No doubt Cala Goloritze is one of the most beautiful and iconic coves in Sardinia. The tiny beach is embraced by enormous cliffs and located at the end of a canyon descending from the plateau Il Golgo, where our trekking will start.
We will walk on the ancient paths built by shepherds and charcoal-burners, crossing dense oak forests and mesmerizing panoramic spots. At the bottom of the canyon we will reach our destination, where the crystalline waters will refresh our break on this cove by the magical atmosphere.
The path through the canyon Goloritze was known since remote times by the shepherds living in this area of Supramonte. Nonetheless, only local people and a handful of Sardinian hikers knew how to reach it. This is why the beach of Goloritze was mostly unknown until recently.
During the eighties a group of professional climbers from northern Italy discovered and climbed Punta Caroddi: a rock needle overlooking the Cala Goloritze. Since then, fascinated by the pictures, groups of international climbers started a peregrination to come climb what they called the Aguglia of Goloritze.
From the starting point we will walk to the panoramic terrace of Punta Salina, where we will admire Cala Goloritze, Punta Caroddi and the whole Gulf of Orosei. A steep downhill will lead us into the canyon Goloritze, with its dense Holm Oak woods and vertical walls. At the bottom of the canyon we will suddenly face the crystal clear waters that make Cala Goloritze so famous.
On the return path we will walk again on the same path, which will be very steep and exhausting. It will take almost 2 hours to get back, including various stops to take a breath, talk about the history of these places and drink some water.
Note: although the path to descend to the beach was recently rebuilt, walking down and back from the beach requires a minimal physical training. It takes almost 2 hours to walk back and the uneven and rocky terrain can be exhausting.
Walking time: 4h
Total time: 6h
Vertical gain: +650