Unforgettable walks are also to be found in the Linas-Marganai massif, where you can venture amongst the rich vegetation along paths once walked by miners and charcoalburners, or follow mysterious tracks on the works inherited from the former Decauvilles, narrow-gauge railways along which the mining wagons used to pass.
In lower Sulcis, trekkers can discover a further paradise at Santadi, between the woods of Pantaleo and Gutturu Mannu, thought to be the most extensive forest of indigenous species around the Mediterranean. During the spring, the public walk “Incontro con la natura” (Meeting Nature) takes place here. Keen climbers will be spoilt for choice: caves and valleys at San Giovanni (Domusnovas), Mount San Giovanni (Gonnesa), Masua and Pan di Zucchero (Iglesias), Lisandru and Gutturu Cardaxius (Buggerru), Pilocca and Gutturu Pala (Fluminimaggiore) are only a selection of suitable sites for climbing. White cliffs which emerge from the woods, Santadi – San Pantaleo Forest or from the sea: you will always find some stone suitable for any weather conditions.
Opportunities also abound for mountain bikers: on Marganai, woods frame the villages and mines, at the same time ensuring fun and exercise thanks to the differences in altitude and the good roads. Pedalling around Fluminimaggiore gives you the opportunity to see the spring at Pubusinu and further on, the imposing mining sites at Su Zurfuru. At Buggerru there is a breathtaking view into the depths of the gorge Gutturu Cardaxius, which can be traversed on horseback. For a rest you can catch the old train which runs through the Galleria Henry: a one-kilometre long tunnel which from time to time opens out into the sea through large “windows”. An unforgettable experience.