Self-Guided Walking in Sardinia

Start: Montevecchio Finish: Sant'Antioco

Visiting: Montevecchio, Italy, Sardinia


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Medium, None

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour Operator: Explore!

Group size: 1 - 16

Age range: 14-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Explore the Southwestern corner of Sardinia and its unspoilt beauty with wild dramatic coastlines and crystal-clear waters. Hike along the Costa Verde among dunes and wildflowers, past abandoned mines, ancient watchtowers and natural granite breakwaters with incredible views of the surrounding coast.

Highlights

  • iconSpectacular landscapes - Little-known part of Sardinia immersed in wild nature
  • iconBeautiful beaches - Such as Piscinas, perfect for a dive in the Sardinian crystal clear water
  • iconAccommodation - Small, family run hotels with many chances to try the local specialties and local Carignano wine

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icon Day 1: Trip starts in Montevecchio

Location: Montevecchio

Accommodation: La Miniera Fiorita

Meals: Dinner

A private transfer will take you from Cagliari Airport (CAG) to Montevecchio, where you will spend two nights in a family run Agriturismo surrounded by nature. Here you can relax or take a dip in the pool, admiring the Sardinian sea at a distance. Your evening meals are include while staying here and are provided by the host, allowing you to try some traditional Sardinian cuisine.

icon Day 2: Montevecchio mine visit and circular forest walk

Accommodation: La Miniera Fiorita

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Montevecchio is one of the most ancient mineral mining sites in Italy. This morning you have the option to go on a guided tour (there are 4 different tours of about 45 minutes) of the abandoned mine site of the Miniere di Montevecchio. In 2007 this mine was added to the UNESCO list of Geoparks. After visiting the mine you can enjoy a circular walk in the Croccorigas forest, thick with ilex groves, cork oaks and home to Sardinian indigenous deer. Today's 9.5km walk is expected to take about 3 hours and you will ascend 370m and descend 370m

icon Day 3: Walk the dunes of Piscinas to Scivu

Accommodation: Agriturismo Fighezia

Meals: Breakfast

The dunes of Piscinas are some of the tallest in Europe and located next to Sardinia's most beautiful beaches. Today's walk explores this desert, and for about 6 km it is likely to be 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 spend the next two nights. If you arrive early you can enjoy exploring the gardens or relaxing on the veranda. Today's 13km walk is expected to take about 4.5 hours and you will ascend 335m and descend 193m

icon Day 4: Cape Pecora to Portixeddu beach Loop walk

Accommodation: Agriturismo Fighezia

Meals: Breakfast

Today you head back to the sea (Scivu beach) then take a footpath into the Mediterranean macchia or shrubland, leading you to a panoramic view point on the Cape Pecora granite headland. This strip of pink granite shaped by wind and water juts out into the blue sea, considered to be the gem of the green coast. Continue along to Portixeddu, a 2.5 km white sand beach famous for surfing which is bordered by dunes, with forests of pines, oaks and junipers offering shelter during hot summer days. After relaxing on the beach return to Portixeddu by a different path. Today's 18km walk is expected to take about 6 hours and you will ascend 637m and descend 665m

icon Day 5: Walk from Portopaglia to Portoscuso

Accommodation: Hotel Don Pedro

Meals: Breakfast

Today you have a taxi ride of around 1 hour to the ancient fishing village of Porto Paglia. Take time to explore the village before starting today's walk along a very wild and remote coastline. The route you follow is a sandy footpath with stunning views of the cliffs. This walk is not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo, since there are a couple of sections with no railings close to the cliff's edge. The path then winds down to Portoscuso where you spend the night. Portoscuso is home to a 16th century Spanish Tower, the 17th century church of Madona d Itria as well as the famous tuna fishery, all worth a visit. Today's 12km walk is expected to take about 4 hours and you will ascend 392m and descend 419m

icon Day 6: Ferry to San Pietro Island, circular walk from Carloforte. Ferry and taxi to Sant Antioco

Accommodation: Il Sentiero B&Bio

Meals: Breakfast

First thing you hop on the ferry to the port of Carloforte on neighbouring San Pietro Island. Today's walk starts climbing on a 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 catch tuna fish. Walk back to Carloforte from where you will take the ferry to Calasetta and then a private transfer takes you to the town of Sant Antioco on the island of the same name where you spend the last two nights of this holiday. Once a Phoenician Carthaginian colony, then a Roman city, today Sant Antioco is a charming seaside town. Wonder through the streets and admire the coloured houses, maritime history and impressive churches as well as the working fishing port. Today's 12km walk is expected to take about 4 hours and you will ascend 379m and descend 379m

icon Day 7: Drive to Cape Sperone then walk back to Sant Antioco via Torre Cannai

Accommodation: Il Sentiero B&Bio

Meals: Breakfast

Today starts with a short drive to Cape Sperone, from where you walk back to Sant Antioco. During today's walk you pass by the imposing watchtower of Torre Cannai, once the backbone of the medieval defence system. Following on past the watchtower the path takes you to the beautiful beach of Maladroxia, a popular spot for surfers and windsurfers when the Maestrale wind blows (winter and spring). The last part of the walk back to Sant'Antioco town is alongside the asphalt road. Today's 18km walk is expected to take about 5.5 hours and you will ascend 363m and descend 342m

icon Day 8: Trip ends in Sant Antioco

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, the organised part of your holiday comes to an end. Private transfers are available back to Cagliari Airport (CAG). Please contact our self-guided team for further details.

What's Included

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

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    Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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