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Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

1. Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

Meet your guide in Orosei or Dorgali before starting the adventure with some off-road driving to descend into the valley where the trek path begins. The hike starts with some water wading through the Flumineddu river to enter the woodland area formed of Old Oaks, Arbutus and Mediterranean shrubs. Walk along the cliffs of Monte Oddeu and arrive at the entrance to the Gorroppu gorge in less than 2 hours. Admire the incredible rocky walls which rise for more than 400 meters over the dry river bed, making this gorge one of the deepest canyons in Europe. Today the canyon is a natural border between the Italian territories of Urzulei and Orgosolo. The canyon was formed when the Flumineddu river excavated the Jurassic limestone that formed when Sardinia was covered by the sea. Learn from your guide how the marine rocks are full of fossils from ammonites, fish and algae found in the area, and hopefully catch a glimpse of such an artifact. During the trek, discover the unique micro climate of the canyon that allowed the giant growth of the trees including the Phyllirea and the Old Yew. As you continue on the hike, the path becomes harder and harder, you may have to use your hands to proceed through the boulders. When it is no longer possible to go further, it’s time to head back.

From Arbatax: Goloritzé & Mariolu Coves Private Boat Cruise

2. From Arbatax: Goloritzé & Mariolu Coves Private Boat Cruise

The excursion lasts 8 hours: it starts in the morning from the tourist port of Arbatax and returns in the afternoon. Along the turquoise waters, it will be beautiful to photograph suggestive corners and/or the famous Cala Goloritzè and to be able to stop in the most famous beaches in the area: Cala Mariolu, Cala Biriala, Cala Sisine, and Cala Luna. Have the possibility of enriching the excursion with a visit guided to the Grotta del Fico sea cave.

Acqua trekking: Discovering the Flumineddu river

3. Acqua trekking: Discovering the Flumineddu river

First of all you'll walk the path which leads to the river Once in the vally the real adventure starts, acquatrekking is a mix of nice experiences like hiking, walking along the stream, having refreshment in the waters and jumping in the natural pools You will explore some places where nobady will enjoy this new activity You need to bring dry clothes, towel and shoes / flip flops for the end of the activity, ths equipment will stay in the car so that you will have something dry when we finisch *Dry bag & backpack is included, you need to wear running shoes, shorts and shirt Hat and solar cream is recommended

Nuoro Province: Trekking Trip to Gulf of Orosei & Cala Luna

4. Nuoro Province: Trekking Trip to Gulf of Orosei & Cala Luna

Cala Luna is the jewel of the Golfo di Orosei and one of the most popular beaches in Sardinia. To begin, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Nuoro Province. The excursion starts from the heights and heads towards the coast.  Walk down the wide canyon of Codula di Luna and take fantastic pictures of breath-taking views on your way. You will be able to walk the paths excavated by the charcoal burners and discover the richness of Mediterranean flora and fauna. Upon arrival, enjoy a break on the beach and go swimming in the crystal clear waters. Once at the beach, you can choose to return by foot or by boat. The ferry transfer can be booked on spot.

From Orosei: Tiscali Mountain & Nuragic Village Hike

5. From Orosei: Tiscali Mountain & Nuragic Village Hike

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Orosei, Sos Alinos, Galtelli, Cala Gonone, Dorgali or Oliena, then set off for the Lanaitho Valley. Begin the hike with a gentle walk through oak trees and Mediterranean scrubland.  Then, follow the path as it climbs the slopes of the mountain passing majestic Juniper trees and more imposing oaks. When you reach the top, pay a visit to a rocky cave and admire the ruins of the Nuragic village. Learn about the ancient Sardinians who used to live in this remote area. After the tour inside the cave, continue walking along the ridge of Monte Tiscali - the most scenic part of the trek. Be enchanted by the wonderful views all around and find a scenic location for your picnic lunch, either immersed in the woods or overlooking the valley from a panoramic rocky terrace. Finally, return back to the starting point and enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel. If you prefer, ask the driver to drop you off at another location on the route back.

