One of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean Sea, 3000 years of history, home to one of the most ancient civilisations of the whole Mediterranean area, sandy beaches and rocky shores, canyons and mountains where only a few know that you can even ski in winter!
On August 23, Alessio, Paolo and Adrian cycled and hiked from the sea, near Orosei, to the highest peak of the island, Punta La Marmora, 1,834 m above sea level, in the Gennargentu range, and back to Orosei.
The climb wasn’t as smooth as expected.
They left early in the morning at 5.15. Adrian had a few mechanical problems which slowed down the group significantly. They were able to find a bike mechanics in Nuoro but that costed them about two hours all together.
The delay forced the group to cycle during the hottest hours, something they had tried to avoid with the early start, and after having successfully reached the summit, they got surprised by a violent thunderstorm.
They made their way back home safe only at twilight.