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Selvaggio Blu: an 8-day mythical trek in Sardinia

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Selvaggio Blu trek in Sardinia
sSelvaggio Blu trek in Sardinia

The Selvaggio Blu is a challenging and wild trek in the beautiful island of Sardinia, taking you over limestone cliffs, surrounded by the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Join IFMGA-certified guide Giancarlo on this 8-day adventure.

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6 Days

Apr, Oct

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Description

The Selvaggio Blu is a wild and mythical trek in the beautiful island of Sardinia in Italy. I invite you to join me on this 8-day amazing adventure, from Santa Maria Navarrese going up to Cala Luna, walking along the east coast of the island over the blue waters of the Mediterranenan Sea.

The Selvaggio Blu -the “Wild Blue”trek- takes us through incredible and absolutely fascinating places. It is considered to be the most difficult trek in Italy. Starting and ending at Santa Maria Navarrese, the itinerary runs along the gulf of Orosei, from Baunei to Cala Gonone, immersed in the thick Mediterranean scrub, between overhanging rock faces and gullies leading to white coves with golden sand.

Calling the Selvaggio Blu a trek may be reductive. The trails are still visible, but the orientation on them is difficult. Old shepherd and coal miners passages are usable. It is a long and demanding adventure, with many challenges: the orientation on thick vegetation, rock climbing passages and, last but not least, the search for water. All this will give us moments of intense adventure and emotions, with breathtaking views of extraordinary landscapes.

Also, there will be no huts during the journey. During these days we will stay at bivouacs by the sea in the moonlight, with the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable baths in crystal clear waters. We can sleep outside in a tent or in the open to admire the stars in the sky.

The food supplies and the bivouac materials are delivered by sea, in order to save weight and keep the backpack light during the stages. A special feature of this trek is a rope descent on one stage -easy and fully managed by the guide- making this stage particularly exciting! The Selvaggio Blu is definitely a must-do experience for adventurous spirits.

If you want to join me on this unique and challenging trek, just send me a request! I will take you an an unforgettable experience.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes: guiding fee, supply of food and materials during the trek, two nights at a B&B, group climbing equipment. It does not include travel to and from Sardinia, private transfers, two dinners at the beginning and at the end of the trek.


Itinerary

Day 1: Olbia (Sardinia)-Ferry crossing

Meeting in Genoa or Livorno, crossing by ferry and arrival in Olbia. From there, transfer to Baunei. Dinner and overnight stay in a typical refuge in the mountains of Baunei.

Day 2: Pedra Longa - Punta Ginnirco

Breakfast at the shelter, and after preparing the equipment, transfer to Pedra Longa to start the trek. First stop from Pedra Longa at the beautiful clearing just below the peak of Punta Ginnirco (810m), through a nice path and the Giradili ledge. Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Height difference: 725m. Distance: 4 km. Time: 3-4 hours. Easy Trail.

Day 3: Punta Ginnirco - Portu Pedrosu

Today we trek almost all downhill with short ups and downs, through the characteristic Mediterranean scrub. We can enjoy great views of Pedra Longa from the edge of walls hundreds of meters high. A short climbing section (II °) in the second part of the route. Dinner and overnight in a tent.

Height difference: +210m/-750m. Distance: 7 km. Time: 6-7 hours. Medium Difficulty Trail.

Day 4: Portu Pedrosu - Cala Goloritzè

Leaving the beautiful inlet of Portu Pedrosu, immediately uphill, we will cross the edge of many cliffs overlooking the sea. After reaching Punta Salinas at 612m we reach Cala Goloritzè for a rewarding swim in crystal clear waters. Dinner and overnight in tent at Bacu Linnalbus.

Height difference: +650/-850m. Distance: 7 km. Time: 7-8 hours. Medium Difficulty.

Day 5: Cala Goloritze - Ololbitzi

Starting from Bacu Linnalbus, we cross Bacu Goloritzè to reach Boladina, from where we can admire the sheepfolds of S ‘arcu de su Tasaru along Serra Latone and Bacu Mutaloro su Feilau. Dinner and overnight at Ololbitzi. During the journey there will be two rappels and short sections of 3 ° climbing.

Height difference: +900/-750m. Distance: 8 km. Time: 9-10 hours. Difficult route.

Day 6: Ololbitzi - Cala Sisine

Today is perhaps the most spectacular and challenging day, through the ancient paths of the charcoal burners, we will reach the first two rappels on the beautiful Biriola forest. After an easy median stretch we will go through ledges, with 4 ° (fixed ropes) climbing sections and other descents, up to the beautiful beach of Cala Sisine where we will set up the camp. Dinner and overnight at the “su Coile” restaurant.

Height difference: +150m/-570m. Distance: 5 km. Time: 5-6 hours. Difficult route.

Day 7: Cala Sisine - Cala Luna

This journey, in addition to the natural beauty of the places we meet, offers us the opportunity to visit the oldest and best preserved sheepfolds of the Supramonte. After having rested on the beach of Cala Luna, in the afternoon we will return to Santa Maria Navarrese, by ferry, with the opportunity to admire the entire trek  of the previous days, comfortably seated on a boat. Return to the Ovile Carta where a delicious dinner awaits us with classic Sardinian flavors, in an evening full of joy and celebrations for the last night in the Supramonte of Baunei.

Height difference: +600/-600m. Distance: 8 km. Time: 5 hours. Easy Trail.

Day 8: Baunei - Olbia - Genova or Livorno

After breakfast, transfer to Olbia and return by ferry to Genova or Livorno.

 

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Equipment: the list with the complete equipment required will be specified at the time of registration. It is possible to rent it on site.

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About the guide

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Giancarlo

Mountain Guide

I have been working as a mountain guide for more than ten years, and I still love my job very much! The great mountains of the Alps are my favorite playground: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso are my favorite destinations.

Great summer ascents and magnificent ski mountaineering tours in winter and spring.

Languages

Italian | English


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