Supramonte Safari

A four-day hike exploring the Supramonte region of eastern Sardinia: epic landscapes, polyphonic song and ancient Nuraghic civilizations, walking from the Lanaitto Valley, via the Gorropu Gorge, to Cala Luna beach in the spectacular Gulf of Orosei.

Group departure: Autumn 2020

Itinerary

Day 1/ Arrival in Oliena

Arrival in Sardinia. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Su Gologone.

Day 2/ Su Gologone to Flumineddu

We transfer to the Lanaitto Valley and walk through forest and limestone to the Tiscali Nuraghic site. Then descend through Mediterranean macchia to the Flumineddu River, where we spend the night camping. Dinner hosted by a local shepherd in his “ovile” (traditional shepherd’s hut).

Day 3/ Gorropu to Silana

The morning's walk contours along the river to the entrance of the Gola di Gorropu. We explore the impressive gorge and its canyons. In the afternoon we climb to the Silana Pass, with wide-ranging views of the Supramonte massif. Overnight at Hotel Gorropu.

Day 4/ Silana to Cala Luna

We drop steadily into the valley, passing traditional “sa pinnetta” shepherds huts en route, and emerge in the Codula Luna riverbed. The afternoon's walk follows the Codula, on a boulder-hopping path through oleander and lentisk, down to the sea. Opportunity for swimming in Cala Luna, followed by private boat transfer to Cala Gonone. Dinner and overnight in Cala Gonone.

Day 5/ Departure

Optional morning swim in Cala Gonone. Departure and onward travel.