SADALI-ORROLI

AT THE HEART OF THE ISLAND

The town of Sadali is 750 metres above sea level, it is a medievil hamlet which is in the Barbagia of Seulo area and it is known as the “town of the water”.
Located on the edge of the Flumendosa valley, lies the town of Orroli, famous for its archaeological sites.
We will discover the waterfalls, caves and footpaths of the area and experience the folklore traditions and the gastronomy.

  • 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 - Sadali km 211 - 3:00 h
Olbia - Sadali km 214 - 2:40 h
Cagliari - Sadali km 90 - 1:20 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

FregolaYou will be met by the staff of Week in Sardinia upon arrival at an airport of your choice. We will take you to the Barbagia of Seulo, an area full of caves and waterfalls 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 Sadali or Orroli for the duration of the holiday. We will have a welcome dinner in the evening in a typical Sardinian restaurant.

Day 2. Excursion to Mount Arbu of Seui Forest

Cascata - Foresta di MontarbuWe will walk along a well made track, which winds its way through thick forest land in a beautiful area.
We will walk until the look out at Pizzu Margiani Pubusa,which offers stunning views from 1324 metres of the Flumendosa valley, the peaks of the Gennargentu mountains and over the plains of Ogliastra.
We will have lunch at a picnic area in the forest.

 

 

  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Total time of excursion approx. 5 hours
  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a traditional Sardinian restaurant of the area.

Day 3. The Town of Laconi

Castello AymerichLaconi rises up from the Sarcidano plateau. It is surrounded by luscious woodland with numerous springs. In spring numerous varieties of wild orchids bloom here. We will visit the Menhir Museum, which contains around 40 male and female statuettes which date back to the pre-Nuragic period.
We will then visit the park around the ruins of the Aymerich Castle . We will walk through a dense forest of holm oaks, beautiful springs and fabulous waterfalls. We will have our packed lunch at a picnic area in the park.

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4. Trip to the Arrubiu archaeological site and local traditions

Nuraghe ArrubiuOrroli is the village of the centenarians and it is also where the most impressive nuragic sites are in Sardinia. The Arrubiu Dolmen is one of the most important pieces of evidence in terms of Prehistorical Sardinia. It is the only one comprising of a central fortified tower, which is 15 metres high and connected to five towers in a pentagon. We will discover the history of this fantastic monument with the help of our expert local guide.
We will learn all about local bread making methods and the famous Fregola pasta which is typical of the area, in a nearby Agriturismo. We will also have lunch here, a banquet of local products, some of which we will have prepared together.

 

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a typical Sardinian restaurant.

Day 5. Excursion to the Is Janas Cave - Su Stampu and su Turrunu waterfall

Grotta Is JanasSadali there is the impressive Is Janas Cave and the Cave of the Fairies. It is a unique attraction which we we will explore with the help of our guide. This karstic cave is 350 metres long,it is breathtaking at points, boasting a wealth of stalactites and stalagmites. Our day out will continue with a ramble through the woods of Addolì, where we will take the characteristic footpath down to the Su Stampu and Su Turrunu waterfall . This waterfall was listed as one of the most beautiful natural monuments in Sardinia.

  • We will have a packed lunch
  • Level of difficulty: Tourist (T)
  • Return to the hotel and typical Sardinian feast for dinner.

Day 6. Visit to the Gesturi Plateau and the Nuragic Sanctuary of Serri

Cavallini della GiaraWe will arrive at the Giara Park which is an hour away from the hotel. It is nick-named the “Island in the Island”, because of the special kind of countryside and its unique flora and fauna, which make this place magical. The plain is full of wild horses known as “The Giara ponies” . We will have our packed lunch at a picnic area.
In the afternoon our expert guide will take us to the Nuragic Sanctuary of Saint Victoria which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Sardinia.
The site boasts the famous Temple of the well , this is built around a central hub, like most of the Nuragic buildings. The beauty of the stone work makes this temple stand out, and it remains a mystery as to how the stone was worked.

  • Return to the hotel and dinner in a choice restaurant.

Day 7. The town of Seui

CulurgionesSeui, is a particularly interesting little town. There are indeed 5 little museums in the historical centre. Our guide will take usa round these museums.
The Spanish Prison , The Liberty Building , The Civic Gallery and the House of Magic , these museums make up a tour of local customs and traditions which is typical of these mountain towns.

  • Return to the hotel and lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we have organised an hour and a half cookery course. We will learn how to make the local Culurgiones pasta, which is a speciality of the area.

  • The day will conclude with our farewell dinner in a typical Sardinian restaurant.

Day 8. Our farewell

Attrezzi antichiAt 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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