The dunes of the Costa Verde. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

The dunes

The dunes of the Costa Verde. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

Are a feature of all the Costa Verde, but only in the localities of Pistis, Scivu, and in particular Piscinas, have given rise to unique phenomena, creating a real environment Sahara.

What is striking, as it may seem strange, it's the vegetation, even in apparently hostile conditions, however, is its habitat here: in fact grow junipers, mastic trees and during the spring, the wallflower, the sea lily and yellow poppy sand.

Dunes formation

The formation of the dune systems of the Costa Verde, is attributed to the lowering of several tens of meters of sea level occurred during the period of glaciation, the phenomenon has led to the emergence of vast stretches of sandy shoreline that the strength of the winds, Mistral Libeccio, transported, stored and shaped into the interior.

Still protagonist

Mistral wind protagonist. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery. Mistral wind protagonist. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

Even today, the Mistral wind is the main character of this phenomenon, with its long and continuous action, first by sea to accumulate energy to the sands on the coast, then inland pushes powerfully shape of the hills, and finally the model in continuation.

Inside the mounds of sand transported by the force of the Mistral, are consolidated and stability achieved through the intricate lattice formed by the roots of beautiful juniper trees, the beach grass and weeds, which, under the sun, giving water and bent by the wind as un'inchino, they found their environment.

The dunes of Piscinas

The dunes of Piscinas. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery. The dunes of Piscinas. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

In particular Piscinas the huge expanse of sand, only stained by green junipers and mastic trees, reserves other surprises ... its inhabitants!

The beetles of the sand, field mice, partridges who dare to the edge of the dunes and the foxes that take advantage of the roots of junipers to dig and build their dens.

While the unmistakable footprints left on the sand, revealing the routes and the presence hard to imagine, the Sardinian deer, which lives on the edge of the area undisturbed dunes and through systematically.

Bewitched by the dunes

Bewitched by the dunes. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery. Bewitched by the dunes. Enlarge the image and enter photos' gallery.

Bewitched by the dunes ... a walk among the dunes is definitely hard but it can also be ... fatal: the lights, colors, or silences rumuri create strong feelings and emotions that will remain imprinted in my mind.

In particular, the early morning giving you a sweet and charming dyeing the dunes of a pale and delicate pink and with the passing of the hours of the day the sun makes them golden; but .... do not miss the hours of sunset when the light gold dunes appear to be dyed and then rose again: a show of which you never tire!

Scenarios accompanied by the scents, by an incredible silence in which we hear only the voice of the wind, sometimes as a whisper, sometimes on and hissing.

Site of Community Importance

The Piscinas dune system is part of the S.I.C. (Site of Community Importance) Arcuentu Mountain - Rio Piscinas and S.I.C. encompass the area from Rio Piscinas Scivu.