Things to do in Orosei

Our most recommended things to do in Orosei

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.

Orosei: Mountains and Beaches Group 4x4 Tour

2. 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.

From Orosei: Biderosa and Capo Comino Beaches 4x4 Tour

3. 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

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.

From Orosei: Gastronomy, Wine Tasting & Landscapes Tour

6. From Orosei: Gastronomy, Wine Tasting & Landscapes Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Orosei or Sos Alinos. First, drive to the Su Barone Nature Reserve, in the territory of Orosei, an area known for its spectacular wetlands and beaches. After exploring the natural scenery, head over to the Nuraghe di Osalla Tower which is settled in a strategic position over the landscape and boasts spectacular views. Then, head over to a local farm and meet the farmer. Together, take a walk amongst the vineyards and fields of flowers. During the stroll, get to know the secrets of cultivating and harvesting grapes and learn about how the wine is made.  Next, taste some of the farm products, including Cannonau wine - Sardinia's most typical red wine, olive oil, and honey. If you wish, purchase some of these delicious products in the farm shop to take home with you. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Orosei or Sos Alinos, or, in agreement with the guide, a different location en route.

Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

7. Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cagliari, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 3.5-hour drive to the north east coast of Sardinia. Climb aboard a hop-on hop-off mini cruise upon arrival at the Orosei Gulf and admire the amazing beaches and coves from the water. Get the chance to jump off to soak up the sun at different bays and paradise beaches. Look for birds in their natural environment, including queen hawk and the shag that build their nests in the Corsican Gulf. Jump off at the beaches of Cala Mariolu, Cala Luna and Cala Beriala, and take an optional visit to the Sea Oxen Grottoes at your own expense.

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What people are saying about Orosei

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 519 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 a very nice trip in a small group. Simone has a great deal of knowledge about the history of Sardinia, ecology and the animal and plant world and can also convey this very clearly and in different languages. After a walk through the mountains and a visit to the Neolithic tomb, we visited the beautiful beach of Capo Comino and even saw flamingos. We'd love to come back next time we're on holiday in Sardinia

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

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 ...