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Ogliastra on the east coast is Sardinia’s wildest and most unspoilt region. The mountains rise to over 1000m within just 20 km of The Lemon House within sight of the beautiful coastline. Our aim in this paradise for active outdoor holidays is to help our guests enjoy all the activities to the full, and enjoy a beach holiday as well! Our mild climate means you can climb, bike, walk and kayak all year round, including in the height of summer.

Enjoy year-round Sardinia climbing in spectacular settings, like Elena in the photo on the climb “Vez Slavi” F6a just up the coast from us. Ogliastra is one of Sardinia’s newer climbing areas, with 850 single-pitch climbs, 130 multipitch climbs, 50 trad lines, bouldering and DWS within an hour of The Lemon House. Many of the routes were bolted by Riky, Peter and his friends. Choose grades from 4 to 8c+, and altitudes, climbing style and crag orientation to satisfy everyone.

_dsc2247Mountain biking
We’ll be fair: we don’t do so much mountain bike! The ex owner, Peter, is a passionate biker, and had helped found Mountainbike Ogliastra and had championed and co-authored the first mountain bike guide to Sardinia for 20 years, which includes 25 routes in Ogliastra. We did many of those, some only walking, but we sell the guidebook, we can advise on routes, give you route descriptions and help you in the logistic and rentals, that are very close to here (100 mt) and efficient.
Road cycling
Ogliastra is great for road cycling, with traffic-free roads, fabulous scenery, climbing from sea level to 1000m in just 20 km and technical descents on good surfaces. We just bought a road bike and started to “test” our territory to enjoy it and be able to give good tips!
From easy coastal walks to rugged terrain up to 1800m, with snow in winter, and Italy’s toughest trek, the Selvaggio Blu, Ogliastra offers some of the most varied walking in Sardinia. We have walked many of these routes, helped authors to document walks for their guidebooks to Sardinia (in the photo, Cicerone guide’s author Paddy Dillon looking over the Codula di Sisine) and have a wide range of guidebooks and maps for the use of our guests.
The beaches in Ogliastra are famous throughout Italy for their beauty and cleanliness, and the coastline is perfect for sea kayaking. Of all the activities, kayaking is the one that requires least experience and is suitable for complete beginners. In the photo left, we are kayaking around the Isolotto d’Ogliastra just 3 km from the Lemon House and enjoying the fantastic view up the east coast of the island. Anne goes kayaking every other day in summer and often when our guests are going. We can help you organise a kayak trip with an instructor including hire of the canoes.