For the winter 2016 the mild climate often lets you make trips as though it were spring!
So we can plan activities that in other locations would not be considered in the winter months, such as those requiring an overnight camp on the Supramonte, or on a north-facing mountain face.
So there’s the Via Ferrata del Cabirol, generally in the afternoon, or the Via Ferrata di Giorré (SS), the Ferrata della Regina or the Via Ferrata di Pentumas (S'Istrada Minore), easily reached from the legendary Valle di Lanaitho.
For those who want to make multi-day treks in winter (not everyone…) it’s possible to programme the GTS (Grande Traversata del Supramonte), with its 4 days of adventure, well on the way to becoming a Sardinian classic. If you are expert walkers and dream of completing the Selvaggio Blu, you should be thinking of next spring. Contact me as soon as possible, because the first groups for the end of April are already being formed.For each of these adventures you will find the detailed information pages with costs and links to dedicated web sites, but if you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact form on the contact page.
The Grande Traversata del Gennargentu is a 3-day trek which winds for 40 km over Sardinia’s highest and best-known mountain massif.
The Via Ferrata del Cabirol is suitable for expert walkers (with via ferrata experience) or for walkers with average experience when accompanied by a guide. The via ferrata has two long traverses connected by a short vertical section.
The fact that cables protect the vertical sections should not lead you to underestimate their difficulty or the risks you are taking. You absolutely must use a helmet, harness and energy-dissipating via ferrata set.
Nevertheless this itinerary cannot be said to be “mountaineering”: you don’t have to abseil or tie into a rope with your partner.
The Via Ferrata della Regina is suitable for expert walkers ideally with previous experience on vie ferrate.
The via ferrata is reached with a short approach along an easy path which leads under the cliff from the small and elegant village of Monteleone Rocca Doria. Just after the old spring "Funtana 'e ziu Ainzu" you find the start of the via ferrata, a steep vertical section. The via ferrata also features a Tibetan bridge.
Codula Fuili is a small but evocative canyon which is cut into the limestone of the Golfo di Orosei, just a few km from Cala Gonone. To descend it you need to use harnesses and ropes. Although there is no water, this is a classic canyoning tour.
The conformation of this “codula” means that beginners can try out canyoning for the first time without undue stress and enjoy the really unspoiled surroundings. In some points the gorge is so narrow that you can touch both walls at the same time!
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Iscala Longa è il nome che prende questo percorso di scrambling che si sviluppa tra le rocce del Monte Ruiu, a cavallo dei territori di Viddalba e Bortigiadas, a pochi chilometri di distanza dalla costa settentrionale dell'Isola.
Questo nuovissimo percorso di scrambling & abseiling (facile arrampicata e discese in corda) permette di godere di alcuni meravigliosi e inaspettati scorci rocciosi.
Scala Mpedrada is the name of one of the most relevant tower of San Pantaleo, near Olbia
An oft-repeated and pleasant tour which lets you tackle in safety a fascinating vertical journey on one of the largest of San Pantaleo’s granite towers.
The approach is on an easy path: two hours steep climbing between huge rocks lead to the top of the Scala Mpedrada. from the summit you start a long series of abseils (9, some can be combined) up to 60 m long.