Cammino Minerario Di Santa Barbara



Stage 28 - from Carloforte to Portoscuso

  • Total Length18,6 km
  • Difficulty by FootHard
  • Travel times6 hours and 30 minutes + 40 minutes by ferry
  • How to arriveInfo and transportation
  • Climb up412 m
  • Climb down412 m

Another new stage that at the end of the day will take you back to the mother island after a leisurely walk around the island of San Pietro to discover its extraordinary historical and cultural heritage linked to the economy of the sea, particularly tuna fishing and the transport of minerals.

However, the real surprises of this small island, which was inhabited by Genoese people for almost 300 years, are its natural jewels and its ancient zero-kilometre gastronomic tradition based on products of the sea and the land.

Safety and useful tips

After passing through the town of Carloforte, where you should pay attention to urban traffic, proceed northwards by following the coast. The stretch from P.ta Du Din, the northern pier of the harbour, runs along the Canalfondo Beach, which has been eroded by sea storms. For this reason, if the sea is rough, it is advisable to pass inland along the asphalted road towards Tacca Rossa, in the direction of the Sea Museum formerly belonging to the Galanzieri family (closed).

As you go past the Tacca Rossa Beachyou have to walk along the coast on a very narrow passage. In the event of a sea storm, also in this case you must follow the internal roads in order to reach the Tonnara La Punta.

Afterwards, you will travel along internal roads to return to the urban centre of Carloforte, therefore make sure to pay attention to the presence of vehicular traffic.

Once you leave Carloforte to pass through the saltworks, you need to pay attention to the crossings along the route.

When embarking for Portovesme-Portoscuso, make sure to follow the ship's safety rules.