7 – Periplus Of the Pond

Distance:   31,803 Km
Difficulty: Hard
Type road: Asphalt, cement, gravel
Departure Arrival:Aquae Sinis – Albergo Diffuso

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  1. Starting from Aquae Sinis Hotel , located in in Via cesare Battisti 44, turn right and then left, go straight, leaving St. Maria Assunta Church on your right .
  2. Continuing south in Piazza Stagno going straight, you get into Viale Republica.
  3. You cross the wooden bridge over Rio Tanui.
  4. Arrived to the landing of the boats of Cabras Pond: “Su Scaiu”, turn left and continue straight reaching Via Tharros.
  5. From here, turn left and continue straight towards the south, leaving Cabras Museum on the right .
  6. You reach the junction for Torre Grande / Oristano / San Giovanni. At the crossroads turn right towards the village of San Giovanni Sins.
  7. At the first bridge, turn left and walk along a dirt track.
  8. After exploring the renowned fishpond you cross a small bridge to arrive to the large asphalted square where you find the XVII century small church of San Vincenzo.
  9. From here, turn left on the dirt track, after skirting a sheepfold, leading to the floodway channel
  10. Continuing on the right, you get to the asphalted road and then turn left and cross the floodway channel.
  11. From the paved road , continue turning left on the road No. 6 to San Giovanni and after skirting the Aqua Urchi swamp, turn right on a dirt path.
  12. Continuing straight you reach the village of San Salvatore.
  13. Once in San Salvatore go left until you reach the road No. 7 and turn right
  14. Continuing straight you arrive to the junction for Is Aruttas / Mari Ermi.
  15. You continue to go straight.
  16. Arrived at the fork to Bachile Bertula, turn right onto a dirt road that runs along Cabras Pond , on your right.
  17. Continue along rights the main dirt road, keep your right up to the next intersection.
  18. Continue straight to the intersection that meets the paved road (S.P. n ° 66).
  19. From here, turn right and go straight on to the roundabout.
  20. At the roundabout turn right and past the petrol station
  21. Cross the bridge over Rio Mare Foghe.
  22. We enter the village of Riola Sardo and at the intersection turn right to Cabras in Via Sant’Antonia.
  23. After Via Sant’Antonia, turn right and take S.P. No. 58 Cabras *
  24. Follow this paved road, leaving Cabras Pond on your right.
  25. Reached a large bend, you find , on your right, a swampy area, , right on the edge of the paved road.
  26. When you find the second dirt track, you turn right, leaving behind the wetland.
  27. Go on crossing rights the main path up to a fork.
  28. From here,  turn right and go back for a short stretch of trail.
  29. At the next junction turn left and drive along the shores of Pauli e Sali lagoon .
  30. At the end of the coastal road ,  continue on the main trail to the south, leaving various intersections on the left.
  31. Arrived at the pitch found at the start, continue straight on Via Messina and then turn right into Via Cesare Battisti up to Aquae Sinis Hotel.



  1.  you meet a wide asphalted area and turn right.
  2. Go along the road partly paved and partly dirt
  3. At the fork, turn right and go along Riu de Mare Foghe.
  4. Passing through the main path , go back to the paved road and here turn right .
  5. Continuing straight, just after the bridge, turn right onto a dirt road that will take you to the fish pond : Pischeredda.
  6. Left Pischeredda on your right , turn left and drive along Cabras Pond.
  7. Continue straight on the main dirt road and turn right into the asphalted road to Cabras.

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