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The most beautiful hiking trails - Sardinia

Hiking in Sardinia? On the island you have plenty of walking options! There are several hiking areas, both in the north and south of Sardinia. Do you like to walk in silence through an unspoilt nature reserve, a route along the coast or do you prefer to hike in the mountains? Especially for you, Sardinia4all has highlighted various hiking tips on Sardinia to discover the most beautiful places on the island on foot.

In Sardinia you can actually hike almost all year round - however, the heat from mid-June to mid-September should not be underestimated. You should therefore avoid strenuous tours on extremely sunny days. Who would have thought that - in the winter months there is often snowfall in the higher elevations. However, an area rarely remains white for long periods of time. Spring and autumn are best for longer hiking tours, but rainwear should be part of the standard equipment, especially in the mountains, because the weather can always change!

In general: Never underestimate the heat and bring enough drinking water with you, a hat is mandatory anyway. A good sense of direction is also important. Many trails are not adequately marked and not all route descriptions offer a watertight orientation. Off the beaten track, Sardinia is still a hiking paradise for explorers!
An alternative to individual hiking are guided individual or group hikes, which we have in our program. Our local hiking guides offer a handpicked selection of guided excursions, from easy and relaxing walks to challenging tours for experienced hikers .

Hiking tips in North Sardinia

Short walk to the lonely beach paradise of Tinnari

This short but steep tour along the steep coast of Tinnari leads along a dirt road and the coast. When you arrive at your destination you will find natural coarse pebble sand and the picturesque estuary of the Rio Pirastru as a reward!
...... on the way to the lonely beach paradise
Wandelroute Monte Pino (Foto Timo)

Hiking trail Monte Pino

From the sea to the mountains - this is also possible in Olbia and the surrounding area in no time. This easy hike takes you high above the granite mountains of Gallura on fantastic panoramic trails around the Monte Pino .

Costa Smeralda - Tour of Grande Pevero

This short tour will take you to one of the most beautiful and varied corners of the Costa Smeralda . It is a great route for those who just want to take a short trip to Sardinia's most famous coastline. More information about the short coastal walk Grande Pevero .

Capo Figari – Natuurpark bij Golfo Aranci

The nature park at Capo Figari, which also includes the small islet of Isola di Figarolo, is located at the eastern tip of the Golfo Aranci peninsula. An amazing natural paradise with a lot of variety. A simple gate, surrounded by 850 thousand hectares of rocky promontory with height differences of limestone cliffs, leading to accessible small coves and beaches with hiking trails and mountain bike trails.

From Capo Comino to Cala Domestica

In partial shade through the pine forest to the dream beach of Berchida. South of the deserted Capo Comino lighthouse, the completely undeveloped coast south of Siniscola gets lonely. Small bays with sand and pebbles, jagged cliffs, thick bushes, granite boulders and rocks dug into the landscape and few accesses towards the coast - a lonely natural paradise. On to Berchida!

To the top of Monte Albo

During this 2-hour hike you climb to Punta Su Mutrucone, the top of the Monte Albo . Because you don't have much shade along the way, this route is particularly suitable in the early and late season. Along the way you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Hiking tips in the inland of Sardinia

Walking route from Cala Gonone to the bay of Cala Luna

The coastal walk to Cala Luna is without a doubt the most famous walking route on the Gulf of Orosei. No wonder, because this walk not only leads through several spectacular gorges and valleys but also along a charming coastal landscape and shady juniper forests .

Cala Luna from the valley - great alternative to the coastal route from Cala Fuile

The route inland from Cala Gonone is a different route, signposted alternative to the coastal walk from Cala Gonone to Cala Luna. Well somewhat adventurous, because small mountain path it goes over steep paths slowly the Steep mud from S'Iscala 'e S'Iscra down into the valley of Codula di Luna near the dream beach of Cala Luna in the Gulf of Orosei
Su Gorropu

Su Gorropu hiking trail

You can take a unique walk in Sardinia to the Su Gorropu gorge. This canyon - with high steep walls - is one of Europe's deepest gorges. The walking route to it - via a mountain path through an unspoiled landscape - is truly beautiful. So plan a hiking day to Su Gorropu during your holiday. An absolute must!
Read more about the Su Gorropu hiking trail
Wandelen Sardinie (Foto S4A)

