called the most beautiful line of the world (Zeppegno-Fratesi), the line crosses the southern side of the Gennargentu, the most intact and richest of forests and wild fauna.
The line crosses many mountain little towns, in which there are stone-houses, forests and tortuous valleys; it passes over countries that are wonderful to the sight for the colors of the woods and the vineyards, and to the smell for the scents of the lavender.
The line offers cues for mountain excursions, trekking, spelaeology and naturalism.
A suggestion: it is better not to cover the whole way in a day because the distance is really long (160 km)
>ALONG THE WAY:
- The Gennargentu.
It is the most important mountainous massif of Sardinia: it gets with Punta La Marmora(Marmora Cape) to the 1834m.
In the southern part it is characterized from the ” heels ” and the ” toneri “, typical table-lands and limestone towers that give a sour and tormented aspect to the territory.
It is inhabited from a rich fauna that includes also wild boars, mouflons, griffins, Sardinian deer, who stay in the medium zones and in the thick woods.
- Forests of Bettili and Montarbu
From the little mountain stop of Bettili it can be reached the below lake of Flumendosa through a path.
Between Seui and Gairo, from the stop of Saint Gerolamo they can be organized excursions in the forest of Montarbu that is driven in sources and wild fauna.
- Is Janas Cove
Near Sadali, it distinguish itself for the whiteness and the largeness of its calcareous concretions.
Also over Seui there are coves, in part unexplored, and sometimes accommodating species of endemic animals.
Mandas Orroli Nurri Villanovatulo Esterzili Sadali Seui Ussassai Gairo Villagrande Strisaili Arzana Lanusei Elini Tortolì Arbatax
>TO CATCH THE “TRENINO”:
- At Mandas:
Mandas is a town of the Trexenta that is 55 km far from Cagliari.
From Cagliari it can be reached by car, by train and bus.
By car: following the 131 statal road until to Monastir and then opening to the right into the128 statal road, they must be crossed the towns of Senorbì and Suelli and it arrives at Mandas. The station is in Cagliari street.
By train: the trains are of the Railways of the Sardinia, the station is Repubblica square. It leaves from Cagliari at 6.45 a.m. and it arrives at Mandas at the 8.27 a.m.(see time-table)
By bus: in the festive days it leaves from Cagliari at the 6.30 a.m. (see time-table)
- At Arbatax:
Arbatax is placed on the eastern coast, little under the Gulf of Orosei.
Arbatax can be reached from Tortolì by car (5 km). Tortoli’ can be reached from Olbia (along the 131bis statal road, towards South, until to the gate to Dorgali, then from Dorgali towards the South along the 125 statal road, approximately others 150 km at all). Arbatax is also connected to Olbia from the biweekly ferry “Tirrenia” ( On Wednesday and Sunday).
(from the 6th of May to the 15th of September)
In the week-ends and festivities: the bus is at the 6.30a.m. from Cagliari to Mandas and at the 21.00 p.m., from Mandas to Cagliari
>WHO TO ASK TO
– Tourist Office: free number 800460220- tel/fax 070580246 – Stations: Mandas 070984234; Lanusei 078242659; Arbatax 0782667285