Selvaggio BLU, THE AUTHENTIC TOUR

We run the original itinerary of the Selvaggio Blu: untouched, unfiltered, unforgettable!

Facing the Selvaggio Blu is an experience that leaves a deep imprint on the soul of anyone venturing into this extraordinary adventure. Five days immersed in steep rocks, crystal-clear sea, and untouched forests, traversing the peaks of cliffs and narrow canyons carved by ancient rivers. Sardinia, in all its beauty and harshness, reveals itself in an unprecedented way.

The Selvaggio Blu is not merely a trekking route but an authentic mountain experience. The path follows the ancient mule tracks of charcoal burners and intricate passages used by shepherds who have inhabited these mountains for millennia. Through a complex network of trails and off-road detours, routes sometimes break off along inaccessible cliffs or on the edges of precipices. To overcome these challenges, it is essential to possess a deep knowledge of the terrain and consolidated mountain experience. Our guides, experts in the Selvaggio Blu down to the smallest details, will safely lead you along the original itinerary, equipping critical passages and managing rope descents.

Given its physical difficulty, complex navigation, and distance from roads and support points, the Selvaggio Blu would be extremely challenging without the logistical support and expert guidance of our team. We handle the transfer of luggage from one camp to another and provide everything you need for your adventure. Every morning, you will receive a breakfast and packed lunch, while your luggage will be transferred for you at the next camp, along with a hearty dinner. Our menu, composed exclusively of local products, offers typical Sardinian dishes. We kindly ask participants to inform us in advance of any allergies or dietary intolerances.

The Selvaggio Blu takes place in remote location, far away from any facilities or traces of civilization. There are no bathrooms, no running water, and no access to electricity. Participants should be prepared for a rustic and primitive environment, embracing the natural challenges and experiences of the journey.

Do not fear starvation. Our dinners are prepared with fresh local products, the meat is roasted on the spot and portions are more than generous. We are proud of our wine, which flows in large quantities!

ON OUR TOURS OF THE SELVAGGIO BLU, NOBODY EVER LOST ANY WEIGHT 

 

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DETAILED PROGRAMME OF THE SELVAGGIO BLU

You should arrive at the Rifugio Goloritzè at about 6 pm. If you are using public transport there is a bus from Cagliari (3:30 pm) to Baunei (6:30 pm) and we can arrange a transfer from Baunei to the Rifugio. More info on how to reach the Rifugio on our FAQ Section below

Once at the Rifugio, our guide will welcome you, and you’ll pitch your tent on the campsite*. After an initial briefing to clarify all the details, we’ll gather for a pleasant dinner at the restaurant.

* = Depending on availability, we may have the opportunity to settle into the small shared bungalows. (bunkbeds)

OPTIONAL: In addition to the bed in shared bungalows, double rooms with private bathrooms are available upon request. Not included in the package, subject to availability.

Right after breakfast and a final briefing with the guide, we will be escorted by off-road vehicles to the starting point. We will begin walking along the sea on an easy trail, then ascend the long climb to Punta Giradili. Despite the considerable elevation gain, the first day of walking is the most accessible and provides a good introduction to the challenges of the following days. We plan to reach the Ginnirco camp by 5:00 PM for our first night under the Sardinian starry sky.

Departure: Santa Maria Navarrese (0 m above sea level)
Arrival: Ginnirco (750 m above sea level)
Distance: 13 km
Time: 7 hours
Elevation gain: +1130 m   -450 m
Rope descents: none
Climbing: none

first day of the selvaggio blu walking from pedra longa to us piggius

After dismantling the tents and preparing our luggage, we’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast, and by 9:00, we’ll begin the long descent towards the cove of Portu Pedrosu. The rugged terrain will challenge our knees, but by lunch time we’ll enjoy a dip in the sea.

From sea-level we’ll walk through forests and canyons to reach our next camp at the panoramic ridge Genna ‘e Mudrecu.

Departure: Ginnirco (750 above sea level)
Arrival: Genna ‘e Mudrecu (490 m above sea level)
Distance: 11 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +510  -765 m
Rope descents: none
Climbing: none
the second day of the selvaggio blu ends at the cove portu pedrosu, a beautiful fiord on the mediterranean sea

The route will lead us to discover ancient shepherds’ huts, breathtaking panoramas, and the beautiful Cala Goloritzè. In the afternoon, we will tackle the first equipped section of the Selvaggio Blu, a taste of what awaits us in the following days. This night will be spent at the campsite Su Porteddu, where we can have a real shower and dine on a real table!

