MTB Itinerary in Sardinia: Supramonte

Route Features

Duration: 
6 hours
Difficulty: 
Medium
Terrain: 
100% Dirt
Area: 
Supramonte, Orgosolo, Sardinia

This is a route that every biker should undertake. 30 kilometres into the heart of Orgosolo's Supramonte. Breath-taking landscapes and wild nature for an unforgettable experience.

Description

Before you read the details of the route, enjoy this short video of the downhill trail from Monte Novo San Giovanni.

The downhill trail from Monte Novo San Giovanni on board of a FAT E-bike

The itinerary starts from the barracks in the forest of Funtana Bona (1020 m.) towards the homonymous spring of water. We climb up until we get to the foot of the limestone heel of Monte Novo San Giovanni (1316 m.).

This is an exclusive panoramic viewpoint and a fundamental naturalistic site that preserves several important endemic flora species.

At this point, we can enjoy the exciting downhill gravel-path that will take us to Honeai, an area rich in blossoming pink peonies (paeonia morisii cesca). It is advisable to stop here and visit the ancient and well-preserved “cuile” Su Vadu S'eni, a typical Sardinian sheepfold.

The limestone hill of Monte Novo San Giovanni, an exclusive panoramic viewpoint
The limestone hill of Monte Novo San Giovanni, an exclusive panoramic viewpoint

Subsequently, we enter a thick holm-oak forest that leads up to the rocky switchbacks of Hodula. Here it is possible to admire something rather unique: a huge specimen of holm-oak tree, grown on a boulder. This tree is hundreds of years old.

The itinerary will then take us to the area of Sa Sinipida (and its homonymous shelter), to the rocky ramps of Arzane (1007 m.) and finally inside the limestone massif of the Supramonte.

The “Pinnetti” is the Sardinian shepherds traditional shelter
The “Pinnetti” is the Sardinian shepherds traditional shelter

From this point on, we will be biking through low scrub plants and scent of Santolina (santolina Corsica), between thousand-year-old junipers and holm-oaks, in the very kingdom of mouflons (Ovis musimon) and golden eagles (aquila crysaetos), in a landscape and natural context that is one-of-a-kind.

Mediterranean scrub in the Supramonte of Orgosolo
Mediterranean scrub in the Supramonte of Orgosolo

After turning left in the area of Grughe, we recommend a brief stop at Su Honzu, a natural basin (“presethu” in Sardinian) that collects and preserves rainwater. Here come the wild animals to quench their thirst.

A peculiar tree of Supramonte
A peculiar tree of Supramonte

Subsequently, we climb up towards the areas of "S'Ischina e Malaviu"and "Uttulu" and keep riding towards the spring of Porcargios until we finally get to our starting point: the barracks of the Forest of Funtana Bona.

The downhill rocky trail in the area of Uttulu
The downhill rocky trail in the area of Uttulu

You can experience this itinerary by renting our E-bikes. You can also choose to rent a GPS Garmin Navigator with pre-loaded map-data or you can choose to be accompanied by an expert local guide.

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Cost of the tour

How much is this Route MTB - E-Bike?

The only cost is to hire E-Bikes and possibly the GPS Navigator. To fully enjoy this experience suggest the presence of our guide. It will take you to the discovery of our territory and its history.

To know the E-Bike rental prices go to: Ebike Rental Price List.

Equipment needed

To address this journey with our E-Bike in Sardinia is just show up with appropriate sportswear and everything you need to shelter from the cold during the winter.

Included in the rental E-Bike we will provide the following equipment: helmet, backpack, first aid kit, security chain, inflate & repair cartridge, pump inflation and windproof jacket. On request you can rent a GPS system Garmin. For more information view the equipment and Protections Section.

Equipment supplied with E-Bike rental Sardinia

Sleeping & Eating

Where to stay during your trip in Sardinia Ebike

In addition to the E-Bike rental service we can advise or arrange for you even overnight at Orgosolo (especially for extended rental for several days) and suggest the best restaurants to eat during your stay.

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