On the Ogliastra hills, at 200m of altitude, surrounded by lush olive groves and vineyards, lies the charming village of Loceri. The territory has a wealth of archaeological remains of several periods. The domus de janas, Sa Mardona and the nuraghi of Nuraxi and of Cea can be visited and also the giants’ tombs at Cea.
It is well worth climbing up the hill that overlooks the village to visit the nuragh Serra Uleri .From its summit that dominates the valley one can enjoy the splendid view. A visit to the Domus de Janas in the Serra Paulis area, also called Pirarba, is fascinating. The way there is up a path along which one can admire the typical lush vegetation of Loceri.
On foot, by bike, on horseback, by car or 4WD you can follow trekking routes to discover places which you won't easily forget. If, on the other hand, you wish to see the splendid Ogliastra coastline from the sea, there are boats to take you there.
Only the combination of sights and scents manages to fully describe Ogliastra's magic and harmony. You can't say you've really visited Sardinia if you don't spend at least a few days in Ogliastra!
The way there is up a path along which one can admire the typical lush vegetation of Loceri.Very typical are the country churches of San Bachisio, in the popular Baroque style, dating back to the 17th century near the soccer field, and the Sacro Cuore next to the park named after the church itself, on the road from Pelau to Lanusei, direction Taccus.
Forty kilometres of coast in the wildest part of Sardinia, sheer cliffs dotted with coves and beaches that are the real jewels of the Mediterranean. One of the last natural paradises, where faunistic species such as, the Corsican seagull, the peregrine falcon, and the crested cormorant nest and live in harmony with the environment, a land that is jealously guarded by the custodians of the territory, the local shepherds whose flocks of goats graze free amid the mountains.
Ogliastra's coastline contains beautiful oases of sand wedged between the sea and the surrounding cliffs, and is one of the Mediterranean's most charming marine landscapes. Starting from the north, we come to sandy bays (cale) reachable only by boat or on foot, such as the famous Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzé; further south we find interesting beaches such as those at Tancau, Orrì, Cea, the Marinas di Barisardo and Cardedu, Coccorrocci and the Golfo di Sarrala.
The other magical side to Ogliastra is the Nature, which is still unspoilt and which gradually changes as you climb over the hills to arrive at the mountains of the Gennargentu, whose varied landscapes and rare beauty are very satisfying to gaze upon. A land which is best appreciated by the attentive and curious observer, rather than the normal tourist. In terms of history and archaeology, the whole area is very worthwhile to visit, with many Nuraghi, Domus de Janas, Fonti Sacre, Tombe dei Giganti.
In ancient Etruria the Loceri peoples were famous at the time of the foundation of Rome. The name would, accordingly, suggest an early Etruscan settlement. The first settlements might have been located at Ager or Domus or Villa Luceri, meaning Locerio’s land or house or villa.
Before its attested destruction around 1316, the village may have spread to the other side of the Mesu river, not unlike its new dwellings are attempting to do today. Before its destruction Loceri belonged to the Judicature of Cagliari, to Piedmont, to the Spanish and finally to Italy.
We will take you on an unforgettable trip to see: the cave of the doves, the inlets of Portu Pedrosu, Portu Cuau and the beaches of Cala Goloritzé, Punta Ispuligi de nie (Cala dei gabbiani and Cala Mariolu), to the discovery of undersea siphons inside the “Fico” cave, where the monk seal was last seen. We will sail to the extreme tip of North Ogliastra to the splendid beaches of Cala Sisine, Cala Luna and the 'Bue Marino Cave'
Forty kilometres of coast in the wildest part of Sardinia, sheer cliffs dotted with coves and beaches that are the real jewels of the Mediterranean.
One of the last natural paradises, where faunistic species such as, the Corsican seagull, the peregrine falcon, and the crested cormorant nest and live in harmony with the environment, a land that is jealously guarded by the custodians of the territory, the local shepherds whose flocks of goats graze free amid the mountains.
Excursions aboard small motor boats for groups of approx 12 people.Discover the charm of the Orosei coast, explore the creeks and coves on your pleasant outing, pausing along the way to swim in the most beautiful crystal-clear sea of the Mediterranean.
See the Ogliastra islets, Pedra Longa, the water springs of Baus, the cave of the doves, the inlets of Porto Pedrosu and Portu Cuau (on the bottom of the latter is the wreck of the cargo boat Levante, which sank in the 1960s). During our mini-cruise we can stop at the splendid beaches of Cala Goloritzé, the Sorgenti beach, the Gabbiano beach and the beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Biriola.
In addition we can visit the spectacular “Fico” cave, where the monk seal was last seen. Get to know the traditions and customs of an archaic world that still exists amid the impervious mountains of Baunei.
The excursion crosses the Golgo plateau to visit the famous chasm (natural monument), with its 270 m sheer drop, it is the deepest in Europe, the renowned Nuragic pools, the nuraghe of Co’e Serra and St. Peter’s church, built in 1600s, with an anthropomorphic betyl at the entrance.
We have lunch and then we start our 1 hr 30 min trek to the splendid beach of Cala Goloritzé, after a lovely, relaxing swim we return to Santa Maria Navarrese by boat.