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There is truly something for all levels of expertise with easy rides for everyone to much more challenging cross country and single track rides for the advanced. Mountain bikers in Sardinia sample challenging and extreme trails with steep hills and dirt track dissents.
Our expert guides are on hand to offer advice, run tours and set up bikes for you. There are lots of tours on offer throughout the week that you are free to join whenever you wish. If you are a novice then start out by joining the easy rides where basic skills are practised and then progress onto the more challenging tours on offer. Dotted along the coast there are some great little café and restaurants, why not grab a bike and head out for lunch. There are some real gems to be found, just ask any of the staff who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
One of our favourites is the Perdepera Beach tour, which runs along the impressive eight kilometre beach to a relaxing rest at a café. For the energetic you can continue onto the local market town of Barisardo, a chance to explore a truly traditional Sardinian town. Both are excellent preparation for the more challenging tours.
South of the hotel there is dramatic scenery and wonderful coastal cycling! This is where the more challenging rides are found. There is a steady five kilometre road climb up to a high peak – where you are rewarded with some great views back towards the hotel. From here you can either turn around for an exhilarating ride back or continue on the Marina de Garro waterfalls medium tour or go off road and explore hidden valleys on one of the advanced single track rides through to Horseshoe Cape.
Type: Cannondale Trail 4 29er
Purpose: Recreational hardtail mountain bike, predominately off-road cycling. This bike is lightweight, reliable, fast and fun
Size: Small , medium, large and X-large
Course category: Easy-going
Terrain: Flat, tarmac
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
This welcome tour helps orientate guests to the local area. It is a short tour to introduce the surroundings showing all the local amenities, such as cash point, pharmacy and supermarket; possible coffee stop.
The tour takes participants along quiet back roads and along some dirt tracks around the local area.
Course category: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
This route offers flat terrain; enjoy cycling between the vineyards, taking in the pleasant countryside and views of Mont Ferru.
Upon arrival in the tourist area of Torre Di Bari there’s the opportunity to climb the Spanish Tower, if open, or just admire the views.
Course category: Challenging
Terrain: Steep hills, tarmac & dirt tracks
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
A challenging and extreme trail, taking participants part of the way to the Mont Guli waterfalls over technical terrain, with steep hills and dirt track dissents. Bikes are left near to the waterfalls allowing guests the opportunity to explore.
Perhaps you would like to bring your own bike to resort, to ride alone or as part of a guided tour – check your airline’s website for prices and packaging requirements.