GiroSardegna 2020

NEW DATE 11/16 October 2020

🔴ORDINANCE “COVID-19” – n. 2

The TAR of Sardinia today definitively rejected Ordinance no. 43 of 11 September 2020 of the Sardinia Region (it regulated entry to the island by requiring tests) and this thing will certainly have repercussions ALSO on ordinance no. 46 of 06/10 with which this obligation was reiterated.

In truth, “formally” ordinance no. 46 is still in force, but it is clear that it will be suspended as soon as the “technical times” allow it.

Therefore, those enrolled in the GiroSardegna should also leave quietly to come to Alghero, knowing that in the ports / airports they will certainly measure their body temperature and “perhaps” they will ask you for the self-declaration of which we have already reported, available on the Portal under “Register your arrival / Sardegna Sicura” which has remained mandatory.

TO EVERY GOOD ACCOUNT, I just bought in the pharmacy under the house n. 50 “quick tests” that I will take with me to the hotel: you can then, if necessary, declare that “you will take the test in Alghero within 48 hours after your arrival in Sardinia!”

And they all lived happily ever after… waiting for some other gimmick from some other Authority!

Cagliari 08/10/2020
Antonio Scarpitti


It may seem impossible, but it happened!

Although the government has challenged the Ordinance no. 43 of 11 September 2020 of the Region of Sardinia (regulated entry to the island from 14 September to 7 October).

Although the TAR having suspended the Ordinance.

Although on 7 October the trial on the merits began at the TAR …… well, the President of the Regional Council, with the new “night” ordinance n. 46 of 06/10 REITERATED the Ordinance no. 43, this time for the period from 08 to 23 October!

It is certain that the Government will challenge it and that the TAR will most likely cancel it, but in the meantime the obligations deriving from it are in force.

I can’t tell you if and how this thing will be applied in ports and airports (the effects “should” start from today), but I must necessarily warn you that, at this moment, people headed to Sardinia are invited to present at the time of boarding and alternatively:

a) the result of a test for covid-19 – serological (IgG and IgM) or molecular (RNA) or rapid Antigenic – performed no later than 48 hours after departure, which gave a negative result (NDR .- … is the so-called “Quick test” and NOT the swab!);

b) the receipt of completion, as part of the online registration procedures pursuant to art. 1 of the Ordinance, with the appropriate self-certification … proving that they have undergone, in the 48 hours prior to entering the region, a serological, molecular or antigenic test, the result of which was negative.

If passengers have not been able to carry out the test before boarding and arrive in the region without the aforementioned certifications, the Ordinance provides that they can comply within the following 48 hours, in various ways.

Therefore, to enter Sardinia it is NOT mandatory to have taken the “swab” but only a Quick Test (which must be presented upon boarding by ship or plane) or you must register online on the region’s website with a self-certification.

I dare NOT express my opinion on this new ordinan: I would probably risk an indictment!
Furthermore, since the hotel is already prepared the rooms and the race organization already defined, members of GiroSardegna CANNOT take advantage of the possibility of moving their registration to April 2021.

