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Buchi Arta - Cala Luna

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Informationen zur Tour Buchi Arta - Cala Luna

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  • Duration
    4:00 h
  • Distance
    3.7km
  • Altitude
    10 m
  • Altitude
    390 m
  • Max. height
    375 m
Through mountain passages to the sea

Directions

From the car park you turn back about two hundred meters, and then you will spot a downhill dirt track amongst mastic trees and large holm oaks. Continue downhill – it is not too steep – under the woods, up to about 210m high. Then stop walking downhill on gravel, and take a mule track on the right – always downhill – signposted by a pile of rocks. Descend along the mule track – full of rocks and uncomfortable – immediately taking a couple of hairpin bends on a steep, downhill path up to the bottom of a small stony gorge, surrounded by vegetation. Near a large olive grove, the trail bends to the left – always downhill – up to a small juniper lock for cattle at a particularly narrow point of the path. You will cross it, closing the gate behind you – if you found it closed – and following narrow and ruined hairpin bends at the bottom of a small and rocky gorge, immersed in a picturesque environment. The last steps in the shady gorge lead to the sandy bed of the Codula di Luna. This large canyon winds for about 20 km from the beach of Cala Luna inwards – where the path is still wide and impervious. Then turn left eastwards, following traces of paths and piles of rocks in the jungle of oleanders, staying at the bottom of the valley between high, scenic walls – including high spires and grottoes. La Codula then has a wide bend, after which the smell of the sea heralds the proximity to the beach. You will first reach Su Neulagi, where you can make camp from mid spring to autumn, and then the beach. The return journey can be made along the same route or through alternative routes, such as Iscala 'e s'Iscra, Su Molente or Fruncu Nieddu.

Starting point

Buchi Arta

Target point

Cala Luna

Specificity

After heavy rains, the Codula di Luna (the long gorge behind Cala Luna) could flood, making it impossible to reach the beach. From October to May there is also no wooden pier which would allow to reach the sandy shores - crossing the pond behind the dunes - without getting wet.

Parking

Equipped area near Buchi Arta

Public transportation

Public bus service to Cala Gonone

Directions

From the village of Cala Gonone take the paved road for Dorgali. After about 1 km you will find the detour for the paved road to the archaeological site of Nuraghe Mannu (signposted). Take this detour along the main paved road for just over 3 km, passing some stone buildings on the right. Shortly afterwards, on the left, you will find the detour to Buchi Arta, signposted by a vertical sign. The road is only unpaved for a short distance, and descends slightly and then climbs back up to the characteristic Ghenna'e Sue pass. Carry along the same road, completing the entire descent, then go slightly up for a few dozen meters. You can park here, near a small stream in a downhill widening to the right - closeto large holm oaks and a stone table.

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