Great Trail of Supramonte

Cuile Ziu Raffaele, Donanicoro, Supramonte di Dorgali

Great Trail of Supramonte

The 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.

How do we run the Great Trekking of Supramonte

Our tours are planned to reduce any possible risk, led by professional guides and supported by a meticulous logistic support. The group meets in Oliena on the day of departure, and our team drives it to starting point (50 minutes drive). The tour ends 3 days later, around 4pm, where our team will meet the group and drive it back to Oliena (15 minutes drive).

Arriving: we expect all participants to be in Oliena at 9am. Our team drives the group and the guide to starting point.

Food: you can choose to have your own food, with all your cutlery, burners, stoves and all. In alternative we can provide it all (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner). Please ask us about availability. We fix breakfast and dinner on the spot, and take care of all waste.

Water: there are many fountains along the itinerary where it is possible to fill your bottles

Accommodation: each of the 3 nights is spent on unattended huts. You can choose to have your tent instead.

Sleeping: you must have your sleeping bag and inflatable mat. A tent is optional.

Facilities: there are NO facilities at all. This is a trek on a wild mountain region.

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What is Included

  • 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

What you need

  • 50 litres rucksack
  • 2l water bottle or camel-back pouch
  • comfortable boots or trainers with hard soles.
  • 3 underwear and t-shirt changes
  • rugged and comfortable trousers
  • food and snacks
  • cutlery and drinking cup
  • sleeping mat (self-inflatable recommended)
  • sleeping bag (0° C)
  • head light and spare batteries
  • hat, sun-cream and sunglasses

COST

The table below lists all prices, showing starting price for the Guided Tour with transfers, and additional price for us providing Food. All prices are Per Person

N.of People Guided Tour + Food
2 to 3 € 550 € 280
4 to 5 € 450 € 250
06 to 08 € 400 € 200

 

ITINERARY

Day One

Starting: Arcu Correboi (1246 m asl)
Length: 8 km
Gain: 470 m
Time: 6 h
End: Montenovo San Giovanni (1316 m asl)

Highlights: From the centre of Oliena the group is driven to starting point . The path 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 Montenovo San Giovanni.

Day Two

Starting: Montenovo San Giovanni (1316m asl)
Length: 13 km
Gain: 360 m
Time: 8 h
End: Cuile Ziu Raffaele (860m asl)

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 (860m asl)
Length: 8 km
Gain: 640 m
Time: 7 h
End: Cuile Pradu (1130m asl)

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 (1130m asl)
Length: 6 km
Gain: 235 m
Time: 6 h
End: Su Gologone (120m asl)

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. A transfer takes the group back to Oliena.