Blue Mines Cycle Trekking

Nature

Waterfalls in Villacidro mountains

In the territory of Villacidro there are some of the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls of Sardinia. They are immersed in pristine and unspoiled mountains, in a natural environment of oak and cork forests. Sa Spendula waterfall One kilometer out of the town of Villacidro, Sa Spendula waterfall is visited

Landscapes in Sardinia. A variety of colours and scents

Blue Mines cycling holidays make tourists explore very different landscapes and places. The wild dunes of Piscinas, the mining areas of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu, the cultivated hills of Barumini. And each of these landscapes tells a part of the history of Sardinia, and the relationship between human and nature. Indeed,

Inside Earth: Su Mannau caves

Blue Mines Cycle Trekking means to let tourists know about the other side of Sardinia. Not the already famous one, pictured by the astonishing beaches and the deep blue sea – don’t worry, we are going to enjoy it too! We want to bring you in the un-spoilt nature and

Cork oak forests. A resource for Sardinian craft

Riding on our bikes to our cultural destinations, we will usually be riding under cork oak forests. The area around Piscinas is surrounded by forests and Mediterranean scrub. Among the different species of flora that compose this natural environment there is the suérgiu tree (cork oak). This is very important for

Piscinas sand dunes: a desert in Europe

Our cycling holidays in Sardinia include accommodation at one of the most spectacular places in the Mediterranean Sea: the Piscinas sand dunes coastal system or desert of Piscinas. Adjoining with the sea, this beautiful beach is one of the places for the afternoon relaxation hours, after the morning physical activities

Placebo’s “Jesus’ Son” video on Scivu beach

One of the top beaches in Sardinia is Scivu beach, with its pretty fine, pale sand, bordered behind by dunes. Its sea water is of a changing blue due to the glares created by the sun reflected on the seabed. And this place is so wild and isolated that in the

Monti Arcuentu. A place of history and legends

The Arcuentu mountain chain is situated to the north of Guspini and Arbus, and on the southern end it  borders on Monte Linas. The geological typology is mostly basaltic, and the rocks makes up a series of basalt pinnacles that make this volcanic, uninhabited, landscape landscape. The main peaks are

Elicriso, a Mediterranean scent

The elicriso, known in English as helichrysum or everlasting, is a typical plant of the Mediterranean area. The name is derived from the Greek words helios (sun) and chrysos (gold), due to its flower shape and colour. It is a perennial plant strongly rooted, about 40 cm tall, with ash-grey colour branches and

Piscina Irgas waterfall trekking

Piscina Irgas waterfall trekking is our Trek3. The municipality of Villacidro boasts some of the most striking waterfalls in the whole of Sardinia, set in unspoilt, fascinating natural scenery. At about 1 km from the town, groups of tourists flock every year to the Sa Spendula locality to wonder at the

Scivu beach in Costa Verde

Scivu beach, around three kilometres long, is found along the prestigious Costa Verde and has fairly fine, light-coloured sand bordered by a bluff and hemmed by candid dunes. Its waters are of a changing blue due to the plays of light created by the sun reflected on the seabed. The