Sunday 3 October
Travel to Santa Maria Naverrese. A course briefing will be followed by dinner at the hotel.
Santa Maria – Pedralonga – Cuile Us’piggius (around 6 hours, 8km and 690m altitiude gain).
We leave the hotel after breakfast and walk along a beautiful and easy path along the Navarrese coast. After crossing the Piana di
Forrola, at the foot of the spire of Pedralonga, we go up the
magnificent ledge that cuts the south wall of Punta Giradili, and wearing a harness, we will go up to the
Iscala Sos Oggiastros. This beautiful and easy climbing takes us to the ridge and then on to the summit of Punta Giradilli. From here we soon reach the plateau (700m altitude) and Cuile Su Idileddu, our first camp. Dinner using local products.
Cuile Su Idileddu – Portu Cuau (almost 6/7 hours, 7km, difference in altitude: 210m).
We climb Bacu Tenadiliwe will reach the beautiful bay s
of Portu Pedrosu and then Porto Quau. This is a first
“technical” stage (but it is not too hard!) and you will use ropes and
a harness. It is fairly short and allows you to enjoy the sea. We arrive at our meeting point and our luggage will be delivered by boat. We have dinner and camp in Portu Cuau.
Portu Cuau – Cala Goloritzé – altipiano S’Arcu e Su Tasaru (around 9 hours, 9km and 1000m altitude gain).
This is the longest stage. We continue on the plateau overlooking the
sea. Your Guide will help with the difficult navigation up to Punta Iltiera where the Bacu
Sonnuli begins and you walk along a spectacular suspended path. After
another stretch on the edge of the cliffs you climb up
to Punta Salinas, which offers a splendid view of Cala Goloritzé. We descend on a gravel path (old coal mine track) to the cove and its
amazing Aguglia. Her you can enjoy a well earned rest on the beach. We set off again to climb
Boladina, which is one of the most technical trekking paths, and continue
on a mule track to the S’Arcu and Su Tasaru plateau. Here we camp and enjoy dinner.
S’Arcu e Su Tasaru – Ololbizzi (almost 8 ore, 7km 600m D+)
Today we climb to the Lattone ridge and arrive at Punta Mudaloru where a
breathtaking view awaits! We follow a gravel track down, using a rope along the famous cat pass to reach Bacu Mudaloru. After a rest and a swim we continue with a steep climb on some exposed sections, surrounded by juniper, until we reach a beautiful rock arch. We are now right above the Grotta del Fico. There may be the chance to descend into the cave, depending on time, as this adds a couple of hours to the day. From here we walk uphil to the plateau at Ololbizzi, where we have dinner and camp for the night.
Ololbizzi – Cala Sisine (almost 7 hours, difference in altitude: 500m)
The grand finale! AFter breakfast we walk along a mule track up to Cuile Piddi and
then descend a 'secret passage' (Sa Nurca) using a long rope. We continue along the foot
of the most impressive walls of the coast and face the rocky
ramparts that block access to Cala Sisine through a complex system of
ledges and mysterious climbing passages (partly equipped with
chains). After a long abseil and some ups and downs we arrive at the beach of
Sisine - The Selvaggio Blu. The end of our jouney!
We rest on the beach of Cala Sisine and return to Santa Maria
Navarrese by boat. We have dinner and stay the night back at the hotel where we began the trek!
Saturday 9 October
Breakfast is included before departure.