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Mount Senes

Baronia Barbagia di Bitti e Tepilora
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Informationen zur Tour Mount Senes

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    2:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    180 m
  • Altitude
    180 m
  • Max. height
    832 m
This easy route is also suitable for families with children and ideal for mountain biking, provided you have a good leg in the hard climb.


You start from the inn of Norghio, following the structure to the north and encountering a dirt road that climbs sharply on the left. Take it and, after a short stretch outdoors between brambles and bushes, you enter a pine forest of reforestation where the pioneer bush already begins to occupy the undergrowth with strawberry trees, heather and the first, shy, holm oaks. The dirt road makes some hairpin bends under the pine forest, always well maintained and clear even if the surrounding forest, sometimes, shows some signs of neglect: the trees are damaged by the wind and the undergrowth is thick, but these are signs of nature and time and all this makes the place somehow more wild and isolated. After the umpteenth hairpin bend, you make a final ascent in a southerly direction to come out into an open space outside the woods where there is a fence, easily surmountable thanks to a staircase on the left. The dirt road continues and has now become a mule track. You pass by large blocks of granite, now out of the woods, with a view that expands as you proceed, then resume climbing after having bent on the right. Mount 'e Senes is now clearly visible, high on the left. At the end of the climb, a large saddle cluttered by the ferule and a beautiful meadow, surrounded by huge bushes of heather trees, allow you to catch your breath. You are in Sa Sedda 'e Monte 'e Senes and it is just a short distance to the summit: you take what remains of a dirt road on the left, completing a steep hairpin bend with a splendid view of Siniscola and the sea, then again until the road ends in an airy environment. A few steps to the right and you reach the summit, also marked by a stone man and a pole, what remains of an old communication antenna. The peak of Monte 'e Senes, although not even 900 metres high, is by far one of the most panoramic on the east coast. From the top, the view extends from Capo Figari, a limestone cliff north of Olbia, to Capo Monte Santo in the south, thus including Tavolara, the entire coast of Baronia and the Gulf of Orosei, and then moves to the south and west respectively on Supramonte, Gennargentu, the distant peaks of Muggianeddu di Tonara, Monte Gonare and Ortobene di Nuoro, not to mention the opposite Mont'Albo that closes the scene entirely to the west. If carried out in the evening, the excursion also allows you to enjoy a splendid light on the sea. You return to Norghio by the same route, or by turning right a hundred meters before the fence with a staircase for a precipitous impluvium that leads back to the asphalt below and, through this, back to the inn.

Starting point


Target point

Mount Senes.


A dirt road by the Norghio inn.

Public transportation

Bus for Irgoli.


From the centre of Irgoli follow the signs for the site of Ianna 'e Pruna, there are also signs indicating Sa Conca Isteddata. The paved road (12.3 km) leads to the archaeological site of Ianna 'e Pruna, whose visit is highly recommended. Continue on the asphalt road, very panoramic, keeping left at the next junction and finding a gate (open and close, if found closed), beyond which there is the construction of the Locanda Norghio, where you can park.


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