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Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia

Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia
Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia
Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia
Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia

Discover the hardest and most beautiful trek in Italy on this Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia led by Ivan, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide!

Group

Alps

6 Days

May, Jun, Sep

High

Intermediate


Description

No buildings, no roads, just a few shepherds’ old huts and very few paths to follow. Join me on this Selvaggio Blu 6 day trekking trip in Sardinia and discover the most fascinating and challenging route in Italy!

The Gulf of Orosei stretches over 50 kms and is one of the most beautiful areas of Sardinia. Located in the east coast of the island, we’ll explore its Mediterranean forests, spectacular coves and challenging rocks. Some of these terrains will require to apply some technical climbing skills.

The Selvaggio Blu trek includes abseiling, scrambling and very steep paths on loose rocks. However,  the most challenging part of this trip will be finding our trekking route. That’s why it’ll be my pleasure to guide you through this island of unspoiled nature, its narrow paths and rocky cliffs.

During this 6 day adventure, we’ll hike between 4 and 6 hours every day always surrounded by the “bluest” Mediterranean water. We’ll sleep in secluded beaches and rest under the open sky where the stars will spark our dreams. Although no climbing experience is needed, all participants must be in good physical shape. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

Does this Selvagio blu trek sound tempting?  Then send your request and get ready to explore these beautiful island coastlines!

Looking for more unforgettable adventures in Italy? Then Check out my other trips here!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price published is to join a group departure.

Price quoted includes:

-Permit

-Guide fee

-The camping during Selavggio Blu hike

-All the food during the trip but not the first and last night at the restaurant (final dinner at the cala Sisine restaurant, optional, is not included)

Added to this, on site you'll have to pay 450€ per person to cover the following:

- Ferry Ticket A/R Livorno - Olbia (only includes the deck passage, not cabin or car ticket, which can be added paying an extra).

• B&B in Baunei (Sardinia)

• Welcome dinner in a special farm

• Local logistic support

• Return to Santa Maria Navarrese there by rubber dinghy


Itinerary

Day 1: Pedra Longa - Ciule Ginirricu

Itinerary with no technical difficulties, leading to the Golgo plateau. It’s the best way to get familiar with the territory and to start admiring the beauties of the Selvaggio Blu.

Difference in altitude: 700m

Distance: 4km

Hiking time: 3h

Day 2: Cuile Ginirricu – Cala Goloritzè

Another stage with no climbing difficulties. This section of the route leads to Punta Salina, boasting one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the entire trek, before heading down to the sea.

Designated Unesco World Heritage Site, Goloritzé is a sandy corner hidden among the cliffs. The famous spire acting as guardian of the cove is the goal of climbers from all over Europe.

Difference in altitude: 700m

Distance: 5km

Hiking time: 4h

Day 3: Cala Goloritzè – Cala Mariolu

First technical difficulties with a few class 3 climbing steps, short equipped paths and “Scala Fustes”. The trail enters the “wild heart” of the trek by making some variations from the classic itinerary. Then, we’ll head down to one of the most spectacular coves in the Mediterranean.

Difference in altitude: 590m

Distance: 8km

Hiking time: 4h

Day 4: Cala Mariolu – Grotta d. Fico

The trail includes some more technical difficulties with some class 2 and class 3 climbing sections and 4 abseils. Each one of them is about 15 meters long.

The last abseil leads directly to the famous Grotta del Fico, the stopover of the day. The Grotta del Fico excursion is not part of the original itinerary, but it’s so beautiful that you simply shouldn’t miss it.

Difference in altitude: 500m

Hiking time: 6h

Day 5: Grotta d. Fico- Cala Biriala

Undoubtedly the most beautiful stage of the whole trek. The trail proceeds along the cliffs, through a cavern of goats and a via ferrata leading to the beautiful beach of Biriala. All these wonderful landscapes and views arouse a sequence of profound emotions.

