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Motorcycling in northern Sardinia from Genoa

10 days / 9 nights
Sardinia - With a road-book
Without guide

Last updated: 22/01/2023

price from 1050 € per pers.

This is a splendid trip to discover the north of Sardinia, with Genoa as the starting point. This relaxing itinerary will allow you to explore the most beautiful sites on the island at your own pace.

Your day by day program

Departure from Genoa

Board the evening ferry from Genoa (times may vary, but this is usually around 20h30). If you arrive in Genoa with time to spare, take the opportunity to visit the city, which is full of hidden and authentic treasures. Overnight on the ferry.

The north

Arriving in the morning in Olbia, take the road to discover the far north of the island. Follow the coast and discover Porto Cervo, Palau and Santa Teresa di Gallura. To reach the seaside it will be necessary to make a few small detours. A trip to the Maddalena islands is a must!
Riding on a beautiful coastal road, you will reach the Castelsardo region, known for its village perched on the top of a rocky hill and the starting point of your magnificent holiday.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Castelsardo.
Distance: 140Km.

The charming west

After breakfast, it's time to hit the road. Weave your way through charming Sardinian villages. Pass by some old churches, beautiful lakes and even a sea cave. Finish in a charming village on the west coast. Visit the historic centre or enjoy the hotel swimming pool.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Tresnuraghes.
Distance: 140Km.

Rest day in Tresnuraghes

A day of rest in the Tresnuraghes region. Take the opportunity to relax and observe Sardinian life. If you are eager to get back in the saddle, make sure you check out the amazing site of Tharros a little further south!

Mountain crossing

After breakfast you will ride east to cross the island. Enter the least visited regions of Sardinia, filled with fascinating landscapes. The Nuraghes (Sardinia's ancient megalithic edifices) can be seen in plenty, reminding you of how ancient the land and its culture really are. Reach Aritzo village for the evening.
Overnight stay and dinner in a typical 4-star hotel in Aritzo.
Distance: 149Km

Towards the eastern coast

Today you will finish your crossing of the island to reach the east coast. Ride across the high plateaus, perhaps coming across some wild horses. Arrive at Cala Gonone on the coast, your stopover for two nights.
Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Cala Gonone.
Distance: 200Km

Orgosolo and the gulf of Orosei

There are two options for today:
Make a loop to visit Orgosolo, famous for its frescoes that cover a good proportion of the houses in this small village.
If you prefer to rest you can enjoy the beach. Take a boat trip within the Gulf of Orosei, which harbours some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Overnight stay in your hotel in Cala Gonone.
Distance: 125Km

The billionaires' road.

Today you will ride back to the north of the island, following the coast for the majority of the time. It's time to discover a different, more touristy and lively Sardinia, with its splendid white sandy beaches.
Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Arzachena.
Distance: 130Km

Last day in Sardinia

Your last day is to be scheduled according to your departure time. Olbia can be reached quickly (in about 20 minutes). If you have the time, visit the splendid Maddalena archipelago.

Boarding is usually at the end of the afternoon, with the night on the ferry.

End of trip

Your arrival in Genoa marks the end of your motorcycle holiday in Sardinia.

Departure board

From early March to end of May: departure on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
From early June to mid October: daily departures.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Genoa - Italy
  • Genoa - Italy
  • A double room in 3 and 4 star hotels
Number of people
  • From 2 people
Level of difficulty
  • Daily distance covered between 100-250Km.
  • Single room supplement : 320€
  • High season (July - August) supplement per person : 180€
  • Nights in three and four star hotels
  • The breakfasts
  • 1 typical dinner
  • Return ferry crossing from Genoa to Olbia in a private cabin
  • The travel dossier including maps and road book
  • Local assistance
Not included
  • Transfers not included in the program
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned above
  • The motorcycle, any repairs, fines
  • Possible tourist taxes
  • Site visits
  • Optional activities on the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not expressly stated in "The price includes" section


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