Frequently asked questions and

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Which is the best season to visit the Gulf of Orosei?

The ideal season to visit the Gulf of Orosei varies based on personal preferences. Spring (April-June) is excellent for naturalistic explorations, thanks to the mild climate and flowering of plants and trees. Summer (July-August) attracts sun and sea lovers, and offers warmer weather and ideal temperatures for swimming, despite the crowds. Autumn (September-October) combines less heat and fewer crowds, perfect for swimming and hiking. Winter (November-March) is quieter, suitable for trekking and nature, but less suitable for those seeking sun and sea. A choice based on your favourite activities: summer for sea and sun, spring and autumn for outdoor exploration and fewer crowds.

Where is the coast of Baunei located?

The coast of Baunei is found on the east coast of Sardinia, Italy. This area is part of the territory of the municipality of Baunei, in the province of Nuoro, and it is famous for its wild beauty, its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches which include the famous Cala Goloritzé, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna. The area is characterized by imposing limestone cliffs that plunge directly into the Tyrrhenian Sea. It boasts breathtaking landscapes and is a paradise for lovers of trekking, climbing and boat excursions. The coast of Baunei is part of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu National Park which highlight the ecological and natural importance of the area.

How do you get to Cala Sisine?

Cala Sisine, a true jewel of the Gulf of Orosei in Sardinia, is a wild beach surrounded by limestone cliffs and is found in the municipality of Baunei. It can be reached via sea using boat rentals or boat trips departing from Santa Maria Navarrese, Cala Gonone and Arbatax which offer unique views of the coast. Alternatively, for trekkers, a dirt path starting from the plateau of Golgo also leads to Cala Sisine. The latter requires good physical fitness to be able to cover 7 km of difference in altitude. This land route offers spectacular views and an immersion in uncontaminated nature and requires adequate preparation and adequate hiking equipment.

Where can you eat in Baunei?

Baunei, found on the east coast of Sardinia, is famous for its beaches and mountains, as well as a cuisine which focuses on the Sardinian traditions. Among the places to try is the ‘Il Golgo’ Restaurant well-known for its authentic Sardinian dishes such as ‘porceddu’ and ‘culurgiones’. The Pedra Longa Pizzeria Restaurant offers spectacular views and a variety of dishes including pizza. Su Cuile invites you to dive into local cuisine and offers a menu of local products all in a family atmosphere. Finally, GARAGE Bistrot is ideal for lovers of burgers and spritz aperitifs, quality coffee and has a welcoming atmosphere.

What can you do in Baunei?

Baunei, on the east coast of Sardinia, is a paradise for lovers of nature, adventures and culture. It offers pristine beaches such as Cala Goloritzé and Cala Luna which are accessible by sea or on foot. The Selvaggio Blu, one of the most challenging hiking routes in Italy, offers adventures along cliffs and through its wild nature. You can explore gorges and caves in the mountainous area of Supramonte and explore the coastline by boat trips departing from Santa Maria Navarrese. For climbers, the high cliffs in Cala Goloritzé boast unique challenges. The Grotta del Fico cave and Golgo plateau display the natural and historical diversity of Baunei. All enriched by the tasting of local products such as pecorino and Cannonau wine. A variety of adventure and culture, far away from mass tourism.

What can you do in the province of Ogliastra?

Ogliastra, found on the east coast of Sardinia, combines mountain and coastal beauty in a sparsely populated area. It boasts crystalline beaches such as Cala Goloritzé and offers a variety of things to do: trekking through the mountainous area of Supramonteexploration of caves such as Su Marmuri, mountain bike routes with breathtaking views, rock climbing on limestone cliffs, boat trips to discover the hidden corners of the coastline, local culture and traditions by visiting towns like Tortolì, and food and wine tastings of Sardinian dishes and wines. An ideal variety for adventurers and lovers of nature and culture.

Where can you stay in Ogliastra?

Ogliastra, with its breathtaking landscapes ranging from imposing mountains to crystalline beaches, offers a variety of accommodation so as to satisfy the tastes and needs of all its visitors. We recommend you stay in the accommodations offered by Holiday Home Ogliastra, B&B Casa Concia and Cara e Bentu

Do you offer excursions to Cala Gonnone?

The excursions starting from Cala Gonone give you the opportunity to explore the spectacular coastline of Baunei. They stop at the same enchanting beaches and coves which are also available on the excursions departing from the tourist ports of Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese, such as those organized by the Cooperativa Turistica Sisine. This means that you will have the chance to admire spectacular places such as Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritzé, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna, you will enjoy breathtaking views and crystal-clear waters, regardless of the starting point you choose for your adventure along the coast.

What should you bring with you on a boat trip?

For an unforgettable boat trip, you should bring suitable clothing and sun protection cream, including a hat and UV glasses. Non-slip footwear is essential. Don’t forget a waterproof backpack for your belongings, beach towels, swimwear, and a bottle of water for hydration. If planned, don’t forget your snorkelling gear. A waterproof camera or smartphone will capture the best moments, while binoculars will enhance panoramic views and wildlife. Prepare yourself for everything and enjoy the trip.

Where do you board for a trip to Cala Luna?

To visit Cala Luna in Sardinia, you can depart from Cala Gonone, Santa Maria Navarrese or Arbatax. Cala Gonone offers a rapid journey of 20-30 minutes. From Santa Maria Navarrese, the journey is longer but you will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of the coastline. Arbatax represents an alternative for those further south, offering access to Cala Luna and other beaches along the Gulf of Orosei. Each starting point has its advantages, this depends on your location and travel preferences.

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