Selvaggio Blu

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Body and Mind Travel Adventures
Atlanta, GA54 contributions
High adrenaline adventure
Oct. 2018
Selvaggio Blue means the" blue wilderness". It's a "non trail" trail adjacent to Thyrennian sea-the part of Mediterenean in between Sardinia and Italy. A guide is essential .There is no water along this trail-for us, water was delivered in predetermined areas .We slept in caves by the water, rappelled numerous times , and slept one night in a "Refugio" where we had the best goat meat ever. Another night we slept in an old shepard hut.The views of the sea along the trail were unbelievable. One needs to be ingrate shape and adventurous in order to do this trail. Ir's well worth it.Probably the hardest trek in Europe, and one with the most amazing views.
Written 11 March 2019
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Emanuele D
Brussels, Belgium11 contributions
The most spectacular trail in Europe if not the world
Nov. 2016 • Friends
The Selvaggio Blu is an extraordinary trail and the pictures you find on the internet will never do it justice. 5 days of out of this world and constantly changing scenery - from endless sea horizons to spectacular rock formations, caves and shepherds huts.

If you decide to do it, you have to go with Explorando Supramonte - they are the best in the area and will make sure you have an amazing time. Their logistics is impeccable - they carry your night equipment (tents, sleeping bags) by boat and bring you fresh and delicious food (and even wine and digestives) every evening (think suckling pig and roast beef).

We went with a group of friends (8 of us) in the first week of November. It was a gamble weather wise but we had a streak of perfect sunshine for the whole 5 days. The days are shorter so it was harder to enjoy the beaches when we got to them in the evening but the colours were great.
Written 5 December 2016
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Carmen F
Florence, Italy7 contributions
Selvaggio Blu (Wild Blue) in Sardinia with Explorando Supramonte
Apr. 2014 • Friends
On May 3rd 2014, I finished the “Selvaggio Blu” (Wild Blue) trail in Sardinia.

As the majority of you know, this is a hard and marvelous walking-climbing-abseiling thought out the Supramonte of Baunei, in Ogliastra provice, just by the side of the deep blue sea between Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese.

I will not spend any additional word on this as you can find plenty of literature on line on the matter.
Just notice that if you are not local even if you are an expert walkers, it is very difficult and almost impossible to stay on the track, then enjoy thoroughly the experience. Land is changing continuously due to rain storm, landslip, animals on the territory and so on… Consider that High Mountain Rescue here are mainly working on finding lost people along the Selvaggio Blu. Therefore, I do recommend to contact a local societies which can give you advise and suggestions. So I did.

However, you can email me at any time and I will be more than glad to help on it.

Logistic side first.
I went with a friend, not a group of people. We would like to be ourselves only and a local guide.
This option was not so easy to achieve at a reasonable price because the majority of societies I had contacted for the trail were asking:

• if I can gather or join a group;
• double of the price in comparison with the standard one if belonged to a group.

After having contacted several local societies from Baunei-Santa Maria Navarrese, someone sent me the contact of “Explorando Supramonte”:
http://www.trekkingbaunei.it/en/
reachable via the web
http://www.grottadelfico.it/

Guides from “Grotta del Fico” are more or less the same per “Explorando Supramonte”.
They are local guide from Baunei-Santa Maria Navarrese with deep knowledge of the territory because they are all in one. Their relatives thus themselves belongs to the land they will guide you through.

Finding “Explorando Supramonte” was the right thing at the right moment. All the other companies declined our request or were fully booked but Claudio from Explorando Supramonte proposed the option of doing the trail with a guide during the day and stay by ourselves during the night. He hit the nail right on the head!

Trail takes 5 days if you go from Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Sisine (I recommend you to stop here); 6 days to Cala Luna (nice beach but crowed and touristic, nice if you like).
I recommend you to organize the tour more than one month and a half in advanced because the trail is quite popular, even if hard and harsh.

We had got 3 different guides during the trail with different capabilities. For example, Manuela had got an international view and outstanding relation skills, Sandro was an expert of the local fauna and flora, Claudio a technical expert of climbing and abseiling. They guided us in the most pleasant and satisfying way one can imagine, being part of our “small group” and sharing their knowledge, legends, stories of the Land they belong. Needless to say, all dealt with great safety and security for us. For example, when we did the climbing, Claudio made sure hundred times that we were secured and in a safe position, explaining what we were doing and way.

What I would like to highlight is that if, for whatsoever reason, you are not able to do some of the trail, “Explorando Supramonte” does not stop your tour but they propose alternative paths where possible.
In addition, as we were so excited about the territory and what we had seen, when we had finished the “standard” Selvaggio Blu, “Explorando Supramonte” proposed some additional trails, in accordance with our capabilities. Of course, you should adjust your plan somehow but it can be done easily.

Every day food and our luggage were brought by them via sea or land, depending where you are stopping during the night.

To sum up, we were and are extremely satisfied with “Explorando Supramonte. Every words we can use to describe this experience is not enough to explain their performance. They were not only excellent guides but outstanding people and trustworthy professional.

We do recommend them!

Small talking about the emotional side of the trail at last (but, sure, not least!).
The trail itself was amazing: a paradise from the mountain to the sea.
Fantastic views, blue skies and deeper lush land; fragrant trees and embracing juniper. All good companion of your (challenging) trekking for 5-6 days.

The Supramonte is land talking the language of the Sardinian shepherds and all you need is listen to the words lost in the breeze. Local people talking with their heart and with the heart of the land they belong to.
A track which cannot be missed, more I will do it once again and again in the short future, together with Claudio, Manuela and Sandro once again.

It is a must at least once in a lifetime. No words I could use can really describe all the emotional feelings you can gather along the way.
Just do it!
Written 7 May 2014
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