Get deep into the soul of our island and experience its wondrous wild nature with this active week proposed by the most sporty fellows of Gaveena’s team.
We’d like to take you for a trekking into Gorropu gorge, many say it’s the deepest canyon in Europe and surely a must for enthusiastic explorers who long to be surprised by massive carvings of nature. Kayaking is another fancy way to enjoy breathtaking mountain sceneries and Cedrino lake is surely a great spot for this cool exercise. And what about reaching one of highest peak of the island at Punta Corrasi 1463 m on sea level or biking in the area where Mediterranean scrub melts with mountain environment?
Last but not least Tiscali, globally known as an IT company, but in fact a bronze age prehistorical village hidden in Gennargentu mountains and surrounded by mistery, energy and history.
>> Discover the wide & wild mountain area in central Sardinia
>> Go trekking, kayaking and biking in Gennargentu National Park
>> Get in touch with Sardinian history while visiting prehistorical human settlements
>> Enjoy a tasty and bizarre fod culture with friendly local fellows
Day by day program outline
Arrival at Olbia airport during the day and transfer to your accommodation in Oliena/Dorgali. Dinner and meeting with Gaveena's team for an introduction to the activities waiting for your during an amazing week of action. Overnight.
Today you will trek in the spectacular Gorropu canyon, surely one of the most astonishing works of the nature in Sardinia's inland; the path inside majestic gorges is surrounded by 500 meters steep walls, protecting rare endemic flora as well as a rich fauna such as mouflons, martens, wild boars, foxes and golden eagles. Dinner and overnight.
Kayaking on Cedrino lake will let you be fascinated by this mountain area overlooking Sardinia east coast. Gaveena's local folks will take you rowing in this choreographic basin created by the dam on Cedrino river; a picnic lunch with tasty local food will please your tastes as well during this active day amongst lush mountain nature. Back to your accommodation, dinner and overnight.
The target of the day is Punta Corrasi, the highest peak of Supramonte mountain range at 1463 meters on sea level; the whitish colors of limestone matched with steep slopes made someone identify this land as 'Sardinian Dolomites'.
Experienced mountain guides will trek with you up there, through the natural environment of eagles, wild boars, mouflons, wild cats, hares, dormouse and weasels. Your picnic lunch will be of course panoramic, relaxing and as usual full of tasty energy. Back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
A mountain bike ride will invite you to experience the heart of Sardinia pedaling between intense scents. During three hours of action Gaveena's team will be busy showing you the secret spots known only by shepherds who have been wandering around this land for centuries. After your traditional outdoor lunch, the afternoon will be at leisure for relax. Dinner and overnight.
Full day trekking to reach Tiscali nuragic village, the authentic heart of Sardinia. Built into a spectacular cave, this mystical settlement is dated around 15 centuries b.C. and considered the cradle of our civilization. During the path you'll have the chance to visit Sedda Sos Carros, another interesting prehistorical site and also be surprised by scenic Lanaittu valley with its majestic caves. Since this is the working territory of shepherds, you'll pay a visit to one of them and enjoy a cosy lunch by the fire. Back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to Sardinia and a private transfer will take you to Olbia airport in time for your flight home.
Please note that the itinerary requires a reasonable level of fitness together with a previous experiences in mountain walking as well as mountain biking; the program is not suitable for children.
This program can be combined with all other packages
offered by Gaveena, check them out and create your unique travelling experience.
A common view over Sardinia's inner land during trekking itineraries in Gennargentu, the highest mountain range of the island - © Fabrizio CaggiariBOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Kayaking on Cedrino lake offers stunning views on the Gennargentu mountain range and surrounding valleys © Fabrizio CaggiariBOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
A lunch with shepherds is the best way to cozy up with friendly people living in Sardinia inland - © Fabrizio Caggiari