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Sardinia Yacht + Bike Tour

Sail the Emerald Waters and Hidden Bays of Italy’s Wild Island

7 days / 6 nights Level: 3Price From: $7,795Collection: Cycle + Sail, +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Sardinia’s distinct regions by bike and boat, exploring beautiful Costa Smeralda, hiking to the enigmatic ancient settlements of Tiscali, or climbing the cliffs of Tavorlara island
  • Ride an incredibly scenic road along the Gorropu Gorge and push yourself to conquer the Genna Silana Pass
  • Get to know the island’s acclaimed red wine, Cannonau, during a tasting lunch with a local producer
  • Taste Sardinia’s culinary heritage in fresh-caught seafood, artisanal cheese, seasonal produce, and handmade pastas prepared by your private onboard chef

Eat

Fresh seafood, porceddu (whole-roasted pork), a comforting cheese-and-bread dish called Zuppa Gallurese, culurgiones (mint and potato ravioli), lamb with artichokes, and seada, a sheep’s cheese-pastry covered in honey

Drink

Intense, full-bodied Cannonau for red wine lovers and a variety of whites—from crisp Vermentinos produced in Gallura to the rich Malvasias of Bosa and lighter Vernaccias

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Sardinia

    Your guides will meet you at the Olbia airport for a short transfer to the Cannigione harbor, where our luxurious sailing yacht is moored and awaiting our arrival. Toast to our Sardinian adventure with a glass of local Vermentino, settle into your cabin, and enjoy a sunset dinner aboard the gulet–prepared by our private chef for the week.

    Meals: Dinner
    Destinations: Cannigione
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 2

    La Maddalena

    This morning we sail to La Maddalena, part of the archipelago just off the main island of Sardinia. We’ll bike in and out of hidden bays with views of the rugged coastline, then cross the causeway to Caprera, Maddalena’s sister island. Caprera was the historic home of Giuseppe Garibaldi—one of modern Italy’s most fascinating figures—so we’ll spend some time learning about his life and legacy. This afternoon, ride to a secluded beach to meet our yacht and spend the remainder of the day kayaking, swimming, or exploring some of Sardinia’s trails and ancient ruins.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Maddalena, Caprera
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 573 meters
    Longer Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 665 meters
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 3

    San Pantaleo and Tavolara Two Ways

    Today, choose to stick with the bike or opt for a different kind of adventure with via ferrata, an Italian form of mild mountaineering. If you wish to spend the day cycling, we’ll disembark on a beach outside of Palau and ride into the hills of Gallura, passing vineyards and pastures en route to a landscape dominated by monolithic granite boulders. Pay a visit to the prehistoric village of Nuraghe, then push up to the hill town of San Pantaleo for a lunch break. Afterwards, ride all the way back to the coast and spend the afternoon cruising around the island of Tavolara.

    If you’d rather try your hand at via ferrata, we’ll sail straight to Tavolara where a protected marine reserve slices straight out of the sea—the perfect terrain to try rock climbing. Our mountain guide will lead us up the route and we’ll clamber back down for a late lunch onboard, followed by an afternoon of relaxing on deck or in the water.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Cannigione, San Pantaleo, Tavolara
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 788 meters; 4-5 hours via ferrata
    Longer Option: 65 miles / 105 km, elevation gain: 1,970 meters
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 4

    The Wild Interior

    This morning we head inland to explore the island’s center, replete with natural beauty that’s been respected and preserved for centuries. Our ride begins in a small mountain village, following a scenic ribbon of pavement that hugs mountainous bluffs and peers all the way to the sea. After a quick coffee in the little town of Lula, we’ll keep cruising to lunch at a traditional old-world farm. This afternoon, head straight back to the gulet to sunbathe with a glass of wine in hand, or bike all the way to the beach where the boat is anchored.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sant’Anna, Lula, Osala di Dorgali
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 800 meters
    Longer Option: 47 miles / 75 km, elevation gain: 1,080 meters
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 5

    Orgosolo Loop or Historic Hiking

    Two exciting options for today reveal two different sides of Sardinia. If cycling is calling your name, ride to Sardinia’s up-and-coming wine region where local producers are crafting award-winning Cannonau. First, we’ll pedal through Orgosolo, a village that stands apart thanks to its ubiquitous murals: the public paintings first emerged in the 1960s and today they number well over 150. A local guide will take us on a different kind of gallery tour, pedaling through this open-air museum and explaining the significance of standout murals. Continue cycling through the vineyards to lunch at one of Sardinia’s emerging wineries, then transfer or ride back to our boat for another night ensconced in the coves and sea caves of the Golfo di Orosei.

    Feel like hiking instead? Give the bike a day off and head for the highest peak in the Supramonte range, trekking up to Tiscali—an archeological settlement established by ancient Sardinians. Lunch is served in a shepherd’s hut, followed by a scenic wine tasting before we return to the Victoria.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Orgosolo, Mamoiada, Oliena
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 1,079 meters; 3-6 hours hiking
    Longer Option: 42 miles / 70 km, elevation gain: 1,399 meters
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 6

    Supramonte to the Sea

    We’ll set off for the Supramonte mountain range and the most epic riding of our trip, full of staggering scenery on a 3% grade as the road climbs gently along the Gorropu Gorge. At the top of the Genna Silana pass (featured in the 2017 Giro d’Italia), we’ll celebrate our feat of the week before enjoying the sweet reward: a 36-kilometer downhill to the coastal village of Santa Maria Navarrese. Our yacht is ready and waiting, so spend a well-earned afternoon soaking in the last of Sardinian sun and sea before our final dinner on deck.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Dorgali, Baunei, Santa Maria Navarrese
    Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km, elevation gain: 1,315 meters
    Shorter Option: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 854 meters
    Accommodations: Victoria

  • Day 7

    A si bìri, Sardinia!

    Sleep in, enjoy a relaxed breakfast or rise with the sun for an early-morning swim. Your guides will transfer you back to the Olbia airport and see you off to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Santa Maria Navarrese, Olbia

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Olbia, Italy Pick-Up Location: Olbia Airport Pick-Up Time: 4:00 pm
Departure Details

Airport City: Olbia, Italy Drop-Off Location: Olbia Airport Drop-Off Time: 10:30 am
Travelers Take Note

Because this tour relies on calm sailing conditions, weather and winds may dictate itinerary changes or prevent sailing at certain times, at the discretion of the captain and Tour Guides.

Weather by Month
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Average Temperature + Precipitation

 
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 5 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Quick Neo

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: E-Bike