A demanding trail from the peaks to the lighthouse
The Falcon trail is the longest and most beautiful trail on the island. It includes the best parts of other trails – the olm hoak trail and the lighthouse trail – linking them with a panoramic track.
On your way, you will discover some of the most iconic places of Asinara: the only shady woods of the island with a historic fountain (Elighe Mannu), the highest peak (Punta Scomunica, 408 m), the northest point of the island and its emblematic lighthouse (Punta dello Scorno) as well as the easternmost point (Punta Sabina). This spectacular and demanding trail is entirely on former military tracks and takes you from the highest peaks to uncontaminated coves.
All along, you can observe a large variety of wild animals, including falcons, which enjoy the peaceful scenery and rest at the Semaphore, a former Air Force meteorological station.
Trailhead: Cala d’Oliva
Arrival: Cala d’Oliva
Length: 19 km
Duration: 7 hours
Elevation gain: 390 m
The trail is not suitable for cycling.
Start from Cala d’Oliva shortly before the central branch (direzione centrale) and follow the signs on the left.