This itinerary allows all the stunning scenery of Itinerary A2 but then takes a turn decidedly off the beaten track to allow a small taste of the Sardinian interior. The route passes Lanusei (situated on the side of a mountain affording sweeping panoramas across the bay of Arbatax and hinterland) and then allows a stop in Ulassai surrounded by mountain scenery, lesser known climbing and walking opportunities, fine red wines, and the peoples and hospitality traditional to the remote and beautiful Ogliastra zone of Sardinia. The return route passes through the heart of the Barbagia with an optional stop in the quiet but strongly traditional and little visited Gavoi. Travel is mostly by bus with a short stretch in train.
Whilst we have called this a 6 day Itinerary, we have allowed only one full day in the Dorgali area. You may instead decide to extend the itinerary by staying longer in this area overflowing with things to see and do. The itinerary could also be shortened by removing the last overnight stop in Gavoi.
Total transport cost for the Itinerary was around Euro 40 per person (Jun 2005).
Only Day 6 would be possible on Sundays, or better still is to try to spend Sunday as one of the non-travel days with Day 2 being more appropriate than day 4.
The following provides a day by day description of the itinerary idea, including also tables indicating the various stages of travel for each day. These tables do not contain the actual departure and arrival times of each leg of the journey which must be accessed directly from the web sites of the individual transport providers. Links are provided to the front pages of the relevant sites, and some notes are provided here which explain how we accessed the relevant timetable information from the sites which do not have English translations.
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