Surrounded by the mountains and woods of Gennargentu and washed by waterways, making it a setting for rare wildlife and woodlands, Gavoi is in an enviable position in the wild heart of the island's hinterland. Lake Gusana is located two kilometres from the village. With deep blue waters in autumn and winter, it is ideal for trips on horseback and by canoe for recreational fishing.

Walking along the streets in the centre of the village, you will lose yourself in your search for the flower-filled balconies, from which writers, actors, musicians and journalists from all over the world perform at the beginning of July, on the occasion of the literary festival, L’Isola delle Storie (The Island of stories). In this village of stone houses, with their snow-covered roofs in the wintertime, you can enjoy the splendid valley of holm oaks, chestnut, walnut and cherry trees and you can taste the delicacies and admire the excellent artisan products. Gavoi has been recognized as a 'slow food' presidium, for its famous Fiore Sardo pecorino cheese PDO.