Altopiano del Golgo (the Golgo Plateau)

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If you start your journey from Baunei, go through the village up to the main square then, past the Town Hall, you’ll find a road that goes uphill for a while then winds downhill for several kilometres through the countryside. That road will take you to the Golgo Plateau, starting point of the overland excursions to Cala Goloritzè and Cala Sisine. There is also the famous canyon called “Su Sterru”, the deepest in Europe (279 metres). You can easily look at it from the appropriate safety station, although some fools still put their lives in danger venturing along the border in the vain hope of getting a better view.
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The canyon "Su Sterru" Donkeys at the Golgo plateau
Continuing along the road you will reach the church of San Pietro (Saint Peter). Every year, in the last week of August the so called ‘Sartigliedda’ takes place near this church. The Sartigliedda is a traditional horse race particularly amazing for the feats performed by the riders during the race.
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the church of San Pietro the church of San Pietro
Past the little church, you can then follow a short interesting route. Starting from the restaurant of the Goloritzé Cooperative, you go through a juniper arch then up a few steps to a path that in a few minutes will take you to a rock naturally modelled in the shape of a face. Just another few steps, and you’ll find another canyon, not as deep as Su Sterru, but no less impressive, since you can lean out into it from its border simply holding on to a natural banister of tangled branches. Be careful though! If you carry on along the path you will then get to the Alba Nuragh.
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The big rock face near the Alba Nuragh

meetings near the Golgo plateau
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The panorama on the road near the Golgo plateau
In the Golgo Plateau you will find a restaurant and shelter of the Goloritzè Cooperative.
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