Wild Blue Trek – Selvaggio Blu
AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE THROUGH THE BAJA OF OROSEI
Known as the most difficult trek in Italy, Selvaggio Blu – the Wild Blue – is a complex itinerary suspended between rock and sky along the Sardinian Sea. A slender route stretching 40 kilometres through the wilderness of the Supramonte.
A propensity for adventure, familiarity with hiking and being moderately trained are the qualities required for this trek. There are some mountaineering stretches that will be managed safely by the mountain guide.
DATES SPRING 2024
DEPARTURE Sunday 19.05.2024 – ARRIVAL Saturday 25.05.2024
Contacts and information on trekking:
Giorgio Paoli – Mountain Guide
Phone: +393408750272 – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leading by a professional mountain guide.
- Overnight stay for two nights (1/2 board) in a hotel in the village of Santa Maria Navarrese, the night before departure and the final night.
- Logistics and luggage transport during the stages – with the aid of a sea transfer – breakfast, lunches and dinners for 6 days.
Giorgio Paoli – mountain guide
Unique and unconventional, Selvaggio Blu requires some sacrifices in terms of comfort: the nights will be outdoors and the backpacks substantial. These inconveniences will be repaid by an experience difficult to forget, a panacea for the spirit and a return to the origins.
The route, long and complex, offers the possibility of moving through a wild and isolated environment, far from roads and other human presences. Five days immersed in surreal landscapes, suspended between the sea and rocky peaks.
Departing from Santa Maria Navarrese, you will penetrate the meanders of the dense Mediterranean maquis, passing through breathtaking scenery such as the natural inlets of Porto Pedrosu and Porto Cuau, the world-famous Cala Goloritzè, the impervious and steep Bacu Modarolu and the delightful Cala Biriola.
The return trip is planned by sea by motorboat. Food and water supplies will be prepared in advance by the mountain guide.
Meeting in Santa Maria Navarrese (Nu)
Meeting at the accommodation facility in the morning. Meeting with participants, briefing and equipment check. Planning of provisions to be prepared for the various stages.
It is necessary to remember that this trek includes “belle étoile” overnight stays, i.e. open-air bivouacs without tents or bivouacs on site. A return to the origins.
First night’s accommodation at an accommodation facility.
From Pedra Longa to Porto Cuau
After breakfast, we drive to Pedra Longa, in front of the spire of the same name, the last outpost of civilisation. At this moment, the Wild Blue Trail begins. We set off along a faint track, first flat and then uphill. Along ancient traces made by charcoal burners, we ascend to Punta Girardili until we reach Ginnirco (800 metres). After a well-deserved break, still along the traces of old paths among junipers and shrubs, we reach the coast again near the incredible natural inlets of Porto Pedrosu and Porto Cuau, where we will camp.
After a refreshing swim, we and our guide prepare dinner in front of a fire.
From Porto Cuau to Cala Goloritzè
After watching the sun rise over our sleeping bags, we prepare a hearty breakfast. A long and adventurous stage awaits us.
We spend the first part of the day along the edge of impressive cliffs, up to more than 200 metres above the sea. We then move inland to embark on a winding ascent that will lead us to Punta Salinas. The view from here is simply staggering and will allow us to see the continuation of our route for days to come.
Now, downhill, we will soon reach the iconic baja of Cala Goloritzè.
From Cala Goloritzè to Cala Mariolu
We leave the enchanting scenery of Cala Goloritzè to climb along uneven terrain until we reach the start of the Goloritzè ferrata, overlooking the crystal-clear sea bed. The view is incredible and repays the effort of the technical sections of the ferrata.
Reaching the Ispuligidenie forest, we continue through shrubs and junipers until we reach the stunning Cala Mariolu, also known as Ispuligidenie.
From Cala Mariolu to Cala Birola
From Cala Mariolu we will soon leave the main path along the scenic crossing towards the Mudaloru caves. A 40-metre abseil will allow us to reach the gigantic caves and soon the bay of Portu Mudaloru, an obligatory stop for lunch and a dip in the crystal-clear water. We continue through junipers and ancient tracks until we reach the iconic beach of cala Biriola.
By speedboat transfer in the afternoon, return to Santa Maria Navarrese and back to the hotel
End of excursion and greetings at Santa Maria Navarrese
After breakfast, the guide debrinfing and participants’ farewells; you are then free for a few days of relaxation or to return to the mainland