From Barumini to the Giara plateau (Sardinia)

by Samuele Lilliu | 6 January 2019

From Barumini to the Giara plateau, a travel vlog following the hidden paths leading to the Giara plateau.


Extra gear used in this video (not available for hire):

  • DJI Raw Osmo handle
  • DJI Zenmuse X5R camera
  • DJI X5R z-stabilizer
  • DJI Inspire 1 raw


The Giara, a unique and wild plateau in Sardinia, is home to a number of mysterious trails or “hidden paths.” These paths, often traveled by the wild horses and wild bores that inhabit the area, are a magical way to explore this isolated part of the island and experience some of its hidden wonders.

Starting from the small village of Barumini, travelers can set out on foot, bicycle, or horseback to explore the hidden paths of the Giara. These trails lead through the rugged terrain of the plateau, taking visitors through a variety of landscapes, from an oak forest to a Mediterranean scrub. Along the way, visitors can spot wild horses, wild bores, and other wildlife.

The most famous of the Giara’s hidden paths is the “Trail of the Wild Horses.” This ancient trail winds its way around the edges of the plateau, crossing streams and leading to stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Along the way, visitors can admire the beautiful wild horses, which have been living there since ancient times, roaming freely and living in harmony with the local environment.

The Giara is also home to numerous archaeological sites, including the ruins of a proto nuraghe (Bruncu Madugui) and a nuragic village. This ancient village was once inhabited by the pre-Nuragic people and is now an important archaeological site, as well as a popular destination for visitors to the area. Visitors can explore the remains of the village and learn more about the ancient culture and history of the area.

From the Trail of the Wild Horses to the ruins of the Nuragic village, the hidden paths of the Giara offer a unique opportunity to experience the wild beauty of Sardinia and its ancient culture. The combination of wildlife, stunning scenery, and archaeological sites make this area of the island a must-see for any traveler. So, why not journey off the beaten path and explore the hidden paths of the Giara?