Excursions in Baunei, Sardinia
Excursions and things to do
Discover Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese’s breath-taking Mediterranean landscapes and the crystal clear waters of Sardinia’s Eastern Coast. Explore Baunei’s mountain trails walking along plunging cliff paths overlooking the pristine waters of the Tyrrhenian sea. The wild beauty of the natural environment and of the sea will leave you speechless. Every year Baunei’s coast line receives important seaside and beaches awards. Get ready to discover the stunning hidden coves of the Eastern coast booking a boat tour.
Santa Maria Navarrese and Baunei are renowned for the wild beauty of its coastline stretching for about 40 km of amazing beaches and crystal clear waters. The pristine waters and the terrific beaches are the ideal setting for an unforgettable holiday. The bout tour to the hidden coves and beaches of the Gulf is a “must do” if you want to visit some of the most unique places in the world. On board of comfortable motorboats you will admire stunning sheer cliffs and stop to explore the majestic caves of Grotta del Fico and Grotta del Bue Marino or visit some of the most renowned coves and beaches of the Mediterranean: Cala Goloritzé, Cala Mariolu, Cala Biriala, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna.
Discover the tours
– Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra – Tel.: +39.0782.615173 – www.mareogliastra.com
– Costa Orientale Charter – Tel.: +39.339.8387788 – www.fuorirottabaunei.it
Excursions and hiking trails
The Supramonte in Baunei is a wild territory stretching from Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Luna. With its 40 kilometres of coastline made of sheer limestone cliffs dropping down vertically to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Supramonte is said to be the wildest part of Sardinia. In Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese, near the coast, you will find magnificent walls and crags perfect for free climbers, while inland valley with terrific limestone walls and the plateau are ideal for curious excursionists. At the Hotel Agugliastra we can also help you book your hiking trip to some of the most beautiful coves of the Gulf of Orosei, such as Cala Goloritzé, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna. Expert hikers can experience the Selvaggio Blu (The wild blue): a seven day trekking experience immersed in the untamed nature of the Supramonte.
Discover the tours
– Salinas Escursioni – Tel. +39.340.5665739 | +39.360.692431 – www.supramonteselvaggio.it
The trenino Supramonte
At the Hotel Agugliastra we can also arrange for you a tour on board of the Trenino Supramonte, another fun option to discover Baunei and the surrounding area. The expert guides of the Trenino Supramonte will take you on an amazing journey dedicated to discovering the unique and wild natural environment of Golgo’s plateau, in the beating heart of Ogliastra. On board of the Trenino Supramonte first you will stop in Baunei and then continue to the plateau where your will enjoy breath-taking views of the Gulf of Arbatax and even of the Gennargentu mountain peaks. Explore the Mediterranean scrub travelling on board of the Trenino Supramonte.
La grotta del Fico
Nestled between the beautiful beaches of Ispuligidenie (Cala Mariolu) and Cala Biriala, and located near Cala goloritzè, is the stunning Grotta del Fico. In the limestone walls, at about 7 metres above sea level, is the entrance to Grotta del Fico. Inside the cave boardwalks make the passage safe, allowing visitors to walk where once was an underground river. The cave is renowned for the great number of sumps connecting to the sea and for the Monk Seals that used these syphons to reach the inner beaches and reproduce safely.
Discover the tour
– Società Speleologica Baunese – Tel. +39.349.1463802 | +39.333.9634349 – www.grottadelfico.it
Free Climbing in Baunei
Santa Maria Navarrese and Baunei are the perfect place for sport climbing lovers. Recently both Santa Maria Navarrese and Baunei have become among the most famous climbing spots in Sardinia: the obelisk Aguglia di Goloritzé, the walls of the Villaggio Gallico and the crag at the marina in Santa Maria Navarrese.
– Info point Baunei e Santa Maria Navarrese
The Trenino Verde
The Trenino Verde is a tourist railway network operated by Ferrovie della Sardegna. The Trenino Verde will take you on a journey to the heart of Sardinia trundling along Sardinian mountainous countryside. Book a trip on board of the Trenino Verde steam train and step back in time! The sound, the old seats, the steam it will be like in a book from the 1800s describing a day long journey of a traveller in Sardinia.