Hotel Il Gabbiano
Viale di Tanit, Chia Domus de Maria, Chia, Italy
More about Chia
A tiny waterfall at the bottom of Calamixi gorge
Myself along the route
Cinzia & Alessandro our guides
View of Perdalonga beach
Travel Tips for Chia
A trekking at Calamixi
Chia is not just sea! Its forest of "Is Cannoneris" in Domus de Maria is a trekking paradise too. The forest has numerous footpaths and routes, some also accessible to mountain bikes or off road vehicles. They are protected by Forest Authority Stations, and often have functional rest and picnic areas for the visiting tourists, and all the forests have strategically placed signposts and didactic information posters.
The forest areas are often sliced by watercourses or enlivened by cool springs and falls that create their variegated sceneries.
One of these is Calamixi, a funny and not too tough route that brings you down at the bottom of a vertical gorge, in the middle of uncontaminated and wild nature.
"NOT ONLY SEA!"
Leave the sea behind you, take the road from Pula towards Domus de Maria and in less than half and hour you will get to the forest of "Is Cannoneris", popular for the beauty of its plants and wildlife and considered as one of the richest forests in the sulcitana area.
Following the sign to Cala Mixi, and after a short trekking you can reach the waterfalls and the lakes at the bottom of the gorge and held by the vertical granitic walls.
The scenery you will find down there is amazing!
"A trekking down to the wild nature"
"Granitic walls hiding a segret gorge"
"Climbing down among "lentischio" and "mirto""
"Still trekking down"
"and at the bottom ... the uncontaminated nature"
"Water was simply FREEZING! :)"