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Trekking in the ex mining area

Tour along a preserved coast in south-west Sardinia

South-west coastline
coastline in Arbus
Buggerru mines
Buggerru mines
This is a marvelous trail that goes mainly along the coast and through a WWF Oasis.
It shows some mining archaeology, scenic views and fascinating coves. Except for the last day which will be the most demanding, the other days are quite simple but very different from each other, too.
The area is so preserved that we’ll have to spend two nights in a tent.
A toothsome traditional Sardinian dinner will be an excellent farewell before your day of departure.

The itinerary is suitable to the trekking and life-in-nature lovers; good physical conditions strongly recommended.


Day 1- Arrival in Sardinia
Arrival in Sardinia and transfer to your accommodation for the night in Arbus area.

Day 2 – Piscinas, Is Lacchittus, Punta acqua durci and Scivu
Departure from Piscinas area where huge sandy dunes still decorate the landscape and we’ll move along Costa Verde on a trail that goes across some beaches and a rocky path to the beautiful Scivu beach located in the WWF Scivu oasis. There we set up a camp for the night.

Time required: 5 hours, Length: 7,2 km, Difference in altitude: 100 m, Difficulty: E

Day 3  - Scivu, Capo pecora and Buggerru
From Scivu beach to Capo Pecora to admire the most Southern part of what is known as the only European coastal desert in Scivu WWF Oasis and appreciate a breathtaking view from Arbus watchtower built by the Spanish. Than transfer with a 4x4 car to Buggerru village and overnight in bed and breakfast.

Time required: 6 hours, Lenght: 5,6 km, Difference in altitude: 300 m, Difficulty: E

Day 4 – Buggerru and Cala Domestica
From Buggerru that used to be an important mining village and is still renowned for the first Italian strike, we arrive at Cala domestica to enjoy a terrific swim in the transparent water and rest in this splendid bay. Here we’ll set again a camp for the night.

Time required: 5 hours, Lenght: 6.8 km, Difference in altitude: 150 m, Difficulty: E

Day 5 – Cala Domestica, Sciuasciu port and Nebida
This is the most demanding day that will be rewarded with a special traditional Sardinia meal. From cala Domestica through a trail with some hard ups and downs will see beautiful scenery and the natural monument called Pan Di Zucchero. Arrival in Nebida. Overnight in a bed&breakfast.

Time required: 7 hours, Lenght: 10 km, Difference in altitude: 600 m, Difficulty: EE

Day 6 - Departure
Departure to the airport according to scheduled flight.
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