It is no secret that the beaches of Sardinia are among the very best of the Mediterranean. However, not everybody knows that South Sardinia also has the largest holm oaks forest of Europe. If you are looking for an interesting excursion with family and friends, take a break from the beach and go discover the natural beauty of the Sardinian hills!
The adventure starts only a 10 minute drive from the beaches of Chia and leads through the granite mountains of Domus de Maria (900 mt) in direction Teulada. You will be astonished by the wild and pristine beauty of the holm-oaks, eucalyptus and pine trees, myrtles, strawberry-trees, heather and mastic trees in the undergrowth. If it’s your lucky day, you will even be able to observe Sardinian deers, fallow-deers and wild boars.
Drive for about 6 km to reach the farm “Agriturismo Sa Mitza e s’Orcu”, which serves local specialties to its visitors. Continue the road for another 8 km (2 of which are not asphalted) to reach the forester’s property Is Cannoneris (742 m) and the welcoming picnic area.
For the most daring, here starts the 4 km hike that leads you to the highest point of the mountain, Punta Sebera (979 m). Once arrived at the top, all your efforts will be rewarded by the spectacular panorama, which on a clear day, reaches as far out as Cagliari and Villasimius on the East and Carloforte island on the west.
If you prefer to take a guide or are looking for more adventures, check out: http://www.happytourinsardinia.it/en