If you are on holiday somewhere close to Alghero you really shouldn’t miss this stunning coastal hike bacause I’m sure it’ll blow your mind. Although I’ve already written a post about my favourite places in this area I couldn’t stop myself from dedicating an entire article to this particular hike called Torre della pegna.
The hike itself takes about 90 minutes from the parking place to Torre della pegna which is a Spanish coastal tower built in the 16th century approximately 200 meters above the sea level.
The path is basically on the hilltop between those two little islands – Isola Foradada and Isola Piana – you can see them on the map right above Grotte di Nettuno (which by the way is the famous cave system of Alghero). To get a closer look click on the map!!!
This is probably not that kind of hike that I would do in the summer – at least not in July or August – and flip-flops may not be the right choice if you care about your feet and make sure you bring some water with you as you got a 3 – 4 hours walk in front of you (round trip) unless you want to run … but why the hell would you do that when every 10 minutes you can have a glimpse on the shoreline from a different angle, right?
If you’re used to following paths you won’t have any problems here. On the one hand there are a few alternative routes so you can choose the one that best fits your mood and on the other hand you’ll find the pathkeepers. The everlasting tour guides. Omini di pietra. (milestones or cairns)
And once you get there I’m sure you’ll stay there for a while …
Once you get to the tower you will have a vast piece of land and sea in front of your eyes. The highest peak you can see in the backround is called Punta Cristallo. Beyond those white cliffs the landscape changes abruptly and a series of coves and beaches will introduce another chapter in this ever-changing wonderland…