Alghero and Porto Conte Regional Park

Sardinia is known for its natural beauty and cultural riches. Alghero, a picturesque city located on the northwest coast of the island, offers the perfect combination of breathtaking beaches, historic architecture and a wide range of outdoor activities. Among the many attractions that Alghero has to offer, one of the jewels in the crown is undoubtedly the Porto Conte Regional Natural Park, a paradise for lovers of nature and outdoor sports.

Porto Conte Park

Porto Conte Park covers an area of over 5,000 hectares, including a variety of characteristic landscapes ranging from sea cliffs to wooded hills. Exploring the park by bicycle is the best way to fully enjoy this outstanding natural beauty. With a temperate Mediterranean climate, which guarantees sunny days and mild temperatures for most of the year, Alghero is an ideal destination for lovers of active tourism.

The cycle routes

The itineraries proposed by the Porto Conte Park offer a wide range of possibilities for cycling enthusiasts. One of the most popular routes is the 35 kilometer cycle loop, suitable for cyclists of all abilities. This route passes through different areas of the park, offering spectacular views and an exciting cycling experience. The terrain varies from dirt paths to paved roads, making it suitable for gravel or mountain bikes.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Museum (MASE)

There are many points of interest along the way: we recommend a visit to the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Museum (MASE), located in the immediate vicinity of the park. The museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous French writer of “The Little Prince” as well as an aviator who lived in Alghero in 1944, and offers a fascinating overview of his history and his connection with Sardinia. Before starting cycling, visitors can pay a visit to the museum to enrich their cultural experience.

During the cycle tour, cyclists can stop at the Rifugio di Mare, a much appreciated point of interest within the park. The Rifugio di Mare is an oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by unspoiled nature: here you can relax, admire the view and savor local products and culinary specialities. It’s a perfect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy a rejuvenating break before continuing your journey. The structure has a guesthouse with few beds, it consists of 7 modular rooms for groups, couples, families or single travellers. Spending a few days in this place is the best way to immerse yourself in nature and breathe the charm of Punta Giglio.

Alghero and the Porto Conte Park offer an unforgettable experience for lovers of nature and outdoor sports. Exploring this area by bicycle is a unique way to immerse yourself in its wild beauty, discover the local flora and fauna and enjoy an exciting cycling experience.

With a combination of spectacular landscapes, mild climate and a wide range of cycle routes, this destination is a true paradise for cycling tourism enthusiasts. So whether you are an expert cyclist or a beginner, Alghero and the Porto Conte Park will offer you an unforgettable adventure on two wheels.