This itinerary runs through the tick forests that go from the mountains above Baunei to the hidden cove of Portu Pedrosu.
After reaching the end of the gravel road on our 4WD we will start walking on the paths created by local shepherds and charcoal-burners in 1800. The journey soon reveals open views over the gulf of Orosei and the deep canyons down below.
Our guide will illustrate how solitary shepherds used to live on these mountains, herding goats to produce cheese their families would sell. Their habits and skills were so proficient they clearly originate from a millenary tradition, probably inherited from the Nuragic civilization.
Following the path to the sea we will reach the tiny and charming cove Portu pedrosu, where we can have a long break and even swim (June to October).
Return -walking: the best way to get back is by the same path. We will visit a few caves that shepherds used as refuge and to collect the water that oozes from the stalactites. If the group feels lively we can take a somehow harder path through a canyon.
Return –by boat: in alternative to walking we can organise return by boat. You can choose this option when booking this trip. In this case the meeting point will be at the Port of Santa Maria Navarrese.
Notes: all participants must be able to walk on rocky terrain for at least 3 hours. Please wear robust hiking shoes or boots and comfortable clothes. Have 2 litres of water each and some food.