Cammino Minerario Di Santa Barbara



Stage 09 – From Perd'e Pibera to Villacidro

  • Total Length15,6 km
  • Difficulty by FootHard
  • Travel times5 hours and 30 minutes
  • How to arriveInfo and transportation
  • Climb up975 m
  • Climb down1098 m

This stage is not too long, but quite challenging.

You will pass through majestic holm oak woods while walking on granite rocks and crossing several streams, until you reach the lush citrus and cherry tree gardens of Villa Scema.

From the mine chapel of Perd'e Pibera, to the ancient church of Villacidro, which is dedicated to Santa Barbara, the cult of the patron saint of miners is strongly present.

Safety and useful tips

The route proceeds uphill from Perd'e Pibera to Sella di Genna Farraceus, then the path continues downhill to the park of Villa Scema, where you have to ford the Rio Derettu. Should this watercourse be in flood and the ford impassable, it is recommended to proceed through the alternative route that runs directly on the asphalted road. If you take such a route, pay attention to vehicular traffic.

In the vicinity of Villacidro, the route winds through the residential area, therefore you must pay attention to urban traffic.

The stage is challenging due to its length and elevation gains, so you should adequately prepare for it.