Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.
Maximum travelers: 8
English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Russian (conversational)
Enjoy your lunch in the Orgosolo forest
We start the tour with the Ispingoli cave near the town of Dorgali. The cave is dominated by an enormous 38-meter high limestone column, one of the tallest stalactite-stalagmite examples in Europe. In the past, it was known as the Virgins' Abyss, a name with haunting significance: archeological research has discovered that the site was probably used by the Phoenician as a sacrificial well.
We will go to the Valley of Lanaittu, an enchanting 7 km valley, characterized by towering limestone mountains, cliffs, and caves scattered with natural and archeological wonders.
Finally, we will go to the Orgosolo Supramonte, where we will enjoy tasty, typical Sardinian open-air cooking, among the ancient holm-oaks. This special lunch with the shepherds will enable you to discover the genuine flavours of this ancient land, enhanced by the full-bodied local wine, Cannonau - strong in both colour and taste. On the way back we will visit the centre of Orgosolo with its famous murals.
From the Olbia area, we'll reach the Barbagia in about one hour with the car.
After the first stop for a coffee in a gas station near Dorgali, we will visit, if the people wish to do it, the chasm of Ispingoli. If not, we'll go to Monte Ortobene, the sacred mountain of Nuoro, to see in its top, the bronze statue of the Redentore.
Then, we will visit a cavern still used as a house by the shepherds.
Lunch with the shepherds in the supramonte and visit to Orgosolo and its mural paintings.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel/ship/house in Olbia area.
End location: Your hotel/ship/house in Olbia area.
Duration: 8 hours
Fiat Scudo Panorama 2015, a confortable 9 pax van, air conditioned (see photos in my profile).
- The lunch with the shepherds
- Transportation costs with a van
- Guiding service in all sites described here.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - - Cave of Inspignoli ticket ( Eur 7)
- Maybe drinks.
- Ticket for the entrance to the cave of Ispingoli (7,00 euro).
Please consider that the chasm is almost 300 steps deep, and not suitable for people suffering vertigo.