Trekking Ulassai Sardinia
Ulassai, in Ogliastra on the oriental center of Sardinia, is the ideal base for sports and nature lovers and for those looking for peace and quiet near to the sea. Ulassai is considered to be one of the most beautiful places of Sardinia, a paradise for trekking as well as for climbing.
Trekking Sa Tappara
The trail takes its dialectal name countless in this area capers (Tappara = capers). As with other trails, hike starts in the center Ulassai, the square in front of city hall, where you can see a map of nearby hiking trails. The stairs, located on the right side, leads to the parish church dedicated to Saint Antiochus. There is kept a priceless work of modern art – The Way of The Cross (Via Crucis).Is is 14 paintings painted by Maria Lai, depict the stations of the Passion. If you decide to visit please contact to the parish priest for a help. He provides you the complete information about the work.
To the right of Bath you find the source of refreshing water – one of the most scenic and impressive in the area. Twenty meters away, on the right, climb up the stairs. On the top of them starts a well- marked path .It leads you getting higher and higher … If you look to the right, You will see a huge rock. Nearby is a stone wall built without mortar. In the crack you can see the ruins of an ancient house: a beam of juniper wood, ruins of walls, roof tiles. Here, at the foot of the majestic rocks of an ascetic, an unusual form, once again appeal to you the mysterious spirit of the place.
Just 5 minutes it takes to get at the gate of Sa Tappara – a spectacular canyon with vertical calcareous walls, a deep pass, which is a result of a slight, but consistent movement of the rocks. A narrow tunnel leads into the interior, where you will see one of the newest and most beautiful complexes of climbing walls in Italy. You find there about 100 tracks with different degrees of difficulty. Hiking through the canyon Sa Tappara takes an average of 15 minutes, but a sense of infinite majesty and immensity of what you have the opportunity to savor here, is worth all the hardships. Not to mention the stunning beauty of nature, which reveal in front of you while walking slowly through the pass, and at the outlet. On the right side unfolds a delightful view of the valley of the Pardue River, extending to the coast Cardedu.
Going straight ahead, you get to the junction. Those, who go to the right, return to Ulassai. Turning to the left, enter the path of No 504, dedicated to Mary Lai. So if you want to stay on the chosen at beginning trail, turn right and follow a straight path running highland region. After about 15 minutes it starts to converge downward. You pass through dense pine forest, among the stones, which broke away from the mountain slopes and changed in rocky ridges, creating the beautiful rifts.
This area, known as Marosini, is famous for its extraordinary echo. Marosini is an abbreviation used by local inhabitants, from the name of Maria di Osini- a woman who came to these environs to spin, and slumped from a cliff, wailing piteously, constantly begging for help. Echo repeated the words of travelers who passed that way, by way of Ulassai to Osini.
Trapped for eternity in Ogliastra calcareous cliffs, old woman shows to human eyes once a year, on Midsummer Eve, when the rift dazzles and mysterious song comes out of its heart…
After just 15 minutes you come back to Ulassai.
• Lunghezza percorso: 3 Km
• Tempo medio di percorrenza: 1 h e 30 m
• Difficoltà: E
• Dislivello: 210 m
• Punto di arrivo: Ulassai
• Segnaletica: Sentiero ben tracciato, presenti cartelli
• Periodo consigliato: Tutto l’anno.
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