Gumtrees Villa

Location

Gumtrees is on the mid-East coast of Sardinia. The closest major town is Tortoli, which is 20 minutes by car. Nearby Tortoli is the port of Arbatax, which has a regular car-ferry service to Genoa.

Distance from Cagliari airport: 100km (approx 1 hour 45 minutes)
Distance from Olbia airport: 200km (approx 2 hours)
Distance from Alghero airport: 270km (approx 3 hours

The nearest large town is Tortoli, closest village is Cardedu.  The map below shows the exact location.  You can even do street view so you can see the entrance sign and drive down the road

There are 2 routes from Cagliari to Gumtrees – the mountain route or coastal route. If you are not a good traveller then take the coastal route – the mountain route has some long bends.

Phone Contact Details (for use if you print this out)

UK Mobile : 0775 3637956
Italian Mobile : 00 39 3348628380
Italian Landline :  00 39 0782 75186

Directions to / from Cagliari – Mountain Route

  1. As you leave the airport follow the sign for cagliari and then take first right for villasimius / quartu.  Then first right again for Villasimius.
  2. Continue until the sign for Muravera/Arbatax/Siniscola/Olbia.
  3. Turn right and follow signs for Villasimius
  4. Follow Muravera – a few kilometres further on there is a sign for Terramala – or straight on for Burcei.  KEEP STRAIGHT ON FOR THE MOUNTAIN ROUTE THROUGH BURCEI.
  5. Keep on road.  After app 15 km you will pass diverland water park on the right.
  6. Further on, on the right there is a bar, before you start the mountain ascent. Good idea to stop here as there is not another. Not good travellers perhaps should drive from this point.
  7. Continue on the short ascent…one road only..and then a longer descent. This takes approx. 25/30 mins.
  8. Once you are down you will go over a narrow stone bridge. After this look for another sign to muravera on the left follow this and you will be on a new road which bypasses muravera
  9. Keep on the road following signs for tortoli until the road ends.  Then take tertenia 15
  10. Please phone us when you pass tertenia…..it is a sprawling village on your left.
  11. Follow tortoli and barisardo until end of road then take cardedu. Turn right  sign says ierzu and lanusei . You are now on the SS125.  Go over an old bridge, bear right and stop at SS125 KM 120 sign.
  12. Ring us and we will be with you in 3 minutes

Cagliari to Meeting Point – Coastal Route

  1. As you leave the  airport follow the sign for cagliari and then take the first right for villasimius / quartu.  Then first right again for Villasimius.
  2. After a sign for quartucciu there will be a sign for muravera / arbatax / siniscola / olbia – turn right and follow signs for villasimius.
  3. Follow Muravera.  A few kilometres further on there is a sign for Terramala….slow down and turn left for Terramala/Muravera.
  4. From the dual carriageway you have to take a right turn for Muravera – but the exit is marked ‘USCITA SS 125VAR’
  5. The road will show signs for Tortoli.  Carry on on this road all the way. This road bypasses muravera. You will eventually have to leave this road  . Then take tertenia 15.
  6. Please phone us when you pass tertenia…..it is a sprawling village on your left.
  7. Follow tortoli and barisardo until end of road then take cardedu. Turn right  sign says ierzu and lanusei . You are now on the SS125.  Go over an old bridge, bear right and stop at SS125 KM 120 sign.
  8. Ring us and we will be with you in 3 minutes

Directions to / from Olbia

There is really only one good way to get from Olbia to Gumtrees and so we have just described this route. Until 5-10 years ago the trip to Olbia would take 4-5 hours but now can be done in just over 2 hours due to new roads cutting off the sharp mountain bends etc.

  • Follow USCITA (Exit) signs out of airport
  • Turn left at the first set of traffic lights indicating SASSARI & NUORO
  • Before long, bear right indicating SASSARI and then immediately left for SASSARI, CAGLIARI
  • After approx. 2 miles turn right for Cagliari, Nuoro – this is the second turning after a garage – continue on this road for approx. one hour.
  • Just after the 62 kilometre sign (at side of road) there is a sign for  Nuoro – LA SOLITUDINE and Orune – DO NOT TAKE THIS TURN
  • Continue straight on for Cagliari, Sassari.
  • At the 52km marker you will go through a tunnel and then take the next exit indicating Lanusei and Tortoli, then Nuoro Ospedale. You will u will now be on single carriageway. Bear right for Lanusei. At the top go immediately through a  tunnel . You will be on the SS389
  • After the tunnel continue straight on for Lanusei.  The road eventually becomes bendy and you will see a large yellow area sign on the right marked OGLIASTRA. Continue over a railway line (feels like a cattle grid) and you will reach a junction signed  Lanusei/Tortoli .  Follow Lanusei  .. bendy road.. Continue through Lanusei . There is a large fork in road.  DO NOT take Cagliari at this point…but bear left instead.
  • When you are in the centre…turn right into  the main  shopping street…one way only traffic. Following sign for Cagliari. At the roundabout at Banco Di Sardegna  bear left for Cagliari. You will go over a level crossing following the road out of town.
  • Approx 2 miles further you have to bear right taking an uphill road. The sign says SS 125 Cagliari and Cardedu.  Stay on this road all the way until a T junction with the SS125. Turn right for Jerzu.
  • Follow road over old bridge, bear right. Stop at the SS125 km 120 sign. Ring us and we will be with you in 3 mins.

      DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV INSTRUCTIONS TO GO TO GAIRO. THIS IS WRONG.