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Monte Idolo (From the Woods of Santa Barbara)

Monte Idolo (From the Woods of Santa Barbara) - STS Sardinian Tourist Services

MAP REFERENCE: Villagrande Strisaili

DIFFICULTY: E - Experienced Trekkers

AVERAGE TREKKING TIME: 3h

LENGTH: 5km (in total)

HEIGHT: 1230m

START POINT: Il Bosco di Santa Barbara (Woods of Santa Barbara, Villagrande Strisaili)

ARRIVAL POINT: Monte Idolo summit (pictured)

INDICATIONS: Yes

PATH CONDITIONS: Stoney and dusty trail, shaded in areas. Mostly ascending from Santa Barbara

HOW TO GET THERE: From Tortoli take the SS198 to Lanusei, continue for 2km before turning right onto the SP27 following directions for Villagrande Strisaili. The road climbs for several kilometers before you turn left following signs to Nuoro and the SS389. You avoid the little mountain town of Villagrande Strisaili and continue to climb until arriving at the TWO entrances for Santa Barbara on the left hand side. Roadside parking is ample but we recommend the SECOND entrance for parking

THE TREK: Once on foot follow the wide trail away from the road and into the woods, pass the church on your left hand side and continue following the signs to Monte Idolo. The dusty trail leaves the woods behind and continues until you arrive at the bottom of a wide ascending fire breaker to your left. There should be a signpost here to Monte Idolo. Follow the direction of the signpost and work your way along the open tree lined trail. This trail zig-zags up the side of Monte Idolo and you should be trekking for roughly 50 minutes until you arrive at a more narrow trail that swings right. Continue ahead until arriving at the top of Monte Idolo and the little hut (pictured). Return the same way you came

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: RETURN THE SAME WAY AS YOU CAME. Refreshment area / caffè at Santa Barbara, ample parking, excellent panoramic views from the summit

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