Cagliari 08/10/2020
Antonio Scarpitti

🔴 Dear cyclist friends

Due to the Covid-19 risk containment measures and given the concomitance of an important car rally scheduled in Alghero on the same dates, in agreement with the Authorities delegated to issue the race authorizations, the operating procedures of the GiroSardegna have been defined:
a) General provision: ALL the activities of the race as well as those before and after it, will take place in compliance with the Covid-19 risk containment measures dictated by current legislation (to enter the starting grid: mask correctly worn -during the race it is removed- and correct distance between participants; Covid-19 self-certification; establishment of a green zone and a yellow zone; body temperature control; etc.)
b) Presentation of the teams: the presentation of the teams, scheduled for Saturday 10th, is canceled and CANNOT be carried out
c) Delivery of race packs and the Timing Chip: will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 10, from 16.00 to 19.00 in the open spaces of the Porto Conte Hotel
d) Race path: this year it will NOT be possible to compete in the usual two race courses (GranGiro and MedioGiro) but the path must be SINGLE and all participants will be grouped in it. Everyday there will therefore be a single starting grid, a single race and single order of arrival (separated between Men and Women) which will give life to the general classification and the rankings by age category. This is the definitive choice of the single daily route:
👉 1st stage: former MedioGiro – 86.582 km – Overall climbing m.1.614 – (openrunner code: 10299167)
👉 2nd stage: former GranGiro – 15,440 km – Overall climbing m. 202 – (openrunner code 10299696)
👉 3rd stage: former MedioGiro – 82,027 km – Overall climbing m. 731 – (openrunner code: 10965959)
👉 4th stage: former Unico – 22.344 km – Overall climbing m. 163 (openrunner code 10383462)
👉 5th stage: ex MedioGiro – 74,238 km – Overall climbing. m. 1.274 – (openrunner code: 11929076)
👉 6th stage: former Unico – 24,264 km – Overall climbing m. 861 (openrunner code: 10301530)
The routes will be correctly entered in the Road Book that will be delivered to cyclists
e) Departure of the first stage: since Piazza Sulis is occupied by the cars of the Rally, the starting meeting of the cyclists on Sunday 11 will be held in the nearby Lungomare Dante (about 100 meters from Piazza Sulis); the race course remains the one planned (from Alghero to Bosa and back, along the coastal road)
f) Daily and final awards: they will all be held in the open spaces of the Porto Conte Hotel in compliance with Covid-19 requirements (mask correctly worn and distance between participants)
While regretting the painful choices I was forced to make, I am pleased to note that the tender authorization process is proceeding fairly regularly.
Cagliari, 5 October 2020
Tonino Scarpitti


Now there are just a few days left for the GIRO DI SARDEGNA, in light of the regulations in force relating to social distancing due to SARS Covid-19, we list some procedures to follow in order to reduce gatherings during the days of ‘Event.

👉 Giro Sardegna registration status We invite you to consult the MEMBERS FILE to verify the correctness of your registration data. If they are MISSING, WRONG or INCOMPLETE, please notify them as soon as possible via email to KronoService, timing manager ( .

Due to the legislation related to social distancing, they are unable to make additions/changes on the spot

👉 Chip and related Enablement: To be able to participate in the event it is necessary to have a Krono Service Chip regularly enabled for the 2020 season (yellow chip or red to be placed under the seat post).

👉 To this end: * If you are the owner of a Krono Service chip regularly enabled for 2020 you are fine, you do not have to perform any operation * If you are the owner of a Krono Service Chip, but you have NOT ENABLED it yet, you can ENABLE IT ONLINE at * If you DO NOT HAVE a Krono Service chip, you can BUY IT ON LINE at , you can collect it on site along with the technical material that the Organization will provide you * It will still be possible to rent a chip on the spot valid exclusively for the GiroSardegna, even if we strongly advise against this operation for the reasons mentioned above ALL CHIPS ENABLED OR PURCHASED IN 2020 WILL BE CONSIDERED ENABLED EVEN FOR THE WHOLE OF 2021

Formality of Arrival in Sardinia

The organization of the GiroSardegna which will take place in Alghero from 11 to 16 October 2020 proceeds regularly, following the provisions for containing the Covid-19 risk.

All members are informed that the Ordinance no. 43 of 11 September 2020 of the Region of Sardinia, in the part concerning the obligations to carry out tests/swabs, was challenged by the Government and was suspended by the T.A.R. and therefore, to enter Sardinia there are NO obligations to carry out preventive checks.

It remains the obligation for all arriving passengers to “register using the appropriate online form” which can be found on the website

The registration procedures are in many languages ​​and are very simple to follow and carry out.

You need to fill in a form/self-declaration “within 48 hours prior to departure“, and then you will receive an email with a QR code attached that will be shown to the staff in charge of boarding the ship or the plane.

In the form/self-declaration you must enter the accommodation you will have in sardinia: in this regard, those who have requested the hotel accommodation must mark “Hotel Porto Conte – Via Porto Conte, 79 -07041 Alghero Maristella”.

Registration can also be done through the Sardegna Sicura App available in the store for iOS and Android systems.

Everything is therefore very simple and fast as it will be simple and fast, upon departure, “to undergo the measurement of body temperature which, for boarding purposes, cannot be equal to or higher than 37.5 °”.

Cagliari 29/09/2020
Antonio Scarpitti

Here are the "heroes" who resisted the Covid-19 cyclone and who will be at the start of the GiroSardegna.

