THE TERRITORY BETWEEN CALA GONONE AND DORGALI
The Gulf of Orosei area and the Supramonte of Dorgali are part of the Gennargentu National Park, wich includes the Gennargentu massif, the Supramonte of Oliena, Orgosolo, UIrzulei and Baunei.
It is very hard to describe the exceptional natural and cultural richness of this territory.
Here, the most rough and savage mountain meet the most beautiful and pristine sea.
The coast and shores of the Gulf of Orosei are characterized by colored limestone cliffs for more than 40 kilometers above the sea. Only beautiful beaches break this natural wall, perforated by caves and engraved by creeks.
Between Cala Gonone and Cala Fuili the coast is accessible from the road. The cliffs raise after cala Fuili and they do not reach 30 meters high.
The cliffs serie is interrupted in few points, by the beach of cala Luna, cala Oddoana and some cave, wich Bue Marino is the most important (Bue Marino cave is the longest cave in Europe), so called because it was a natural refuge of the monk seal.
But what makes more incredible the scenario behind some of the beaches are the so called “còdule”, Canyons created by winter rivers coming down from the inner mountains. These canyons are characterized by a very rich flora and a fauna that is rare in other parts of Italy nowdays.
Behind this little strip of hinterland, it goes the SS125, l’Orientale Sarda (Sardininan oriental road), wich separates the orosei gulf territory from the wilder Supramonte, the extended limestone plateau characterized by imposing cliffs that reach remarkable heights.
Hundreds thousands of years ago, karst phenomena have created deep kanyons, very long caves and huge sinkholes that now is possible to visit.
The asperity of the land is mitigated by the presence of vallaeys where the men has settled.
The archeological rests of ancient villages and nuragic settlemnts demonstrate this fact.