Climbing Camps

Cala Luna climbing camp summerJoin our climbing camps to get the most of outdoor lead climbing on a variety of crags in one of the best locations in Europe.

All our climbing camps are lead by IFMGA mountain instructors and are suitable for first time beginners and expert climbers alike.

Our climbing camps last 6 days and will allow you to explore the best crags in the island. From vertical slabs to overhanging red tufas you will enjoy climbing the perfect and unspoiled limestone crags that make Sardinia so special.

The Plot

Every course starts on Sunday in Ulassai, which is considered by many to become the 'new Ceuse', climbing on the famous Canyon. On the evening of Sunday we will have a group dinner on a local organic farm, tasting Sardinian typical food, cured hams, wine and liqueurs. The Canyon alone has over 120 problems, spanning from easy 4 grades to challenging 6 and extreme 8. On Monday and Tuesday we will climb on some of the many crags surrounding the town. On Tuesday, in alternative, we can organize a group trip to Baunei to climb one of the best sea crags in the area.

Wednesday is a day- off, for you to rest or enjoy swimming, mountain-biking or trekking. We have connections with many local sport association and can help you finding the perfect alternative sport.

On Thursday the course starts back in Cala Gonone, the most famous climbing location in Sardinia. Cala Gonone has dozens of sectors and hundreds of sport climbing problems The magnitude of limestone and its excellent gave great popularity to Cala Gonone since the eighties, when the first climbers landed on the island.

You probably have heard of the sectors Cala Luna, Fuili, Millennium, La Poltrona, Buchi Arta and Monte Oddeu. These and many other sectors are located on a 2 miles radius around Cala Gonone. Our schedule is very flexible and the crag of choice can be decided day by day, as long as the whole group agrees. 

On Friday we will all have a second group dinner on our favorite organic farm in Cala Gonone.

Saturday is the last day of climbing. The climbing day can start early and finish in the afternoon, allowing you to get back to Olbia, Cagliari or Alghero airport to catch your flight.

The Price

The price to participate to our Climbing Camps is €780 per person

This includest6 days course, all climbing equipment (excluding climbing shoes) and two dinners on a Organic Farm.

We require a 25% booking deposit to reserve each space on the course and a final payment to be made 3 weeks before the starting of the course.

May 2017

Booking dead-line:   April 1

Week 1: Sunday (April) 30 to Saturday (May) 6
Week 2: Sunday 07 to Saturday 13
Week 3: Sunday 14 to Sat Oct 20

September 2017

Booking dead-line:   August 1

Week 4: Sunday 10 to Saturday 16
Week 5: Sunday 17 to Saturday 23
Week 6:  Sunday 24 to Saturday 30

October 2017

Booking dead-line:   September 1

Week 4: Sunday 7 to Saturday 7
Week 5: Sunday 8 to Saturday 14
Week 6:  Sunday 15 to Saturday 21

    • 6 climbing days  coached by an IFMGA Mountain Guide
      • Climbing locations include 3 days in Ulassai and 3 days in Cala Gonone
    • 2 dinners on organic farm
      • Vegetarian and celiac menus available.
    • All climbing equipment
      • includes harnesses, helmets, ropes, quick-draws, carabiners, belay devices, slings.
    • The option to switch one climbing day to descend a Canyon or a Mountain trek
  • Essential Items

    • Climbing shoes
    • Trekking / approach shoes
    • Rucksack: 40 liters or bigger
    • Light climbing clothing and warm jackets/jumpers for the evening
    • Toiletries

    Recommended Items

    • Front light
    • Sun Cream, shades and hat/li>
    • Bathing Suit
    • Sandals
    • Camel Back

    You don't need previous climbing experience to enroll on one of our courses and you don't need any climbing equipment (we recommend bringing climbing shoes only)

    • Basic movements for beginners (climbing 4 to 6a grades) and advanced techniques for intermediates (climbing 6b and above).
    • Mental preparation and rehearsal.
    • Coaching of movement. Bouldering and leading.
    • Training: Flexibility, strength and power.
    • Strategies and best practices for climbing.
    • Advanced rope-work for belayers: different belaying devices, how and when give rope or take in, leader falls.
    • Advanced rope-work for climbers: French and Swiss threading, rescue, abseiling and communicating.
    • Abandoning a problem.
  • We can organize transfers from Cagliari airport on Saturday evening (the day before the course starts) and back to Cagliari on the Sunday morning after the course. Each car can carry up to 4 people and costs from €20 to €40 per person

     

    Flights:  a part from more expensive companies, Ryanair (now disrupted) and Easyjet fly to Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia. The closest to our location is Olbia, but flying to Cagliari and Alghero is also OK. 

