An adventure through the wildest and most unspoiled regions of Sardinia: Barbagia and Ogliastra. Based in Orgosolo you will visit a different area every day following mule tracks and old Sardinian shepherds' roads.
DAY 1: ON THE TRAILS OF THE SHEPHERDS
The itinerary includes a wide and varied selection of trails in the immense territory of Orgosolo (we are in Barbagia, in the heart of Sardinia).
After an enthralling morning along the paths of the shepherds and animals, climbing up dry rivers and steep uphills (that we call firebreaks), stopping in some springs and then resuming on mule tracks and narrow guided paths, we stop for the lunch break scheduled for around 13:30 .
After an hour's break, depart again for the afternoon along the best and famous trails of Orgosolo until we reach the "Fundales" area, at the foot of the Supramonte Mountains.
In this area you can face some very steep and endless uphills and from the peaks enjoy a beautiful view over the whole Barbagia. At the end of the afternoon we return to Orgosolo facing some technical and challenging paths used in the past by the shepherds.
During the day there will be some optional Hard and Extreme sections.
DAY 2: THE OGLIASTRA AREA
The "Ogliastra" itinerary includes a full day of exploration and riding through this beautiful and unspoiled area, one of the most characteristic and varied in Sardinia.
During the day, for several times we will be able to admire the sea from the top of the mountains, with views over the entire territory of Ogliastra, Barbagia and the Gennargentu mountain massif.
The day itinerary includes an average of 130 km in total, with refueling during the lunch break. Lunch can be done on a farm in such a way as to be able to taste the typical products of the area, known in particular for ham and "culurgiones ogliastrini" (a type of homemade pasta, with potato filling).
Lunch and even the "turning point" takes place in the area of Villagrande Strisaili, and then set off again towards Orgosolo (along a totally different itinerary from the outward journey). On the way back, a careful selection of dry paths and rivers will dispose of all the calories accumulated during lunch!
This itinerary is probably one of the most scenic and spectacular in our repertoire.
DAY 3: FROM BARBAGIA TO THE SEA
This beautiful and varied itinerary includes a journey of about 150 kilometers: starting from Orgosolo to get to the village of Cala Gonone, a characteristic sardinian village on the sea.
Early morning departure towards Urzulei, Ogliastra country bordering the territory of Orgosolo; we can face different roads and trails and choose the type and level of difficulty according to our energies and skills. Worthy of note is a beautiful and very old trail for carts dug into the rock overlooking the river, which we will face during the morning.
After crossing the territory of Urzulei we arrive at the end of the morning at the Jenna Silana pass for a break, and continue towards Cala Gonone where we arrive after 13:00 for a well-deserved lunch break on the sea (of course it is possible to eat fresh fish!).
After lunch and a little 'relax start to close the ring in the direction of Orgosolo: we go up from the village of Cala Gonone along paths full of stones that make us immediately dispose of lunch, to fall on the other side towards the town of Dorgali .
Then we cross the beautiful territory of Oliena to enter the countryside of Orgosolo, we come to the farm at the end of the afternoon tired and tested, but satisfied by one of the best itineraries in Sardinia.
DAY 4: RIVERS AND CLIMBS
This itinerary (medium level, and optionally hard, and optionally more hard...) provides a great day for real enduro riders on a selection of rivers and steep climbs.
A lot of fun trails slightly challenging but suitable for everyone. During the morning we visit the "waterfall of the enduro riders", a beautiful waterfall reached after traveling about 4 kilometers on the river rocks.
Then we move on to the "Fundales" area at the foot of the Supramonte, an area where the mountains are cut in two by steep uphills. We proceed from the easiest to then gradually increase in level.
DAY 5: THE SUPRAMONTE
On this day, we will visit one of most famous and impressive areas of Sardinia: the Supramonte. We will depart from Orgosolo first thing in the morning and we will visit the untouchable limestone massif where bandits and shepherds used to live until a few decades ago.
In the Supramonte you can visit many key elements of Sardinia’s history, like old sheepfolds that belonged to the “Su Pinnetti” shepherds of Orgosolo, vertical karst chasms that are hundreds of metres deep (“Su Disterru”) and “S’elihe Tureddu”, the famous oak tree that grows inside a huge stone.
Late afternoon we will return to Orgosolo, tired but satisfied after visiting one of the most beautiful areas of Sardinia.
To greet Sardinia it is possible to organize a special lunch with the shepherds, based on typical Sardinian dishes prepared for us in the woods by a shepherd friend.
The tour will be based on the famous village of Orgosolo, 20 km from Nuoro. The nearest ports are those of Olbia (about 110 km 1 hour and 10 by car) and Golfo Aranci (about 125 km). However, Orgosolo can be reached in maximum two hours from all Sardinian ports and airports.
The itineraries will be of the "flower" type, this means that every morning the group leaves Orgosolo and in the evening it returns to Orgosolo, allowing it to hold the same accommodation for all the days of the tour.
For those coming by ship, it is possible to arrive in Sardinia directly on the morning of the day of the tour and leave again on the evening of the third day of the tour.
Thanks to our agreements with the shipping companies we can give you access to good discounts on the purchase of ship tickets.
Tour Price € 600,00 per person
The price is valid for bookings confirmed 30 days before the tour start date and includes:
- 5 days riding with expert local guide (2 guides for groups of over 7 people)
- 4 nights accommodation (in double room) in a beautiful farmhouse surrounded by nature
- 4 dinners based on typical Sardinian dishes
- 4 breakfasts
- Motorcycle recovery with pick-up in case of damage;
- Welcom Kit and T-Shirt;
The price does not include:
- Motorcycle fuel
- Enduro Bike Rental;
- Extra alcoholic beverages and everything not served at the table during dinner
- Single room (€ 20.00 per night supplement)
- All that is not reported in the item "the price includes"
The price is valid for a minimum group of 5 people. If the number of participants is less than 5, the price increases a little.
Services not included can be added to your tour, paying the additional cost.
If the tour formula proposed by us does not meet your needs or you want to make changes to the program, request a personalized tour, it has no additional costs.
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Motorbikes used on the tour must be one-cylinder Enduro motorbikes with knobby tyres. You can rent an Enduro motorbike in Sardinia. .
To be prepared for the tour, each driver should have the following equipment:
- A tyre mousse, or a heavy duty inner tube and all the necessary repair equipment;
- A rucksack or belt bag and a bottle of water;
- Equipment for simple repairs, spare levers, cable ties, pliers and screwdrivers;
Accommodation and meals
In addition to an Enduro guide we can also take care of your accommodation and meals, creating an “All-inclusive” tour.
We can book an affiliated hotel or Bed and Breakfast that is convenient and best suits your needs.
Half way though the route you will have lunch with our guide, and after lunch you will resume the route. You can bring along a packed lunch or our guide can recommend some nearby restaurants.
You can eat dinner in your hotel or bed and breakfast, or in nearby pizzerias, restaurants, “Agriturismi”.
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