The Tepilora Regional Park
At 100 meters from the b & b begins the forest territory with paths that lead to the characteristic huts of the goats “i Pinneti” immersed in holm oak woods and conifers among strawberry trees, myrtles and lentisks.
Continuing along the paths you enter the large Park of Tepilora which extends for about 70,000 hectares in one of the less populated areas of Italy, between Olbia and Nuoro.
The oasis of Tepilora is one of the most luxuriant areas of the island: almost eight thousand hectares of uncontaminated forests, dotted with springs and rocks shaped by time crossed by paths and waterways.
The Park which includes the territories of Torpè, Posada, Lode and Bitti is aimed at the conservation and protection of the great naturalistic riches we have inherited. It is a destination for visitors because of its natural beauty and paths that lead to places of particular environmental value.
It is characterized by the presence of plant formations and wildlife species of high naturalistic value. Among the latter are populations of fallow deer (Dama dama), wild boar, fox, wild cat, marten, Sardinian hare, weasel. Within the forest complex there is also an area for the repopulation of mouflons (Ovis ammon musimon), aimed at their
reintroduction which, in part, has already been implemented. But from the faunistic point of view the element of greatest interest is given by the presence of the golden eagle, whose nesting site is located near Mount Tepilora. It is easy to spot the peregrine falcon, the sparrow hawk and the buzzard.
In the territory of Torpè falls part of the Park. Inside there are the forests of su Lidone and Usinavà, or a thousand hectares of holm oaks, cork oaks and Mediterranean scrub, with granite outcrops to which erosion has given shape to the animal world.
In the territory of Torpè a few km from our B & B is Lake Maccheronis, flanked by the pine forest Sa Dea. Another place to visit is the beautiful Nurres mountain, one of the hills that surround the town, including Cuccuru and Luna, Mount Pedra Ruina and Mount Nizzu, to whose slopes there is a copper mine.
Ideal area of access between the coast and the plateau of Bitti and Buddusò, the area was frequented since the Neolithic and is dotted with prehistoric evidence: among them the Domus de Janas of Pedra Ruias and the Nuraghe San Pietro, with a keep and towers around one of which also used in Roman times
Torpè agricultural center is famous for citrus groves and quarries with concrete plants.
The delta of the Rio Posada, appendix downstream of the Regional Park of Tepilora, and its entire network of canals and ponds offers the naturalist visitor wonderful natural landscapes, enriched by the presence of various ornithological species that here find the ideal conditions for nesting.
At 4 km from Conte b & b you reach the characteristic village of Posada, one of the most beautiful and attractive places in Sardinia. It offers numerous beautiful white sandy beaches, bathed by a crystal clear sea in the shadow of a medieval village perched on a verdant limestone hill dominated by the Castello della Fava, from which you can admire the splendid panorama of sea and
surrounding plain. Posada is one of the most evocative places on the east coast and holds incredible testimonies of history and culture and a fairytale landscape. The village looks like a maze of stone made of intricate alleys, steep steps, arches and squares. To be seen absolutely
it is the Castle, of which today remains the tower and the restored ruins of the walls. During the visit a wooden staircase leads to the top of the tower which dominates the whole territory. The name of the dwelling derives from a legend according to which the inhabitants of the castle, besieged by the Turks, gave a pigeon the last stone of foodstuffs.
Of particular interest is the parish church of Sant’Antonio Abate, patron saint of the village, dating back to 1324 and rebuilt in the seventeenth century, to be visited during the festivities in his honor in January, amid enormous bonfires and evocative processions.
Posada, moreover, is holder (from eight years) of the “5 Vele di Legambiente”, for the cleaning of the coasts, the salubriousness of the waters and the great work done for the conservation of the dune system.
Its 5 magnificent beaches:
Su tiriarzu is a beach surrounded by an enchanting crystalline sea and is surrounded by thick vegetation that makes the view particularly impressive.
The beach of Orvile is characterized by a light, soft and deep sand; the water, transparent, has shades of green and blue. Not particularly populated, the beach has parking and a refreshment point. Fascinating all the hinterland that, in addition to an expanse of dunes and a cute pine forest, has a large wetland, protected as a regional reserve, which includes the mouth of the Rio Posada and several of its derivations, as well as the pond Longo.
Iscrarios literally means “swamp”. This beach is the continuum of the previous one is not very big. Thanks to its shallow and sandy bottom it is perfect for those who practice diving and snorkeling. Behind it is the named Longo pond, in which several species of birds live, such as the wonderful pink flamingos. It is not so popular because it is not very easy to reach. You get from Orvile beach or from a small road on the SS125 before the town of Posada, not marked.
The beach of San Giovanni overlooks the Gulf of Posada, with a long beach of light and fine sand. It is an ideal beach for people who love tranquility, as it is not among the busiest. In addition, near the beach, in front of Monte Longu, you can enjoy the view of the pond.
Not far from the village of Posada, there is La Caletta Beach, located near Siniscola. The coastline is characterized by a light and soft sand. The beach is surrounded by a green pine forest and is often beaten by the winds, for this reason the various services also offers water sports equipment, including kitesurfing and windsurfing. The beautiful sea is limpid and crystalline, has a shallow and always sandy bottom.