Capo Ceraso takes its name from the red colour of the granite that characterizes the area. Several theories are related to the origin of the name, such as a close link with the arbutus, a very common species in the granite promontory of this area. In fact, during the Middle Ages the arbutus used to be widespread, and it is likely that the sailors who visited the coasts of Olbia, seeing the red colour of this plant, decided to call the area with the name of “Capo Ceraso”.
Capo Ceraso is one of the few stretches of coast that has not known a wild overbuilding.
Much of the route is covered by the typical flora of the island: arbutus, myrtle and mastic, heather and juniper, in contrast with the red granite and the emerald green of the beautiful sea.
This is a very nice route that can be done during the spring or the summer, as the paths go along coves and beaches, where there is the possibility to swim and discover the wonderful seascape, especially for those who love snorkeling and diving.
Recommended equipment: long pants, hiking boots, backpack, water and the camera.
Lunch: packed lunch.