Cammino Minerario Di Santa Barbara



Stage 12 - from Arenas to Su Mannau

  • Total Length13,3 km
  • Difficulty by FootEasy
  • Travel times4 hours
  • How to arriveInfo and transportation
  • Climb up399 m
  • Climb down788 m

This stage introduces an extraordinary new route that enriches your journey from a natural-environmental and cultural-historical point of view.

Holm oak woods on the limestone mountains, the great perennial spring of Pubusinu and the caves of Su Mannau are the natural jewels that form the backdrop of the mining heritage characterized by the mine of Gutturu Pala, together with the house of Karl Marx who discovered it, and the mine-museum of Su Zurfuru.

You’ll have the chance to devote time to visiting such a heritage thanks to this easy and mostly downhill stage.

Safety and useful tips

The route is easy to follow and runs along an accessible comfortable dirt road.

At the start of the stage, you will come across the ruins of old mining activities and, a little further on, the buildings of the old Genne Carru Mine; avoid crossing any fences and/or venturing inside but always admire them from a distance without leaving the Trail.