Monthly Archives: August 2010

Sardinia 2010 – Monte Oro (23rd July)

On our seventh day on Sardinia we went for a trip to Monte Oro – 669 meters high mountain, rising above the village of Santa Maria Navarrese. Once again, we learnt about this hike in our favourite guidebook “Sardinia: Rother Walking Guite”, written by Mithra Omidvar. In the 3rd Czech issue of the book (from year 2003), this track is listed under number 28.

Il Pozzo, Santa Maria Navarrese

Il Pozzo, Santa Maria Navarrese

We left the camp in Tancau at quarter past eight – a little earlier then usually… Starting point of the hike to the “Golden mountain” is the upper village square in Santa Maria Navarrese, so getting there was very easy (it took us less than ten minutes). The square is very nice, we especially admired the painting on the wall of local pizzeria. Read More (+GPS trace, GPS waypoints, elevation diagram) »

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Sardinia 2010 – Santa Maria Navarrese (22nd July)

Since the camp in Cala Gonone was very expensive, on our sixth day on Sardinia we decided to leave it and move somewhere else. At 10:00 our bags were packed and we were ready to go

Riu Fiumineddu valley and Supramonte

Riu Fiumineddu valley and Supramonte

We left Cala Gonone and went up to the hills and through the tunnel to SS 125. There we turned left and started heading south. The road started climbing up to the mountains and we saw that “Orientale Sarda” (I’d translate it like “Eastern Sardinian”) really was (and still is) the nicest panoramatic road of Sardinia… Read More »

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Sardinia 2010 – Cala Luna (21st July)

The fifth day on Sardinia and the trip to Cala Luna. Cala Luna (= “Moon Cove” in English) is a famous cove and beach located not far to the south from Cala Gonone. It’s not accessible by car and that’s why I had originally thought that there would not be too many people. Later I saw how naive that assumption was…

Cala Luna

Cala Luna

Today’s journey to the starting point was quite short, we set out from Cala Gonone camp at 9:26 and just after 25 minutes we got to the parking lot located at 45 m ASL above the Caletta Fuili cove. The way there is very straightforward – the only road leading to the south from Cala Gonone ends there… Read More (+GPS trace, GPS waypoints, elevation diagram) »

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Sardinia 2010 – Gola su Gorroppu (20th July)

For our fourth day on Sardinia we had planned a trip to Gola su Gorroppu – famous canyon on Riu Fiumineddu river. The hike there is described in a guidebook “Sardinia: Rother Walking Guite”, written by Mithra Omidvar. We used the 3rd Czech issue of the book (from year 2003), where is this track listed as number 35.

Oleanders and limestone boulders (Gola su Gorroppu)

Oleanders and limestone boulders (Gola su Gorroppu)

The track to Gorroppu canyon (btw. it’s the ONLY possible way how to get there) starts at Sa Barva bridge on the Fiumineddu river. Getting there wasn’t very difficult. We left Cala Gonone camp at 9:10, went up in the direction Dorgali, and behind the tunnel (connecting Cala Gonone road to SS 125) turned left. We didn’t stay very long on SS 125, but just after 1 km turned right, to fertile valley of the river Fiumineddu. The valley is very nice, full of vineyards and olive orchards… After a few more minutes we finally got to the Sa Barva bridge. Read More (+GPS trace, GPS waypoints, elevation diagram) »

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Sardinia 2010 – Cala Gonone (19th July)

The third day on Sardinia. I woke up early – around quarter to six – and went to the beach to look at sunrise. I took also a few photos and then went swimming in the sea for a while.

Sunrise; beach near Camping Sa Marina

Sunrise; beach near Camping Sa Marina

We had no hike planned for this day, instead we decided to pack our stuff and move a little more to the south. It took us some time, but before half past nine we were leaving Sa Marina Camp for good. Read More »

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Sardinia 2010 – Punta Maggiore (18th July)

Our second morning on Sardinia. Our today’s “target” was Punta Maggiore, 970 meters high mountain located near San Teodoro. Just like the previous track (and almost all following ones), it is described in guidebook “Sardinia: Rother Walking Guite”, written by Mithra Omidvar. We used the 3rd Czech issue of the book (from year 2003), where is this track listed as number 42.

During way to Punta Maggiore...

During way to Punta Maggiore...

Journey to the starting point was shorter than the one to parking under Punte Cupeti. From camp we went north, passed Budoni and get on the highway on “Budoni” ramp. After few kilometers we left it on San Teodoro exit, but didn’t enter the town itself – on the first roundabout we turned right to the village of Budditogliu. On the first branching we turned right again, went under the highway and crossed the bridge, where the road changes into narrow gravel road. Then we continued in roughly the same direction along the river to our starting point, Stazzi Petrisconi. Read More (+GPS trace, GPS waypoints, elevation diagram) »

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Sardinia 2010 – Punta Cupeti (17th July)

Our first whole day on Sardinia. In the morning we set out for a trip to Punta Cupeti (1029 m ASL), located above the town of Siniscola. We had the tip for this track from our favourite guidebook “Sardinia: Rother Walking Guite”, written by Mithra Omidvar. We used the 3rd Czech issue of the book (from year 2003), and this track is listed there as track number 41.

Punta Su Pizzu

Punta Su Pizzu

We set out from the camp shortly after half past nine. Getting to the start of the track wasn’t too hard: At first we drove south the SS 125 road (there was a minor detour due to “men at work”) to exit “Budoni mare”, where we get on the highway. Then we drove in the direction Nuoro – unfortunately a little longer than we should have, ’cause we missed the exit located just before Siniscola and had to get off the autostrada on the next one. After a little detour we finally got (back) to Siniscola and then continued in the direction to Passo Santa Anna. We parked our car in one of the serpentines before the pass, where we arrived at about quarter past ten after 33 km long ride. Read More (+GPS trace, GPS waypoints, elevation diagram) »

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Sardinia 2010 – Camping Sa Marina (16th July)

We were woken up at 5 AM by port staff, that was removing barriers blocking the access road to the ferry dock. We quickly packed our things and got into the queue for the ferry. We’re immediately checked in and then just waited for the arrival of the ship. Moby Aki arrived at about half past six, we got on its board shortly after 7 o’clock and one hour later we were leaving Livorno port…

Leaving Livorno port...

Leaving Livorno port...

The cruise took about 6 hours, we had a little delay and arrived in port of Olbia (city with 54 000 inhabitants located in the northeastern Sardinia in Olbia-Tempio province) at about 2 PM. Read More (+GPS trace, elevation diagram) »

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