Start: Montevecchio Finish: Sant’Antioco
On this journey you walk 82.2 km over 6 days (an average of 13.7 km per day). The two longer walks can be shortened by van transfer to the starting point.
The walks are on various areas and terrain: gravel road and paths, in the forest, along a beautiful rocky and sandy beach, follow rocky coastal footpaths in the Mediterranean macchia, sometimes through low vegetation/bushes and mule tracks, along remote sandy footpaths by high cliffs, with a few sections of secondary surfaced roads as you enter the villages/towns.
Today a private transfer will take you from Cagliari to Montevecchio, where you will sleep in a nice Agriturismo surrounded by nature. You can relax or take a dip in the pool, admiring the Sardinian sea at a distance.
In the morning you have the option to go on a guided tour (there are 4 different tours of about 45’) of the abandoned mine site of the Miniere di Montevecchio (from 2007 added to the UnìNESCO list of Geoparks); then you can do a loop walk in the Croccorigas forest, home of the 'cervo sardo' (Sardinian indigenus deer).
Challenge: 9.5 km, 370 m ascent, 370 m descent
At some point today you may feel close to Charles Darwin when he arrived at the Galapagos in the 1830s. The dunes of Piscinas are the most extended desert area in Europe. For about 6km there is just you, the sea, the sand and the wind! The last part of the walk is on gravel roads to the Agriturismo Fighezia, where you are going to spend the next two nights.
Challenge: 13 km, 335 m ascent, 193 m descent
Today you are going back to the sea (Scivu beach) then you take a footpath inside the Mediterranean macchia, leading you to a panoramic view point on Capo Pecora granite promontory. Almost at the end there is the famous beach (for surfers ) of Portixeddu.
Challenge: 18 km, 637 m ascent, 665 m descent
Morning transfer (1 hour) to the tonnara of Porto Paglia, the starting point of today’s walk. Even if this is a marked footpath (red/white signs) it is on a very wild and remote coastline. You follow a sandy footpath with stunning views of the cliffs. Today’s walk is not suitable for people who suffers from “vertigo”, since there are a couple of section with no railing close to the cliff’s edge.
Challenge: 12 km, 379 m ascent, 386m descent
Today you take the ferries to Carloforte where start a round walk, climbing on secondary asphalt road towards the north side of the Island, where at the end of May they start the so-called Mattanza, a system of nets that for about 45 days capture the tuna fish. Back in Carloforte take a ferries to Calasetta then a private transfer to Sant’Antioco.
Challenge: km, 439 m ascent, 381m descent
Today’s a private transfer takes you to Capo Sperone, then you walk back to S.Antioco, passing by the watchtower Torre Cannai and the beach of Maladroxia (popular spot when the maestrale wind blows). The last part to town is on asphalt road
OPTIONS FOR TODAY (not included): fishing boat trip / horseback ride / Archaeological walk in S. Antioco
Challenge: 12 km, 439 m ascent, 381m descent
The trip and our services end after breakfast and depart for the airport with public transport unless you have pre-booked a private transfer with us.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, from April 1st to July 25th and from September 1st to October 31st
Best arrival airport is Cagliari
GPS tracks are available on request.