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Province of Nuoro

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Santa Maria Navarrese: Cala Goloritze Boat Tour

1. Santa Maria Navarrese: Cala Goloritze Boat Tour

Spend a relaxing day on the coast of Baunei and visit the coves of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Biriala, Cala Gabbiani and Piscine di Venere to swim in the turquoise water. Snorkel with the amazing marine life of the Mediterranean Sea, including colorful fish, octopus and dolphins. See the most important sights of the "Caribbean" of Sardinia and access locations that big boats can't reach. Discover secret bays, historic shipwrecks and caves used by pirates in days gone by, and accessible only by boat. Spend 2 hours at 3 different beaches to experience all that of the natural park's delights.

Cala Gonone Aquarium

2. Cala Gonone Aquarium

The modern structure of the Aquarium of Cala Gonone, set in a park of splendid Mediterranean scrub, awaits you between the pristine mountains of Supramonte and the fascinating scenery of the Gulf of Orosei to make you appreciate what happens when the mountain of Sardinia meets the sea! You will discover the marine habitats of the Mediterranean Sea, its most typical inhabitants and their curious adaptations to life! The Aquarium of Cala Gonone, inaugurated on 10 July 2010, aims to combine the educational and didactic aspect with entertainment and fun. The property is located in the seaside village of Cala Gonone and overlooks the Gulf of Orosei, surrounded by a large park of splendid Mediterranean scrub. The twenty-four exhibition tanks host animal and plant species typical of the Mediterranean Sea, the route ends with tanks dedicated to corals and colorful tropical species. Attached to the structure there is an outdoor play area dedicated to the world of sea turtles and a large parking area for buses and cars.

Orosei: Mountains and Beaches Group 4x4 Tour

3. Orosei: Mountains and Beaches Group 4x4 Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and head through the Baronia Territory to the first stop of the day. Arrive at a Neolithic tomb, locally known as the Fairy House, and learn about the history of this fascinating site. From here, head to the top of a nearby granite hill where you can soak up stunning views across the valley and the Supramonte Mountains. Later, drive to the Istiotha Mountain Pass to admire the panorama across the Gulf of Orosei. The final stop of the day is the white sand Biderosa Beach, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Mediterranean. Enjoy some free time to stroll along the shore and cool off with a dip in the crystal clear sea. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

Sardinia: Orgosolo Tour and Cultural Experience with Lunch

4. Sardinia: Orgosolo Tour and Cultural Experience with Lunch

Following a pickup from your hotel, depart for Orgosolo for the first stop of your tour. Enjoy some sightseeing in the town while visiting the historical center and the many murals. Your guide will tell you about the history of Orgosolo and you’ll also get to know more about Sardinia's history. Then, continue by jeep as you visit the mountains of the Supramonte. At the top of Monte Novo San Giovanni, you’ll have a wonderful view over central Sardinia and the Supramonte area. Looking over the beautiful forest of Sas Baddes, you will see the highest peaks of the island in the Gennargentu chain of moutains and, on clear days, you can also see the sea. The last stop will be for a typical lunch with the shepherds where all the products by the family in Orgosolo. Taste the classic dishes of Sardinia: pecorino cheese, roasted piglet, boiled sheep, and the Sardinian crispy bread pane carasau. Enjoy your food with some typical cannonau red wine and spirits such as mirto and grappa. You’ll then depart back to the starting point of your tour.

From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

5. From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

Jump on a Land Rover at your hotel in Galtellì, Orosei, or Sos Alinos and get driven to the Bidderosa Oasis. Once there, explore the park and see the Sa Curcurica pond, home to a variety of bird species. Then, arrive at the beach surrounded by a fascinating landscape of granite hills, thousand-year-old junipers, and a crystal clear sea. After some relaxing hours and a picnic (not included), continue the journey toward the heavenly beach of Capo Comino. On the way, stop at the old lighthouse and admire a breathtaking view of the coast from the top of the hill. From there, you can’t miss the white sand dunes of Capo Comino’s beach. Here, jump into the turquoise sea for the last time before driving back to your hotel.

Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

6. 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

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Santa Maria Navarrese: visit the coast of Baunei

9. Santa Maria Navarrese: visit the coast of Baunei

The tour includes a visit to the most beautiful beaches of the Costa di Baunei / Gulf of Orosei: • Cala Goloritze (stop at anchor for swimming from the dinghy, about 20 minutes); • Cala Mariolu (stop on the beach of about 1h15 min); • Cala Biriala (stop on the beach about 2h 45); • Piscine di Venere (stop at anchor for swimming from the dinghy, about 20 min); • Spiaggia dei Gabbiani (beach stop for about 1 hour); Visit of the coast with entry by rubber dinghy to numerous caves at sea level; not to be missed.

From Orosei: Tiscali Mountain & Nuragic Village Hike

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 527 reviews

Relaxing and rewarding evening. As a kayak novice I enjoyed myself. Daniele was a super escort with his infinite patience he managed to take us to the most unreachable places for me. I recommend to everyone ... I only recommend punctuality.

It was all beautiful, an experience to try. A special applause to Luca who, although very young, made us spend an unforgettable day

Great experience, with a fantastic route thanks to our guide. We saw spectacular places, I also highly recommend the fig cave.

Beautiful sunset ride. We also enjoyed a beautiful view of the coast from the sea

Nice guide, smiling and attentive Excursion to do without hesitation!