Departure : Genna ‘e Mudrecu (490 m above sea level)
Arrival: Su Porteddu (400 m above sea level)
Distance: 7 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +500 m  -580 m
Rope descents: none
Climbs: 25 meters via ferrata
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From here on, the route becomes more challenging. Exposed paths will lead us close to the cliffs, offering breathtaking views throughout the journey. We will tackle some incredible airy passages created by shepherds, following in the footsteps of these courageous mountaineers. After numerous equipped sections and rope descents, we will reach the Bacu Padente camp, where we will spend the night sheltered beneath the immense branches of majestic holm oaks.

Departure: Su Porteddu (400 m above sea level)
Arrival: Bacu Padente (250 m above sea level)
Distance: 10 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +630 m -770 m
Rope descents: 2 (max 20 m)
Climbing: Easy passages protected by fixed ropes
day 4 on the selvaggio blu, overcoming the cats' passage to reach the cove Cala Mudaloru for lunch

On our last day of walking, we will face the most significant rope descents of the Selvaggio Blu, one even as long as 45 meters. The trail finally becomes less rugged, and the dense holm oak forests will offer shade for much of the route. From the last rope descent, we will arrive at Cala Sisine, where we will celebrate with a plunge into the sea.

From the beach we’ll have to walk 2 km to reach the cars that will give us a lift back to the Rifugio (1 hour off-road). We will spend the evening at the campsite of the Rifugio , and have a very abundant dinner at the restaurant.

Departure: Bacu Padente (250 m above sea level)
Arrival: Cala Sisine (0 m above sea level)
Distance: 10 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +840 m -1100 m
Rope descents: 4 (max 45 m)
Climbing: 2 sections on a via ferrata
hiking the last day of the selvaggio blu trekking crossing the rockfall at punta plumare just before reaching cala sisine

After breakfast at the Rifugio, we will weave goodbye and depart.

If you are using public transports, there is a bus from Baunei to Cagliari leaving at 9:30 am. We can arrange a transfer to help you get there in time.

8:00 – Breakfast

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sunday

You should arrive at the Rifugio Goloritzè at about 6 pm. If you are using public transport there is a bus from Cagliari (3:30 pm) to Baunei (6:30 pm) and we can arrange a transfer from Baunei to the Rifugio. More info on how to reach the Rifugio on our FAQ Section below

Once at the Rifugio, our guide will welcome you, and you’ll pitch your tent on the campsite*. After an initial briefing to clarify all the details, we’ll gather for a pleasant dinner at the restaurant.

* = Depending on availability, we may have the opportunity to settle into the small shared bungalows. (bunkbeds)

OPTIONAL: In addition to the bed in shared bungalows, double rooms with private bathrooms are available upon request. Not included in the package, subject to availability.

monday

Right after breakfast and a final briefing with the guide, we will be escorted by off-road vehicles to the starting point. We will begin walking along the sea on an easy trail, then ascend the long climb to Punta Giradili. Despite the considerable elevation gain, the first day of walking is the most accessible and provides a good introduction to the challenges of the following days. We plan to reach the Ginnirco camp by 5:00 PM for our first night under the Sardinian starry sky.

first day of the selvaggio blu walking from pedra longa to us piggius

Departure: Santa Maria Navarrese (0 m above sea level)
Arrival: Ginnirco (750 m above sea level)
Distance: 13 km
Time: 7 hours
Elevation gain: +1130 m   -450 m
Rope descents: none
Climbing: none

tuesday

After dismantling the tents and preparing our luggage, we’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast, and by 9:00, we’ll begin the long descent towards the cove of Portu Pedrosu. The rugged terrain will challenge our knees, but by lunch time we’ll enjoy a dip in the sea.

From sea-level we’ll walk through forests and canyons to reach our next camp at the panoramic ridge Genna ‘e Mudrecu.

the second day of the selvaggio blu ends at the cove portu pedrosu, a beautiful fiord on the mediterranean sea

Departure: Ginnirco (750 above sea level)
Arrival: Genna ‘e Mudrecu (490 m above sea level)
Distance: 11 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +510 m  -765 m
Rope descents: none
Climbing: none

wednesday

The route will lead us to discover ancient shepherds’ huts, breathtaking panoramas, and the beautiful Cala Goloritzè. In the afternoon, we will tackle the first equipped section of the Selvaggio Blu, a taste of what awaits us in the following days. This night will be spent at the campsite Su Porteddu, where we can have a real shower and dine on a real table!

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Departure : Genna ‘e Mudrecu (490 m above sea level)
Arrival: Su Porteddu (400 m above sea level)
Distance: 7 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +500 m  -580 m
Rope descents: none
Climbs: 25 meters via ferrata

thursday

From here on, the route becomes more challenging. Exposed paths will lead us close to the cliffs, offering breathtaking views throughout the journey. We will tackle some incredible airy passages created by shepherds, following in the footsteps of these courageous mountaineers. After numerous equipped sections and rope descents, we will reach the Bacu Padente camp, where we will spend the night sheltered beneath the immense branches of majestic holm oaks.

