exciting routes in the remote regions of the island - which in contrast to really difficult alpine passes hardly push anyone to their limits.
After Sicily, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its mild climate makes spring and autumn ideal times for extended motorcycle rides. Relax and discover the varied coastlines with breathtaking beaches on a motorcycle. But the big highlights await you in the hinterland, where you can roam undisturbed through the wild nature of the island with your motorcycle.
Gently rolling hills and imposing mountains alternate in Sardinia with wide plains, which are primarily found near the coast and are ideal for relaxing after an exciting motorcycle tour through the mountains.
In Sardinia, called Sandalyon by the ancient Greeks because the outline of the island resembles a footprint, you will meet many hospitable and helpful people. The inhabitants of Sardinia cultivate their customs and traditions, especially in the heartland of the island where most people speak the native Sardinian dialect, which is at least as common in Sardinia as the official language Italian.
Delicious riding and eating
Small villages, some of them spectacularly situated on mountain slopes, invite you on your motorcycle tour to get to know the country and its people better and to taste the various culinary specialities of Sardinia during relaxed breaks. If you are a cheese lover, Sardinia offers a wide and varied range of regional cheese specialities. Sardinian pecorino, made from sheep's cheese and with a very intense taste, is very widespread. Other delicacies you should try on your motorbike holiday in Sardinia are the shepherd's bread known as Pane Carasau, which is available all over Sardinia, and suckling pig prepared according to local recipes.
One of the most spectacular landscapes on the island is the Barbagia region in the east of Sardinia, a plateau dominated by holm oaks and chestnut trees, where shepherds traditionally live with their sheep and goats. The area is characterised by the Gennargentu massif, up to 1800 metres high, the highest mountain range on the island, known as the roof of Sardinia. In Barbagia you can also discover on your motorcycle tours many remains of prehistoric times, such as the famous murals near the village of Orgosolo or the Nuraghi settlement of S'Urbale. Especially impressive are the so-called giant tombs of Bidistili, Marruscu and Madau, which offer impressive insights into the rituals of times long gone. This fascinating region, where you can also meet rare animals like mouflons, wild horses and wild donkeys, is an ideal spot for relaxed motorcycle tours with a very special ambience.