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Trekking tour to Cala Luna
Cala Luna Beach (Gulf of Orosei)
Cala Luna is one of the most beautiful and iconic beaches in Eastern Sardinia. Located halfway between the coasts of Baunei and Dorgali, it is part of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu Park.
It is a spellbinding paradise on earth shaped by the monumental cliffs guarding it, the nearby mouth of the Codula di Luna River and its wide caves overlooking the sea.
Do not forget your cameras and phones, as this is definitely one of the most scenic amongst our one-day hikes!
Our trekking tour to Cala Luna
- Unique scenery set between seaside and mountainside
- Fairly long halt for a swim in the waters of the Gulf of Orosei
- Lunch break in the picturesque caves facing the sea
- Option of return trip by boat
Driving across the town of Orosei in order to reach the locality of Dorgali, we will then veer towards Cala Gonone where we will leave our Land Rovers in an inner parking bay called Buchiarta.
There the commanding view of the Gulf of Orosei will enable us to see the “Pinnettas” sheepfolds, one of the many distinctive features of this area.
This is where our one-day trekking tour to Cala Luna will begin to shape up in its own special way, unfolding itself in an uninterrupted series of breathtaking sights with an unlimited expanse of sea to the East and the wilderness of the mountains to the West.
During our descent down the karstic gorge, we will be hiking across rugged screes, ancient bridleways and pathways shaded by age-old junipers whilst being constantly immersed in the fragrance of Mediterranean shrubbery.
Now and again, our progression might end up punctuated by the casual flight of wild pigeons fleeing from the peregrine falcon, which is something we see happening quite recurrently in these parts.
Once we reach the broad gorge of Codula di Luna, we will keep going on the dried-up streambed amid many small lakes, granite boulders shaped by the weathering of water, and pink oleanders giving the gorge its springtime colors.
Soon after this, a nice swim in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Orosei will make our hiking exertions truly worthwhile.
More than just any beach, Cala Luna is a really unique and genuine experience featuring among some of the most exciting hiking tours in Sardinia.
Acting as natural shelters from the peak of daytime heat, the wide caves dotting the beach will set the stage for our lunch break. No better spot than such a unique location for a refreshing halt!
This delightful break will prepare us for the most demanding part of our hiking trip: doubling back our route to our starting point upwards.
A return trip by boat to the port of Cala Gonone will be available as an option to anyone willing to spend extra-time on the beach or choosing to ease up on the strenuousness of the excursion, besides providing the opportunity of a farewell tour across the Gulf of Orosei and its crystalline waters.
What are the main sights at Cala Luna?
Mountains and sea fusing together, iconic caves dotting the beach, a swim in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Orosei. Cala Luna is one of Sardinia’s most famous crown jewels and our excursion along the coast will allow you to discover it. Return trips can be organized either on foot or by boat.
Place and time of departure and arrival?
Departure from Orosei at 8:30 am / Dorgali at 9:00 am – Return to Orosei at 5:00 pm.
What are the means of transport?
Jebel Sardinia Land Rover, four-wheel drive vehicle.
What is the intensity level for this excursion?
Moderate. Good physical condition required.
What is the recommended equipment?
Essentials: packed lunches and water (not included), hiking shoes, waterproof windbreakers, sunscreen, hats. Optional: sunglasses, cameras, light binoculars.
Is this excursion suitable for children?
Yes, from age 10.
What is the price of the excursion?
50 € for adults and 40 € for children.