Ancient trails, caves, sea, canyons, emotions
(May – September – October)
It is still possible to have an adventure: Baunei, a small town in Sardinia, is a hill town (480 meters above sea level) and is located in a very varied territory where plateaus, rugged mountains, deep gorges, cliffs and beautiful beaches alternate . The “Wild Blue” trail is considered one of the most beautiful treks in the Mediterranean. We will walk it in complete safety with a UIAGM Mountain Guide along the paths of the shepherds who first laid out the trails along the coast
Accompanied by UIAGM mountain guide.
Tours for private groups: min 7 (one Alpine Guide) max 14 guests (two Alpin Guides)
EEA commitment : between 5 and 8 hours of walking per day, short climbs, rappelling
Airport Transfer (private van/minibus) : Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (SS) – Ref. Golgo Baunei (NU)
Transfers by car/off-road vehicle during the trek
Each morning the group is met (by sea or land) by Staff who deliver hot breakfasts and packed lunches including 2 l of water collect heavy luggage (tents and duffel bag). You then walk light, with only your daily backpack.
In the event of bad weather, according to the decisions of the group and the mountain guide, the organisation provides for the recovery of the group by off-road vehicles.
Dinner will be prepared at each stopover point by the Staff, who will carry luggage and tents.
Meals are based on fresh local produce, so they vary according to season and availability. Wine, water, coffee included
Report food intolerances or special needs (vegetarians/vegans) at the time of booking.
Program (8 days – 7 nights)
Meeting at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport and transfer to Golgo Refuge (Baunei, Nuoro), private Van. Around 160km, 3 hrs.
During the transfer route, we will pass through characteristic natural landscapes and small villages where we can make a first acquaintance with the region of Sardinia
Check-in and accommodation in bungalows . Briefing on trekking, equipment check.
The bungalows are very simple, each equipped with 2 bunk beds. You sleep with your own sleeping bag.
Facilities (toilets, showers) are shared with the camping area.
Welcome dinner at the refuge, local traditional food and famous genuine wine Cannonau and Vermentino
Day 2 From Refuge a Gennirco
Depart by 4WD to Pedra Longa locality, where the trek begins. Comfortable sentierofino to the Giradili ledge that climbs the cliffper 780 mt until we reach the summit. From here we can sweep with our gaze over the entire Gulf of Arbatax towards the sea and up to the peaks of the Gennargentu inland (
Walking time: about 5h, difficulty Hiking (E). Height difference: 800 mt uphill and 200 mt downhill
Dinner and overnight stay in the locality of Gennirco in a tent.
Day 3 Gennirco-Porto Pedrosu
This section runs mostly along the edge of the Capo Monte Santo cliff, which separates the Gulf of Arbatax from the Gulf of Orosei. Using juniper ladders equipped by shepherds, we descend into the gully of Bacu Tenadili, from which we ascend the slope ( short grade III climbing), crag where Europe’s largest colony of the Falco della
Queen’s Hawk The Queen’s Hawk (Falco eleonorae) is a medium-sized hawk with a wingspan of 110 to 130 cm.
Hiking time: about 6h. Degree of difficulty EE (Experienced Hiker: climbing sections are safely managed by the mountain guide). Elevation gain: 800 m downhill, 200 m uphill
Dinner and overnight stay in tent locality Portu Pedrosu/Cuau
Day 4 Porto Pedrosu/Cuau – Genna Mudregu
Past the inlet of Porto Cuau we follow the edge of the cliff, admiring the ‘entire Gulf of Orosei. We continue to Punta Salinas overlooking Cala Goloritzè where we will stop to contemplate the grandeur of the Caroddi spire: a 128-meter-high pinnacle overlooking the beach, also known to climbers for its sport climbing routes (the most famous is the Windmill Symphony, opened by Manolo and Alessandro Gogna in the 1970s). Finally, to reach the staging post, you also use to a juniper log placed vertically as a ladder used by shepherds.
