T = Tourist: itinerary on small roads, mule tracks or wide paths; it generally does not exceed 10 km and does not require specific training. For everyone.

E = for Hikers: itinerary on paths or traces in land of various kinds (pastures, debris or stony ground); has steep and steep slopes and slopes. Requires training and experience.

EE = for expert excursionists: itinerary on land with slippery slopes of grass, mixed rocks and grass, stony ground, slight snowy slopes or even single rocky passages of easy climbing (use of hands in some places). In some cases, equipped sections can be presented, although not very demanding. It requires experience, discrete knowledge from the mountain environment, safe pace and absence of vertigo.


 

T = Turistico: itinerario su stradine, mulattiere o larghi sentieri; generalmente non supera i 10 km e non richiede un allenamento specifico. Per tutti.

E = per Escursionisti:  itinerario su sentieri o tracce in terreno di vario genere (pascoli, detriti o pietraie); presenta dislivelli e pendii ripidi e scoscesi. Richiede allenamento ed esperienza.

EE = per Escursionisti Esperti: itinerario su terreno con pendii scivolosi di erba, misti di rocce ed erba, pietraie, lievi pendii innevati o anche singoli passaggi rocciosi di facile arrampicata (uso delle mani in alcuni punti). In alcuni casi si possono presentare tratti attrezzati se pur poco impegnativi. Richiede esperienza, discreta conoscenza dall'ambiente montano, passo sicuro e assenza di vertigini.


 The route starts from the square of San Pantaleo, from here you take a dirt road that passes through a cork forest and leads to a small wood near some impressive granite formations shaped by time, called "Dolomiti Sarde". Continue along a slightly uphill path, initially well marked but which becomes more challenging as you go along it.
In the surrounding landscape you can admire the so-called "Li Conchi", large rocks used in the past by shepherds and hunters as a refuge. These rocks sprout between the alternation of low scrub and ilex woods.
 
You then reach the slopes of Punta Cugnana from which you can admire Tavolara, the Costa Smeralda, Capo Figari and the archipelago of La Maddalena.
 
During the return you can make a detour of about an hour to climb the rocks of San Pantaleo, is a short but challenging path that offers a spectacular view.

Route length: 8.5 / 10.5 km
Actual walking hours: 3.5 - 4.5
Maximum altitude: 560 meters above sea level
Total climb around: 400/650 meters
Type of route: dirt road - path - track - rock
Difficulty: E
Other information: necessary boots, we suggest long trousers


Il percorso parte dalla piazza di San Pantaleo, da qui si percorre una strada sterrata che passa attraverso ad un bosco di sughero e conduce ad uno stazzo in prossimità di alcune imponenti formazioni granitiche modellate dal tempo, dette "Dolomiti Sarde". Si prosegue percorrendo un sentiero leggermente in salita, inizialmente ben segnato ma che si fa piu impegnativo man mano che lo si percorre.
Nel paesaggio circostante si possono ammirare i cosiddetti "Li conchi", grandi rocce utilizzate in passato dai pastori e i cacciatori come rifugio. Queste rocce spuntano tra l'alternarsi di macchia bassa e boschi di lecci.
 Si giunge quindi alle pendici di Punta Cugnana da cui si possono ammirare Tavolara, la Costa Smeralda, Capo Figari e l'arcipelago di La Maddalena.
 Durante il rientro si può fare una deviazione di circa un ora per poter salire sulle rocce di San Pantaleo, è un percorso breve ma impegnativo ma che regala una vista spettacolare.

Lunghezza percorso: 8,5 / 10,5 km  
Ore effettive di camminata: 3,5 - 4,5
Altitudine massima: 560 metri slm
Ascesa totale circa: 400 / 650 metri
Tipo percorso: strada sterrata - sentiero - traccia - roccia
Difficoltà: E
Altre informazioni: necessari scarponi, suggeriamo pantaloni lunghi

 

Flights: Ryanair (ryanair.com) flies to Alghero from London Stansted between April and October. Thomson Airways (thomson.co.uk) connects Alghero with London Gatwick and Manchester between May and October. Alternatively take any flight to Milan or Rome from where there are frequent flights. Transfers: Alghero’s airport is 7.5 miles from the centre of town, a 20-minute local bus ride. Drivers should park up as soon as possible, as the old town streets are mainly pedestrianised.

Flights: Ryanair (ryanair.com) flies to Cagliari from London Gatwick, while EasyJet (easyjet.com) flies from London Stansted, both all year. British Airways (britishairways.com) flies there from London Gatwick between April and October. Transfers: Local trains connect the airport to the centre of town in around 10 minutes – buy tickets from the machine in the station. Taxis cost about €15.

Flights: EasyJet (easyjet.com) flies to Olbia from London Gatwick all year, and from Luton, Manchester and Bristol between April/May/June and October. British Airways (britishairways.com) and Meridiana (meridiana.it) fly there from London Gatwick between April and October. There are ATMs and an information desk in the arrivals hall. Transfers: A regular city bus shuttles between the airport and Olbia’s centre every 20-30 minutes, a 10-minute ride. The airport in Olbia The airport in Olbia Credit: AP Cruises: Ships and ferries pull in closer to the centre, but still a bus or taxi ride away. There’s an information desk and left-luggage office in the port building.

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