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Transardinia, Mountain Biking across the Island, from North to South.

  

The longest european offroad mountain bike trail. 449 km of dirt roads, singletracks and mule tracks in seven days, more than 13.000 mt of total ascent across the wildest and most beautiful mountains of the island. Mountain biking off the beaten track, far away from the cities and the busy coast resorts. 

Sweeping singletracks, epic descents and cross country adventures.

 

Our Transardinia is the only one that preserves the adventurous spirit of the first editions, updated constantly with our continuous explorations in search of the better trails and most exciting corners of Sardinia. No one else can offer this guarantee!

In the pursuit of adventure along Sardinia's most secret trails. Miles and miles across a rocky and mountaineous interior dotted with remote mountain villages which preserve a rich and diverse cultural heritage. From Olbia to  Cagliari, riding the ancient shepherds' paths over the island east mountain range. From Gallura's granite peaks to Buddus√≤'s plateau, scattered with oaks. From Supramonte's technical trails, carved on candid limestone, to the high lands of Gennargentu and the Ogliastra's buttes. Rollercoasting up and down the deep Flumendosa's valleys and finally reaching with treacherous downhills Cagliari and its beautiful beach. 

Sardinia,(Italy) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and is formed by a series of mountainous massifs, hills and narrow highlands. Its coast is jagged and rocky, interspersed with marvelous beaches of very fine sand and countless inlets. The seaside landscapes are among the most beautiful in the world. Numerous small, enchanting islets are scattered in front of its coast.

  

  

Sardinia has an endless network of dirt roads, double track and singletrack trails, The Transardinia itinerary makes the most of this opportunity. Guaranteeing an itinerary composed of over 80% of unpaved roads, providing at same time the chance to experience the best mountain biking and natural wonders of the island. The itinerary has been planned in order to get the best out of its potential and an almost total cyclability. Whereas most of climbs are gradual and over good gravel roads, the downhills we have selected  are among the most exciting and technical trails Sardinia could offer. Nevertheless this experience wouldn't be a complete one if it didn't give the opportunity to know the real Sardinia. Transardinia isn't just about mountain biking, is also a journey through an island, its culture, its tradition and its people.

In this website, besides the description of the official route, there is a long and detailed trip report from a 2004 adventurous Transardinia.  Nowadays the Transardinia official route, is rideable in its full lenght with the help of  mtb guides. To permit to a higher number of bikers to ride the Transardinia, the route was slightly modified and the most technical sections were replaced with less severe trails adding more cyclability. The Transardinia Gps Route has been created, a full description of this route is available in the Gps Tracks section, where the entire route file is available, stage by stage, for download.

   Some numbers from theTransardinia official route

  

 day
stage                                     
Km
hrs
total ascent
total descent
 asphalt

fireroads

doubletrack
singletrack
   1
Olbia-Mamone
88
9,5
2100
1230
22
50
15
 1
   2
Mamone-Oliena
81,5
9
1710
2330
24
43
10
 4,5
   3
Oliena-Orgosolo
53
10
1950
1280
10
22
11
10
   4
Orgosolo-Desulo
55
8,5
1850
1820
10
28
7
10
   5
Desulo- Seui
66
9,5
2200
2270
26
11
12
17
   6
Seui-Ballao
66
10
1880
2540
7
38
16
  5
   7
Ballao-Cagliari 
84
8
1600
1820
12
52
7
  6
Totals
 
493,5
64,5
13290
13290
118
244
78
53,5

  

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                            Transardinia Videos!!

                              Here is a  una selection  from Youtube of some raw videos                               taken on the trails of the Transardinia Youtube. They were                               taken with a helmet -cam on some of the best singletracks.

                               This is a good way of getting the feel of the Transardinia

                                     

                               

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