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Trekking tour to Mount Albo (Montalbo)
Mount Albo (or Montalbo)
Monte Albo (or Montalbo), near Siniscola, is a magnificent place for those who love hiking. Definitely one of our favorite one-day trekking in Sardinia. The 15 km long path follows the mountain range and its high ridges (the highest is Punta Catirina with 1127 meters). Prepare yourself to really breathtaking views, that embrace sea and mountain!
The thrill of walking at high altitude immersed in the mediterranean scrub and the small holm oak woods, up to the clearings where you meet ancient sheepfolds, is priceless. It’s not difficult to spot the majestic golden eagle, high in the sky, while the undergrowth is inhabited by the furtive wild cat and the sardinian hare.
If you join this excursion with us in spring, we will show you the numerous varieties of wild orchids in bloom, some very rare and present only in Sardinia. To begin the trek we reach the top of the massif, following the path that climbs with a difference in height of 300 meters.
Our trekking tour to Mount Albo
- Trekking to the top of the mountain
- Breathtaking views of the coast
- Rare flowers and wild animals
- Pure air and a great sense of freedom
We walk, immersed in the silence of a grove of holm oaks and strawberry trees, up to the Sa ‘e Mussinu pass, where we visit the ruins of a pastoral settlement. The trek continues among oak trees and arbutus shrubs to a large clearing, surrounded by limestone walls. Many species of wild orchids bloom in this area during spring. The perfect time to stop for some photos and restore with a packed lunch.
After lunch, we resume the excursion by following the path, which winds through the high pastures where you can meet small groups of mouflons. From here, passing over the bare rock, we reach the summit of Punta Catirina, the highest point.
The air becomes clear. From here, less than 10 km separate us from the coast. You can admire a magnificent panorama that ranges from the granite mountains of Gallura, the coast of the Gulf of Orosei, up to the limestone spurs of the Supramonte.
What are the main sights at Mount Albo (or Montalbo)?
A trekking tour to explore Mount Albo (or Montalbo), a wonderful limestone massif located a few kilometers from the coast. Discover small groves, flowering meadows, wild animals and admire incredible views of the coast at an altitude of 1127 meters.
Place and time of departure and arrival?
Departure from Orosei at 8:30 am – Return to Orosei at 3:30 pm.
What are the means of transport?
Jebel Sardinia Land Rover, four-wheel drive vehicles.
What is the intensity level for this excursion?
Medium. A good physical condition is required.
What is the recommended equipment?
Essentials: packed lunches and water (not included), hiking shoes, waterproof windbreaker, sunscreen, hats. Optional: sunglasses, cameras.
What to bring for lunch?
Packed lunch and at least 2 liters of water, not provided.
Is there coverage for cell phones?
The area has a good coverage for cell phones.
Is this excursion suitable for children?
Yes, from age 12.
What is the price of the excursion?
50 € per person.