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The Wild South West Walk

An interesting hike combining spectacular scenery and ancient sites on the south west coast of the island, along the Costa Verde. Experience beautiful beaches, Mediterranean macchia, natural springs, a Roman temple, ancient caves, granite plateau, cork trees and old mining trails whilst staying in agriturismi.

  • Prices from: £740pp B&B
  • Total distance: 70km
  • Nearest Airport: Cagliari
  • Duration: 7 Nights/5 days of Walking

Features

  • Punic and Roman temple of Antas
  • Beautiful and deserted beach of Scivu
  • Capo Pecora and La Vedetta
  • Gulf of Portixeddu
  • Naracauli ruins
  • Piscinas sand dunes
  • Dates available 25/03 - 24/06 and 02/09 – 21/10

Included In The Price

  • Return airport transfers from Cagliari airport
  • 7 nights B&B in 3 star hotels and agriturismi, all rooms with en suite bath/shower room
  • Welcome meeting (tour explanation)
  • Transfer at the beginning of day 3
  • Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Supply of route notes and maps
  • Telephone assistance

Not Included In The Price

  • Return flights
  • Admission to museums and archaeological sites
  • Local Taxes (Approx €10)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day 
Transfer to the Portixeddu, in the south west of the island. 

Day 2: Cala Domestica (12km/4h)
You start on a high! From the sleepy mining village of Buggerru, a trail rises to a limestone plateau above dramatic coastline and reaches Cala Domestica, one of the most picturesque bays of southern Sardinia. Return to the village following an inland trail through hills covered in Mediterranean macchia.

Day 3: Capo Pecora (16km/5½h)
You start walking towards the headland of Capo Pecora with its coarse, lightcoloured sand beaches, flanked by steep cliffs that plunge into the sea. You will enjoy beautiful scenery as the route continues on to la Vedetta, a small WWII fort, where you can enjoy the view of the long wild sandy beach of Scivu and the Costa Verde in the background. Your base tonight is a lovely agriturismo serving fresh local food in Fluminimaggiore.

Day 4: Antas (14km/3½h)
After a short transfer you will arrive at the suggestive Punic and Roman temple of Antas (Fluminimaggiore). From here you head north towards the caves of “Su Mannau”, where ancient Sardinian populations practised their water cults. After restroring forces at the Pubusinu water spring, you go through the tiny hamlet of Fluminimaggiore walking finally towards your Agriturismo.

Day 5: Fighezia – Sciopadroxiu (9km/2h)
This day is dedicated to the ancient mining past of Sardinia. Following old mining trials you will reach Ingortosu, once a flourishing town, and Naracauli with the powerful and suggestive ruins of the old washery.

Day 6: Piscinas – Freedom day (8km/2h)
Today you are free to explore Piscinas, famous for its celebrated sand dunes, among the highest in Europe. Some dunes are covered by the Mediterranean scrub, others still alive and modelled by the mistral, the prevailing wind in this part of the island. It is not uncommon to spot Sardinian deer coming out of the bush at sunset. 

Day 7: Sciopadroxiu - Montevecchio (15 km/3½h)
Hike on the old trials miners used to get to Montevecchio, formerly the biggest mining town in Sardinia. The route develops along rolling hills covered in Mediterranean vegetation that offer a spectacular scenery especially in spring time. 

Day 8: Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer to Cagliari Airport

Accommodation List

We believe that the accommodation is a very important factor of a hiking tour, therefore we take the greatest care in carefully selecting small family run 3 star hotels and country lodges with excellent regional cuisine.
The following properties have been selected for this tour (please note that they are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change hotels should the need arise).

Nights 1 & 2 - Portixeddu

Hotel Sardus Pater
Just 800m from the sea the hotel offers comfortable rooms and enjoys breathtaking views.

Nights 3 & 4 - Fluminimaggiore

Agriturismo Fighezia 
This small, authentic Sardinian Agriturismo is family run.

Nights 5 & 6 - Piscinas

Residence Sciopadroxiu
A small residence of just 6 apartments, located near the beaches of Piscinas, a perfect base for exploring the local area.

Night 7 - Montevecchio

Agriturismo Miniera Fiorita 
Located inland and with only 8 rooms, Miniera Fiorota offers a quiet and peaceful location to end your tour.

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