Selvaggio Blu Trek

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

Cost £795

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 remote canyon to practice rope skills and give the group a chance to get to know each other in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Supramonte di Baunei. 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 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 4 ~ Tuesday

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. Along the trail you will see Sardinian shepherd huts, known as 'oviles' built with juniper wood.  Our support team will greet you high on the Supremonte Plateau at a tented camp where we can resupply.  Here we will collect our harnesses and safety equipment for the rock climbing and abseiling to come.

Day 5 ~ Wednesday 

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 6 ~ Thursday

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 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

Trip Dates

4th May 2019 - 11th May 2019 Book Now
26th Oct 2019 - 2nd Nov 2019 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.
Deposit £ 250 Balance £ 795