Mountain Wandering in the heart of Sardinia

Mountain Wandering in the heart of Sardinia
Mountain junkies who wish to do some seriuos walking in breathtaking landscape: these are the people we thought about when studying this program.
Naturally we decided to captivate you with some tasty foodie experiences and surprisingly cool villages as well.
Tiscali is surely a globally known IT company, but not so many people know that it was born in Sardinia and its name is inspired by a bronze age prehistorical village hidden in Gennargentu mountains in the heart of the island. Mistery, energy and history surround this site discovered a century ago and reachable by feet only through spectacular landscapes.
And most likely you’ll be surprised by having the chance to walk in Gorropu canyon, one of Europe’s deepest gorges with its 500 m steep walls. But this area has more surprises to offer such as the murals at Orgosolo, over 100 colourful wall paintings inspired by historical events, politics, everyday life and local culture.
You will also be in touch with carnival traditions at Mamoiada where the iconic mask of Mamuthones was born and where the best sardinian red wine Cannonau has been produced for centuries.
Trekking excursions require a reasonable level of fitness, a previous experience in mountain walking and trekking shoes; the program is not suitable for children.

Package highlights
>> Go trekking deep into wild Sardinian mountain area
>> Discover a rich history in several prehistorical sites
>> Get in touch with amazing traditions, art and craft
>> Taste Cannonau red wine and a wide variety of delicious food <
Mountain Wandering in the heart of Sardinia
Mountain Wandering in the heart of Sardinia

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
Arrival at your accommodation during the day. Overnight.

DAY
2
Full day trekking in the heart of Sardinia up to to Tiscali nuragic village, built into a spectacular cave; this a mystical prehistorical settlement is considered the cradle of Sardinian culture. During the path, pay a visit to a local shepherd and enjoy a sardinian style picnic lunch (duration 6/7 hours). Overnight.

DAY
3
Excursion by 4x4 car in three surprising villages of this mountain area: Orgosolo with its colorful murales; Mamoiada, strongly linked to carnival traditions and Mamuthones mask, a real symbol of Sardinia; Fonni, one of the few places in the island with snowy winters. Here Cannonau red wine has been produced for ages and of course you will have the opportunity to taste it in a local vineyard, together with pecorino cheese, ham and sausages (duration 6/7 hours). Overnight.

DAY
4
Today you will trek in the spectacular Gorropu Canyon, surely one of the most breathtaking works of the nature in Sardinia; during the excursion local shepherds will welcome you in their camp and invite you to enjoy traditional food, wine, and maybe a sip of abbardente (in sadinian language 'burning water') the local version of grappa (duration 6/7 hours). Overnight.

DAY
5
Breakfast.

This program can be combined with all other packages offered by Gaveena, check them out and create your unique travelling experience.

Selected accommodation in Nuoro and Barbagia region

Agriturismo Ermosuras – Nuoro
Residence Grandi Magazzini – Nuoro
Hotel Anticos Palathos – Orosei
Locanda Sa Rosada – Mamoiada
Su Gologone Experience Hotel – Oliena

MAIN PICTURE
Pinnetta, the mountain shelter of sardinian shepherds; its architecture is linked to the structure of prehistorical nuraghe towers - © Carlo Budroni

BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
A common view over Sardinia's inner land during trekking itineraries in Gennargentu, the highest mountain range of the island - © Fabrizio Caggiari

BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Gorropu canyon is one of deepest gorges in Europe - © Fabrizio Caggiari

area
Period
All year
Type
Individual and group
Duration
5 days – 4 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from
Oct to Apr € 580
May - Jun - Sep € 600
Jul - Aug € 615
Price includes
4 nights accommodation at farm holiday, b&b or hotel, including breakfast – excursions and meals as described in the program with english speaking guiding or assistance – travel insurance
Car hire
For individual travellers, the most of activities proposed in our packages offer the possibility to have a pick-up at accommodation; in some cases the transfer service is included in the rate while for others a supplement is to be applied. In any case, if you wish to freely enjoy Sardinia at its best, we warmly suggest you to rent a car. We know there's a bunch of good car rental suppliers on the web, so feel free to find the best deals online. If you wish you may have a look at the offers proposed by our partner Rentalcars.com

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