With the reopening of the transfers between the Italian regions which will soon be followed by the
reopening of the borders of the State, there are those certainties that allow us to reopen the registrations
to that GiroSardegna which, initially scheduled as traditionally in April, was moved to October due to
COVID- 19.

We were pleased to note that around 90% of the members confirmed their participation for the new date
and only a small part of the members (some foreigner cyclists who had no certainties relating to air flights)
decided to postpone their participation in April 2021.

The structure of the event to be held in October is absolutely unchanged (stages, mileage, hotels, etc.) and
the event will be completely “normal” just as the entire cycling universe will most likely become “normal”

Starting today we reopen registrations for the GiroSardegna because many have asked us to: new
registrations can be made until 30 August 2021 and under the same previous conditions … but now there
are two important “news”:
1) Italian citizens already registered for April and those who register by August, for the October edition, will
be able to benefit from the “Holiday Bonus” up to a maximum of € 500.00 that the Government has set to
promote holidays in Italy (read the appropriate space to see its rules, amounts and possibilities)

2) … in any case, by the month of August, old and new members can also decide to move their participation
in Apile 2021 (always in Alghero) without penalties and without any motivation

And these are also further and wonderful opportunities that GiroSardegna offers cyclists and their families
to start off again: take advantage of it!

Alghero, 01/06/2020
Tonino Scarpitti

The GiroSardegna is the first stage cycling race in Sardinia, suitable for everyone.

It is for everyone, because you can choose whether to sign up for competitive routes or tourist routes.

Whatever your choice, you will cycle through breathtaking landscapes...

This year the GiroSardegna will be in Alghero > Sardinia > Italy > Europe

dove sarà il girosardegna 2020?

Hi, I'm Tonino Scarpitti and I've been the organizer of the GiroSardegna for 24 years. Those who know me for many years, some participate in the GiroSardegna since the first edition, knows how much attention and passion I dedicate to organizing the event, and that is why the 2020 edition will be truly special. On the site you will find all the details of the individual stages, of the selected hotels and all the prices. I just have to wish you a good surfing on this site and ... ... see you in Sardinia for the 24th GiroSardegna.

The GiroSardegna did not fix the competition venue in Alghero, for many years now, even if, cyclistically, it is the most complete for an event like ours.

There is plain, climbs of a certain commitment, excellent roads with little traffic but, above all, there are splendid coastal roads (the road to Bosa is of a unique beauty, forty kilometers of up and down without a crossing!) And then … there is Alghero, a “real” city, which has become an important tourist destination thanks to its history, traditions, its beaches and its sea!

Antonio Sscarpitti, organizzatore del Girosardegna

In designing the 2020 GiroSardegna I took into account the experiences made in 2019 and therefore, returning to the north of the island, no more car transfers: ALL departures will be close to the hotels!

From the cycling point of view the two races (MedioGiro and GranGiro) are slightly shorter and, on the whole, easier even if the first stage and the last two, although short, are definitely challenging.

From the point of view of hotel accommodation, 2020 will be a reference for the years to come: we have deliberately chosen the BEST HOTELS in Alghero and the surrounding area so that everyone can personalize their stay by choosing between alternatives of various costs.

Furthermore, stimulated by what happened in 2019 in many Italian Granfondi and by the new regulations issued, Alghero 2020 will be the GiroSardegna of the “Security & Safety & More” and therefore:

  • race routes in the first and second stage CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
  • to reduce risks, we will avoid the stage arrivals preceded by dangerous descents
  • we will reinforce the safety by enhancing the presence of personnel at the intersections and we will have a number of motorcycles in the technical escort well above the limits imposed by the law
  • and we will increase the number of ambulances following the guarantee we will install an “operations center” which will follow, step by step
  • the situation of the race highlighting the presence of assistance cars along the routes
  • … we will enhance the presence of the Television with a daily report and a special final of at least 30 minutes (broadcast by satellite!) but it is at I study another engaging initiative that you will soon meet
  • … departures, arrivals and more “scenographic” awards with some memorable gems Of course

The event will repeat its now consolidated scheme composed of the two competition routes (GranGiro and MedioGiro), all divided into the following stages:

1st Stage

The starting grids will be near the Alghero marina and the race will take place in the coastal road that will be closed to car traffic! The race will also be CSAIn International Middle-Round Championship.

