For those who want to spend a week in the unspoilt nature of the East coast of Sardinia testing their attitude to live far away from the comforts they are used to: you will have dinner and you will sleep under the sky or in natural refuges, like caverns and old shelters for shepherds, you will go from one place to another on foot only, without the help of any means of transport. Imagine a path that is not there, lost between the thick Mediterranean scrub which smells like juniper, the calcareous rocks eroded by water, the sheer cliffs on the blue sea, the sudden appearance of wild animals... Imagine to start your day opening your eyes on the blue sky of the Mediterranean dawn, to continue your days among incomparable views which change at every turn, which alternate climbing with exciting and spectacular abseiling... And then sitting at night around a campfire, staying in bivouacs in caves with a sandy bottom, bathing in the unforgettable Sea of Sardinia. Wild Blue is definitely a unique experience of life in Nature: leaving for some days the civilization and the comforts gives the possibility to actually get in contact with the environment and to experience unique feelings. The Wild Blue Path (Sentiero Selvaggio Blu) presented here, follows the original itinerary, conceived and discovered in the 80s to connect a long series of old tracks and routes used by sheperds and coalmen. It is necessary to travel light so that you can fully enjoy the pleasure of trekking and of the views to photograph: the lagguage is collected in the morning after breakfast and returned in the afternoon when you reach the area where you will stay overnight.
Choose it for these reasons:
(6 nights / 7 days)
€ 790 each adult,
The price does not include: all that is not explicitly mentioned. Upon request and at the best available rates, it is possible to book the transport by air/sea, the transfers, the further nights in Sardinia. Recommended, optional, with an extra-charge, the insurance against the cancellation of the journey + doctor luggage from € 35 per person.
1st day: meeting in the late afternoon in S. Maria Navarrese; preparation of backpacks and material, dinner in a restaurant and overnight stay in accommodation (apartment/ B&B/hotel).
2nd day: after breakfast we depart from the small harbour of S. Maria and follow an easy path which, in about 1 hour and 30 minutes, leads us to PedraLonga, a spectacular bay overlooked by a needle which has the same name. From here the path continues towards the wall of Punta Giradili, we go past it through the spectacular ledge and we reach the plateaux of Supramonte di Baunei and the abandoned sheepfold of Isulpiggi, today become a partially equipped bivouac; camping, typical Sardinian dinner and overnight stay.
3rd day: starting from the plateaux of the Ginnirco – situated at the highest altitudes of the whole itinerary- we go towards the sea, following the borders of cliffs which are up to 300m above sea level high; we go down gruadually, going past Bacu (gorge) Tenadili thanks to the useful “scale fustas” and we reach the small and confined beach of Porto Pedrosu. Bivouac and dinner under the sky among the trees just behind the beach.
4th day: quickly we reach Portu Cuau, another rock bay where the crystal clear sea flows; we continue along the Mediterranean scrub going up the southern slopes of Punta Salinas, among the summit rocks of which, are set spectacular and old wood and stone sheepfolds. From here the view of the near Aguglia Goloritzè below is really breathtaking! When we get down the codula Goloritzè following an easy path we reach the wonderful beach at the foot of the Aguglia. Dinner and overnight stay under the overhangs or in the areas on the rock ark above the sea .
5th day: the path becomes immediately impassable and forces you to go past a couple of rock routes (3°) to climb up the deep canyon of the Boladina; after that the Serra Lattone and the wonderful sheepfolds, of the same name, offer spectacular and unique views, until the abseil which leads to the grottone di Bacu Mudaloru. Still a bit more than an hour's walk in a really rough and wild territory to reach the Grotta 5 Stelle, a big cave about 30 metres deep, rich in calcareous concretions and with a useful water reserve: a perfect place to have dinner and to spend the night.
6th day: the day starts going down...a nice abseil just below the cave gives access to some exposed ledges which, alterning short climbing routes and a big rock ark, lead to Bacu Tenadili, an enclosed sheer gorge on the sea: once we climb it up we reach the plateu of Ololbissi, from where we reach the secret passage of Sa Nurca (la Tana – the lair), narrow canyon hidden behind a huge rock flake. Some spectacular abseils give access to the vast woods of Biriala and Oronnoro, then still short climbing passages, other two abseils and here are the woods and the so longed-for Cala Sisine! Wild Blue ends here, with a run-up and a final swim in the beautiful sea! Shortly a rubber dinghy will arrive, and will slowly sail along the cliffs which you went across during the previous days, making you better realise the path you did. Return to the hotel for a long shower and final dinner in a restaurant, overnight stay (in apartment/B&B/hotel).
7th day: in the morning breaking up of the group and end of the services.
DEPARTURE/RETURN: Santa Maria Navarrese (Ogliastra)
MEETING TIME/PLACE: by 6 p.m. on the 1st day, in Santa Maria Navarrese
DURATION: 6 nights/ 7 days
CHILDREN: not recommended
WHEN: April 25th and October 2nd
LANGUAGES: Italian, French, English.
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: minimum 5, maximum 8 people.