SELVAGGIO BLU TREK
SARDINIA

Explore the exquisite, rugged coast of Sardinia on this wild 6-night adventure in the Supramonte di Baunei. Led by IFMGA guide, Tania Noakes.

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COST £695

TEAM SIZE 6

Overview

Trekking days of up to 1000m vertical ascent, sections of abseiling and rock climbing, 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 who has developed a passion for the wild heart of Sardinia around the Supramonte mountains.  

She 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 

2 nights B&B at Hotel San Francisco (twin room)

Itinerary

Day One

Arrive at Olbia airport, Sardinia where you will meet Tania your guide.  After a transfer to Hotel San Fransisco Tania will host a meet and greet session and technical induction at 7pm. Enjoy a dinner together and some relative luxury before embarking on our wild adventure.

Day Two 

The day begins with a transfer to Pedra Longa where we begin the trek; the route takes us from Pedra Longa 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.  A boat will deliver extra supplies and water for us.  

Day Three

On the second day of trekking 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. It is so strong they used to build houses out of it which you will see dotted along the trail. Our support team will greet us high on the Supremonte Plateau at a tented camp where we can resupply. Here we will collect our harnesses and safety equipment for the scrambling and abseiling to come.

Day Four 

Short sections of climbing, scrambling and some abseiling will be found from Punta Selenas to Bacu su Felieu on day four, 7.4km distance with 1160m of ascent and descent. A challenging but unforgettable day. 

Day Five

During the trek from Bacu 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 Six 

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 the beautiful Hotel San Fransisco.

Day Seven

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.

Additional Rock Climbing Day

Alternatively, enjoy an optional day’s rock climbing on local crags, guided by Tania and another night at the hotel.  Contact us for details, price subject to number of participants.

Food & Accommodation

The first night's accommodation is in the delightful Hotel San Fransisco.  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. 

We return to civilisation for the last night so you can return home well rested, with time to reflect on this incredible journey.  Other than evening meals in the hotels 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 parcels so you don't have to carry the weight in your packs along the way.

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 is the only prerequisite for the trip. The trek is led by our expert IFMGA guide Tania Noakes.  She will give full instruction on the climbing and abseiling sections.  Some experience of any of the following would be advantageous but not essential; Via ferrata, rock climbing/abseiling, camping and/or cooking by stove.

Fitness

Each day we will cover between 7km and 12km in distance however the ascent/descent during the day will have the most significant impact on energy expended. 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 so your pack could weigh between 5kg and 10kg depending on your equipment.

Mountain fitness is important for this trip.  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
2 nights B&B accommodation (twin room)
All meals on the trail and breakfast in the hotel
All specialist equipment including harness, ropes, tents and cooking stoves
5 days trekking/mountaineering instruction from IFMGA guide, Tania Noakes

15% discount at Cotswold outdoor for all inversion customers 

Not Included

International flights
Suitable travel insurance (this is obligatory)
Evening meals in the hotel
Personal kit (full kit list provided)

Not Included - additional rock climbing day

If you wish to add this additional day to your itinerary please get in touch at the time of booking. Places are limited and include:
Guiding
Additional night accommodation in hotel San Fransisco
Return to the airport (1 day later)
Price will be dependent on the number of participants (approx £150)

AVAILABLE DATES

19th May 2018 - 25th May 2018 BOOK NOW

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Tania Noakes Tania Noakes 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.

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