Dorgali: Sardinian Filigree Workshop

6. Dorgali: Sardinian Filigree Workshop

Discover the magic of Sardinian filigree craftsmanship in a famous local goldsmith's workshop dating back to the first half of the 20th century. Watching the mastery of Mattia, a young son of art, you will discover traditional techniques and see a typical Sardinian jewel come to life. The experience will take place in his goldsmith's workshop in the centre of the village of Dorgali, in the province of Nuoro. You will begin the activity starting with the fusion of precious metals and then continue with all the other steps leading to the creation of the jewel: rolling, drawing, design and realisation. You will have the opportunity to try out the drawing techniques yourself and follow the creation of a grain. It will be a unique privilege that will put you in touch with the history and traditions of Sardinia also through Mattia's stories! The young master goldsmith Mattia inherited his passion from his father, who began studying at the age of 11 first in Piedmont in Valenza, the capital of high jewellery, and then returned to Sardinia and continued his studies in Cagliari with the highest exponents of Sardinian filigree, until in 1965 he opened his first workshop in Dorgali, his home town. Mattia took over in 1986 when, at the age of 6, he joined the family business as a helper to his father who was to be his teacher. He continued his studies at the Nuoro art academy until he too felt the need to open his own workshop about 8 years ago. Today Mattia is a filigree goldsmith who, while keeping faith with traditional techniques, makes artefacts influenced by modern art to please all tastes.

From Baunei: Cala Luna and Dorgali Full-Day Guided Trek

7. From Baunei: Cala Luna and Dorgali Full-Day Guided Trek

Head into the wild in Eastern Sardinia with this off-road trek from Baunei. Drive to a remote location in the company of your guide to experience outstanding scenery, natural caves, and an atmospheric view of the sea at Cala Luna. Meet your guide and follow them in your own vehicle as you drive towards the trek starting point. Leave tourists behind far behind as you make your journey, driving off-road as part of your trip. Once at the start point, follow your environmentalist guide down the scenic trekking path. Learn all about the natural environment from them as you go. Plot a route along ancient trekking paths towards the picturesque beach at Cala Luna. Marvel at the natural features along the way. Admire beautiful natural caves, varied vegetation, and unique colors as you make your journey. Conclude your hike at the beach and the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Dorgali: E-Bike Rental

8. Dorgali: E-Bike Rental

Explore Dorgali and its beautiful territory in freedom with an electric bike, and enjoy the fantastic east coast to the most inland areas of central Sardinia. An evocative experience awaits you among wild and uniquely fascinating itineraries. You will breathe in the fresh, pure breeze of the Sardinian mountains, mixed with that of the sea, but above all, you will rediscover the pleasure of moving calmly without having to deal with the daily stress of traffic and the search for a parking space. A true adventure in comfort and immersed in nature, discovering the island in a slow, fun and sustainable way. Don't miss this opportunity and book your rental now for your holiday in Sardinia! A map of the area will also be provided upon collection of the bike so that you can explore the area safely. E-bike: 2016 Giant e-bike, SyncDrive motor, daily range approx. 80 km Available for hire: - 2 size S (155 - 168 cm) - 2 size XL (190 cm) Deposit: The rental deposit, to be paid on site when collecting the bike, is 150€, which will be returned when the bike is handed over if it is returned in the same state as it was rented

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

We had an amazing experience with Simone! We went in the summer and were a little concerned with the heat, and while it was a bit hot this time of year, Simone made it very comfortable by stopping in shaded areas and giving us some history of the area and information about the flora and fauna. Super interesting! The rocks down in the canyon are slick in some areas, so if you need that extra ankle support, a good hiking shoe/boot is recommended. The trail was about 5 miles long, and up and down, although mainly uphill on the way in and downhill coming back. You go into the canyon as far as you can before the boulders get so big you can’t go any further without some rope. There is a stream down in the canyon which is great after an hour or two of hiking. Pack a lunch to eat at the bottom and plenty (2 liters) of water. The road down to the trailhead is REALLY bumpy and even with the 4x4, we bounced around quite a bit! However, this made the experience even more fun, in my opinion.

It was super nice! Even though we were a mixed group, the guild made sure she spoke in both German and English, such that everybody was able to enjoy the experience and understand the explanations about various objects from the road. We even went to the Sorgenti su Gologone afterwards, which wasn't part of the trip, but the guid went out of her way to take us there to enjoy some nice spring water

We did this excursion in the summer and despite the heat the accuracy of our guide to take us for most of the route in shady areas made the difference. Melina was a careful and precise guide. Tiscali is an enchanted place that I recommend everyone to visit once in a lifetime ...

Sergio is a fantastic guide and the place is amazing. I recommend this trip! Don't hesitate!

A very nice and interesting excursion with a very knowledgeable guide!