Great Trail of Supramonte

ziu-raffaele-donanicoroThe Great Trail of Supramonte (in Italian 'Grande Traversata del Supramonte' or GTS) is a four days walk which crosses the mountains at the heart of Sardinia. It runs for 50 km in total, from the Arcu Correboi to the spring Su Gologone. The walk is never hard and every night is spent on a different mountain refuge.

Walking the Great Trail the Supramonte offers a unique chance to view and experience a different Sardinia. Walking on green plateaus and on the crest of mountains we'll be drinking water at the very spring of rivers and eating simple and delicious local food. Each night will be spent on typical and ancient shepherds huts. The trek includes visits to ancient and mysterious Nuraghe and the famous chasm Su Sercone.

What is Included

The cost of the Great Trail of Supramonte starts from €450 per person

  • Walking four days lead by Professional mountain guide
  • Transfer to starting point and pick-up ad arrival point
  • Water is naturally available along the trekking

 

Special dinners and comfortable sleeping can be organized at additional price. 
Discounts available for large groups

What you need

You don't need any mountaineering experience but you should be able to walk for four days carrying a light rucksack. You need to have:

  • 40 liters rucksack
  • 2l water bottle or camel-back pouch
  • comfortable walking shoes with hard soles.
  • 3 underwear and t-shirt changes (possibly Gore-tex or similar)
  • rugged and comfortable trousers
  • food and snacks (we'll advice what and how much)
  • cooking and eating utensils
  • sleeping mat
  • sleeping bag (0° C)
  • head torch
  • hat, sun-cream and sunglasses

You are welcomed to bring along your photographic equipment, as long as it is not bulky, heavy or otherwise of hindrance for your walk.

Day One

Starting: Arcu Correboi (transfer from Oliena)
Length: 8 km
Gain: 470 m
Time: 6 h
End: Monte Novo San Giovanni (1316 m above sea level)

Highlights: the trek begins from the Arcu Correboi (1246 m above sea level) and immediately finds the spring of the Flumineddu river, which ends on the famous gorge Gorroppu. Passing mount Fumai and other bare peaks the day ends on a wooden refuge located at the top of Monte Novo San Giovanni.

Day Two

Starting: Monte Novo San Giovanni
Length: 13 km
Gain: 360 m
Time: 8 h
End: Cuile Ziu Raffaele

Highlights: the second day reveals ancient huts, forests and rivers hidden in Supramonte. The day ends at the renovated hut Ziu Raffaele on the Campu Donianicoro. The hut is very wide and a close spring offers drinkable water.

Day Three

Starting: Cuile Ziu Raffaele
Length: 8 km
Gain: 640 m
Time: 7 h
End: Cuile Pradu

Highlights: the third day is spent walking on ancient oak forests and on the crest of mountains. We'll be passing by the chasm Su Sercone and ending on a plateau where the hut Cuile Pradu lays.

Day Four

Starting: Cuile Pradu
Length: 6 km
Gain: 235 m
Time: 6 h
End: Su Gologone (transfer to Oliena)

Highlights: the last days trek passes by the cave Nurra Sas Palumbas, mount Cusidore (1147 m) and the cave Orgo. It ends walking on top of the mounts Fruncu Nieddu and Uddé, ending at the spring Su Gologone.