The Crossing of Gennargentu Mountain #1: Desulo – Villagrande Strisaili

An adventurous journey in which we will cross the entire Gennargentu mountain, moving to Ogliastra to Barbagia subregions, through more than 60 km of mountain dirt roads!

You can visit

  • The nuragic village of Orruinas, at the foot of Gennargentu, and placed in an altitude of 1200 meters
  • The large S’Arcu ‘e is Forros nuragic complex, probably the largest metallurgical center of nuragic Sardinia, in Villagrande Strisaili
  • The big Sothai waterfall, consisting of two jumps, in Villagrande Strisaili
  • The big Bau Vigo canyon, in Villagrande Strisaili
  • The Su Mulinu archaeological complex, in Villanovafranca
  • The oldest tomb of the giants in Sardinia (Su Cuaddu ‘e Nixias), in Lunamatrona

You can taste

  • The Gathulis, friied donuts with potatoes and salty cheese
  • Sa Thipula (pancake)
  • Is marracones de patata e de ungra, whose name comes from the fact that they are made using the nails
  • The culurgiones, ravioli stuffed with potatoes, cheese, basil and olive oil



May 21, 2019 - Tue
Villagrande Strisaili, Italia
clear sky
17°C clear sky
Wind 6 m/s, NNW
Humidity 42%
Pressure 761.31 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
tue may 21
scattered clouds
17/15°C 3 m/s, W 72% 762.46 mmHg
wed may 22
light rain
19/10°C 1 m/s, WSW 44% 763.05 mmHg
thu may 23
light rain
17/10°C 1 m/s, N 56% 763.43 mmHg
fri may 24
overcast clouds
21/10°C 2 m/s, ESE 44% 761.2 mmHg
sat may 25
moderate rain
18/11°C 3 m/s, ESE 59% 760.11 mmHg

Elevation Profile

The path has a vertical drop of 1102 m. 52% of the route is uphill, the remaining 48% downhill.

L’attraversamento del Gennargentu 1: dalla barbagia all’ogliastra

Distanza (Km)
Altitudine (m)
Durata (h)

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