The immense panorama one sees from the barren crests of Mount Linas is unique and priceless. From the gulf of Cagliari to the gulf of Oristano, the view extends 360° encompassing beautiful sights of the mountains and the valley below.
We will start our walk at 840 metres above sea level and immediately climb up a steep slope to Punta Riu Purdeddus (1078m). The initial fatigue will be paid back by the immense panorama that opens up towards the Gulf of Oristano and the west coast, with the top of Mount Arcuentu prominently rising above the other summits.
Our journey will continue over the crests of Mount Linas, providing endless magnificent panoramas. Next in line is the is Perda de sa Mesa (1236m), the highest peak of the massif. After 400 metres of vertical gain, we can linger a bit while admiring the whole valley of Campidano in front of us and the mountains at our back. This is the right moment for those with an interest in Geology to ask our guides what a Graben is!
If the group has energies to spare we can climb up our last peak: Punta Cammedda (1214m), or start our descent on an easy dirt road towards the park Perda ‘e Pibera. This site used to be a mine for the extraction of molybdenum, a mineral used as industrial lubricant and more recently revalue as a substitute to Graphite.
NOTE: this itinerary is not circular, and therefore it requires a transfer back to start point. We will meet up by the park Perd’e Pibera, just behind Villacidro. Our team will drive all participants to the starting point on our 4WD (30 minutes). We ask a help from the participants at the end of the trekking, giving a lift to the driver as close as possible to where the 4WD was left in the morning.
Walking time: 4h
Total time: 6h
Length: 9,2 km
Elevation Gain: +538
Elevation Loss: -967