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Scala 'e su Molente

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Informationen zur Tour Scala 'e su Molente

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    4:30 h
  • Distance
    9.0km
  • Altitude
    340 m
  • Altitude
    340 m
  • Max. height
    348 m
A mule track on the mountains towards Cala Luna

Directions

Proceed uphill on the paved road in Buchi Arta, quickly reaching a junction. Take the road on the left for a few steps and then immediately right, towards a goat pen, built with wood and sheet metal at the head of a stream. Descend towards the bottom of this stream, on gravelly terrain. Then find a mule track half blocked by vegetation, going downhill. As you walk on it, the gully becomes more recessed and wild, while the mule track more imposing. You can clearly see many clearings for charcoal piles and large retaining walls on which the road rests. The route passes through a small gorge, then under high walls. It eventually ends with an extremely panoramic view of the Codula Elune – the great canyon that stretches out towards the wild and imposing hinterland. Follow some hairpin bends on a mule track that has partly collapsed – but its ancient grandeur is still obvious. You will then reach a gravelly basin that you follow to the left, downhill, passing under a monumental juniper that functions as an arch to the path. Turn left again, near the bottom of the Codula, which you are about to reach. Fight you way through the vegetation for a few dozen metres on the obligatory passage, and you will finally reach the Codula riverbank. Turn to the left, walking along the bottom of the canyon on a majestic background, sign of a primordial environment. Walk along the valley floor for a while, with no exception, following the tracks of the cattle or the little pile of rocks marking the path. Finally, the noise and smell of the sea herald the enchanted scenery of Cala Luna, which can be reached on a path through the oleanders. The return journey can take place along the same way or through one of the many possible (much faster) hikes from the beach – such as that of S'Iscala 'and S'Arga.

Starting point

Buchi Arta

Target point

Buchi Arta

Parking

Lay-by near Buchi Arta

Public transportation

Bus service to Dorgali or cala Gonone

Directions

From the village of Cala Gonone take the paved road for Dorgali. After about 1 km you will find the detour to the paved road leading towards the archaeological site of Nuraghe Mannu (signposted). Take this detour along the main paved road for just over 3 km, passing stone buildings on the right. Then, 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. Continue on, completing the entire descent. Finally, climb slightly for a few dozen meters and park near a small  talweg in a sloping widening to the right, near large holm oaks and a stone table.

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