Drive to the accommodation
Depending on the arrival time, we visit on the way some great sites. Sardinia is a huge open air museum. You do not drive 10 km without seeing anything historically important. Everywhere there are dolmens, Menhir, giant tombs, fairy houses, Nuraghe, Phoenician cities, Roman settlements, bridges, medieval castles, etc.
Valley Oddoene Dorgali
From now on we enjoy this view every day, while getting up, resting and during breakfast.
Startpunkt zum Nuraghendorf Tiscali
From the riverbed, in the beautiful Oddoene valley, we climb over the old charcoal paths. We cross a shady holm oak forest and reach the valley Lanaittu. A goat path continues up into the mystical settlement of the Bronze Age. The panoramas of this magical mountain world will remain unforgettable.
White dolomitic limestone and ancient wind-bent trees accompany us on our way there.
Arches, formed by the erosion give us access to the fantastic mountains below Monte Corrasi
Unforgettable panoramas enchant us in all directions
Under a huge rock cover, which protects the village from rain with its natural roof, we find the settlement from the Bronze Age, which stands here for about 3200 years.
After a long break, it's back to our car
Canyon Su Gorropu
Along the river Flumineddu we walk into the karstic gorge Su Gorropu. Parts of the rock face are about 280m high and make this gorge one of the deepest in Europe.
The river flows directly from the canyon into the valley. We will cross different passages of the river on the way? The water is crystal clear and freezing cold.
The sardinian forest
In March, the fragrance of flowers is everywhere. Lavender, Erika, Rockroses, Mimosa spread a strong scent in the valley.
We reach the canyon and dive into this majestic gorge of white dolomitic limestone.
Inside the Canyon
On our way, there are countless caves with dripstone to see. The erosion has left masterful sculptures here.
Hot springs Benetutti
This thermal spring has been visited since the Bronze Age. The water is 36 ° C warm and enriched with magnesium and sulfur. Here we relax our muscles to be fit again in the afternoon.
The Christ of Galtellì
Galtellì is known for the Nobel Prize winner Grazia Deledda. On the other hand, it is a place of pilgrimage among the pilgrims. The Christ of Galtellì has done many miracles over the centuries
High above the plateau of Galtellì towers the 11-meter-high cross with the 7-meter bronze Christ. The ascent is steep, as with every important place of pilgrimage. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with an incredible panorama over the Gulf of Orosei and the mountains of the Supramonte.
The sweet little coastal town of Cala Gonone is located on the Gulf of Orosei. From here, we start our 4th and last hiking day.
The shepherds' huts in this mountain region are called Cuile. Even today, these are used. Not only by the shepherds, but also by mountain hikers sleeping in it, on the long path of Selvaggio Blue.
Along the coast are countless caves that were used during the Roman period as cool storage rooms for cargo. The most famous of these is "La grotta del bue marino", which was inhabited by the extinct monk seals.
On this photo you can already see the glow of the turquoise waters of Cala Luna. Once we are up here, everyone will understand why Sardinia is also called the Caribbean of Europe.
The photos of the small arch of Golorizè found on the Internet are clicked over 1 million times each year
After the versatile coastal walk, we arrive at our destination. Here we enjoy the sun, the beautiful beach and the silence. On the way back we stop at the port of Cala Gonone to celebrate a successful and eventful holiday with an Aperol Spritz.
Photos by Dirk Kastner