    Car Hire:  public transport in Sardinia are very limited and reaching the crags or moving around can be problematic without a car. We recommend booking a rental car at your airport, prices are as low as €150 per week, giving you the freedom to visit towns and beaches around the climbing areas. Anyway, if you need help with transports do let us know and we will do as much as we can to help out.

  • although not necessary, we recommend buying a sport personal insurance from any of the sites below  prior to participating on any climbing camp:

where to stay

NB:    Accommodation is NOT INCLUDED in the climbing camp

We are happy anyway to give you some advice on some accommodations we can recommend.
Remember that the course will start on Sunday in Ulassai, break on Wednesday and start again in Cala Gonone on Thursday. Reserve your accommodation accordingly to our plan.

Accommodation in Ulassai

  • nanani-ulassai

    Nannai Climbing Home

    Nannai Climbing Home is a medium sized B&B managed by a friendly group of international climbers. With both private bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and a large dormitory it can accommodate couples and large groups of friends.

    Website: climbingulassai.com
    e-mail: matteocappa@hotmail.com
    Prices: Room from €20 and dormitory from €10

  • B&B Charlie Sardinia Ulassai

    B&B Charlie Sardinia

    The B&B Charlie Sardinia is located in the centre of Ulassai and is managed by a very friendly couple. It is cosy and comfortable and its hosts are great in making everybody feel at home. It has three rooms, from a tiny and cheap double to a large suite with private bathroom.

    Website:charliesardinia.it
    e-mail: laura@charliesardinia.it
    Prices: €45 to €75 per night

  • Camping Ultima Spiaggia

    Camping L'Ultima Spiaggia

    The camping L'Ultima Spiaggia is located on the marina of Bari Sardo, the closest beach to Ulassai. Although only 15 miles it takes about 30 minutes to drive to Ulassai but it is definitely worthy the drive. The camping has also a large selection of mobile homes, bungalows and lodge-tents.

    Website: campingultimaspiaggia.it
    e-mail: info@campingultimaspiaggia.it
    Prices: Tent + 1 person €14. Mobile home for 4 people about €80. Bungalow for 2 or 3 people about €50. Lodge Tent for 4 to 6 people about €60.

  • Su Marmuri Hotel, Ulassai

    Hotel Su Marmuri

    The Hotel Su Marmuri is located in the centre of Ulassai, next to the spectacular caves Su Marmuri (which we advice to visit). It has a wealth of 18 comfortable rooms and is famous for its welcoming owners and staff.

    Website: hotelsumarmuri.com
    e-mail: info@hotelsumarmuri.com
    Prices: €30 to €50

Accommodation in Cala Gonone

  • Camping Sos Alinos

    Camping Sos Alinos

    Although not in Cala Gonone we believe the camping Sos Alinos is by far the best in the area. It is well known among climbers, kite surfers, hikers and families alike. Apart from the camping site it also has a good selection of bungalows and caravans.

    Website: www.portososalinos.it
    e-mail: info@portososalinos.it
    Prices: €20 Tent + 1 person. €95 caravan for 4 people. €150 bungalow for 4 people.

  • Casa Vacanze, Cala Gonone

    Casa Vacanze

    Casa Vacanze has four beautiful apartments right in the center of Cala Gonone, junt in front of the seaside and among restaurants and bars. Apartments vary in size and price, from a cheap single bedroom to a romantic double bedroom. All apartments have terraces and wide living rooms

    Website: www.casavacanzecalagonone.it
    e-mail: info@casavacanzecalagonone.it
    Prices: from €15 to €25 p/p p/d

  • B&B Ichnos, Cala Gonone

    B&B Ichnos

    The B&B Ichnos is located in the centre of Cala Gonone, a stone-trow from the sea. All rooms are independent with bathroom and private entrance from the communal garden. The decoration are warm and welcoming. It has a family feeling and a perfect resting place for tired climbers.

    Website: bbichnos.com
    e-mail: info@bbichnos.com
    Prices: from €45 to €75

  • Agriturismo Codula Fuili

    The Agriturismo Codula Fuili is located above the town of Cala Gonone, overviewing the canyon Codula Fuili. The Agriturismo is well known among climbers for its special location and also its decent prices and various deals. It has 4 double rooms, one bungalow and a shady camping site to pitch your tent. The restaurant offers a full typical menu for €30

    Websitecodulafuili.it
    e-mail: francoghiani@codulafuili.com
    Prices: Rooms from €30 per person. Camping €10 per person