Italy·May 11 - 17 2024

Selvaggio Blu

Discover the unspoiled nature of the Sardinian east coast by walking one of the most beautiful and demanding track in Europe.

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Overview

Selvaggio Blu is a challenging and strenuous trekking route located in Sardinia, Italy. It is considered one of the most beautiful and wild routes in Europe, characterized by steep cliffs, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. The trail is approximately 40 km long and typically takes hikers around 4-6 days to complete. It requires a high level of fitness and experience in trekking, as well as proper gear and equipment. The trail is not recommended for beginners and should only be attempted by those in good physical condition.

Highlights

Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia (in italian Sardegna) is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, and one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is located west of the Italian Peninsula, north of Tunisia and immediately south of the French island of Corsica.

Selvaggio Blu History

Selvaggio Blu History

It was conceived in 1987 by Mario Verin, (photographer and alpinist) and Peppino Cicalò (architect), President of the Nuoro section of the Italian Alpine Club. The itinerary extends for over 40 kilometers (approximately 25 miles) from the touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese (Baunei) to the beach of Cala Sisine (Baunei).

Geological interest

Geological interest

Selvaggio Blu has a strategic location to see the geological history of Sardinia, as it is located 40 km along the coast. There are several important geology observations on Selvaggio Blu's hiking route which can be reached both by land and sea.

Hosts

Guide alpine XMountain

Guide alpine XMountain

You'll be guided by one or more IFMGA guides from XMountain. They have plenty of experience in guiding in Sardinia. 

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Schedule

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Day 1

Arrive in S. Maria Navarrese

Late afternoon meeting in S. Maria Navarrese, preparation of backpacks and materials, dinner in restaurant and overnight stay in apartment/b&b/hotel.

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Day 2

Pedra Longa, Punta Girardili and Sulpiggi

After breakfast, depart from the small port of S. Maria following the convenient path that in about 1 hour and 30 minutes leads to Pedra Longa, a spectacular bay dominated by the rocky spire of the same name. From here, the trail continues to the wall of Punta Giradili, crosses it via the spectacular ledge, and reaches the highlands of the Supramonte di Baunei and the abandoned sheepfold of Sulpiggi, currently converted into a partially equipped bivouac. Camp, dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 3

Ginnirco plateau, Bacu Tenadili and Porto Pedrosu

Starting from the Ginnirco plateaus, located in the highest elevations of the entire itinerary, you head toward the sea, walking along the edge of cliffs up to 300 m high and sheer to the sea. Gradually you descend, passing Bacu (gorge) Tenadili, thanks to providential "scale fustas" and reach the small and sunken beach of Porto Pedrosu. Bivouac and dinner at the "belle étoile," among the trees inside the beach.

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Day 4

Portu Cuau, Punta Salinas and Cala Goloritzé

In a short time you reach Portu Cuau, another rocky inlet into which the crystal-clear sea enters. Continue further into the Mediterranean scrubland by climbing the southern slopes of Punta Salinas, among whose summit rocks are embedded spectacular and ancient stone and wood sheepfolds. From here, the view of the below and now nearby Aguglia Goloritze is truly breathtaking! Descending into the Codula Goloritzè by a convenient path, you reach the stunning beach at the foot of the Aguglia.

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Day 5

Boladina canyon, Serra Lattone, Bacu Mudaloru and Grotta 5 Stelle

The route immediately becomes impassable and requires overcoming a couple of rocky passages (3rd) to ascend the deep canyon of Boladina. Next, Serra Lattone and the eponymous, stupendous sheepfolds offer spectacular and unique views, until the rappel that leads to the Bacu Mudaloru grotto. Another good hour of walking in the most rugged and wild terrain to reach Grotta 5 Stelle, a large cavern some 30 meters deep, rich in limestone concretions and a providential water supply. Perfect place for dinner and bivouac for the night.

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Day 6

Olobissi plateaus, Sa Nurca and Cala Sisine

The day starts downhill...with a nice rappel! Immediately below the cave gives access to some exposed ledges that, alternating between short climbing passages and a large rocky arch, lead to Bacu Tenadili, a sunken gorge that plunges into the sea: having climbed up the gorge, we reach the Olobissi plateaus, from which we reach the secret passage of Sa Nurca (the Lair), a narrow canyon hidden behind a huge rocky flake. Some spectacular rappels give access to the large forests of Biriala and Oronnoro, then more short climbs, two more rope descents and here are the forests and the now long-awaited Cala Sisine. Selvaggio Blu original ends here, with a run-up and final swim in the beautiful Sardinian sea. Soon the dinghy will arrive and, skirting at length the cliffs covered in the previous days, will give a better account of the route taken. Return to the hotel for the long-awaited super shower and final dinner in a restaurant. Overnight stay (in apartment/b&b/hotel).

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Day 7

Last day and back home!

We'll say goodbye and we organize ourselves to go back home!

What's Included

What's Included

Certified mountain guide

Accomodation

Food&water during the trek

Bars and restaurants

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FROM$1,379.88/pp

Selvaggio Blu

Italy· May 11 - 17 2024· 6 nights

FROM$1379/pp