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Via Ferrata Tour on the Pan di Zucchero in Sardinia

Join Marco, an aspirant guide, on a stunning and unique via ferrata adventure on the Pan di Zucchero faraglioni rising out of the Mediterranean.

Duration1 day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Climb out of the Mediterranean Sea and summit an iconic rock off the coast of Sardinia! Take a traditional via ferrata route up the Pan di Zucchero and scope out the island adventures of Italy!

The Pan di Zucchero, also known as the ¨Sugar Loaf Stack,¨ is a faraglioni in the southwest of Sardinia. Located next to picturesque cliffs of ancient geoformations, it rises 133 meters out of the water, and is a fixture in the seascape off of the Masua coast.

Among the climbing routes on the rock, there is a via ferrata path – ¨The Trail of the Miners¨ – that extends up from the sea. With the use of a raft or boat, you can reach the old mooring of the racks where the ascent begins.

As we reach the well-connected levels of our via ferrata, you will have the opportunity to see the old mining tunnels that were carved out at the turn of the 20th century. Once you reach the top, you can explore the plateau in a designated  circular walking area and take in the breath-taking panoramas.

This is an absolutely gorgeous climb. The evocative views of the water and the cliffs along the coast will make this adventure truly unforgettable. On the way back down, we can descend down to the sea where the boat will be located, or we can take the via ferrata back the way we came.

My professional knowledge of Pan di Zucchero – and of via ferrata and Sardinia, as well – is an important asset to your experience. As we take on this classic via ferrata route, I will help you understand the history and culture of the region while having the time of your life!

The climb is perfect for anyone in good shape and ready to take on a climbing challenge.

What are you waiting for? Book NOW and follow my lead up an iconic rock formation via ferrata in the Mediterranean and Italy!

For those who want to experience the beauty of Pan di Zucchero from the coast, I have the perfect three-day trek along the Mines in the Blue! Or we can multi-pitch the monolith of Aguglia Goloritze on the east side of Sardinia!


The guide reserves the right to alter and / or adjust the trip as necessary to ensure the safety and satisfaction of the program.

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If you need rental equipment, please contact me to coordinate. The price of a rental kit is 20 EUR and includes the via ferrata helmet.



About the guide

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Aspirant IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain 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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 129 each

Group of 2

EUR 78 each

Group of 3

EUR 52 each

Group of 4

EUR 42 each

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• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price includes the guiding fee and rock climbing insurance only. The price does NOT include travel expenses, transportation on the dinghy, rental equipment, extra costs, and anything not explicitly mentioned as ¨included.¨

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