Iglesiente: Sardinia in motion between sea, history and land.

Iglesiente, the mining region of Sardinia by motorbike, between sea and land.

Panoramic road Iglesiente SP83 motorcycle itinerary sardinia sulcis iglesiente sea beaches
Iglesiente panoramic road SP83 - Ph. By Marco Pusceddu

Motorbike itinerary in one of the most beautiful areas of Sardinia, the Iglesiente, from Gonnesa, Porto Flavia, Buggerru, Iglesias and Domusnovas.

Sardinia offers suggestive motorcycle itineraries even in the hinterland and the route of theIglesiente in motion, of about 92 kilometers, starting from Gonnesa and arriving in Domusnovas, is an example.

Length 113 Km
connection Fiesole - Mugello Circuit
What to see in the surroundings
Typical dishes of the area
Road conditions and notes Very good condition

Content index

  1. From Gonnesa to Buggerru
  2. Porto Flavia
  3. Between land and history
  4. Information and map

In this tour, we cross both the hinterland and the coast, in the middle, along the splendid panoramic that from Fontanamare reaches Buggerru passing by the famous structure of Porto Flavia. From here we will continue to Portixeddu and then return to Fluminimaggiore, Sant'Angelo, Iglesias and Domusnovas.

The most beautiful sea

We take the SP83 from gonnesa to Fontamare, where we are welcomed by some of the most beautiful and widest beaches in the Sardinia, as Sa PuntaS'Arena e Porto Paglia. From here the road rises above the sea with a truly stupendous panorama, crossing the village of Nebida up to the incredible structure of Porto Flavia. Along the way there are many pitches where you can stop and take pictures, but beware of heavy traffic, especially in summer.

Cala Domestica motorcycle itinerary sardinia sulcis iglesiente sea beaches
Cala Domestica - Ph. Of elisalocci

The SP83 continues north, in a succession of curves between hills, Mediterranean scents and glimpses of the sea. Before getting to buggerru, you will find the beach of Cala Domestica, simply spectacular. A few kilometers further on the provincial road returns to the sea and touches the coast, equipped and full of places to stop, which from Buggerru reaches up to Portixeddu.

Porto Flavia

Porto Flavia motorcycle itinerary sardinia sulcis iglesiente sea beaches
Porto Flavia - Ph. By evgord

Porto Flavia is a service infrastructure of the mining area of ​​Masua, no longer operational, which served as a port of embarkation for the material extracted from the nearby mines. It was designed by the Venetian engineer Cesare Vecelli and built in 1924, who gave it the name of the eldest daughter. Two superimposed galleries open sheer to the sea, with a breathtaking view of the suggestive Faraglione di Sugar Loaf. Here you can opt for a visit to the mining machinery museum: to then relax in the Porto Flavia beach, next to the remains of the mining structure, surrounded by a cool pine forest.

Between land and history

Temple of Antas motorcycle itinerary sardinia sulcis iglesiente sea beaches
Temple of Antas - Marble Ph. 81

Leaving the sea, you return to follow the provincial 83 and then "brush" the beautiful curves of the SS126 towards churches. We then travel only 15 kilometers to get to Fluminimaggiore and then to Temple of Antas "Sardus Pater", the father of the Sardinians, an excellently preserved example of classical architecture. The more daring cannot fail to visit the cave of About Mannau, 500 meters long and 23 deep; it can be visited by tourists and speleologists, with different levels of difficulty. Iglesias is only 25 kilometers away, so while we travel the hinterland of the Iglesiente, we take all the time to stop and admire the beautiful Lake Corsi.

Arrived at domusnovas we allow ourselves one last visit to cave of San Giovanni, national natural monument. This rocky site was once walkable even in motorcycle, but today it can only be crossed on foot.

Map