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GRANITE TRAIL TREKKING ITINERARY – ASINARA

The trail starts from the picturesque Fornelli pier and winds along the dirt road towards the east, opening the door to a journey through the southern part of the island. Through the Granite Trail, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique geological features of this territory.

After Retrodunale, the first pond welcomes hikers, who follow the trail to the left and venture inland until intersecting the road that connects the Fornelli superprison to the Santa Maria prison facility. The ascent towards the top of the hill reveals breathtaking views, culminating in the descent towards Punta Barbarossa. Along the way, Asinara’s granite accompanies hikers, offering a predominantly bike-friendly landscape.

Picturesque coves, Mediterranean vegetation, reeds, and temporary ponds create a fascinating succession of natural environments, while the beaches of Punta Li Giorri introduce a more challenging phase of the trail, with the discovery of three granite quarries and the evidence of past artisanal activities.

At Cala Sant’Andrea, the final part of the route, hikers follow the coast overlooking a brackish water mirror and the strictly protected area, before returning to the paved road, thus completing the circuit and returning to the starting point.

During the excursion, expert guides will provide a rich overview of the biodiversity, geomorphology, and historical aspects of the Parco dell’Isola, enriching the experience with detailed information and interesting facts.

Would you like to book the "Granite Trail" trekking experience at Asinara?

USEFUL INFORMATION

PRICE (excluding landing fee*)

Full: 35 €
(13 years and older)
Reduced: 30 €
(3 to 12 years old)

*Landing fee on Asinara Island:
from June 1st to September 30th: €5.00
from October 1st to May 31st: €2.50

WHAT TO BRING

  • Packed lunch
  • Plenty of water (at least 2 liters)
  • Sportswear
  • Wear comfortable or hiking shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Camera

FEATURES

  • Length: 11.2 km
  • Elevation gain: 75 m
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Suitable for all
  • Animals (even small ones): Not allowed
  • Round-trip transfer to Asinara: NOT INCLUDED

MEETING POINT

Fornelli harbor

HOW TO REACH THE ASINARA ISLAND

DEPARTURE FROM PORTO TORRES

From October to April, a thrice-weekly service is guaranteed only on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing at around 8:15 a.m. from the Segni pier – boarding Asinara motor ship Sara D.
The ferry cost is €15 round trip + landing fee and can be purchased on the Delcomar shipping company website https://bit.ly/3Uze9VQ or at the ticket office inside the maritime station, located in front of the ferry boarding area.
BEFORE BOOKING, WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND CHECKING DATES AND TIMES ON THE SHIPPING COMPANY WEBSITE https://bit.ly/3Uze9VQ

DEPARTURE FROM STINTINO

From May to October, departure at around 9:30 a.m. from the Marina di Stintino Tourist Port in Tanca Manna.
The ferry cost is €20 round trip + landing fee, and we take care of directly booking the seats on the motor ship.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Asinara's granite, explore ancient quarries, observe forgotten tools, and enjoy a journey through unique landscapes that tell the story of the island.