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Ispuligidenie (Cala Mariolu)

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Informationen zur Tour Ispuligidenie (Cala Mariolu)

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  • Duration
    5:30 h
  • Distance
    11.1km
  • Altitude
    680 m
  • Altitude
    680 m
  • Max. height
    542 m
Through an aerial forest towards an enchanted beach

Directions

Proceed along the dirt road signposted by signs for Ispuligidenie – even when it becomes a well-maintained mule track, on which off-road vehicles can still travel. Continue in the north direction and slightly uphill, with beautiful views of the interior of the area. The road bends slightly eastwards, reaching a clearing in Piredda, from where you can see the upper part of the Bacu Mudaloru. In this clearing there is a junction – keep to the right and continue on a large, well visible mule track, with sporadic signs of off-road passage. Change direction southwards after a couple of hairpin bends. The road begins to go up through holm-oak trees, gradually becoming a stony path, until you reach a pass called s'Arcu 'e su Tasaru. Here you turn left over furrowed fields. The trail goes up, becoming less noticeable, to the sheepfolds of Su Tasaru, where you can see two beautiful traditional huts with goat fences behind. Pass between the huts and the fences, starting to climb steeply, until you reach the crest above near Serra Maore. Turn left, initially on the edge of the ridge and then gradually towards the sea, enjoying the scenic views – on a path which is not signposted but well followed. You will reach a spectacular rock arch – Arcada Manna 'and Serra Maore-, into a juniper fence on the left. It is a wild, grandiose area, overlooking the vast forest of Ispuligidenie. Follow an amazing footbridge made of juniper trunks, then carefully descend on a steep, landslide slope, reaching the woodland. Follow the main track, with a steep descent between ash and holm oaks. You will initially turn to the right, under the wall and under the cave of As Aregas, marked by a fig in its entrance. Then you will further descent on – well signposted – coalmen's mule tracks, ignoring detours. Once you reach an altitude close to the sea level, cross to the left, passing some unstable and slippery gullies (be careful!). Last bends in the woods to get out of the trees close to the rocks, then pass next to an oven which was used in the second post-war period by charcoal burners when cutting the forest. A final descent on trunks and easy rocks, then along the rocks to the beach – famous for its crystal clear water and its small white rocks that have perhaps given its name to the beach itself. Indeed, Is Puligi (Spulige) de Nie means "snow fleas". The return journey is the same as the outward journey.

Starting point

Golgo

Target point

Golgo

Parking

Under some olive trees in the Golgo area

Public transportation

Bus to Baunei.

Directions

From the village of Baunei follow the signs for Golgo and the ravine of Su Sterru. Follow the road until the asphalted road ends, and continue straight ahead in the direction of San Pietro country church. Continue on the unpaved road that leads to the Codula di Sisine (on the right arriving at the sanctuary, in the direction of travel). Pass next to the Nuraghe Orgoduri hidden among large holm oaks (marked with wooden signs), and then park at the signs, always on the right (East) that indicate P.ta Ispuligigi or Ispuligidenie. Under some olive trees.

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