The perfect conditions for all-year round training: you’ll find dream routes away from the hustle and bustle on a road bike holiday in Sardinia. With sea views and impressive passes. The eastern part of the Italian island in the Mediterranean awaits with its Caribbean bays and spectacular coastal roads with little traffic. Yet the hinterland also has a dense network of quiet, well-asphalted roads and impressive pass roads. There are a total of seven varied mountain ranges on the sunny island – from short and winding to genuinely challenging ascents and moderate summits. The expansive valleys also provide perfect training conditions at mild temperatures – ranging from basic and intense.
Legendary, and definitely worth a detour, is the Costa Smeralda in the eastern part of the island: the wide sandy beaches, small bays and maritime cuisine provide the ideal way to counterbalance your training. The houses and roads are only full in the Italian summer holiday months. Otherwise they are mainly frequented by cyclists.
Insider tip: the quiet pass & side roads in the west and north are barely known. The area around Monte Limbara, not far from Olbia, is a hidden paradise.