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Sardinia rock climbing, 1-day Marinaio di Foresta, Pedra Longa

Marco, a local and experienced guide, wants to show you some of the best spots on the Marinaio di Foresta route in Pedra Longo. Follow him on this rock climbing adventure in Sardinia, Italy.

Private

1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore Sardinia, a fantastic island in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Reach the summit of Pedra Longa, a majestic Spire in Sardinia
  • Tackle one of the best routes in Pedra Longa, Marinaio di Foresta

Description

Sardinia is a true rock climbing paradise. So, join me on this 1-day rock climbing adventure. And explore the Marinaio di Foresta route in Pedra Longa.

Sardinia is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 24,100 kilometers. And it is the second biggest one, right after Sicily. Moreover, this enchanting island is a true gem. As it is a beautiful place rich in history, with great cultural significance, and of course superb rock climbing options.

Within Sardinia, one of the places rock climbers seek the most is Pedra Longa. This imposing Spire rises above the dazzling sea of Baunei. And it offers mesmerizing sceneries of the area. As it combines the best rock quality and the most hypnotizing views of the ocean. So, the higher we ascend, the better views we will get!

Moreover, the area offers different climbing options and routes. The path I propose, Marinaio de Foresta, has 7 pitches of about 190 meters. And it consists of a diagonal course, with the maximum level of difficulty rated 6a+. The route begins right at the beach, almost touching the ocean. And it ends on the other side, after short climbing patches and some doubles.

Therefore, if you are an expert who is looking to reach higher goals, there are spots we can tackle, that will definitely challenge your skills. But, if you are just a beginner or an intermediate climber, who just wishes to gain confidence and improve your techniques, I know exactly the spots to take you to.

So don’t miss this amazing opportunity and join me on this wonderful rock climbing trip in Sardinia. Come with me to reach the top of Pedra Longa, on the Marinaio di Foresta route.

Looking for a different type of adventure? I also guide this  8-day Selvaggio Blu trekking and sailing trip in Sardinia.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes RC insurance and the climbing gear. The price does not include travel and transportation expenses, accommodation fees, meals and beverages and any other extran item not mentioned here.


Details

More info

The itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions, the participants and other unforeseen situations.

Meeting point

Pedra Longa parking, near the restaurant. https://goo.gl/maps/Raa3c9wXbgn

About the guide

My name is Marco Bigatti, nicknamed “Il Biga”. I was born in Milan, I started climbing in 2006 and since then I have not been able to tear myself away from the vertical world. I turned my passion into a job, becoming Mountain Guide in October 2017, the first mountain guide that lives all the year in Sardinia.
I experience the mountains from a 360-degree point of view. I have practiced all disciplines of climbing in the Alps: rock climbing, alpinism, ice climbing , as well as ski mountaineering.

In addition to alpinism, I love pure sport climbing, seeking out the best climbing sectors throughout the entire Alpine range. But it was in Sardinia that I found a paradise of crags, in particular in the south-west of the island, where you are able to enjoy all types of climbing throughout the year.
I offer climbing day or trips for beginners or experienced climbers who need a guide, multipitch packages for those who want to live an alpine experience, climbing courses, all-inclusive climbing holiday with accommodation in our nice B&B by the sea, guided trekking and mountain biking tours.

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Italy


What people are saying about Marco Bigatti

Cozette Lehman

1.00

November, 2022

I spent a lot of money to fly to this location and to stay multiple nights at the guide’s b&b. If I had known I would only spend two hours doing one multi-pitch climb (and not the Pan de Zucchero climb I had paid for), I would’ve saved my money and gone elsewhere with another guide. As a result, I will not be using Explore-Share guides in the future if this is the model. In addition to a very short day climbing, the second day I had planned to add on was canceled when my guide had a stomach ache. He did not refer me to any other guides in the area. I was a woman on my own without transportation on an island in a remote town with a population of 700 people. As a consolation, I spent the day at a nearby beach where a local proceeded to grope and sexually assault me. When I mentioned this to Marco before leaving on my last morning in town, his irreverence was disappointing to say the least.

Richard Beck

5.00

October, 2022

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Rosemarie daly

5.00

July, 2022

Fantastic experience. Thank you Marco!

Cally Archibald

5.00

July, 2022

We had the BEST day climbing with Marco in the Masua Cliffs. It was our first multi pitch so I was a little nervous but Marco made the whole experience seem so relaxed and fun. He was super professional and adjusted easily to suit our level, and sang me lots of songs when I got scared 😅. The climb itself was amazing. Because it was our first time we did an easier 5c route but it had lots of fun challenges - crack, slab, chimney. For me it was super technical and fun. The abseil down was one of the most spectacular feelings I have ever experienced. I will remember it forever. Grazie Marco for a great introduction to outdoor climbing. We can't wait to get more experienced and come back to stay longer and do some of the harder routes.

Christian Schlegel

5.00

June, 2022

Marco is a gentleman and a very conscientious guide. He was prepared and always ahead of the game. We will try to go climbing with him again. Thanks Marco! The choice of route was an alternative due to closure on the Pan di Zucchero. It did provide a similar experience from what we can tell. So far I like the Explore-Share Service. It has been efficient and uncomplicated with reminders and an easy way to put us in contact with our guide.

Ping-hsuan Shen

5.00

October, 2021

Really good experience booking via Expore and Share. We've been in contact with several companies to arrange a climbing class but non of them were able to book a guide for us, Expore and Share managed. Put guide Marco was super friendly and experienced, we strongly recommend him.

Alessio Pinna

5.00

March, 2020

Dear All Due to Coronavirus situation we couldn’t do the excursion, can I please get a refund? Regards Alessio Alessio

Elena Ntagka

5.00

September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide! Our communication before, during and after the tour was excellent which helped us be very well prepared and enjoy our adventure. Furthermore, he was very well prepared and supported us thought the tour. I'd highly recommend this tour with Marco!

Theo Williams

5.00

September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide. He made both my girlfriend and I feel very relaxed and safe, whilst pushing us when needed. Would highly recommend!

DeVette Taylor - Scripps

5.00

July, 2019

Marco, was simply amazing! Very helpful and accommodating especially with working with our schedule. He pushed us all to be keep going(and watch our footing)!

Mary Claire Sheridan

5.00

July, 2019

Really enjoyed the Pan Di Zucchero, perfect for beginner climbing like myself. Marco was a great guide, lovely to chat too and I felt really safe during the climb.

Franz Both

5.00

July, 2019

Marco is a perfect climbing guide. He takes maximum care of his guest. I felt absolutely safe all the time. He knows the local area best and finds always shadowy routes which was very important at this time 34°C.

Ryan

5.00

September, 2018

The multipitch we did at Pan di Zucchero with Marco was fantastic. A great spot to climb, with amazing views. Marco was also a great guide – friendly, experienced, and willing to pick us up from our accommodation which was very helpful.

Helene Steuer

4.00

September, 2018

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