Sulcis-Iglesiente, amidst towers and mines
Tunnels overlooking the sea and ruins emerging from the waves, fishing villages and forts poised on top of spectacular cliffs: here, the sea meets thousands of years of tradition
For centuries, the natural bays and harbours of the southwestern corner of Sardinia saw ships leave with their cargo of minerals extracted in the mines. Those same coves were sometimes threatened by pirates and invaders, and defended by fortresses built in strategic points. From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco, you will follow a path that retraces fascinating pages of history, the traces of which mark and embellish an area of infinite natural and scenic beauty.
Itinerary: 75.5 km
Journey time: 13 hrs 30 mins spread over 3 days