Epic Sardinia is a fully assisted stage tour
Our support vehicles escort all of the stages, with drinks, bars and gels and, of course, water. Mechanical assistance and spare wheels are guaranteed from the very first to the last kilometer of each stage. The only difference from a Pro-Tour race is that Epic Sardinia is not a race. There's always the possibility of jumping in the van to shorten a ride, if needed. And as a little extra, a photographer follows the group taking shots of the cyclists and of the memorable views that’ll prove you accomplished the tour.
how we got it started
We launched the idea of Epic Sardina in 2013 while riding with our friends James and Justin. We left Bari Sardo on our road bikes and climbed to Mount Bruncu Spina at 1561 meters above sea level and located in the middle of the famous Gennargentu mountain range. The result? A glorious day of cycling. Exhilarated by the experience, our thoughts turned to turning our adventure into an annual event to share with new riders from all over the world. In 2014 we got it started. We called it Epic Sardinia!
2018 Epic Sardinia
The 2018 tour consists of five stages with elevation profiles and routes that highlight all of the capabilities and abilities of a dedicated cyclist. Make no mistake. It’s designed to maximize cycling enthusiasts’ expectations of what top-of-the-line cycling is all about. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Epic Sardinia takes place in an incredible natural setting featuring long stretches, tough climbs, short and quick ascents, flat roads and false flats as well as long winding descents. The tour starts in Cagliari and finishes at the beautiful beach at Bari Sardo. At its end you’ll have ridden up and down in the glorious Gennargentu, the highest mountain range on Sardinia.
Ride at the pace that best suits you
Epic Sardinia is a challenging event, but it's not a race. Some ride quicker than others, some slower. But we see to it that the group always arrives safely at the day’s destination together. In some of the longest stages we offer the opportunity to take an alternative shorter ride with less total elevation gain. Before each stage begins, riders can decide to ride the full stage or the alternative route.
Is there a group especially for women?
Yes. This group rides all of the routes at their pace. Our focus, however, is to have all of the riders finishing the main climbs and the stages together regardless of the group they’re in. That's what we call the comradery that contributes to the magic of cycling! And that's why the Epic is so – Epic.