Your holiday in Ogliastra between the sea and the mountains
The hotel Rifugio d’Ogliastra is situated in Jerzu, in the middle of the countryside in a natural amphitheatre formed by the “tacchi” of Ogliastra (“tacchi” are the distinctive limestone rock formations that resemble upturned shoe heels). You will enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Ogliastra where, thanks to the Hotel’s position, you can easily reach many places to visit; 4km away there’s Ulassai famous for the cavern system Grotte Su Marmuri which you can visit from April to October and considered Europe’s finest and highest-ceilinged. The sea is 20km away from the H otel Ogliastra with the magical beaches of the Marina di Gairo and Cardedu. The Rifugio D'Ogliastra is the ideal base for your Holiday in Ogliastra.
Not far away you find other beautiful and famous tourist attractions such as Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese, from whose ports you can make boat trips along the Ogliastra coast, and visit the east coast’s sandy bays and beaches such as Cala Goloritzè, Cala Luna, Cala Gonone. The Rifugio Hotel Ogliastra has double rooms with toilet and shower, each with its own entrance and with lovely views.
It’s also possible to have triple or single rooms. At lunch and dinner you can enjoy the local cooking as well as international dishes, and in addition in the evenings there’s the pizzeria with a vast choice of pizzas. The wine list, with its wide selection, deserves a special mention.
The Hotel Ogliastra is a good place to stay if you are interested sampling the area’s distinctive food and wines, with the renowned Vino Cannonau produced in several communes in Barbagia and Ogliastra. The wineries to visit, all of which make excellent wines, are: JERZU ANTICHI PODERI Via Umberto I,1 Jerzu NU; VITIVINICOLA ALBERTO LOI S.S. 125 Km 124,200 Cardedu NU. During the course of the year at Jerzu there are various wine festivals such as the festa del Novello and Calici di stelle, both included in the map of the “strade del vino”. In June there’s the country festival in the church of S.Antonio only 100 m from the Hotel Rifugio Ogliastra. Also in the surrounding area, you can visit sheepfolds and see cheese being made.
Excursions in Ogliastra
For your excursions in Ogliastra you can visit the nearby ghost towns (Osini and Gairo Vecchio) and take a step back in time to the well-preserved houses that were abandoned during the 1952 flood. From the other Gairo (Tacquisara) there’s the picturesque railway station from which the Trenino Verde (an old steam train) runs in the summer months, covering a panoramic route in the interior of Sardinia.
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See the excursions in Ogliastra
The Ogliastra Hotel "Rifugio" in Jerzu organises, with its partners, guided walks to the spectacular tacchi d'Ogliastra where Nature’s beauty remains unspoilt.
Imposing natural monuments, nuraghi, tombe dei giganti and the magnificent cave system grotte su Marmuri
With them your excursion in Ogliastra will be an unforgettable experience. We can assure you that after having one of the excursions in Ogalistra among the Tacchi, your holiday in Ogliastra will be unforgettable.