km 110 ca
time 1 day
panoramic points *****
Watching Cagliari from the sea, better from its port,that is still today the geographic center of the city, we choose to go round from its right side and after little hundreds of meters we find ourselves to the feet of the Basilica di Bonaria and its famous perron. We move in the direction of the beach of the Poetto, one of the uninterrupted longest beach of Europe.
Covering the Poetto sea-front we coast the beach and at the andones we are ready to begin our true route by motor-cycle. We will cover the panoramic coastal road that laps the perimeter of the Southeastern coast of the island, in the direction of Villasimius.
We tighten the teeth only for the first twenty km rather boring but then we are wide rewarded: the road goes up through sweet hairpin curves sheer to the sea, between the scents and the truer smells and colors of the Sardinia of the coasts.
Is Mortorius and then Cala Regina, Torre delle Stelle and Solanas, until Villasimius between schist and granite reefs to frame the spiagge.
Stage 1 – Villasimius:
In.2360 – 41M s/m – from Cagliari 49 km – tourist Port.
In this extraordinary bathing locality, not without embarrassment, we suggest you to go the beach del Riso , where the sand has just the consistency of the rice, then to the tourist port and finally to the beach of Porto Giunco: little pearls of one longest necklace.
The porticciolo it is inserted like a proscenium in a amphitheater panorama between hills and mountains towards the west; you can arrive easily from the country going towards south and taking on the right to the first crossroad, grazing the Notteri pond and a small wood of eucalyptuses.
Turning before, on the left,you can arrive instead to the beach of Porto Giunco where it is possible to dive in extraordinarily crystalline waters, with the sun in the sky until the evening. The absence of hills or others natural obstacles will allow you to enjoy of a unique sunset in the zone.
Gain from the port of Villasimius for a trip by the boat. Find the time to watch the Sardinian landscape from one of the 20 coastal towers of the Southeastern coast, built at the end of the five hundred in order defending the island from the barbaric invasions.
We continue our distance by moto from Porto Giunco along the coastal way towards Rey Coast, ceartenly more varied and amusing. We can choose also an easier distance, covering the new road to Costa Rey: from Porto Giunco we cross again Villasimius in all its length passing for the main road and, leaving the crossroad for Cagliari on the left, we enter the new road to Costa Rey in Castiadas direction.
The two roads, the coastal and the new road, rejoin themselves little kilometers before Costa Rey near the coast.
Proceeding towards Costa Rey, in Santa Giusta , we stop ourselves to visit the greates nuragical complex of the south-Sardinia: S’ Omu and S’ Orcu (marked along the road).
Stage 2- Nuraghe S’ Omu ‘ and s’ Orcu
The nuraghi were built from the ancient Sardinians between the 1500 a.C. and 900 a.C.
The nuragical complex S’ Omu and S’ Orcu , situated a few steps along from the sea to defend, is constituted from the rests of one central tower and from one belt of walls comprising five towers and an inner courtyard for the lodging of the soldiers.
We catch up Costa Rey and we pass beyond, proceeding, always in the same direction, towards Muravera to the search of the flamingoes of Colostrai pond.
We are not late to catch up the pond: we find, in fact, the crossroad for Colostrai on the right and we stop ourselves.
Stage 3- Pond of Colostrai
The pond of Colostrai is an immense water mirror (110 hectares approximately) created like coastal depression.
Because of the presence of sandy dunes, the sea feeds the pond with difficulty, but, just for these its particularities, Colostrai is a oasis of great interest for the fauna. The zone, still completely vergine, is of extraordinary beauty and is the ideal place for paceful walks and photographic safari.
We head towards Muravera, we cross it completely and we exceed it, crossing then on the left to Saint Vito.
We reach on the rivers of the Flumendosa when the sun is to the sunset: the last beams are collected to the feet of the Monte Lora, known like “la bella dormiente”, because its lines remember the profile of one young woman.
Evocative is the festival of the citruses that is carried out to Muravera, in one Sunday of March, for two days. It is a parade of traditional wagons (Is Traccas) that finishes with the dances in thepublic square. The citruses are famous in all the island and from their industrial working, in native place, they are gained optimal marmalades ..