Things to do in Nuoro

Our most recommended things to do in Nuoro

Sardinia: Orgosolo Tour and Cultural Experience with Lunch

1. 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.

Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

2. 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.

Mamoiada: Museum of Mediterranean Masks Entry Voucher & Tour

3. Mamoiada: Museum of Mediterranean Masks Entry Voucher & Tour

Join a guided tour of the Museum of Mediterranean Masks in Mamoiada and discover the history and traditions of Sardinia and other Mediterranean regions through a collection of carnival masks. The small village of Mamoiada is famous throughout the world for its traditional carnival masks known as Mamuthones and Issohadores. The Museum of Mediterranean Masks was created to celebrate this part of Sardinia's cultural heritage as well as other similar traditions throughout the region. Join your guide as you explore the widespread use of wooden masks worn on the face. Learn about how, in this rural and pastoral community, these costumes were thought to have an influence over the agricultural year. Your visit to the museum begins in a multimedia room where you will watch an introductory video describing the origin of the Mamoiada Carnival and the Mamuthone masks. From here, follow your guide as you view an exhibition of masks from central Sardinia. Your tour continues with a comparative and interactive account of traditions and artifacts from the entire Mediterranean region, allowing you to discover the common roots between different cultures. Leave your museum tour with a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions and the area's cultural heritage. Feel free to visit the museum bookstore and take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchases by showing your voucher. 

From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

4. 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.

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

5. 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

6. 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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What people are saying about Nuoro

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 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

Fantastic experience that allowed us to get to know Sardinia even more outside the beach. The guide proved to be very competent. After picking us up in the village, we left in his jeep, we started the trek to the slopes of the mountain, reached and visited the archaeological site of Tiscali and then we started the descent. Come prepared: hiking shoes and adventurous attitude!

The experience was truly excellent, with the guides being thoughtful to reorganise this trip when some unpredictable circumstances occurred. Both the way up and down were truly beautiful and not that hard to do. the visit to the archaeological site was insightful and I did appreciate our guide pointing out mountains, canyons and plants that we would find along the way.

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 ...