Difference in altitude: 600m

Distance: 5km

Hiking time: 5h

Day 6: Cala Biriala – Cala Sisine

Last stage of the trek, the trail towards Cala Sisine involves class 3 climbing sections and four 35m long abseils. It is a boardwalk on the same wild nature that will be admired a few hours later from the rubber boat on the way back.

Difference in altitude: 300m

Distance: 6km

Walking time: 4h

 

Details

Disclaimer

The price published here is to join a group departure, and includes: -Permit -Guide fee -The camping during Selavggio Blu hike -All the food during the trip but not the first and last night at the restaurant (final dinner at the cala Sisine restaurant, optional, is not included)

Added to this, on site you'll have to pay 450€ per person to cover the following:

  • Ferry Ticket A/R Livorno - Olbia (only includes the deck passage, not cabin or car ticket, which can be added paying an extra) • B&B in Baunei (Sardinia) • Welcome dinner in a special farm • Local logistic support • Return to Santa Maria Navarrese there by rubber dinghy

More info

At your arrival, you will stay in Baunei (NU), at B&B Bia Maore. Getting there from the city of Olbia is simple: follow the signs to Nuoro, then take the exit to Dorgali and finally follow the signs to Baunei.

Necessary equipment:

• Rucksack + hiking sleeping bag + sleeping mat • Tent (if you have) • Climbing harness + lanyard + 2 carabiners + top descender with carabiners • Headlamp with spare battery • steel cutlery + multi-tool knife + thermal waterbottle or thermos • Already tested hiking boots + sandals + slippers • 3 breathable t-shirts (soft colors) + underwear (not made of cotton) • The hiking backpack (waterproof U.S. Army backpack style) must not exceed 10 kg. We suggest to take 1 backpack every two hikers. • Swimsuit • Lightweight walking trousers and hiking shorts • Cotton walking jumpers or fleeces + turtleneck + light down jacket • Light Gore-Tex helmet + wood hat, headband or scarf • Sunglasses and sunscreen • Raincoat waterproof jacket or poncho and space blanket • Hygienic wet wipes, paper towels and toilet paper • Insect repellent (I strongly recommend it) • Towels • Camara (optional)

Meeting point


FAQs

What's included in the price? And are there any extra expenses to pay on site?

The price published is to join a group departure, and includes:

-Permit

-Guide fee

-The camping during Selavggio Blu hike

-All the food during the trip but not the first and last night at the restaurant (final dinner at the cala Sisine restaurant, optional, is not included)

Added to this, on site you'll have to pay 450€ per person to cover the following:

  • Ferry Ticket A/R Livorno - Olbia (only includes the deck passage, not cabin or car ticket, which can be added paying an extra).

• B&B in Baunei (Sardinia)

• Welcome dinner in a special farm

• Local logistic support

• Return to Santa Maria Navarrese there by rubber dinghy

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
Casas do Castelo Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Portugal
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Colmeal Countryside Hotel Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Portugal
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Casas do Juízo Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Portugal
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About the guide

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Ivan

5.00

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Mountain Guide

I have worked as an IFMGA mountain guide for over 10 years and specialise in a wide range of mountain disciplines. My passion for life is sharing mountain adventures with others, and I’m also an active member of the local mountain rescue team.

Before becoming a mountain guide, I worked as nurse for 10 years at Milan ICU.

Languages

Italian | English

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What people are saying about Ivan

Troy

5.00

An absolutely amazing time spent with Ivan and Filipo! Super experts, really fun to be with, and good guys all around. The trip was 100% memorable, well organised, safe, but challenged my kids, while building their confidence in a breathtaking setting. A HUUUGE thanks!

Dani

5.00

We had a fantastic Bodenga 2 tour. It was so much fun that we right away wanted to do it again, although, as outstanding tours usually are, it was a little exhausting - but in a good way! I have to restrain myself with praise for Ivan and Philippe; they are a truly professional, very very experienced and great fun team to be around. At no point, any of us felt unsafe, even we couldn’t always imagine what was coming next. We will definitely look into Ivan’s other tours and hope to book again soon !


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