Punta Cugnana and San Pantaleo's rocks

We start our trek from the  square of San Pantaleo “the artists village”, and  we hike over a oak forest  where we soon reach an old stazzu, at the foot of San Pantaleo granite mountains,  huge granite rocks modelled as they are by centuries of strong winds. We then follow an easy trail but when we gradually trek up the hill it becomes more challenging.
 
This area is reach of large and small rocky coves, called in the local dialect “Li Conchi”,  used as temporany shelters by shepherds and hunters. The trail climbs through oak forests and the dense mediterranean vegetation featured manly by junipers, broom and myrtle and leads us to the hillside of Punta Cugnana. An amazing place which offers a delightful panoramic view of Tavolara, Capo Figari, Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena Archipelago!

On our way back, for those who still has energy, there is the possibility to trek up the San Pantaleo rocks, a short challenging trail, about 2 km,  with a difference in height of 250 metres.

Trip length: 8,5 / 10,5 km  
Walking time: 3,5 - 4,5
Maximum altitude: 560 metres
Total ascent: 400 / 650 metres
Route type: dirt road - trail - rock
Level of difficulty: easy/moderate
Highlights: panorama
More info: long trousers suggested