TISCALI, THE HIDDEN HAMLET
From the nearby Lainattu valley, walking for about one hour on an ancient coalmen path, you will reach the high ground of Tiscali; from here, an unexpected opening in the rock will bring you to the wide cave where the remains of the namesake Nuragic hamlet are to be found, the only one in Sardinia to have been erected indoor.
CALA LUNA, A PIECE OF PARADISE
If you have never seen Cala Luna, you won’t know what Paradise looks like. You will treasure its enchanting pure white sandy beach and the sea featuring translucent, shimmering colours forever. You will reach it on foot in the morning, while a boat will take you back in the afternoon.
THE MIRACLE WATER SPRING
In the Oliena Supramonte, among Mediterranean woodlands and holm oak forests, you will climb up close to the inaccessible Punta Sos Nidos faces (500 m – 1,640 feet - above sea level) as far as the “S’Abba Medica” cave. Legend has it that this is a miracle water spring, hence its name.
A medium difficulty excursion.
THE ANCIENT SHEPHERD HUTS
You will walk along the ancient goat shepherd path and will visit their peculiar huts (pinnetos), built with enormous juniper trunks on a circular dry stone base, covered with a thick layer of branches.
A medium intensity excursion lasting for the entire day.
PUNTA LAMARMORA, TOWERING OVER SARDINIA
A jeep will drive you as far as the top of Bruncu Soina, at 1828 m (5,998 feet). A ridge path, among scents of myrtle and wild flowers, goes down from Arcu Gennargentu and then climbs up as far as the 1834 m (6,017 feet) of Punta La Marmora, the highest peak in Sardinia. From here you’ll enjoy a fabulous 360° view on the entire island.
SUNSET ON THE CORRASI MOUNTAIN
On the Corrasi Mountain, when the sun goes down, the limestone acquires extraordinary colours, ranging from white to grey and violet, similar to the ones you’ll only find in the Dolomites. When the heat is less intense, mouflons and other animals start to appear.
CORRASI-LANAITTU. FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THE NURAGIC AGE
This tour runs along the surrounding area, rich in precious archaeological sites ranging from the Palaeolithic age (15 thousand years before Christ) as far as the Nuragic Era, with the village of Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros, dedicated to the cult of water, and the Corbeddu Cave, where the intact skeleton of an ancient queen was found.
CANOEING ON THE CEDRINO RIVER
You will set off with the canoe from the nearby Su Gologone spring, crossing the magnificent Ganagosula Ravine, ending up on the lake formed by the Cedrino river. You will return on foot via the coalmen path.
Following ancient shepherd paths, through old oak forests and small meadows within astonishing canyons (trokos, as they are called in Sardinia), you will reach the biggest karstic sikhole in Europe, Su Sercone.
This is a medium to high intensity excursion which lasts a full day. A packed lunch is provided/bring a packed lunch.
SEARCHING FOR WILD ORCHIDS
The surrounding high ground and the woods are rich in countless species of wild orchids, typical of the Sardinian flora. You’ll stumble upon them while walking along ancient paths and meadows, a feeling you will not easily forget.
DISCOVERING ENDEMIC FLORA
A guided tour on Monte Corrasi, along ancient paths, and the scent of myrtle, lentiscus and helycrisum will allow us the discovery of peculiar plants which grow exclusively here.