The National Park of Gennargentu, located in the centre of Sardinia, embraces a vast uncontaminated and wild area including the highest peaks of the island.
From the streams and rivers at the bottom of the valleys, and through the Durmast and Holly oaks forests that cover the slopes of the mountain, our itinerary climbs up to the bare ridges from where we will witness grandiose views over the entire park and over.
We will set off from the little town Aritzo, following the ancient mule-tracks towards the crests that run atop the massif. The path leads straight to the primitive hearth of the Barbagia region. The name comes from the Romans time, when these mountains where inhabited by untamed and hostile warriors. Infinite ordeals left us with a memory bank of a thousand legends about the brave Sardinians who settled on these remote mountains.
The dense forests that once covered these mountains had an enormous value and were the primary resource for the ancient Sardinians, as well as they were for all local people until the massive deforestation that occurred during the 1800.
We will encounter many unattended hut, some of which we will occupy to spend the night in. Many of these huts were recently rebuilt to host wandering hikers and nature lovers. The panoramas become gradually more sumptuous as we follow our path to the highest peaks, until we will reach on the second day the summit of Punta La Marmora (1834m) and the crest of Bruncu Spina (1829m).
Meeting: Aritzo 9:00am
Walking time: 7h
Vertical gain +: 1000m
It is also possible to book a B&B that is very near and enjoy a good sleep and a hot shower too.
Vertical gain +: 1100m
Once we will arrive at the Arcu Correbboi, our team will drive us back to Aritzo (1h 30″ drive)
Vertical gain +: 500m