Sardinia: Wild Blue…
September / October

Ancient paths, caves, sea, canyons, emotions

(2022, September – October)

 Trekking in one of the few places in Italy where it is still possible to have an adventure: Baunei, a small town in Sardinia, is a hill town (480 metres above sea level) and is located in a very varied territory where plateaus, rugged mountains, deep gorges and beautiful beaches alternate.

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Accompanied by a UIAGM mountain guide
Tours for private groups: 6 to 10 guests
Commitment:  4 to 5 hours of walking per day
Transfers by car/off-road vehicle and dinghy/boat
Possibility of extending your stay in Sardinia at the end of the trek

Program (6 days – 5 night)

1° day

Meeting in Olbia and transfer to Santa Maria Navarrese.
Meeting at 2 p.m. at Olbia airport and private transfer to Santa Maria Navarrese.
Accommodation at the hotel and meeting with the mountain guide. Ice breaking, presentation of the week and the first day of trekking. Equipment check, technical briefing and dinner at the hotel.

2° day

From Cala di Luna to Cala Sisine

Trekking from Cala Luna to Cala Sisine, two of the most famous and beautiful beaches in this part of Sardinia. Departure from the port of Santa Maria Navarrese; by dinghy we reach the splendid Cala Luna where our itinerary begins. An easy route through bold limestone spires and Mediterranean scrub, in complete isolation. Before reaching Cala Sisine we will visit some Baunesi shepherds’ sheepfolds which are still in good condition. In the evening, return by dinghy to the hotel in Santa Maria Navarrese. Transfer for dinner at the typical Golgo refuge, located in the heart of the plateau of the same name. 650 metres uphill, 5 hours’ walk.

3° day

From Cala Sisine to Golgo

Departure from the port of Santa Maria Navarrese, where we find the dinghy that takes us to Cala Sisine.
From the famous and beautiful beach we begin our trek up the codula of Sisine, along a path that crosses the dry bed of the torrent that has carved and shaped the gorge over the millennia. After passing the codula with its high walls, we stop for a packed lunch in the Ololbissi locality. After the break, we continue along the path that now skirts the crest of the cliffs above Bacu Mudaloru: a spectacular viewpoint over the Gulf of Orosei and impressive walls of white and orange limestone that rise directly from the sea.
On reaching the plateau, we stop to admire the small country church of San Pietro and some thousand-year-old trees. Our day ends with a visit to the Faccia Litica and the Albu nuraghe. We return to Santa Maria Navarrese to the hotel for dinner. 450 metres uphill, 5 hours’ walk.

4° day

Cala Goloritzé

Trekking to Cala Goloritzè and its rocky spire. Transfer to the Golgo and departure on foot for the spectacular descent to the sea, passing by the Serra Salinas viewpoint, which overlooks the cove from a height of 450 metres. After admiring the splendid panorama, we start our descent towards the Goloritzè beach, dominated by the rock arch and the splendid 150 metre-high limestone spire, which is visited by climbers from all over Europe. In the afternoon, we return to Golgo along the Bacu Goloritzè and visit the 290 metre-deep chasm of Golgo. Return to Santa Maria Navarrese for a well-deserved rest and dinner. 700 metres uphill, 5 hour walk.

5° day

From Golgo to Pedra Longa via Punta Giradili

Transfer from Santa Maria Navarrese to the Golgo plateau. On foot, along a very scenic route, we reach Punta Giradili 780m, from where the view sweeps over the entire Gulf of Arbatax towards the sea and the peaks of Gennargentu inland.
From the summit, the route is easy and leads us to the Us Piggius sheepfold, where one of the most beautiful stretches of the entire trek begins: the narrow and panoramic Cengia Giradili (Giradili ledge), which goes round the imposing wall of P.ta Giradili and down to the sea and along the coast to Pedra Longa. After a well-deserved rest on the beach, we resume our trek to Santa Maria Navarrese. 150 metres uphill, 5 hours’ walk.

6° day

Gorropu Gorge

Visit to the famous and wild Gorropu Gorge, the deepest canyon in Italy. The gorge is about 1.5 km long and in some places it sinks for almost 500 metres and in the narrowest places it is 4-5 metres wide. A unique place, an ideal destination for trekking lovers.
Transfer from Santa Maria Navarrese to Genna Silana at about 1010 metres above sea level, where our trek begins with a 4-km-long downhill stretch to the entrance of the gorge at about 350 metres above sea level. A unique setting amidst centuries-old trees and imposing walls more than 400 metres high. End of the trek.

Transfer to Olbia for the return journey, scheduled for 1730 hours.

General Information

Duration Destination Partenza
6 days and 5 nights Italy (Sardinia) 2022, May 28th

Airline flights are not included.

Travel to/from Olbia and a possible extension of the holiday in Sardinia can be organised on request.

Important Note:

Difficulty: EASY.
Commitment: between 4 and 5 hours of walking per day, maximum ascent 700 metres.
Equipment: normal trekking equipment and swimming costume. Energy supplements are recommended and can also be purchased locally. The guide will in any case contact participants for an advance briefing.

Transfers and excursions as per programme
Mountain guide UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guide Associations)
Common safety and first aid equipment
Mountain rescue insurance (rescue, recovery and transport to first aid station)
Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Santa Maria Navarrese and half-board, double room.
Dinners based on typical dishes in the hotel except for the dinner of the second day which will be at the Golgo refuge
5 packed lunches

Transfer to the programme meeting point.
Dinner day#2 at the Golgo refuge
Cancellation insurance
Health insurance
Anything not mentioned in the paragraph “the fee includes”.

 

Information and booking

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