GALTELLÌ

DISCOVERING THE CULTURE OF THE ISLAND

Galtellì offers beautiful green country side with a contrast of sharp rocky outcrops and gentle rolling hills. The panoramic Monte Tuttavista features the gigantic statue of the Bronze Christ and Pontes Castle, built around 1070, it presents a backdrop to the narrow streets in the town, it’s like times past in all shades and hues, great inspiration for Grazia Deledda, the writer who won a Nobel prize for literature in 1926.

  • You organise the flight to and from Sardinia, to any of the Sardinian airports, Alghero-Cagliari or Olbia.
  • You organise the period of the year for your holidays, the month and the days of the week, excluding July and August.

…We take care of the rest…

Airport Distance

Alghero - Galtellì km 181 - 2:00 h
Olbia - Galtellì km 97 - 1:10 h
Cagliari - Galtellì km 209 - 2:15 h

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • TOURING AROUND IN OUR MINIBUS, AIRPORT TRANSFER TO AND FROM AIRPORT OF YOUR CHOICE YES
  • ACCOMODATION IN OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED BIJOUX HOTELS. YES
  • QUALIFIED LOCAL GUIDES YES
  • INTERPRETARS (IF NECESSARY) YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO MUSEUMS, NATIONAL PARK AREAS AND THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES MENTIONED. YES
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE YES
  • PACKED LUNCHES; DINNERS IN CHOICE RESTAURANTS OF THE AREA. YES
  • FLIGHTS NO
  • ITINARIES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. !

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1. Welcome in Sardinia

GaltellìYou will be met by the staff of Week in Sardinia upon arrival at an airport of your choice. We will take you to the Galtellì, a characteristic town in the Cedrino river valley near the city of Nuoro in central Sardinia. We plan several short stops to look at places of interest along the way. We will stay in one of the small hotels in Galtellì for the duration of the holiday. We will have a welcome dinner in the evening in a typical Sardinian restaurant.

Day 2. Orgosolo Excursion - Mount Novo San Giovanni

Monti di Orgosolo

First we go to the town of Orgosolo which is about an hour from Galtelli, and from here we will make our way to the foothills of Mount Novo San Giovanni, for the start of our first excursion. An active ramble in the Supramonte of Orgosolo which is like going back a thousand years in time. The environment is wild and intact, our local guide will show us all the beautiful places, and we ill go for a lovely walk. We will see typical shepherd’s ‘cuili’ houses and old fashioned sheepfolds. We will have lunch in this area, and sample local delicacies. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the characteristic town of Orgosolo.

  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Total length of excursion, return return trip around 3 hours
  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a Sardinian restaurant.

Day 3. Natural, Literary and Culinary Delights of Galtellì

SS Crocifisso

We will walk up Mount Tuttavista, to an altitude of around 630 metres. We will be able to admire the Natural Monument of Sa Preta Istampata, a vast rock face, roughly 40 metres high featuring a large natural cut-out in the upper part. There’s a spectacular view. We will then go and see the gigantic bronze statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands 12 metres tall on the mountain peak. We will have a packed lunch and in the afternoon, we will have a look around Galtellì, which boasts an interesting literary and cultural heritage, present on numerous sites, in events and characters. All found in this beautiful medieval hamlet. Here we will discover the one of the culinary delights of Galtellì, which is the flat unleavened bread Pane Carasau. One of the town’s expert cooks will explain how the bread is traditionally made, we will then have a go at making it. At dinner time we will try our bread along with a welth of traditional products in a local restaurant.

  • Return to the hotel.

Day 4 .Excursion to Cala Luna

Cala Luna

We will leave from the hotel and make our way towards the town of Dorgali here our guide will accompany us for the length of our excursion. From the Buchi Arta area we will go along a panoramic route, from here we can admire the characteristic sheepfolds of the Goat hurders set amongst a backdrop of wild arduous countryside, they are still used today. From this area we will go to the beach called Cala Luna we will walk down the s’Arga Steps, first we will follow an old footpath, made by the coalers and then we will go up a track of Codula di Ilune, through the lovely lush vegetation. We will have lunch on the beach, taking in the beautiful. The way back is just as spectacular.

  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Total time of the excursion, round trip approx. 4 hours
  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical Sardinian restaurant.

Day 5. S’abba Frisca Park, Ispinigoli Cave and Archaeological sites

Museo s'Abba FriscaFrom the town of Dorgali, which is about 30 minutes away, we willstart our visit of the famous Ispinigoli cave. From the view point at the entrance of the cave, we will be able to see the depth of the chasm. We will go down the 280 steps to reach the base of the majestic stalagmite column which is 38 metres high. The marvellous salts are also of extraordinary beauty. The guided tour of the cave lasts around 50 minutes. Just 4 km away lies the fabulous Museum Park of S’abba Frisca which takes its name from the Frisca river. We will spend an hour at the park, which offers a naturalistic and ethnographic tour. It is thriving with local flora and fauna and from here we can learn about the traditions of the ‘Barbaricina’ civilisation, local to this area. We will then have brunch, which will be a tasting of typical local products.
Afternoon: We will visit the Nuragic Village of Serra Orrios which is found in the middle of a basalt plateau at Gollei, near the meandering river of the Cedrino, in the countryside around Dorgali. This is one of the best preserved nuragic villages in Sardinia, there are around a hundred dwellings and two holy areas, both featuring Megaron Temples. Considering the size of the village and its urban planning it could be defined as a proto-type for urban settlements.

  • Return to the hotel and traditional Sardinian fair in a local restaurant.

Day 6. Excursion to the Village of Tiscali

Tiscali

An hour away from the village of Galtellì lies the villaggio of Tiscali, archaeological site on Mount Tiscali, found at 518 metres of altitude, in the Supramonte mountain area between Dorgali and Oliena. We will reach the Mountain summit with the help of our expert guide. Here there is an enormous karstic doline inside which the remains of a village dating back to nuragic times are found. The vegetation is luscious and features numerous secular oaks. We will have lunch organised for us on Mount Tiscali.

 

  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Total time of excursion approx.4 hours.
  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 7. Visit to the Bidderosa Nature Park

Bidderosa

Just 30 minutes out of Galtellì close to the town hall of Orosei, there is a real lovely corner of paradise, The Bidderosa Oasis. We wilk walk down a four kilometre track, framed by junipers, oaks and holm oaks, are reflected in the transparent waters of the Curcurica pond. It is beautiful. The Bidderosa Oasis, covers 1086 hectares, boasting a splendid pine forest. It is one of the few areas in Sardinia which limits the number of visitors at one time. We will visit the five beaches within the nature park, where the sand is extremely fine and the water is emerald green. There is a sense of peace throughout the whole area, where the silence is only interupted by the rustling of leaves,the cry of seagulls across the sky and the waves.

  • We will enjoy a packed lunch
  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Total time for the excursion approx. 4 hours
  • Return to the hotel and Farewell dinner.

Day 8. Our farewell

Dolci tipici sardiAt the end of an activity packed week and exciting discoveries, we bid you farewell. We will accompany you to the airport for your return flight, at the times specified by you.

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