Walking in company – The Northwest coast PART 1

Finally we made it. First hike/walking with Pietro (check out his blog if you want to see some amazing tracks in Sardinia: camineras.it) and his girlfriend Ale who are long – time friends. I was really excited this time because Pietro knows every stone and every path of this area and I knew that walking together would be fun and relaxing and above all they brought some beer!

The place is actually not far from the one I showed you last time (http://bit.ly/1Itq7aD) but I had no idea about the beauty of this coastline. I may have said this before but what is truly stunning about this island is wherever you go there’s a high chance of finding something unexpectedly beautiful that has always been there only you didn’t know anything about it.

This time it was the countryside with its vivid spring colours and the little bays along the coastline. Then again, walking with friends makes it square.

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Do you remember these little guys? http://bit.ly/1H9oig1
Do you remember these little guys? http://bit.ly/1H9oig1

Even though we didn’t have time for a full day hike this place was the best choice. The title of this post says PART 1 because there’s a lot to walk along these shores and discover other spots on the track and we’ll do as soon as we get back there. This time we took Pietro’s Defender (man how I like riding in an off – road vehicle) to reach the our starting point and obviously it has it’s advantages to drive in the countryside with this kind of car but don’t worry the road is accessible with an ordinary car as well.

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Now when it comes to beaches in Sardinia there’s a lot to choose from. If you ask me I really appreciate staying on an empty beach which obviously becomes increasingly difficult in summer months. Nevertheless if you are willing to walk for a while and you are aware of these places you can really unfold the authentic beauty of these little bays. Far from the crowd but still easy to reach.

If this is what you see after walking for 10 minutes you might guess what the rest of it is like
If this is what you see after walking for 10 minutes you might guess what the rest of it is like

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Almost invisible but there’s a ladder to ease your way to the beach

Well I know I’m not your mother but if I were you I would put on some easy hiking shoes and bring some water (!!!) and food because you’ll be needing them especially on a scorching summer day (and if you are planning to stay all day long a beach umbrella might save your life…).  Since it’s still May our walk was a pleasant as possible with sporadic 5 – 10 minutes of walking uphill but you almost don’t notice it as you can’t stop turning your head towards the sea hoping for a little bay to reveal itself just behind a slope.

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Final destination with Isola dei Porri in the background
Vellelle (Barchetta di San Pietro) were all over the beach
Vellelle (Barchetta di San Pietro) were all over the beach

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So this far we got this time and now that I’m writing this post I can hardly stand still and stop myself from going back on the track all along the coastline to discover the rest of it. I’m telling you: you can’t say you’ve been to Sardinia without having seen these places as this is one of the spots where this island truly unlocks its secrets. Bring some company though. Cold beer helps too.

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