Hiking in Sardinia

Italy
Walking
Self-Guided
Panoramic view from Hiking in Sardinia Tour

Hiking in Sardinia

Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Make the beautiful self-guided trek from Oliena to Cala Gonone in Sardinia

See incredible views of the shimmering Gulf of Orosei and the impressive Supramonte Mountains.

Trek deep into untouched nature, swim in the clear sea, and explore coastal canyons.

Discover culture, folklore and history at the Tiscali Ancient Nuragic archaeological site.

Dine on fantastic local food, including ravioli, cheese, honey, wine, and fine desserts.

The Sardinia Hiking tour is an exhilarating adventure into the unforgettable landscapes of Sardinia, from Oliena to Cala Gonone.

This walking tour of Sardinia begins in Oliena, an idyllic town with delicious local wine and bread. You’ll ascend atop a local mountain for a birds-eye view of this incredible region all the way to the Supramonte Mountains. You’ll walk through the towering Holm oak forest, run your hands along the massive limestone boulders, and gaze across expansive valleys. The Hiking in Sardinia walking tour then leads to the Scala de Surtana Valley and Monte Tiscali, where the prehistoric Nuraghe village is hidden and waiting for you to explore. Then, you’ll journey into Italy’s deepest gorge with towering white walls. It feels as if you’re deep within the earth before you rise through to trek to the sea. Cruise over the glittering water, dive, swim, kayak, and fish. Make yourself comfortable at the secluded Cala Luna beach, only accessible by boat. Then, the Hiking in Sardinia walking tour follows the coastal trails to Cala Gonone, where you can pack a picnic basket of fine local foods to lay out next to the deep blue of the ocean. The Hiking in Sardinia tour is perfect for any lover of the ocean and nature, and an unforgettable way to experience one of Italy’s most special regions.

Hiking in Sardinia Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Sardinia

The first day of your walking tour of Sardinia is all for relaxing. You’ll stay in Oliena, an idyllic town with great paths to explore. For dinner, tuck into local carasau bread and Cannonau wine.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Oliena
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Hiking the Monte Corrasi loop

The first adventure of your walking tour of Sardinia starts with a trek up one of the local mountains, where the views are simply perfect. From the peak, you can see all the way over to the Supramonte Mountains and deep valleys. Bring a camera!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Oliena
Distance
5 hours, 11 km, 825m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Walk to Su Gologone

Today, you’ll trek through the Holm oak forest, which is perfectly quiet and peaceful. It’ll lead you to sheer limestone formations over 800 metres tall. Views of the valleys of Oliena and Guthiddai peek through as you approach a narrow canyon called Laghetto Sorgenti Carsiche Su Gologone, which is 108 metres deep and the vital water supply of Sardinia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dorgali
Distance
5 hours, 14.5 km, 450m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Walk to Tiscali

Start the morning with a transfer to Rio Flumineddu, where you’ll begin a hike along the Scala de Surtana Valley. Climb up to a plateau where two beautiful, recently restored ovili huts hide. Feel free to enter and see the impressive craftsmanship needed to create them. Hike back down the valley wall to make it to the foot of Monte Tiscali. Now you’re headed up! Near the peak, the remains of a prehistoric Nuraghe village are hidden inside a cave. Creep into the round opening, get up close to the remains, and appreciate the eerie silence of the cave. Then, you’ll descend to the River Flumineddu, where you’ll be whisked away to the hotel for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dorgali
Distance
5 hours, 11 km, 700m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Explore Gola di Gorropu or Silana

Today, your walk will take you into Italy’s deepest gorge, the Gola di Gorropu. You’ll be surrounded by stark white walls over 350 metres high, and you’ll feel like you’re deep in the belly of the earth- a once in a lifetime experience.

