Ancient Railway MTB Tour – Ferrovia Bècia

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All about the Ancient Railway MTB Tour – Ferrovia Bècia.

A very impressive tour along an old, unused railway that once connected mining areas. You will ride through old tunnels and canyons and over viaducts. The final part of the tour offers some excitement for more demanding bikers thanks to some hard downhill sections and fords.

Details

  • Distanza: 26 km (16.06 mi)
  • Time: 3,5 h
  • Elevation min: 155 m (1,394f)
  • Elevation max: 425 m (512f)
  • Elevation gain uphill: 690 m (2,254f)
  • Technical Difficulty: difficult
  • Difficult level: moderate

Highlights

  • Railway ancient galleries and flyover
  • Bau Pressiu Lake
  • Mining Village of Rosas
  • 40% slope

Availability and Prices

  • 1 pax: €70 per person per 1/2 day
  • From 2 to 3 pax: €35 per person per 1/2 day
  • From 4 to 8 pax: €25 per person per 1/2 day

Equipment Rental

We can also offer equipment rental. The equipment available for hire includes mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and camel-baks.

  • €15 per person per day

Custom Tours

Our tours are designed for you and with you. Just tell us your preferences, level and interests and we will plan the best trip for you. Half-day and one-day tours, which can fit into your holiday plans more easily, are also available.

We also offer basic lessons for beginners.

Combined Holidays. Experience a mix of Active Adventures.

The advantage of booking an adventure with us is that you can taste more than one sort of sports adventure. You can be riding a Mountain Bike one day, walking on our Trekking Tour the next and visiting the area’s best Climbing crags the day after that.

Notes

The price is intended per person and per half day.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Half day mountain biking with a professional  certified Mountain Bike Guide
  • Liability insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • The guides expenses that are split between the group members
  • Food and drink during the tour
  • Personal mountain biking equipment
  • Accomodation
  • Any other expenses
We suggest B&B Pedra Rubia - Not included in the tour cost

Pedra Rubia B&B is inspired by the beauty of this part of Sardinia – a true treasure trove for anyone who loves outdoor sports and nature at its wildest, not to mention the stunning coastline and Mediterranean waters.

Pedra Rubia and the environment.

We try to run our bed and breakfast in a way that respects the environment around us. Hot water is produced by solar thermal panels (after all, there’s no shortage of sunshine) and all the lights are energy efficient. Our electrical appliances have also been chosen on the basis of low energy consumption. We provide a transfer service to train stations and the airport, to encourage our guests to use public transport.

We also offer bike hire, not least to provide a degree of autonomy for shorter journeys.

Why Pedra Rubia?

Our name and our philosophy are inseparable. ‘Pedra Rubia’ means ‘red stone’ in the local dialect. Stone is a poor man’s material, generally, and is often thought worthless, but here in Sardinia, it has long held a key role. You just need to look at those symbols of Sardinia, the Nuraghe, or at the bare rock that abounds all over the island. For us, as climbers, stone is both fascinating and valuable, and this is all the more true here in the Sulcis Iglesiente given how good the local rock is for climbing.

And the rocks here are ruby-red, or ‘rubia’, like the Pan di Zucchero sea stack that we see tinted red in the setting sun every evening from the windows and balconies of our B&B.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included in the B&B cost.
  • Bed and blankets in a single room
  • Breakfast
  • Private bathroom and Shower
Not included in the B&B cost
  • Dinner
  • Any other food or drinks
  • Any other expenses