The coast of Baunei and its pearls
Cala Biriola or Cala Biriala is a pretty cove with a landslide origin that rises at the foot of the limestone cliff, typical of the entire territory of Baunei. The beach is formed by white pebbles with rounded contours: the merit of this slow and incredible work goes to the surrounding turquoise waters. Just before Biriola there are the “Piscine di Venere“, a mirror of water with bright colors that fade from turquoise to emerald green and from blue to deep blue. Real natural pools, like the water of this cove.
Cala Biriala is located in the heart of the coast of Baunei, halfway between Cala Goloritzé and Cala Luna, immediately after the Fico cave and just before Cala Sisine. To the south it is bounded by a set of unmistakable rocks, a peculiarity of Cala Biriola, including a suggestive water-hairy arch that completes this unforgettable living painting. To the north we find a promontory where the homonymous Biriala forest rises, from which the cove takes the current name. Its original name, however, is “Bilariccoro”. The name “Biriala” derives from the fishermen and charcoal burners of Tuscany, frequent visitors of the whole coast of Baunei until the sixties.
In this part of the cove there is a path which allows the access by land (the Ololbissi path), long and particularly steep between the mountains of the Supramonte di Baunei. The imposing Biriola escarpment, almost two and a half kilometers wide, is covered with secular holm oaks and junipers, that fortunately survived the passage of the charcoal burners. The latter have left numerous traces of their passage, such as the stairs and the iron guides fixed on the cliff to the north of the beach: at that time, they were used to facilitate the loading of coal on barges.
How to reach it
♦ Red line: a visit to Cala Biriala is planned;
♦ Orange line: a visit to Cala Biriala is planned;
♦ Green Line: a stop to Cala Biriala is planned;
♦ Blue line: a visit to Cala Biriala is planned;
♦ Pedra Longa;
♦ Cala Mariolu;
♦ Fico Cave;
♦ Cala Biriala;
♦ Cala Sisine;
♦ Cala Luna;
With the fleet of Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra we will take you with our motor ships to explore 40 km of the wild coast of Baunei, leaving from the port of Arbatax or from the touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese.
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The environmental contribution
An environmental contribution of € 1.00 is asked by the Association "Costa di Baunei"; its destination is to improve quality of services the association intend to offer, such as assistance on the beaches, more and more safe moorings for tourists, the cleaning of sandy shores and their protection and conservation over time.
Travel with Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra
Why choose us to discover the incredible cost of Baunei
There are many ways to visit the coast of Baunei by sea. Here the reasons why choosing to travel with the Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra represents a guarantee for your day trip in the Gulf of Orosei.
Our motor ships, as well as safe, are comfortable. On board there are seats in the shade and in the sun, in semi-enclosed and outdoor areas. Also tables where you can consume a snack or your packed lunch. The boats are equipped with toilets. It’s our habit to try to make you feel more comfortable while traveling around the Gulf.
It is our job to offer transport service to passengers. We comply with the standards required by current regulations, our motor ships are well equipped to carry passengers. Furthermore, we provide customer assistance from before purchasing the ticket until the end of the day spent with us (and even after). We are always on time with arrival and departure from the coves.
We comply with the required safety standards and we only operates with approved motor ships for passenger transportation. Our crews are well trained and have experience in navigation. Our boats are large enough to guarantee more stability and safety than other types of boats, even in case of windy days.
♦ For everyone
Everyone can take a trip to the coves with us. We work with schools and kindergartens, with groups of seniors and high schools in occasion of sports initiatives and educational trips.
Our boats are suitable for families with small children, who are welcome on board along with their inseparable strollers. We are able to transport people with motor disability. There’s the possibility, under request, to carry passengers in a wheelchair.
We have been traveling along the coast of Baunei since the 1980s. We have behind a wide knowledge that allow us to get the best out of the Gulf every day and face every situation in the best way. We know the coast of Baunei and its history: we try to share with you as much as possible on our website and during navigation.
The Nuovo Consorzio Marittimo Ogliastra offers a stable service. Every summer, from May 1st to October 15th, our boats take you to the discovery of an incomparable Mediterranean stretch. For over 40 years!
Our confortable and safe motor ships will carry you through the discovery of one of the most suggestive slice of heaven in the whole Mediterranean. Boats capacity from 120 to 300 seats.
How to buy on-line
It is possible to buy tickets from this site, either via computer or smartphone. Our system is a simple and safe way for you to purchase your ticket.
How does the trip work?
Leaving in the morning, return in the evening. During the day an alternation of visit at the beach and boating until the next one, as planned by the line you choose. You should get your ticket at least the day before!