Sa Stiddiosa hiking trail

During our trips to Sardinia we discover beautiful new hiking routes through the most beautiful hiking areas every time. This somewhat challenging mountain hiking route leads you through an enchanting landscape to the natural lake Sa Stiddiosa. A unique nature hike, especially in the low season!
Read more about the Sa Stiddiosa hiking trail
Sa Portisca (Foto S4A)

Sa Portisca hiking trail

During your holiday in the Barbagia region, be sure to visit the natural park "Sa Portisca" or "Sa Portiscra". A natural oasis in the interior with beautiful walking routes past animals and abandoned shepherd huts. Be sure to take a look at the panoramic viewpoint!
Read more about hiking the Sa Portisca Nature Reserve

Hiking tips for Southeast Sardinia

Tour around Monte Ferru to Capo Ferrato

This tour on the mighty mountain of Monte Ferru belongs to one of the Costa Rei outdoor highlights . The hiking route starts in the pine forest of Porto Pirastu and leads to the 299 meter high Ferru mountain in the southeast of Sardinia. From the top you look out over Costa Rei and Capo Ferrato. An absolute must for all holidaymakers near the Costa Rei, Villasimius and Muravera.

Hiking tips for South Sardinia

Sella del Diavolo

Hike the Sella del Diavolo in Cagliari

A nice walk to take while on holiday in Cagliari is to the Sella del Diavolo . The well-known high cape - located just outside the city - offers a number of marked hiking trails and a magnificent view awaits you at the top! This walk is also easy to do with children.

Riu Alinu - Beautiful waterfall in the jungle of Is Cannoneris

This waterfall - hidden in the mountains of Pula - is located in a narrow gorge in the endless mountain landscape of Is Cannoneris, in the south of the island of Sardinia. The waterfall itself is not very well known. Probably because you have to give something to achieve this natural spectacle! The duration of this walking tour is approximately 3 hours there and 3 hours back via the same route.

Hiking in the Southwest of Sardinia

Hotel Parco Torre Chia

Ancient Roman road along the coast from Pinus Village to Chia

This beautiful panoramic walking route along the south coast of Sardinia is perfect if you want to make a simple hike or trip by mountain bike, also with children. The route takes you to the bay of Torre Chia with crystal clear water.

Short walk to the dream bay of Ferraglione near Chia

A walk of about an hour to a deserted beach is also possible in Chia. Behind Cala Cipolla a lonely walking path leads first to a lighthouse and then along the coast to Cala Ferraglione . The path ends at a hardly visited bay. The beach with coarse sand and jagged rocks in the water offers a wonderful underwater world and is also a paradise for snorkelers!

To the Piscina Irgas waterfall at Villacidro

The Sardinian mountain scenery and water world can be experienced in the beautiful Monte Linas Mountains near Villacidro . The first phase is quite simple, phase two is a lot steeper ... Goal: The mighty valley of the Piscina Irgas, into which the small Orrida river plunges spectacularly to a depth of more than 45 meters.

Hiking trip to dream bay Cala Domestica

As a journey through time through the young history of Sardinia - where miners once worked and were driven into the deep gorges of the Sardinian mountains, today lies one of the most beautiful bays in the southwest of Sardinia. Of course, an extensive swimming stop is mandatory here!
More information about the hike to Cala Domestica

Monte Arcuentu - The mountain of the Costa Verde

It is the local mountain on the Costa Verde - Monte Arcuentu - whose huge basalt tip is visible from the coast, as well as from the Campidano plain inland. The initial dirt road goes uphill at first, but that changes quickly! Monte Arcuentu - A steep hike up the local mountain of the Costa Verde

Riu Alinu - Waterfall in the jungle of Is Cannoneris

A beautiful hike that you can make in the mountains south of Cagliari is to the waterfall Riu Alinu. A tough course where a small paradise awaits you at the end of the route! Riu Alinu - A waterfall in the jungle of Is Cannoneris

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