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Shepherds’ tracks through forests and natural springs

Route details:
Path length: 6 km
Total walking time: about 2,5 hours
Gradient: +/- 115 m
Lowest/Highest point: 834m/930m asl
Difficulty: E - easy (suitable for everyone)
Transport: Own car

Meeting place and time:
8.30 am Piazza Fra ’Locci - Tortolì
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The appropriate toolkit a responsible hiker should bring along:
- Hiking shoes or trainers (with gripping sole)
- Comfortable and layered clothing suitable for the season
- A waterproof jacket
- Water, snack, fresh fruit
- A bag to take away any waste
- A shading hat, sun protection lotion
- Change of clothes to be left in the car
- The will to spend a nice day in good company

per adult from




3 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Qualified and certified guide
    What's excluded :

    • Shepherds can be considered the soul of the traditional Sardinian economy and in some ways they are the expression of the lifestyle, made up of hard work and slow paced rhythms, which have contributed to making Ogliastra the land of centenarians. The shepherds are the true connoisseurs of the territory in which they let the flocks graze but they are also the connoisseurs of those elements necessary for life, on which to be able to count during the months of distance from families. Among these, great importance is given to water, a scarce and precious resource, which shepherds have always had to consider when planning their trips.
      Water is a precious element and this is specifically true in Sardinia where, in its essential value, it has been worshipped for millennia. Water is life and in the mountains of Ogliastra it is perhaps something more, an element of long life but also of good health for its inhabitants. It is in these mountains that, being able to reach and go past a century of life is not uncommon. Come and discover its secrets in this simple half-day hike in the forest, during which we will discover more details about the shepherds’ essential lifestyle, culture, traditions, history and some anecdotes.

    • Departure Point :
      Parco Naturale di Santa Barbara, SP27, 08049 Villagrande Strisaili NU, Italy
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Guide

    Age Req.


    Fitness Req.


    Group Size


    Organised by Go Comida - Experience Sardinia

    Activity ID: V-124977P10

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