Nothing can beat a biking trip if getting close to nature is what you are after. Sardinia’s low-season, uncongested country roads offer a unique network of winding routes for the keen biker. Apart from in July and August, when temperatures can soar, Sardinia’s climate is ideally suited to bike tours, particularly in spring and autumn. The coastal flatland is perfect for more easy-going adventures whereas the island’s hilly interior demands a good portion of endurance and high levels of fitness. Countless unmarked paths provide an active playground for those who prefer to cycle off the beaten track. Please remember to close any gates and fences after you!
For those of you who want to circumnavigate the entire island, make sure that you have enough time and energy to tackle the erratic 1000 km up and down stretch. Despite the fact that the average Italian biker doesn’t have that many rights on the road, drivers are generally considerate.
If you don’t want to bring your own bike with you there are many possibilities to rent one in most beach resorts. However, should you be planning a longer tour, it would be wise to bring gear, brake and wheel replacement parts, as there are few repair shops to be found on the island.
Guided bike tours
It is possible to download a cycling atlas of Sardinia, designed for those who want to travel the island along the asphalted roads.