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Guided Cogas History and Culture Day Trek

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Visit the mysterious land of witches and understand their connection with this territory during a guided Cogas history and culture trek through Villacidro.

Highlights

  • Hike through forest trails of the land of Cogas or ancient witches, and uncover the truth behind these urban legends during a 6-hour guided trek in Villacidro.

  • Explore the untouched wilderness and breathe in the fresh air away from the cities.

  • Experience a unique hiking experience through woods, streams, and gorges.

  • Did you know? Femmina Accabadora, or the "bringer of good death," is a part of the Sardinian folklore. Per the legends, she used to kill people to end their suffering from illness, upon the request of their families.

Inclusions

  • Guided trekking

  • AIGAE guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

  • Food, water, and drinks

  • Audio guide

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The rugged and rustic territory of Villacidro in southern Sardinia has an associated folklore, often narrated by grandmothers to the younger generation. Villacidro is the perfect place to venture if you wish to witness the mysterious realm of witches.

Understand the Urban Legends of Villacidro Witches

Delve into the engaging mythical tales as you hike the region's woods. The trail, with streams, gorges, and waterfalls, will appear astonishing to you with its shapes resembling the setting of a Brothers Grimm story. Learn about Cogas or ancient witches, sorcerers, and guardians of ancient knowledge who can heal or curse an individual. Listen to your guide unravel the secrets of the past of this place. Through the guide's storytelling, discover the enigmas that bind Villacidro to its dark past.

Explore the Natural Bounties of Southern Sardinia

Hike through the wilderness near Villacidro, exploring gorges, water bodies, and peculiar rock structures. Walk alongside a river, crossing it at several points with shoes on or barefoot. Pass by imposing granite rocks overlooking a canyon and approach a waterfall and feel awestruck by its 30-meter drop. Observe Su Campanili, a bell-shaped, vertical granite that is 600 meters tall. Feel rejuvenated in a verdant forest, surrounded by a river and trees like holm oak, strawberry, heather, and myrtle.

Enjoy the spooky experience of your encounter with a mystic land!

Important Information

  • Wear comfortable, sporty clothing and preferably trekking shoes for this tour.

  • Bring a cap, backpack, sunglasses, and a hat.

Timings

  • Daily: 9am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via I Maggio, 2, 09039 Villacidro SU.

  • Address: CPXX+M3 Villacidro, South Sardinia, Italy.

  • The guide will be meeting you in the parking lot at the given address.

  • The meeting point is inside the village. From there you will reach by car to the beginning of the path which is about 15 minutes by road, the guide will lead the way.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Villacidro Via Nazionale 315. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Linea 211, 215 to get you there.

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