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Departure: Su Porteddu (400 m above sea level)
Arrival: Bacu Padente (250 m above sea level)
Distance: 10 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +630 m -770 m
Rope descents: 2 (max 20 m)
Climbing: Easy passages protected by fixed ropes

friday

On our last day of walking, we will face the most significant rope descents of the Selvaggio Blu, one even as long as 45 meters. The trail finally becomes less rugged, and the dense holm oak forests will offer shade for much of the route. From the last rope descent, we will arrive at Cala Sisine, where we will celebrate with a plunge into the sea.

From the beach we’ll have to walk 2 km to reach the cars that will give us a lift back to the Rifugio (1 hour off-road). We will spend the evening at the campsite of the Rifugio , and have a very abundant dinner at the restaurant.

hiking the last day of the selvaggio blu trekking crossing the rockfall at punta plumare just before reaching cala sisine

Departure: Bacu Padente (250 m above sea level)
Arrival: Cala Sisine (0 m above sea level)
Distance: 10 km
Time: 8 hours
Elevation gain: +840 m -1100 m
Rope descents: 4 (max 45 m)
Climbing: 2 sections on a via ferrata

saturday

After breakfast at the Rifugio, we will weave goodbye and depart.

If you are using public transports, there is a bus from Baunei to Cagliari leaving at 9:30 am. We can arrange a transfer to help you get there in time.

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8:00 – Breakfast

 

Selvaggio Blu DateS 2024

April

  • 31/03 – 6
  • 14 – 20
  • 28/04 – 4

May

  • 19 – 25
  • 26 – 01/06

June

  • 9 – 15

September

  • 8 – 14
  • 22 – 28

October

  • 29/09 – 5
  • 20 – 26
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Selvaggio Blu

 1.099

INCLUDED

    • Local hiking guide (English speaking)
    • 2 nights at the campsite Rifugio Goloritzè (before and after the trek)
    • 2 dinners at the restaurant of the Rifugio (before and after the trek)
    • 1 night at the campsite Su Porteddu
    • 1 dinner at the restaurant Su Porteddu
    • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner each day of the trekking.
    • Drinking water is provided each morning and evening.
    • Transfert from the Rifugio to Santa Maria Navarrese (starting point)
    • Transfer from Cala Sisine to the Rifugio (return)
    • Daily transfer of luggage, food and water

EXCLUDED

  • Transfer from the airport to Baunei
  • Harness, helmet and Via Ferrata Kit (available for hiring)
  • Tent, and inflatable matters (available for hiring)
  • Sleeping bag
  • €30 Selvaggio Blu ticket (it goes to the local administration, to be paid upon arrival)
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What's included in the price?

The package of the Selvaggio Blu includes all the items below

  • Professional local guide (fluent in English, Spanish and Italian)
  • 2 nights on campsite at the Rifugio Goloritzè*
  • 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts at the restaurant Rifugio Goloritzè
  • 1 night at the campsite Su Porteddu
  • 1 dinner and breakfast at the restaurant Su Porteddu
  • Transfer to the starting point and return
  • All meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) in very abundant doses!
  • Daily transfers of luggage containing tents, sleeping equipment and spare clothing (luggage should be lighter than 15 kilograms)
  • Waste collection
  • Logistic support ready for the retreat

     

    * = depending on availability we may sleep on small shared bungalows (bunkbeds)

    How do I get there?

    Our meeting point is at the Rifugio Goloritzè, above the town of Baunei.

     

    DRIVING YOUR CAR

    If you have a car, you can drive it there and park it for free inside the fenced space.

     

    BUS FROM CAGLIARI

    If you want to take public transport, we recommend landing at Cagliari airport. From the Cagliari coach station, you can take the Bus line 103. The easiest way to find the departure schedule is by searching on Rome2Rio or Google Maps

    It takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach the town of Baunei. We can arrange a transfer to pick you up in Baunei and go to the Rifugio.

     

    BUS FROM OLBIA

    It is very impractical to reach Baunei from Olbia. If you have no other chance but to land at Olbia airport you should consider hiring a car or arranging by other means (Taxi, BlaBlaCar…)

     

     TAXI

    One way from Olbia airport, directly to the Rifugio costs € 240 and can accommodate up to 8 people. We recommend hiring SM Autonoleggio, as it is a trusted local company.

    From Cagliari airport to the Rifugio costs € 250 each way. This is the company you should call: Pusceddu Viaggi

    KIT-LIST - what equipment should I have?

