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Hiking through the east coast of Sardinia

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Paolo, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you on this 8-day hike along the east coast of Sardinia, in the mythical and difficult Selvaggio Blu!

8 Days

Aug - Oct


Description

Join me in this incredible hiking trip through the wild east coast of Sardinia. Selvaggio Blu is one of the most difficult treks in Europe.

The itinerary runs along the whole gulf of Orosei, from Baunei to Cala Gonone. In fact, it's a full immersion into the dense Mediterranean bush. We will progress among among impressive rocky walls and steep canals. These paths take us to white and golden sandy beaches.

Indeed, it will be a long and challenging week. The activities include crossing the dense vegetation, rappelling by ropes and climbing through easy passages in rock. But not everything is hard work. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a swim during each day of the swim.

All of this will give us moments of intense adventure and strong emotions. During the journey we will enjoy breathtaking views over extraordinary landscapes, and bivouacs along the moonlight shore.

The trip is 8 days long, of which we will hike during 6 days. For more details please check the itinerary below.

Are you tempted by this unique and challenging program? Then don't hesitate to contact me! This is a once in a lifetime experience that we can live together. I also love hiking in the Alps during the summer. Check out this hiking trip around Monte Rosa!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Leaving from Genova with ferry boat, we arrive in Olbia and transfer to the hut on the Baunei Mountains. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Pedra Longa

We leave from S. Maria Navarrese for the first step along the coast, (possibility to have a swim). We go through Pedra Longa and go up until Cuile Us Piggius. Dinner and overnight in tents.
D +800m
Duration: 4:30-5:30 hours
Easy path

Day 3: Cuile Us Piggius - Portu Quau

Amazing route with many panoramic views and impressive steps through juniper stairs equipped by shepherds. Dinner and overnight in tents.
D +210/-835m
Duration: 4-5hours
Distance: 7km
Medium path

Day 4: Portu Quau - Cala Goloritzè

A path with different panoramic points overlooking the sea with amazing views on the Orosei Gulf and Cala Goloritzè. Dinner and overnight in tents.
D +/-565m
Duration: 6-7 hours
Distance: 7km
Medium path

Day 5: Cala Goloritzè – Ololbissi

This is the most challenging part of the trek, but very impressive and of great satisfaction. A path with easy climbing trails and 5 rappels (4 short about 15 m and 1 of about 23 m). Dinner and overnight in tents.
D +1000/-700m
Duration: 7-8 hours
Distance: 7km
Difficult path

Day 6: Ololbissi - Cala Sisine

A path with climbing trails (IV) and 4 rappels. Dinner in a restaurant, overnight in tents.
D +200/-500m
Duration: 4-5 hours
Distance: 6km
Difficult path

Day 7: Cala Sisine - Cala Luna

A very easy path with final swim in the beautiful Cala Luna Bay. Return to Santa Maria Navarrese with boat and transfer to the mountain hut; dinner and overnight.
D +825m
Duration: 4-5 hours
Distance: 8km
Easy path

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to Olbia and leaving with ferry boat or plane.

 

Details

More info

Group size: 6 to 10 people.

Lunch on the first and last day is not included. Transportation by plane or ferry to Sardinia is not included.

Meeting point


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Paolo

4.80

(13)

Mountain Guide

Strange to say, I began my climbing career after I left behind my valley and my own mountains.

When I finished high school I moved to Turin, in order to get a mechanical engineer degree.
There I started to climb on a little indoor wall at the University Sport Centre and, very soon, I found myself dreaming on the greatest alps walls. I lived adventures made of fun, fatigue and satisfaction, I shared them with many friends who became climbing partners as well.

In Turin I got my degree and I worked for some years as a mechanical engineer consultant but, more than that, I discovered a new way to live and look at the mountains: sometimes they became playgrounds with attractions for everyone, sometimes a shelter, where to find myself again.

Meanwhile, an idea started to grow inside me and became a dream; a dream I would never give up: working in an office as big as the alps!

Making the long story short, I applied for the mountain guide training, had a huge professional development and became a UIAGM mountain guide.

Now I’m working full-time as a mountain guide, sharing my passion with a lot of different people on the Alps, since I'm based in the Monte Rosa area, but also around the world.

Languages

Italian | English | Spanish

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What people are saying about Paolo

Jay

5.00

Paolo was truly an excellent guide. Phenomenal knowledge of the backcountry, excellent pacing on the climbs and downhills. Paolo was able to find some good snow in a year where there has not been much snow.

5.00

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions.  The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved.  You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.

Frans

5.00

Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!

elyasaf

5.00

Paolo is an amazing guide, very nice and very professional. I would like to go on more trips with him, and I recommend others do too!

Vincent

5.00

Honnêtement une expérience vraiment magnifique avec un guide, Paolo, très compétant et très agréable. Malgré le vent fort lors de notre ascension nous en garderons que des bons souvenirs ! Hate de la prochaine !


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