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Sardinia coastal walking
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Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct
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Sardinia coastal walking

Sardinia coastal walking

  • Spectacular landscapes, a little-known part of Sardinia immersed in wild nature and an ancient, magical atmosphere
  • Great and varied walks: dunes and wild flowers, granite promontories with incredible views on the surrounding coast and ancient watchtowers
  • Beautiful beaches such as Piscinas, perfect for a dive in the Sardinian crystal clear waters.
  • Small, family run accommodation and many chances to try the local specialties and local Carignano wine
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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.

Day 1: Arrive in Montevecchio
Day 2: Montevecchio circular walk (9.5 km)
Day 3: Piscinas to Scivu (13 km)
Day 4: Capo Pecora loop walk (18 km)
Day 5: Walk from Portopaglia to Portoscuso (12 km)
Day 6: Carloforte loop walk (16.5 km)
Day 7: Transfer to Capo Sperone and Sant’Antioco walk via Torre Cannai (12 km)
Day 8: Arrivederci Sardegna!

Day 1:    Arrive in Montevecchio

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.

Day 2:    Montevecchio circular walk (9.5 km)

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

Day 3:    Piscinas to Scivu (13 km)

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

Day 4:    Capo Pecora loop walk (18 km)

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

Day 5:    Walk from Portopaglia to Portoscuso (12 km)

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

Day 6:    Carloforte loop walk (16.5 km)

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

Day 7:    Transfer to Capo Sperone and Sant’Antioco walk via Torre Cannai (12 km)

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

Day 8:    Arrivederci Sardegna!

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.

'standard' hotels
B&B La Miniera Fiorita (Montevecchio)
B&B La Miniera Fiorita (Montevecchio)
Agriturismo Fighezia (Fluminimaggiore)
Agriturismo Fighezia (Fluminimaggiore)
Hotel Don Pedro*** (Portoscuso)
Hotel Don Pedro*** (Portoscuso)
practical info

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

Arrival in Montevecchino

A private transfer will take you from Cagliari airport to Montevecchio, where your trek starts,.

Departure from Sant’Antioco

You can take a bus to Carbonia   (http://www.arstspa.info/801.pdf ) and then a train from Carbonia to Cagliari Airport (https://prm.rfi.it)

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 7 Nights in selected B&Bs, hotels and agriturismo
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (DAYS 1 & 2)
  • Luggage transfer 
  • Arrival  transfer from Cagliari airport to Montevecchio
  • People transfer Montevecchio-Piscinas (DAY 3)
  • People transfer from Fluminimaggiore/ Portixeddu-Tonnara di Porto Paglia (DAY 5)
  • People transfer from Calasetta harbour and transfer to Sant'Antioco (DAY 6)
  • People transfer Sant'Antioco-Capo Sperone (DAY 7)
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to Alba and from Cortemilia
  • Trains or busses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners not mention in the programe
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Tourist taxes

Extras

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Transfer on day 4 from Portixeddu-Spiaggia di Scivu
  • People and luggage transfer Sant'Antioco-Cagliari airport 
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
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