Selvaggio Blu Trek

Explore the exquisite, rugged coast of Sardinia on this wild 7-night adventure with IFMGA guide, Tania Noakes.

From £895

Max team size 7

Overview

Trekking up to 1000m vertical ascent per day, sections of abseiling and rock climbing (up to grade IV+) and nights spent under the stars on this incredible journey of a lifetime. We are thrilled to be teaming up with the highly respected IFMGA guide Tania Noakes, she is passionate about the wild heart of Sardinia around the Supramonte mountains.

Tania will take you on a wild journey, camping on beaches and in caves whilst exploring this spectacular landscape. An unforgettable Mediterranean adventure led by a truly inspiring guide.

Incredible mountain landscape, beautiful turquoise sea

Sections of abseiling and rock climbing

All food provided on the trail

Training day in a rugged canyon

2 nights in a bungalow in a pine tree campground (shared room)

Last night at a hotel close to the beach (shared room)

Airport transfers included

Itinerary

Day 1 ~ Saturday

Arrive at Olbia airport, Sardinia in the evening. After a transfer to your bungalow Tania will host a meet and greet session and technical induction.

Day 2 ~ Sunday

Training day. Tania will take you to a beautiful local canyon to practice rope skills and give the group a chance to get to know each other in the rugged landscape of the Supramonte di Dorgali. Return to the bungalow for another night and the chance to explore Cala Gonone. You might want to enjoy some local wine, pizza and, of course, some amazing Sardinian gelato. Savour some relative luxury before embarking on your wild adventure.

Day 3 ~ Monday

The day begins with a transfer to Pedra Longa where we begin the trek; the route takes us from Pedra Longa to a bivouac camp close to Porta Pedrosa, 12km distance with 1200m of ascent and descent. Accommodation for the night will be camping under the stars in a small clearing close to rocky inlet of Porta Pedrosa. Weather permitting, a boat will deliver extra supplies and water for us. If the conditions at sea are poor, we may have to carry in our food.

Day 4 ~ Tuesday

From Porta Pedrosa to our camp at Pirreda we will experience local history first-hand, climbing ladders and walking along footpaths made of juniper. Sardinians have engineered this tree, renowned for its hardy nature, for centuries. Along the trail you will see Sardinian shepherd huts, known as 'cuiles' built with juniper wood. Here we will collect additional climbing equipment for the rock climbing and abseiling to come.

Day 5 ~ Wednesday

We will find short sections of climbing, scrambling and some abseiling between Pirreda and our camp at Arco su Felieu. 7.5km distance with 1160m of ascent and descent. A challenging but unforgettable day.

Day 6 ~ Thursday

During the trek from Arco su Felieu to Cala Sisine you will (hopefully) see the local Sardinian mouflon (mountain goats), capable of negotiating even the steepest terrain. Enjoy the incredible turquoise, crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean followed by a locally inspired meal on the beach.

Day 7 ~ Friday

We will enjoy the last 3 hours of trekking to Cala Luna and lunch on the beach followed by a spectacular boat journey out to Cala Gonone and back to your beautiful hotel for a celebration meal and a good rest before returning home.

Day 8 ~ Saturday

We'll drop you back at Olbia airport in the morning for your return home. Or, if you have later flights, you can spend a day relaxing on the beach and enjoying the local heritage, surroundings and food.

Food & Accommodation

The first two night's accommodation are in lovely bungalows set in a beautiful pine forest. Enjoy the relative luxury before your wild trek across unspoiled Mediterranean coastline. The accommodation on the trail includes sleeping in caves, camping on the beach, and sleeping under the stars; you will never forget this experience of a lifetime.

Your last night is spent in a comfortable local hotel so you can return home well rested, with time to reflect on this incredible journey. Other than evening meals at the campsite and at the hotel all food is included. Fresh food is pre-packed for the trail; simple breakfasts, sandwiches made from local produce and evening meals cooked on the stove. We have a support team on hand to drop off food and water by boat along the coast.

As with all inversion adventures, we will contact you after you book to discuss dietary requirements. We cater the food to your needs including vegetarian, vegan or specific intolerances. We'll sort out the food so you can concentrate on enjoying your amazing adventure.

Experience Required

A good head for heights and solid aerobic capacity are the main prerequisites for this trip. The trek is led by our expert IFMGA guide Tania Noakes. She will give full instruction on the climbing and abseiling sections. Experience abseiling and some rock climbing is essential. Some experience of any of the following would be advantageous but not essential; Via ferrata, wild camping and cooking by stove.

Fitness

Let's be clear, this is a tough trek. Each day we will cover between 7km and 12km in distance however the significant ascent and descent will have the most impact. Rough trails, steep climbing and scree descents all increase the calories burned and fitness level required. Each day you will carry the day's food, water, personal gear and sleeping bags/mats. You will also be expected to carry some group kit too. Your pack could weigh between 10kg and 15kg depending on your equipment.

Mountain stamina is important for this adventure. Successive 6-8 hour days followed by wild camping will test even the hardiest of trekkers, so be prepared..! We'll send you a simple training programme when you book, so you can arrive physically confident.

What's Included

Included

Return transfers from Olbia airport plus additional internal transfers as required
4 nights camping accommodation, including tents/shelters
2 nights B&B bungalow accommodation (shared room)
1 night B&B hotel accommodation (shared room)
All meals on the trail and breakfast in the hotel
Ropes, tents and cooking stoves
6 days trekking/mountaineering instruction from IFMGA guide, Tania Noakes

15% discount at Cotswold outdoor for all inversion clients

Not Included

International flights
Suitable travel insurance including abseiling and rock climbing (this is obligatory)
Evening meals in Cala Gonone
Personal kit (full kit list provided)

Full Details

Guest Reviews

"Just back from Selvaggio Blu - brilliantly looked after from start to finish by a company whose firm intention is to take you on you unusual, inspiring adventures."

Jacky, 2019

"The sense of team spirit that the group formed on the trip was wonderful."

Amy, 2019

"They look after their clients and make time to know them and make their trips the best experiences they can be. Fantastic travel company."

Ben, 2018

"The support and guidance from Tania was fantastic throughout the week, challenging but amazing all-round experience."

Daljit, 2019

"A really challenging adventure but with the biggest rewards. It felt like we were trekking where few others had been before us, the coast line was beyond stunning. "

Amy, 2019

"Selvaggio Blu was truly the most unique adventure, sleeping in a cliff cave with unparalleled views will be a lifetime highlight."

Amy, 2019

"One of the most exhilarating and memorable trips I have ever done."

Daljit, 2019

"Off the beaten track, great set up, fantastic experienced guides and really unique trip."

Ben, 2018
Trips in 2020
31st Oct 2020 to 7th Nov 2020
£895
2 more to confirm
Trips in 2021
3rd Apr 2021 to 10th Apr 2021
£945
4 more to confirm
23rd Oct 2021 to 30th Oct 2021
£945
4 more to confirm
Trips in 2022
2nd Apr 2022 to 9th Apr 2022
£945
4 more to confirm
22nd Oct 2022 to 29th Oct 2022
£945
4 more to confirm

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Tania Noakes TaniaNoakes IFMGA Mountain Guide Tania is an adventurer at heart and her love of mountaineering and exploring the wild places of our world has led her to qualifying as one of very few female IFMGA Mountain Guides. She is also a BASI Nordic Ski Teacher. Tania is based in Chamonix, but regularly makes time to visit friends in Sardinia and to explore the wild heart of the island; the Supramonte mountains and the hidden coastline of the Selvaggio Blu.