Trekking Excursions in Sulcis-Iglesiente

For those who love trekking, below are a series of itineraries that will allow you to enjoy the most beautiful locations in the southwest of Sardinia….

MANGIABARCHE EXCURSION Medium Difficulty: distance 11km The excursion is specifically designed to follow the west coast of the island of Sant’Antioco. Departure from the beautiful bay of “Spiaggia Grande”, to follow the boundaries of the ancient tuna fishery and observe the lighthouse of “Mangiabarche” and “Nido dei Passeri”. A change of scenery with the view of the cliff coasts, above which you walk to face the so-called “Mercureddu” and “Giuanneddu Mei” sections. The altitude, of course, does not exceed 40 m on the shore, an opportunity to see numerous caves, coves, and natural pools, all distributed over about 11 km of coast (in a straight line). Destination: Cala Lunga.

MALADROXIA – SU SEMAFURU EXCURSION Medium Difficulty: distance 15km A path of great fascination, full of naturalistic stages between limestone islets and sea stacks, of particular impact for the passage from the calcareous coast to the basaltic one, to end with the most impressive volcanic area of the island. Continuous view of the huge Gulf of Palmas between one beach and another for a daring excursion based on sea, environment, history, and archaeology.

HISTORICAL CENTER AND PREHISTORY EXCURSION Medium Difficulty: distance historical center +18km Urban Trekking in the Historical Center of Sant’Antioco. Basilica, Catacombs (the only ones in Sardinia), and the history of the Patron Saint of Sardinia Sant’Antioco Martire + TREKKING excursion on the west coast. It is about 18 km starting from the guided tour of the Tomb of the Giants of su Nìu de su Crobu and the Nuragic Village of Grutt’acqua. Following Porto Sciusciau and the coastal path along the cliff coastline (max 50 m above sea level), where you will encounter the “su Portu de su trigu” cave, “Mezzaluna”, “Arco dei Baci”, and “Totem naturalistico”. Extraordinary beauty, composed of different colors given the variation of the rocky material (Ignimbrite, Quarzotrachite, Andesites, and Rhyolites, etc.), in its about 11 km (in a straight line) of coast, presents some of the most enchanting views that can be obtained on the island.

MASUA – CALA DOMESTICA HIKE Medium Difficulty: Distance 11km The hike starts just before the entrance of the Porto Flavia mine where a steep path leads us to the beautiful cliffs. We then continue uphill along a steep but very scenic trail until we reach an altitude of 250 meters to admire the Pan di Zucchero. We continue with a slight ascent until we reach 315 meters below the peaks of S’ischina and Monte Nai, and after a flat path, we descend into the grove under Punta Buccione. We continue along the trail until we reach Canal Grande, where a steep path allows us to reach the inlet where we can admire the erosion of the rocks and the unique cave of spigole. We return back on the dirt road heading N-E until we intercept a deviation after about 10 minutes. We proceed north and then northwest towards Porto Sciusciau from where we can admire beautiful views overlooking the sea and eventually descend to the cove. From here, we proceed with a slight descent towards NW sighting the tower and the inlet of Cala Domestica which we will reach in about half an hour.

ISOLA DI SAN PIETRO HIKE Medium Difficulty: Historical Center Distance +10 km Guided tour of the village of Carloforte: through its narrow streets, its curious birth and interesting history will be told; its Ligurian peculiarities, from traditions to customs. Next, a guided tour of the LIPU Oasis: a short but intense journey that starts from Cala Fico and crosses the L.I.P.U territory, ending at Capo Sandalo. The protagonist of the entire route is undoubtedly the Falco della Regina, which has been monitored and protected for some time so that it can continue to be safeguarded. Incredible panorama on “organ pipe” rocks whose color varies with the intensity of sunlight. Breathtaking views guaranteed along the entire North West coast of the Island.

N.B. All hikes require trekking clothing and shoes, can vary at the discretion of the guide regarding the hiking target, and can be reduced or changed at the discretion of the customer and/or agency always in agreement with the guide.

For booking, please contact the hotel via email or at the number +39 0781 88304.

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