Frate di Ghirru

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Sardinia / Sardegna, Italy, Europe
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Half a day

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Frate di Ghirru
Created On: Jun 8, 2004
Last Edited On: Jun 8, 2004


From the village of Buddittogliu right after the viallge sign turn right onto a side road which takes you straight towards the mountain. At an intersection turn right (west) under the motorway bridge (with a fount to the left). The road ascends a hill, then crosses a valley on a bridge after which it turns into a forrest (gravel) road. Take this road for 10km and you’ll reach the entry gate of the Monte Nieddu Forest, turn left and a further 2km take you to the trailhead.

Route Description

Punta Maggiore photo_id=91026

Altitude gain: 650m
Duration: 3h
Difficulty: Hike
Trailhead: Stazzi Petrisconi in Monte Nieddu Forrest

The first part of the ascent follows a gravel road which heads towards a shoulder to the northeast fo Punta Maggiore. Several roads turn off - first left, next right, third left again - stay on the main road. After the third intersection the trail gets steeper and heads for the shoulder which you'll reach after some 2h.

There is a fence on this shoulder - turn west and follow the fence on the right hand side, easily gaining in altitude. After the trail levels out cross the fence to the other side and climb trailless in the direction of a saddle which is marked by two easily distinguishable rocks. Both of them have a single tree growing on the top. From the saddle cross to the western side of Punta Maggiore and once you come to the ridge follow this to the summit.

Essential Gear

Hiking gear with long pants (due to the macchia undergrowth).