Selvaggio Blu

The Selvaggio Blu is the hardest and most beautiful trekking in Italy. As opposed to usual trekking, the Selvaggio Blu is a thorough mountaineering experience. The entire walk takes at least 4 days to complete and runs on top of a remote limestone coast passing through forests, caves and gorges. On a limestone galore, the labyrinthine paths end abruptly at the edge of high sea cliffs or deep gorges, making it necessary to abseil, climb or walk on via-ferrata.

Climbing Sardinia organizes guided expeditions lead by chosen UIAGM/IFMGA guides.

You will be living a truly fascinating adventure on the most isolated Mediterranean coastline, walking over sea-cliffs, under rock arches and through narrow and deep gorges. You will be experiencing real wilderness, surpassing mountains and sleeping three unforgettable nights under the stars on beaches, caves or abandoned shepherds' refuges.

all about the selvaggio blu

The Selvaggio Blu is an extreme trekking. The usual route takes 6 days of walking and is open to anybody with a minimum preparation. It is unthinkable of walking the entire Selvaggio Blu without a guide, or with heavy backpacks filled with water, abseiling equipment, tents, food and all the necessary items to be independent. The only possible way to do it is to rely on an experienced guide and a have a logistic support to drop-off water and food and pick up what becomes redundant.

The Selvaggio Blu includes abseiling, scrambling and very steep paths on loose rocks. Walking in the mountains of Supramonte can not be compared to any other usual trekking. A 10 kilometers path here may take the entire day walking, provided everything goes as expected. 

All our expeditions are studied to reduce any possible risk, thanks to the immense knowledge of our expert guides and our meticulous logistic support. Some of our guides have been walking the Selvaggio Blu for the last 15 years and know all secrets and feasible escape routes. In addition they are backed by our support via boats and 4-wheels-drives. 

 

Complete - 6 Days

The Complete Route is divided in 6 walking days. Everybody is welcomed to participate to this trekking provided is in good physical shape and can walk for 6 days on rocks and steep paths. It is possible to withdraw at the end of every day and it is not necessary to strive to the end. There are many variations to the original route, the ones we walk are the ones that offer the best panoramas and understanding of the Sardinian mountain life.

Both routes can be extended (arriving to Cala Luna), diminished or adapted to various group requirements.

We expect participants to arrive the day prior to starting, have a dinner on an organic farm (included in the price) and meet the guide. We will be explaining once more and in more details the route schedule and answer all last-minute questions. 

Price: €850 per person
Group minimum: 4 people
Group Max: 12 people

Complete Selvaggio Blu does not run in July and August. 

 

Extreme - 4 days

The Extreme (I repeat, Extreme!) Selvaggio Blu route goes along the same path of the Complete trek, but is walked on 4 days only.

This is a very athletic possibility for those who want to test their physical and mental strength on a very difficult mission.  It advantage from the same logistic organization dedicated to the Complete version which will take care of carrying out daily transfers of all unnecessary equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, spare clothes etc. Water and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided daily.

Luxury dinners with typical roast meat can be organized upon request.

Price: €650 per person
Group minimum: 4 people
Group Max: 8 people

 

Express - 2 days

The Selvaggio Blu Express focuses on the final two days of the trekking. It starts from Cala Goloritze and ends in Cala Sisine, passing from the most athletic and demanding spots. It is here that the trekking merges with mountaineering, passing from exposed paths and abseiling from sea crags to the path below. 

Price: €450 per person
Group minimum: 2 people
Group Max: 8 people

What is included

Service Complete Extreme Express
Professional guide to lead the group yes yes yes
Welcoming night on refuge yes yes yes
Dinner on organic farm with the guide prior to starting yes yes yes
Breakfasts 6 4 2
Packed lunches 6 4 2
Typical dinners (upon request) yes yes yes
Logistic support and daily provisions of water (via boat or 4x4) yes yes yes
Daily transfers of your heavy or bulky equipment (via boat or 4x4) yes yes yes
Transport to starting point and return (via boat or 4x4) yes yes yes
Logistic support ready for retreat (via boat or 4x4) yes yes yes

Notes:
It is preferable to have some abseiling experience.
Participants should be fit to walk on steep and uneven rocky paths.
4 is the minimum number of participants and 12 is the max.

We provide all water and food supplies, you are welcomed to bring your own water bottle and cutlery.

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

What you need

Daily use

  • Ruck-sack 40 lt
  • Head light + spare batteries
  • Trekking shoes
  • 3 or 4 T-Shirts and underwear changes
  • Bathing suit
  • Ragged trousers + shorts
  • Warm jumper
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Hat, glasses and sun-cream
  • Insects repellent
  • Towel and minimal toiletries
  • Personal medication

Sleeping

  • Small Tent
  • Sleeping Bag: 0/+5 °C
  • Sleeping mat

Abseiling

The Entire route

Day One

Start: Pedra Longa
End: Ginnirco
Lenght: 12km
Time: 5 Hours
Elevation Gain: 800m (2600ft)
Abseils: none
Scrambling: none

Day Two

Start: Gennirco
End: Portu Pedrosu
Lenght: 8km
Time: 6 Hours
Elevation Gain: 200m (650ft)
Abseils: none
Scrambling: short

Day Three

Start: Portu Petrosu
End: Cala Goloritze
Lenght: 12km
Time: 6 Hours
Elevation Gain: 600m (2000ft)
Abseils: none
Scrambling: none

Day Four

Start: Cala Goloritze
End: S'Arcu de su Tasaru
Lenght: 5 km
Time: 4 Hours
Elevation Gain: 450m (1500ft)
Abseils: none
Scrambling: hard

Day Five

Start: S'Arcu de su Tesaru
End: Bacu su Filiau
Lenght: 11 km
Time: 8 Hours
Elevation Gain: 1000m (3300ft)
Abseils: 5
Scrambling: long & severe

Day Six

Start: Bacu su Feilau
End: Cala Sisine
Lenght: 8 km
Time: 8 Hours
Elevation Gain: 465m (1500ft)
Abseils: 4
Scrambling: Severe

4 days - extreme route

Day One

Start: Pedra Longa
End: Portu Pedrosu
Lenght: 12km
Time: 9 Hours
Elevation Gain: 1200m (4000ft)

Day Two

Start: Porto Pedrosu
End: Cala Goloritze'
Lenght: 10km
Time: 7 hours
Elevation Gain: 900m (3000ft)

Day Three

Start: Cala Goloritze'
End: Arco su Feilau
Lenght: 7km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation Gain: 1160m (3800ft)

Day Four

Start: Arco su Feilau
End: Cala Sisine
Lenght: 8km
Time: 7 hours
Elevation Gain: 1150m (3800ft)