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TRAILS

The Genoni territory, not very large but varied, lends itself to different types of trails.

These routes can be divided by difficulty, time and topics, which can be further adapted and implemented in different ways, through trails, dirt and paved roads, even walking, for a few hours or an entire day.


We can distinguish the following routes:

Archaeological trails

Archaeological trails move between the Mediterranean scrub at the discovery of the many nuraghi and hidden villages between the oaks.

The archaeological sites are located mostly in raised areas, for reasons that we can imagine, or away from main roads.

Arrival sites are all located in areas of great environmental value, often with breathtaking views.

 

Geological and palaeontological trails

Starting from P.AR.C where the general geology of the area is delineated, we cross the territory to better tell a long history of millions of years.

The area shows a remarkable variety of geomorphological landscapes: characteristics acquired through a prolonged geological and paleogeographic evolution that has witnessed many important  tectonic, volcanic, sedimentary and morphogenetic events that can be traced back about 300 million years ago, or the end of the Paleozoic Era, but with a higher incidence in the last 25 million years.

In the Geo-paleosite, an obligatory stop on our itinerary, we will look more closely at the evidence of these events.

A fossilized seabed lies beneath our feet; we can admire echinoids, bivalves, turritella, gastropods, who lived in this territory in the Miocene, when even in Genoni there was the sea.

The site includes a fault line and Neptune strands; both are traces left by an earthquake about five million years ago.

 

Full day trails

Our full-day itineraries are an alternative to the classic trip out of town, the day is marked by the visits to the various treasures that the area offers.

Led by local guides you can visit the former monastery of the Order of Friars Minor, the civic museum of the horse of the Giara and after a pleasant aperitif, sit at the table at one of the visitor facilities in the area. In the afternoon take a walk on the Giara, where you can enjoy the view and watch the horses.

Another option is a visit to Geo-paleosite where you can admire a spectacular fossilized seabed, to follow: pop into the PARC where with the appropriate equipment we show the work of palaeontologist. For lunch we can choose between visitor reception facilities in the area. The afternoon we like to conclude with a walk on the Giara.

Especially fun and educational are our cooking workshops. We organise various different ones in collaboration with Monti Paulis restaurant, led by chef Adriano Zucca.

 

Urban trekking

A day dedicated to the discovery of the area, its churches, museums and most interesting sites. The tour, strictly on foot, winds through the picturesque alleys and dark basalt streets through the former monastery of the Observant Friars Minor dating back to the first half of 1600 and follows with a visit to the Church of Santa Barbara from 1700. By cutting through the town you reach the square dedicated to Father Raffaele Melis OMV and continue towards the Santu Antine hill, half way stopping and visiting P.AR.C. where you can discover the ancient origins and the fossils of the territory. After walking through the archaeological section of the museum we go up the hill and the Santu Antine nuraghe to enjoy a 360 ° view of central Sardinia. The red sunset that disappears into the Gulf of Oristano will leave you breathless.

The trail can include several variations, from visiting the Geo-Paleosite, to the walk on the Giara di Gesturi or the visit to one of the many nuraghi of the area.

For lunch or dinner you can stop at the Cuaddus and Tellas holiday farm or the Monti Paulis inn. Both structures offer local and seasonal products. In addition, both offer the possibility of staying in comfortable rooms at affordable rates.

The tour guides will accompany you throughout the day and along the way.

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