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Cala Portese (04)

The path starts from the white beach of Cala Portese, also known as “the two seas”, located south of the Island of Caprera. From the beach, following the signs, you turn north through the fragrant Mediterranean scrub (in particular heather, junipers, strawberry trees and gorse). You travel along a stretch of coast, with a truly unique view, reaching a nineteenth-century military sighting station which gives us a splendid glance on the fortification of Punta Rossa and, further away, on the Gulf of Cannigione and Capo Ferro. Continue along the sea and some pebbly coves and then return to the hinterland following a slightly uphill rocky path. Paying attention to the indications and turning left you will reconnect to the asphalted road that points towards Cala Portese, thus closing your ring route.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Cala Portese Beach
Arrival Cala Portese Beach

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 1h 15min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 40mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo


Monte Tejalone (07)

The path that leads to the Monte Tejalone can be easily identified along the asphalted road that connects the Caprera pine forests with the fortification of Arbuticci. Beside a dense Quercus ilex forest (perfect place, in autumn and winter, to observe various species of brightly colored mushrooms), you walk along an uphill path following the signs of the Park. During the climb, you cannot help but be fascinated by the glance over the town of La Maddalena and the Moneta canal. As soon as you reach the twentieth-century barracks, you will find a staircase built with blocks of granite rock that climbs up to the anti-summit of the mountain. From this position the panorama is literally majestic, the gaze can be placed on the Gallura coast up to the Bocche di Bonifacio. Retracing your steps you intercept the path, accompanied by heather and strawberry trees, until you get to the locality of Le Cisterne. From here it will be possible to intercept the paved road that will take us back to the starting point of the itinerary.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Tejalone Mountain
Arrival Tejalone Mountain

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 45min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 100mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo


Diga del Ferracciolo (08)

The path that winds towards the Diga del Ferracciolo, a reservoir dating back to 1915 and currently under the jurisdiction of the Civil Engineer of the Navy, can be traveled only accompanied by the Authorized Park Guides.

For information and reservations, you can contact the Knowledge Laboratory of the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park by calling 0039 0789.728164 or by writing to the email address laboratorydellaconoscenza@gmail.com.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Poggio Zonza
Arrival Poggio Zonza

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 1h 45min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 75mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo


Fortificazione di Candeo (11)

The itinerary for the Fortification of Candeo winds along some hairpin bends that go down to the sea, crossing the fragrant Mediterranean scrub. Juniper, myrtle, strawberry tree, spurge and broom will make the walk even more pleasant. The beautiful and wild unspoiled landscape accompanies up to the sea and the granite fortification, an example of mimetic architectural technique. The anti-ship military battery was built in the early decades of the twentieth century and armed by the Navy during the Second World War. At the end of this fascinating dive into history, the itinerary ends by retracing your steps, without forgetting a refreshing dip from the cove of the cove.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Arbuticci fort
Arrival Arbuticci fort

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 1h 15min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 100mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo


Punta Crucitta (12)

Linking the Arbuticci Fortification to that of Candeo, this itinerary represents without a doubt the most significant from a historical point of view. Starting from the Fortification of Arbuticci, you follow the cart track that descends towards the sea, where its blue is gradually revealed between the pink granite buttresses. After passing the holm oak forest, the path becomes a narrow path surrounded by myrtle trees, indicated by the signs for Cala Crucitta. After a short but steep uphill stretch it will be possible to enjoy an excellent panoramic point surrounded by rocks and in the presence of some military barracks. From this point it is possible to go downhill and proceed downhill towards two close crossroads, the first to the right is the one that will guide us towards Cala Crucitta. A last stretch of wild path, immersed in the junipers, until you meet the cart track which, from Candeo, takes us back to the starting point of the itinerary.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Arbuticci fort
Arrival Arbuticci fort

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 1h 35min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 100mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo


Cala Napoletana (14)

Overwhelming landscape and natural beauty and the great historical value make this route one of the most interesting on the Island of Caprera. The path begins at the foot of the Arbuticci Fortification, taking the road heading north you walk downhill to a shady holm oak forest, beyond which the path is immersed in the scrub, among heather and myrtle. At its thinning, we head towards the crossroads on the left towards Cala Napoletana. Always downhill you reach a dilapidated lookout, this panoramic point will be worth the effort of the entire trek. The view can range from the Bocche di Bonifacio to the Barrettini, Corcelli, Santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli islands. After passing the lookout, the clear blue of the broad Cala Napoletana will welcome us, the ideal place for a refreshing dip. Behind it, continuing north, the path towards Punta Crucitta will make us immerse again in the low vegetation and its scent of helichrysum. Once you reach the golden sand cove, it will not be difficult to intercept the steep path that will guide us, crossing some military barracks, towards the starting point of the excursion.


Montebello21 ✓ Location Start Arbuticci fort
Arrival Arbuticci fort

Montebello21 ✓ Phone Time 1h 15min

Montebello21 ✓ Website Difficulty E – Excursion

Montebello21 ✓ Website Altitude 100mt


Montebello21 ✓ Escursionismo