Those who aren’t fans of gorges have the option to hike along the mountain ridge, beginning close to the Silana Pass and travelling to the town of Dorgali. The views of the Gulf of Orosei coast are wonderful, and the Supramonte mountains loom in the distance.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dorgali
Distance
3.5 or 5 hours, 11 or 15 km, 320 or 689m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Cala Gonone

Start the next day of your Sardinia walking tour with a quick transfer to Dorgali, where you’ll stroll the tunnel that connects Dorgali with Cala Gonone. You’ll end up atop Monte Bardia, and then descend into the nearby valleys- although you won’t want to leave the views! To end the day, choose to either go straight to Cala Gonone or make the ascent up Monte Irveri before you relax for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in l’Oasi
Distance
4 or 5 hours, 10 or 14 km, 486 or 616m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Cala Luna beach and boat to Cala Gonone

Get ready to soak up the sun! Today, you have a choice between boat trips to the Blue Marina sea cave, a visit to the Nuraghe Mannu site, or diving, kayaking, or fishing.

Alternately, you can walk to Cuccuru su Corvu to the renowned Cala Luna beach, which is delightfully private and perfect for a picnic and a swim. No matter what you choose to do, the day is yours on the sea. Bliss!

Overnight Location
Hotel in l’Oasi
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Farewell, Cala Gonone!

Have one last breakfast by the sea before packing your bags to head home. Or, book some extra days to keep soaking up the sun.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Hiking in Sardinia Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Sardinia is always run as a custom tour for your group only, therefore the price depends on the season, as well as whether you are staying in a single, double or a triple room.

The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:

Departure on April 1st – June 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €1,325EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €825EUR

Departure on June 25th – July 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €1,325EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €825EUR

Departure on September 1st – October 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €1,295EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €895EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): €795EUR
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Accommodation on the Hiking in Sardinia Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels and B&Bs. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and family ownership. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season and the size of the group (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s sometimes possible to match single travellers up.

Hotel Monte Maccione in Oliena

Hotel Monte Maccione is simple but enjoys a great location near the mountains and offers clean, comfortable rooms.

Hotel Sant’Elene in Dorgali

This hotel is family-run, and offers rustic, spacious rooms with air conditioning and TVs.

Hotel l’Oasi in l’Oasi

Hotel l’Oasi overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Orosei and is 5 minutes from the shore. The rooms are big and clean.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Hiking in Sardinia Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Personal transfers on day 1 and from days 3-6 are included, as well as the luggage transfers for the trekking days. Please note that the airport transfers on this tour are not included.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Any transfers not mentioned as ‘included’
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes – around €1,5 EUR per person daily
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfer to Cuccuru su Corvu

Frequenty Asked Questions about Hiking in Sardinia

How hard is the Hiking in Sardinia Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will walk moderate distances with some elevation gain but due to difficult limestone terrain and a couple of challenging paths, previous walking experience is strongly suggested. Also, you should have a quality compass, good map reading skills and fully-charged mobile phone with you.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hiking in Sardinia Tour?

7 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers hiking/walking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Oliena to start this tour?

You can fly into Cagliari (CAG) or Olbia (OLB). It is recommended that you book your flight to arrive early in the day on any day but Sunday to accommodate public transportation schedules. If you arrive prior to 4 PM local time, you can catch the bus to Oliena with a change in Nuoro. If you arrive after 4 PM or on a Sunday, you may need to book a private transfer.

Is the Hiking in Sardinia tour guided?

No, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. In most cases, you don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Where does the Hiking in Sardinia tour end?

The tour ends in Cala Gonone, where you can take the bus to Cagliari or Olbia with a change in Nuoro. It is best if you book a late afternoon return flight to accommodate local bus schedules.

Are equipment rentals included?

Equipment rentals are not included. Please bring any personal and hiking equipment desired.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Sardinia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Italy for the Hiking in Sardinia tour is from April through October, however the tour cannot be booked in August as the weather tends to be extremely hot. People sensitive to heat should also avoid the end of July.

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Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will walk moderate distances with some elevation gain but due to difficult limestone terrain and a couple of challenging paths, previous walking experience is strongly suggested. Also, you should have a quality compass, good map reading skills and fully-charged mobile phone with you.

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