Sentiero Maria Lai


Starting point: Ulassai

End point: Ulassai

Distance: 3 km

Average: 1,30 h

Heigh gain: 230 m

Waymarking: 504

The path dedicated to Maria Lai can be divided into two parts: the first, about 2 km and almost entirely along dirt roads and paths, which leads to Maria Lai’s works and to the Grotta Su Marmuri, and the second part, which completes a circuit back to the starting point on the asphalted road (about 1 km). In the first part the path follows the same route as path 503 for about 800m and to the west can be connected with path 505. 

The you pass several places with interesting natural history, flora and scenery. There are several viewpoints over the valley Comida Lecca – Costa Ulassai.

The walk starts at the Comune (town hall) and proceeds via the Lavatoio (washery) to the go through the evocative “Canyon” whose proper name is Sa Tàppara where the path (made easier by steps having been built) winds between the steep walls. After a very narrow section you leave the Canyon and continue leftwards towards “Il dinosauro” and the “Casa delle inquietudini” or alternatively go back rightwards towards Ulassai with good views over the broad valley.