Cycling in Sardinia region of Italy
We think Sardinia is a near perfect place to take a bicycle tour. Less populated than mainland Italy, the island offers the cycling enthusiast unspoiled landscapes, fewer villages, and less traffic. Bicycling in Sardinia will also feel like taking a traveling in a different era. You could encounter hermit-like shepherds who may see people only once every few weeks to grieving widows dressed entirely in black. Meanwhile, Sardinia’s unique language and its cultural traditions add a further layer of intrigue.
Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, Sardinia’s architectural footprint reflect the Spanish and Arab influences and occupation of Spain or Sicily more than those of Italy. In fact, historical sites feature monuments from sea-faring civilizations like the Phoenicians or the Greeks.
Like the West of Ireland, which has preserved the Irish language so well, the Sardinian languages (there are two) are the living languages most closely related to Latin, but bear influences from the cultures that tried to invade the island over the last millennia including Catalan, Corsican, Arabic, Phonecian and Genoese.
Sardinia has gained attention for its unusually high percentage of centenarians, individuals who are 100 years old or older, per capita. Many people believe this longevity is due to genetics, a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and lean protein sources, and lifestyle.
As a cycling destination, Sardinia offers a magical combination of culture, history and adventure that offers something for every rider who dreams taking an unforgettable bicycling trip in the heart of the Mediterranean.
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Bicycling Sardinia – Alghero to Cagliari
Sep 22, 2024 – Oct 02, 2024