2nd Stage
Individual time trial

Never seen such a thing! The experience made in 2019 of the road closed to traffic will be proposed again in 2020 with a variation: there will be a whole road for the competitors of the MedioGiro and one for the competitors of the GranGiro ... and both closed to traffic!

3rd Stage
Porto Conte /Stintino/Capo Caccia

An essentially flat stage on the line that allows you to see two beauties of the north-west: La Pelosa di Stintino and Capo Caccia, with one of the most beautiful views of the whole of Sardinia!

4th Stage
Team time trial

An addictive game: pure adrenaline! The team time trial repeats the "game" in a stimulating and panoramic route that all participants will enjoy.

5th Stage

We pass from the sea to the mountains of the interior for an arrival that anticipates the "Classica del Nord" which will take place on Saturday 2 May - the day after the end of the GiroSardegna - (... and there will be a "combined" ranking between the two races!). At the end of the stage there will be a "Malloreddus Party" in the center of the village that promises to be memorable.

6th Stage
Alghero/Villanova Monteleone

The stage respects the tradition of the "final uphill": it starts from where it all started (the small harbor of Alghero) and ends up in Villanova Monteleone, immersed in the panorama of the Gulf of Coral of Alghero.

And, given the consents we have had over the last few years, we have:

  • confirmed the team ranking
  • confirmed the two-grid starting lineup (first part the MedioGiro and then the GranGiro part)
  • still enhanced quality and quantity of prize draws

They obviously could not miss the beautiful ones non-competitive tour routes: in the vicinity of Alghero there are routes for all tastes, from the sea to the mountains and even in the most inland areas of the island and also for the randonneurs of the “1,000 km of Sardinia“: return to the classic three patents (200, 300 and 400 km) to see the north-west of the island without the stress of ranking.

The “Center” of the cycling week is fixed in the two hotels of Porto Conte but there is also the possibility of offering “something more” by staying in a 5-star city (near which we will make three departures and the final awards of the event).

It will be a GiroSardegna not to be missed for which we are preparing for great!

Tonino Scarpitti President of the Mare e Monti

Here's what makes the GiroSardegna unique

Variable difficulties

Choose, among the TWO courses of Race, the most suitable for you, between the MedioGiro and the GranGiro.

Choose whether to be a Tourist

You can decide to enroll in the tourist route, without thinking about times or speeds. You will enjoy ONLY the beautiful landscapes that Sardinia offers.

E' una Gara Internazionale

You will compete with cyclists from all over the world, even from the most distant nations, such as Australia, USA and Brazil.

Just think about having fun, we take care of everything

Hotel in full board *, gadgets, refreshments, timing, medical assistance, mechanical assistance, broom wagon, prizes, draws.

* choosing the 5 stars will NOT include full board, but the Half Board.

What they say about us?

The GiroSardegna has existed for over 20 years.

In all these years we have managed to get into the hearts of cyclists by offering them an exciting cycling holiday.
Who has not missed even one edition, who participates for some years and who for the first time.
Each of them is similarly thrilled …

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La meravigliosa strada costiera di Villasimius

La Costa Sud di Nora, Pula, Chia e Teulada

La costiera di Portoscuso, Nebida e Buggerru

Non contenti dei posti scelti per le gare,
abbiamo deciso di raddoppiare anche le GranFondo

Due giornate in cui scatenare le vostre doti di granfondisti

The Giro 2020 will have only one true protagonist…

... the Sardinian Sea !!

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These were the numbers of the GiroSardegna 2019

Subscribers to the GiroSardegna
Italian cyclists
Cyclists from the Rest of the World
Registered Women
Subscribers to the GranGiro
Subscribers to MedioGiro

We gave you a surprise.
Don't let it slip away.

Have you decided to stay in one of the selected hotels? You can do this with a discount of 50.00 euros



Because the offer is valid ONLY if you sign up by 31 December 2019...
... and then, because the rooms end quickly ...

P.S .: the discount is calculated automatically by the online registration system, you will NOT have to enter any discount code



at the start of the 2020 GiroSardegna: