Monday: Country Tour Around Mount Istiozza
From: € 79,00
This excursion wiggles through the hills and valleys behind Sos Alinos and Capo Comino. Visit the uncontaminated nature of this rugged and wild territory. Cycle on top of the crests and enjoy the awesome granite scenery around mount Istiozza
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCycling
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
A tour on a technical and fascinating track, starting from our shop in Sos Alinos and moving west, towards the granitic hills. Come with us to discover the basins and the ridges that make this itinerary so spectacular.
This journey develops almost entirely within the vast protected area of the Sardinian Forestal Body, which leads to the granite pillars of Punta Istiozza. An unforgettable experience with plenty of food for thoughts about the origins of our specie. Let’s visit the signs of a long gone civilization, which left behind numerous testimonies and marked their life on this island in such a lasting way.
From the Domus de Janas (house of fairies) in Oddoene, neolithic testimony of the burial cults that keep alive myths and suggestive legends to-date, the itinerary twists through the Tomba dei Giganti (giant tombs) in the area known as Su Picante and to the nuragic village in Rampellos, monumental traces of the nuragic architectonic culture. It continues on the territory of Onifai and passes from the granite cave of Locherie, where the barren landscape offers a 360 degrees view.
Ancient and recent history compose a cultural landscape made of fragmented routes and partially buried and scattered traces we will recompose to generate a greater picture or immense natural beauty.
If all the participants agree, the itinerary can be extended to visit some of the most picturesque beaches of our coast.
- Qualified guide
- Visit to the archaeological areas listed on the Itinerary
- Visit to the natural Oasis Bidderosa
- Technical support
- Water and food
- Any accessory
Giant tomb Cutinas
The Tomb of the Giants in Cutinas is an ancient nuragic sepulchre. It is so impressive and awe-inspiring it fostered the myth of an island populated by giants who worshipped the mediterranean cult of the bull, known symbol of power. Silent testimony of a history that roots deeply in this land and stones, standing more than 3500 years on a place unaltered by time.
Santu Juanne Istranzu
Deep in the heartland of Sardinia, Santu Juanne Istranzu is an oasis of spirituality and traditions. It is a suggestive worship place surrounded by a peaceful and thriving nature, and the background of a popular celebration that merges religious faith and culture, to celebrate life and and the mysteries of the sacre.
Domus de Janas
Ancient testimonies of a time when myth and history spoke the same language. The Domus de janas owe their charm to the legends that populated them with fairies and fabulous ancestors. Patient witnesses of the passing of time, these sepulcral complexes date back to the neolithic and tell us forgotten stories of ancestral cultures, as deeply linked to the nature of these places as the cult of mother earth.
Granite pillars in Locherie
A unique landscapes, modelled by the joined efforts of man and time, where silence plays the leading role. Mingle in with nature, abandon your senses to the rounded granitic shapes and let your breath dictate the rhythm of your presence within this scenery.
Giant tomb Su Picante
On the vast solitude that surrounds the plateau above the Caddara river, the rests of an ancient nuragic sepulchre emerge with a crown of megaliths, unfolding the ancient myth of the giants. Sons of the earth, prodigious architects and heroic sailors, who crossed the seas from the oriental edges to the Pillars of Hercules.
Nuragic village Rampellos
Not far from the sea, the passing of time takes shape on the rocks of the nuragic village Rampellos. They build up the ideal background to stop, relax and allow our reverie to evoke images from ancestral times, when the people from the sea discovered the coasts of the island, turning it into the house of towers and the fires that gave life to bronze age.
Miles of white-sanded beaches liven up with dunes, juniper trees and mediterranean bushes face one of the most crystalline sea fronts in Sardinia. From the old lighthouse that dominate the easternmost point of the island down to the vast pinewood in Mandras, the wild scenery gradually becomes more familiar. Capo Comino is a place to live in many different ways. It is ideal for a shady break, as well as to have a refreshing drink by the sea and even for an adventurous excursion to discover the fishes and relicts at the bottom of the sea.