The islands

Published on:  | Last updated: 8 January 2020

  • The road to La Maddalena

    Sardegna North Coast

    This ride takes you along the northern coast of Sardegna with its wild rocky landscape of pink granite sculpted by the wind and rain. Stop off on the way for a visit to the la Maddalena national park in the archipelago of islands between Sardegna and Corsica.

    390 kilometres from Olbia to Alghero. Mainly on quiet roads. Easy-ish —some short climbs but nothing especially long or steep.

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  • The SS125 heading for Dorgali

    Sardegna East Coast

    If you like the idea of combining mountains with beaches this may be for you. This route heads from the Cagliari on the southern coast through the beautiful Gennargentu mountains before returning to the coast. Take shoes you can hike in and visit the Gola di Gorropu —Europe’s deepest canyon.

    362 kilometres from Cagliari to Olbia. Mainly quiet roads. There’s a big climb in the middle, but overall this is pretty easy, but you could easily make it more challenging if you want.

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  • SP105 coastal road between Alghero and Bosa

    Sardegna West Coast

    A ride that combines some of the most dramatic scenery on the Sardegna coast, but also a chance to see some of the island’s history including the ancient sites of Barumini and Genna Maria and the heritage of the mining industry. The route takes in some of the island’s most inter­esting towns. Oh and don’t forget the beaches.

    546 kilometres from Alghero to Pula near Cagliari. Quiet roads. Moderately challenging: there are no really big climbs, but the plenty of smaller ones.

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  • Agrigento - the fall of Icarus and Tempio di Concordia

    Cycling the southern Sicilian coast

    This tour takes you from Trapani on the western coast of Sicilia to Siracusa on the eastern shore. It mainly follows the well-signposted SIBIT Trapani-Siracusa route.

    The route takes in some of the highlights of the Sicilia coast, and some of Sicilia’s best beaches. It also takes in some of the most important arche­olo­gical sites including the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, the temples of Selinunte, and the Greek theatre at Siracusa. It detours inland to take in the beautiful baroque cities of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Scicli.

    Read more: Cycling the southern Sicilian coast.

Overview map

Overview of the island cycle routes on this site. Click on the line for links to the guides (links open in new window).

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