Walking time: about 6h. Degree of difficulty EE. Elevation gain: 600mt uphill and 300mt downhill.
Dinner and overnight stay in tent, locality Genna e Mudregu
Day 5 Genna Mudregu-Su Tasaru
Passing through the inlet of Porto Cuau we reach Punta Salinas and then descend into the Mediterranean scrub until we reach the beach of Goloritzè. We climb the Boladina gully (short climbs of III° and IV°) pass the wall and continue to the Su Tasaru locality.
Walking time: about 8h. Degree of difficulty EEA (Experienced Hikers with Mountaineering Equipment).
Elevation gain: 1000 mt in ascent and 500 mt in descent
Dinner and overnight stay in tent in Su Tasaru locality.
Day 6 Su Tasaru – Bacu Su Padente
This is the most challenging stage of the entire trek, allowing you to reach places that are not accessible without mountaineering and rappeling.
Walking time: about 8h Degree of difficulty EEA. Elevation gain: 600 m uphill and 700 m downhill
Dinner and overnight stay in tent in Bacu Su Padente locality.
Day 7 Bacu Su Padente, Cala Sisine – Golgo Refuge (by car 4×4)
Also on the last day, although less strenuous, beautiful scenery and some mountaineering difficulties: 4 rappels and two climbs( III° and IV° grade) and a small “traverse”.
Walking time: about 6h Degree of difficulty EEA .Altitude difference: 465 mt uphill and 650 mt down hill
Farewell dinner at the Refuge Restaurant, and overnight stay in bungalow.
Breakfast, relax. End of the Tour
|8 days and 7 nights
COST PER PERSON : from 1600 €, depending on the number of participants
PAYMENT POLICY, BOOKINGS AND PENALTIES:
Payments: 50% deposit on booking, balance 30 days before departure date.
Cancellation fee: 50 % of the participation fee (100 % for cancellations less than 30 days before departure date)
That’s good to know, important note.
Difficulty: medium (EE/ EEA classification, via ferrata sections, rappels/double ropes, short easy climbing (3rd grade)
Commitment: between 5 and 8 hours of walking per day, maximum elevation gain 700 meters uphill.
Before departure, the mountain guide contacts all participants for useful information about the trip and the necessary equipment.
The programme may be subject to change at the sole discretion of the mountain guide depending on weather conditions and the technical level of the participants.
In the event of changes to the programme, for reasons beyond the mountain guide’s control, any additional costs will be divided between the participants.
Beach towel and swimsuit, Waterproof cape, Insect repellent. Recommended energy supplements, which can also be purchased locally. The Guide will still contact participants for advance briefing.
Harness*,Via ferrata kit, helmet*
Bag capable of containing all the material to be carried on 4×4 car, (max 15 kg)
Daypack (30 liters) , Sleeping bag, Tent*, Mattress*.
Hiking boots that charm the ankle, 2 l water bottle, head torch. Glass, plate and cutlery (do not use disposable plastic !, organic paper, biodegradable wet wipes, no detergents)
Lighter, to incinerate the paper we will use for personal needs
* It is possible to rent the equipment indicated with an asterisk upon reservation
Transfers and excursions as scheduled
UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guide Associations)
Common safety and first aid equipment
Mountain rescue insurance (rescue, recovery and transport to first aid point)
Airport Transfer (private Van / Minibus)
Transfer by off-road vehicle from the Refuge to Pedra Longa
Off-road transfer from Cala Sisine to the Refuge
6 days of trekking with mountain guide (one guide each 7 person)
10 Backpack transports
7 Breakfasts, 6 Packed Lunches, 7 Typical Dinners (wine included), mineral water
2 overnights in bungalows at the Refuge
Transfer to the program meeting point
Trip cancellation insurance (about 70€/person)
Entrance fee in Baunei protected area (30€/person)
Health insurance ( recommended for all participants, compulsory for non-EU citizens )
Anything not mentioned in the paragraph “the fee includes”
Informations and booking