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Sardinia's East Coast 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3
Unique walks between the mountains and the sea in Sardinia’s “Wild East” are awaiting you. Picturesque, rugged, spectacular, plain and simply wonderful! The daily routes offer a perfect mix: beautiful views of the rugged coastline, the blue-glistening bays and the Mediterranean karst – this is an area of land that is full of colours and smells. The Gulf of Orosei and the Ogliastra are not known as the loveliest places in Sardinia for nothing. The peace that you get on these walks is unique and is perfect for watching the grazing flocks of sheep, the donkeys but also the eagles and the vultures. In the Spring, you are surrounded by the flourishing and lovely scented blossom in Macchia, which emits all year around thanks to the fragrant aroma of the rosemary, bay trees and other Mediterranean herbs.
You will walk along lovely footpaths along the coastline and in the highlands. Sardinia is mainly made out of limestone cliffs, which means that you will need to be surefooted because you will often be walking on rocky and stony paths. Good fitness is needed for the walks as you will be hiking for about 6.5 hours each day.
Organised transfers to Santa Maria Navarrese:
Cagliari airport EUR 220 per journey 1 to 3 people, EUR 250 4 to 8 people, duration approx. 2 hours.
Olbia airport EUR 240 per journey 1 to 3 people, EUR 260 4 to 8 people, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
Organised return transfers from Cala Gonone:
Cagliari airport EUR 220 per journey 1 to 3 people, EUR 300 4 to 8 people, duration approx. 3 hours.
Olbia airport EUR 140 per journey 1 to 3 people, EUR 220 4 to 8 people, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
Organised return transfers from Cala Gonone to Santa Maria Navarrese: EUR 150 per journey 1 to 3 people, EUR 220 4 to 8 people, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
A reservation is necessary for all transfers. The transfers are to be paid for in advance
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Individual journey to Santa Maria Navarrese
This little coastal village in a picturesque location between the rugged cliffs of the Golfo di Orosei and the long sandy beaches of the Ogliastra. In order to get attuned enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach or have a dip in the sea.
Santa Maria Navarrese – Golgo
A path with amazing views along the sea leads you to the impressive limestone pyramide Pedra Longa, which rises dramatically from the sea. Then you walk through a quiet valley with olive groves up to the plateau of Golgo and to the Punta Giradili, where breathtaking panoramic views await. Then past grazing herds of sheep and enveloped by the perfume of the Macchia you reach your accommodation for the next three nights, a comfortable Italian ‚Rifugio’. Walking time: approx. 6-7 hours. Details: approx. 19 km, +920 m / -590 m
Round trip Cala Goloritze
Today a very special highlight awaits: a walking tour to the spectacular bay of Cala Goloritze! The route leads you downhill with a view onto the breathtaking sheer cliffs and onto a 120 metre high rock peak which reflects in the crystal clear water. Enjoy a refreshing dip at this wonderful bay with clear turquoise glistening water. Walking time: approx. 4.5-5 hours. Details: approx. 12 km, +560 m / -560 m
Round trip Cala Mariolu
The route takes you to the wild-romantic plateau of Golgo all the way to the rock arch of Arcobaleno, the goal of this walking tour. Then onwards to the bay Cala Mariolu, where adventure-lovers have the option to climb up on juniper wood ladders during this steeper section of the route. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours. Details: approx. 12 km, +300 m / -300 m
Golgo – Cala Gonone
After a short transfer to the Cala Sisine, you walk uphill between carob trees and holly oaks whilst marvelling at the rugged coastline. The route leads you comfortably down to the well-known beach of the Cala Luna. En route you come across the amazing rock arch of Arcada. Then onwards by boat to the idyllic bay of Cala Gonone with the option of a short stop-over at the impressive cave of Bue Marino. Walking time: approx. 5 hours. Details: approx. 12 km, +600 m / -600 m
Circular walk Cala Fuili and Cala Luna
A magnificent walk takes you via the small and well-hidden rocky bay Cala Fuili to Cala Luna. You will go along a shady hiking trail through forest and coastal terrain past hidden caves and gorges. After a refreshing swim in the sea and a stop in a beach bar, you take a ship pack to Cala Gonone with the option to take a stop at the fascinating stalactite caves in Bue Marino. Walking time: approx. 3 to 4 hours. Details: approx. 9 km, +210 m / -220 m
Round trip Cala Cartoe
Walk from the coast down to the top of the pass from where you get expansive views of Sardinia’s inland. You walk around the Monte Irveri and then get to the idyllic sandy beach Cala Cartoe. By walking along the cliffs you will get fantastic views of the Gulf of Orosei. Up high on the cliffs is a great place to reflect on your week’s walking. Walking time: approx. 3.5 to 6 hours. Details: approx. 17 km, +630 m / -630 m
Individual departure or extra days
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