Discover the Barbagia
The Barbagia is located in the eastern part of Sardinia. It is the wildest part of Sardinia, with many stories to tell and places of great interest to visit. Here you will find deep valleys, numerous archaeological areas, but the real protagonist is the Supramonte. The rocky coast falls to the crystalline sea and the beaches of the Gulf of Orosei are the pearls of this sea. The Barbagia is authentic and silent, full of ancient traditions. Come and discover it. Sardinia is here.
In the mountains
The Supramonte is a mountain complex located in the eastern part of Sardinia and covers an area of about 350 km² occupying a large part of the territory of Dorgali and other surrounding municipalities.
By car, motorbike or bicycle you can take the Strada Statale SS125, with its 60 km long serpentine that from Dorgali leads to the nearby Ogliastra. The first 20 km starting from Dorgali up to the Silana pass (Genna Silana) at 1017 meters above sea level, are truly breathtaking. On the left you will be accompanied by the typical flora of the territory and on the right you can admire the calcareous peaks of the Supramonte and its deep valleys. It is a road with little traffic, along the way you can meet the real inhabitants of the territory who walk undisturbed along the roads, wild goats, wild boars, sheep and cows, so you will have to pay close attention and enjoy this dream landscape.
On foot it is possible to make a beautiful excursion that will take you to the ancient village of Tiscali. This site is hidden in a cave inside the mountain, and is the testimony of an ancient nuragic village dating back to the VI century BC.
Another beautiful excursion recommended to our visitors is the hike to Su Gorropu, a gorge that cuts the Supramonte forming a deep canyon where you will pass in the middle of limestone walls up to 500 meters high. A unique landscape where you can meet some endangered species such as mouflons and golden eagles in the quietest periods.
At the sea
Cala Gonone is the small village of Dorgali, which can be reached in just 10 minutes by car. Once you will not be satisfied only lovers of the sea and beaches, but also all those who are looking for strong emotions. The atmosphere of this country is very welcoming and the prices are very affordable despite being now a well-known seaside resort.
If you want to enjoy a day at the beach, in the crystal clear water and sunbathe in dream beaches, then we recommend a mini cruise in the Gulf of Orosei with a guided tour of the Bue Marino Caves.
On foot you can reach the beach of Fuili or even an hour and a half walk the beautiful Cala Luna.
In Cala Gonone you can also climb, paraglide, rent a kayak or even the beautiful scuba diving.
Another obligatory stop is the beautiful Aquarium of Cala Gonone where you will find local marine species and even some tropical fish.
In Barbagia in the territory of Dorgali you can visit numerous archaeological sites that tell the ancient history of this wonderful place.
We advise you to visit the nuragic village of Serra Orrios, surrounded by olive trees just 11 kilometers from Dorgali, at kilometer 25 on the SP38, inhabited between 1500 and 250 BC.
A3 km north from the intersection of the SP38 and SS129 (road Nuoro-Orosei), along a small path between farmland you can freely visit S’Ena ‘and Thomes, a beautiful giants’ tomb dating back to the Nuraghic period. The central oval stone stele (3.65m high and 2.10m wide) that closes the ancient burial chamber. It has remained perfectly preserved for centuries.
If you want to deepen your knowledge on the history of our territory then we recommend a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Dorgali.