Cammino Minerario Di Santa Barbara



Stage 10 – From Villacidro to Monti Mannu

  • Total Length18,1 km
  • Difficulty by FootMedium
  • Travel times6 hours
  • How to arriveInfo and transportation
  • Climb up571 m
  • Climb down502 m

ATTENTION: in this stage, after passing the city of Villacidro / San Sisinnio there is no phone line, wi-fi network is available in the Posada di Monti Mannu.

This stage is not too long and fairly easy to walk.

The only challenging stretch is the abrupt climb from the church of San Sisinnio (229 metres above sea level) to the junction with the Cariatzu asphalted municipal road (384 metres above sea level).

Otherwise, it is a pleasant walk along the right bank of the lake and then of the Rio Leni, from which you gradually ascend towards the Monti Mannu plant nursery and the Posada nearby.

Safety and useful tips

Initially, you have to walk through the residential area of Villacidro, therefore in this urban area you must pay attention to vehicular traffic.

When you reach the dam on the Rio Leni, take the road that runs alongside the reservoir, do not venture off the track (road) and do not try to reach the banks of the reservoir to avoid the risk of falling in.

As you get closer to the reservoir, telephones will start to present connection issues. Therefore, make sure to download the tracks in offline format.