Cammino Minerario Di Santa Barbara



Stage 05 – From Portixeddu to Piscinas

  • Total Length16,3 km
  • Difficulty by FootMedium
  • Travel times5 hours and 30 minutes
  • How to arriveInfo and transportation
  • Climb up462 m
  • Climb down467 m

Difference in altitude: Ascent 462 m – Descent 467 m

fairly long stage that presents modest difficulties due to several uphill stretches and the last 5 km of sandy terrain.

You will observe the characteristic morphology of large boulders and tafoni that are typical of the granite rocks present in this area.

What strikes the most is the majesty of the Scivu-Piscinas dune complex, which suddenly appears after the pass with the lookout post of Capo Pecora.

It should be noted that a stretch of the Piscinas beach is used as a naturist beach.

Safety and useful tips

The stage does not present any particular difficulties, except for the last stretch along the coast from the Punta Acqua Durci Beach to Piscinas.

At present, since it is not yet possible to walk along the upper part of the cliff (which belongs to the Penal Colony of Is Arenas), this passage follows the shoreline. In the event of sea storms, strong undertow or particularly rough sea, it is advisable to take the alternative route that passes through Scivu and continues towards the Posada of Pitzinurri (in red).

Alternatively, you can stay overnight in Scivu (with prior reservation) and assess the weather conditions for the following day to complete the stage or continue to arrive in Pitzinurri.