8 days
Luggage transfer

Sardinia’s East Coast: Hiking in the Orosei nature park.

What do you associate with Sardinia? Certainly dreamy sandy beaches, the turquoise blue sea and balmy summer evenings eating fresh pasta. But there’s more to Sardinia – it has become a popular destination for hiking holidays. The hiking tour through Sardinia’s east is both wild and relaxing at the same time. Wild, because the landscape is characterised by rugged rocks. And relaxing, because Sardinians have perfected “la dolce far niente”, the sweet idleness. Let yourself be infected by the Italians and have your hiking holiday in Sardinia the relaxed way!

Details about hiking holidays in Sardinia

Finding peace and quiet on a hiking holiday? There’s nothing easier in Sardinia! With every day in your hiking boots you take in the breath-taking landscape more and more – and with it the Italian way of life. The multifaceted nature makes for absolute hiking enjoyment, whether that be the flowering macchia, the Gulf of Orosei or the bays of Ogliastra. From Santa Maria Navarrese, the route leads to the high plateau of Golgo and the bay of Cala Goloritze. This is followed by a circular hike to the bay of Cala Mariolu. By boat you come to the holiday resort of Cala Gonone. The hiking tour is completed with circular hikes to the rocky bays of Cala Fuili and Cala Luna as well as a hike around the rocky massif of Monte Irveri. Daily hikes of up to six hours leave you with enough time to take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Highlights of Sardinia’s east coast at a glance:

  • Impressive coastal walks: Sardinia’s east is wild and has an extremely impressive landscape – the routes mainly run along the coast, granting magnificent views of the sea.
  • Orosei Nature Park: Sardinia’s largest nature park, the Golfo di Orosei, is a scenic jewel on the Italian island. The mighty limestone rises almost vertically out of the sea and forms striking landmarks in the turquoise waters.
  • Enchanting macchia: A fragrant, flowering splendour awaits you in the spring months in the macchia of Sardinia. Between the spring and autumn blossoms, the machia forests exude the aroma of rosemary, laurel and other Mediterranean herbs.
  • Grotta del Bue Marino: This stalactite cave is located at the foot of the Supramonte in the Golfo di Orosei. It owes its name to the monk seal that sought shelter at altitude and was christened Bue Marino. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere!

Useful information about hiking in Sardinia

On the day of your own arrival in Santa Maria Navarrese, be sure to take a dip in the nearby bays of the Ogliastra. Sunny days follow, peppered with hiking tours of between nine and 18 kilometres. Three circular hikes also lead into the highlands of Sardinia. The hiking trails often lead over rocky and stony terrain and therefore require surefootedness.

Start April to October
Time of departure Flexible
Luggage transfer
Hiking maps
4 x 3-star hotel. 3 x refugios.


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*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only the services mentioned above are included in the price. Luggage transfer is only available for two or more participants.

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MonthApril, August, July, June, March, May, October, September

Sardinia’s East Coast

Explore the untamed beauty of Sardinia’s east coast with its rugged landscapes and coastal walks. Traverse Sardinia’s largest nature park, Golfo di Orosei, admire fragrant macchia forests, and venture into the mystical Grotta del Bue Marino cave. Enjoy daily hikes and refreshing sea dips, embracing both wildness and relaxation.


Total distance: 81 km
H+: 3240 m
H-: 2900 m
Level: Medium


Arrival in Santa Maria Navarrese

The small coastal town is located in a picturesque location between the steep cliffs of the Gulf of Orosei and the long Ogliastra sandy beaches. To get in the mood for your tour, go for a leisurely stroll along the beach or why not go for a swim in the sea.

Hotel Nicoletta


Santa Maria Navarrese – Golgo

A path with great views way up above the coast brings you to the impressive Pedra Longa limestone peaks. Soon you turn inland and climb up small tracks below some impressive rock faces and up to the first mountain top. You will keep on getting breath-taking views over the turquoise blue surface of the sea. You will walk past flocks of sheep and through the aromatic Macchia down to the Golgo alpine plateau.

Cooperativa Goloritzé


Length: 19 km
Duration: 6 hours
H+: 920 m
H-: 590 m


Circular walk Cala Goloritzé

Today a walk to the spectacular bay of Cala Goloritzé is waiting for you. It is a very special highlight! You will walk through a gorge with a view of the impressive cliffs and to a 120m tall rock crag, which reflects in the crystal-clear, sparkling water. After a swimming break in a wonderful bay, you make your way back to Golgo where the comfortable “Rifguio” is.

Cooperativa Goloritzé

Cooperativa Goloritze


Length: 12 km
Duration: 5 hours
H+: 560 m
H-: 560 m


Circular walk Cala Mariolu

Today you walk across the wild and romantic Golgo plateau until you get to the Arcobaleno natural rock arch, which is today’s destination. From here, you will get wonderful panorama views over the deep-blue sea, which is far beneath you. After this, adventurous and sure-footed walkers can continue by climbing up steep tracks via the Wacholderholz-Leitern and then down to the Cala Mariolu bay.

Hotel example: Cooperativa Goloritzé


Length: 12 km
Duration: 4.5 hours
Height +: 300 m
Height-: 300 m


Golgo – Cala Gonone

After a short transfer from Cala Sisine beach, you will walk uphill between the carob trees and the holm oaks. At the same time, you can marvel at the rugged coast and the glistening sea. Your path takes you via an endless karst plateau to the wonderful swimming bay, Cala Luna. This is one of the nicest beaches in Sardinia. Then take the boat to the holiday destination, Cala Gonone where you can spend the next days right by the sea.

Hotel example: Bue Marino


Length: 12 km
Duration: 5 hours
H+: 620 m
H-: 600 m


Circular walk Cala Fuili and Cala Luna

A magnificent walk takes you via the small and well-hidden rocky bay Cala Fuili to Cala Luna. You will go along a shady hiking trail through forest and coastal terrain past hidden caves and gorges. After a refreshing swim in the sea and a stop in a beach bar, you take a ship pack to Cala Gonone with the option to take a stop at the fascinating stalactite caves in Bue Marino.

Hotel example: Bue Marino


Length: 9 km
Duration: 3.5 hours
H+: 210 m
H-: 200 m


Circular walk Monte Irveri

Walk from the coast down to the top of the pass from where you get expansive views of Sardinia’s inland. You walk around the Monte Irveri and then get to the idyllic sandy beach Cala Cartoe. By walking along the cliffs you will get fantastic views of the Gulf of Orosei. Up high on the cliffs is a great place to reflect on your week’s walking.

Hotel Bue Marino


Length: 17 km
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
H+: 630 m
H-: 630 m


Departure or extra days

Departure or extra days

Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.

Need to have:

Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Survival blanket
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Light towel
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)

Nice to have:

Walking poles
Power bank
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry

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