    Daily use

    • Ruck-sack 30 lt
    • Large bag (possibly waterproof) to carry your tent, sleeping bag and spare clothes
    • Headlight + spare batteries
    • Trekking shoes with a hard sole
    • 5 or 6 T-Shirts and underwear changes
    • Bathing suit
    • Ragged trousers + shorts
    • Warm jumper
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Hat, glasses and sun-cream
    • Insects repellent
    • Towel and minimal toiletries
    • Personal medication

    Eating

    • Knife, fork and spoon
    • metal or plastic plate
    • metal or plastic mug 

    Sleeping

    • Small Tent (1 tent every 2 people)
    • Sleeping Bag (3 seasons 0/+5 °C)
    • Sleeping mat
    Can I hire tecnical equipment?
    • Tent (+ 2 inflatable mattresses):  € 60
    • Helmet: € 15 
    • Harness: € 15 
    • Kit Via Ferrata:  € 15

    All the above items are subject to availability. Please let us know what you may need with plenty of notice

    On our online booking system

    If you are booking any of the items above, the system will multiply the cost by the number of participants

    In case only one of you needs to hire equipment, while others bring their own, we recommend making two separate bookings.

    Where will we sleep?

    We will pitch our tents in the forests and sleep under the stars.  

    Upon arrival, we will pitch our tent on the campground of the Rifugio*

    During the trekking, we will sleep in the forests, far away from any sign of civilization. On the third night we will pitch our tent on the campsite Su Porteddu.

    At the end of the Selvaggio Blu, we will return to the Rifugio and sleep one more night on the campground*

    * = depending on availability we may sleep on small shared bungalows (bunkbeds)

    How difficult is the Selvaggio Blu?

    Using the Difficulty Scale created by the Swiss Alpine Club, we would grade the Selvaggio Blu as T5, which is almost the hardest possible. Of course, we have readapted the Swiss scale to terrain without snow or ice.

     

    T5 – CHALLENGING ALPINE WALKING

    PATH

    Often without a path. Individual, simple climbing sections.

    TERRAIN

    Exposed. Challenging terrain, steep rocky slopes. Dense vegetation hides the path. Loose rocks, foliage and dirt make it difficult to walk. Danger of slipping.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Solid mountain boots are necessary. Approach shoes can be enough for those with solid mountain experience and excellent balancing skills. Secure terrain assessment and very good navigation skills. Good Alpine experience also in high Alpine terrain. Elementary knowledge in abseiling from improvised lower-offs.

    Do I have to be a climber?

    You don’t have to be a trained climber, but you should have good balancing skills and be confident climbing easy bits of rocks.

    Along the itinerary of the Selvaggio Blu, you will often have to scramble on screes and leaning rock walls. Harder climbing passages are equipped with fixed ropes and require you to wear a harness + via Ferrata kit. 

    I don't know how to abseil, should I learn?

    No, you don’t have to know how to abseil. 

    Our guides will take care of all rope maneuvers. You just have to relax and follow their instructions. 

    You just have to make sure you are not overly afraid of heights.

    Can I take a day off if I'm tired?

    Yes, of course. You would have to end the day but can take a rest the following day.

    Say, for example, after 3 days of walking you are very tired…

    Keep in mind that each day we receive a transfer in the evening to bring luggage and dinner, and another transfer in the morning to bring breakfast and collect the luggage.

    After breakfast, you can jump on the Defender and get a lift to the Rifugio. Take a day off and in the evening you can jump on the same Defender again to join the group and continue your trekking on the following day.

     

    What do we do in case of bad weather?

    If it’s just drizzling we can wear our rain jackets and walk, or wait for it to finish in one of the many caverns. Reaching the camp we may find a large tarp our team has pulled above our table. 

    In case the weather is seriously bad we would have to abandon the trail. We can:

    • Reach our daily destination, where instead of camping we will get a transfer back to the Rifugio. We will eat at the Rifugio and sleep under a canopy. In case there’s availability you are welcomed to book a small bungalow or a room, but you shall pay this separately.
    • Start again the day after. Taking a transfer to where we interrupted our trek.

     

    Cancellation

    In the unfortunate case that you have to cancel your booking, we may keep part of it as a voucher that you may re-use for a future booking within the same year. This is subject to availability, and if we would not able to accommodate your trip in the same year, the voucher will be automatically extended to the next year.

    CANCELLATION REFUNDS

    Over 2 months of notice: we refund 100% of what you paid

    Over 21 days of notice: we will refund 80% of what you paid*

    Less than 21 days of notice: we will refund 20% of what you paid*

     *= in some cases the online payment platform may keep 1.4% of the transaction

    CANCELLATION BY CLIMBING SARDINIA

    In the unlikely event that we may be forced to cancel a tour, we will refund 100% of what you paid. 

    Although cancellations from our side are rare, we advise all participants to always purchase insurance on flight tickets. This would guarantee no losses on your side.