Climb & Sail Week in Sardinia

Sat, 01 Oct

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Cannigione

Climb & Sail Week in Sardinia

7 days rock climbing and sailing in Sardinia, exploring some of the most unique crags in Europe.

Time and location

01 Oct, 14:30 – 08 Oct, 04:30

Cannigione, 07021 Cannigione, Province of Sassari, Italy

About the experience

Climbing and sailing: a chance to experience rock and water at the same time. What better place for this than Sardinia? In addition to emerald seas and pristine beaches, this island boasts towering cliffs and unique rock formations just waiting to be climbed! Limestone, granite or basalt, steep rooves or techy slabs - there's something for all styles of climber in Sardinia. After boarding the boat in Costa Smeralda, you'll set sail to Tavolara, making a few hops (and plenty of stops to climb) to reach the Gulf of Orosei and Baunei. Being on board a boat allows you to go from cliff to cliff exploring hidden bays and swimming in crystal clear waters, admiring the island from a new vantage point. But don't be fooled, this isn't a 5* holiday - you're part of a crew so expect to help out with sailing manoeuvres and basic navigation!

You can direclty book the trip on Mapo Tapo platform to have access to additional services such as insurance coverage for Covid-19 cancellations.

Sardinia is a place where rocks and sea find a new dimension and merge into one, creating a unique set of colors, sceneries and emotions. Climbing here is a recent discovery of the ‘80s,  but has been continuously developed over the past 4 decades. Today the island boasts more than 4000 routes and a good number of boulders. Limestone is king, but you will also find some granite and basalt jewels with styles ranging from sketchy slabs to steep overhangs. The island has something for all rock climbers - you only need a local to help show you the best spots!

Day 1: Arrive in Cannigione

The adventure starts in Cannigione, where you will check in during the afternoon. After a quick shopping trip to gather supplies we will set sail, destination: Tavolara.

Day 2: Tavolara

Today we will climb on the beautiful island of Tavlora. Depending on the preferences of the group, we'll either climb a pleasant multi-pitch or the Ferrata degli Angeli. After climbing, we'll head to Spalmatore di Terra, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia where you can cool off in the sea. Then, finally, we'll set sail to Cala Gonone.

Day 3: Cala Gonone

We'll start the day by sailing to Cala Fuili, where you can climb on a cliff right over the sea. The rock here is well-bolted abrasive limestone, offering beautiful vertical routes full of pockets for all levels. If there's enough time, we'll also head to the Grotte del Bue Marino, which was once the habitat of the monk seal.

Day 4: Cala Luna

Day 4 is dedicated entirely to climbing! We'll be visitng Cala Luna, a stunning cove protected by 300m high cliffs - which we'll be climbing. Choose from 50 routes ranging from the 5th to 8th grades. After exploring this area, we'll head to Millenium Cave which offers incredible limestone routes full of stalactites and concretions. Get ready for some pump!

Day 5: Pedra Longa

Another day, another iconic Sardinian crag! Pedra Longa is a spire that rises up 130m from the sea, offering amazing multi-pitch routes and sport climbing in nearby crags. In the evening we'll sail over to Aguglia Goloritzé, our climbing spot for the next day.

Day 6: Aguglia Goloritzé

A 140m cliff overlooking Cala Goloritzé, Aguglia Goloritzé offers unparalleled climbing on technical limestone slabs with awesome views. Choose from 11 routes, 5c to 7b+. After climbing we'll set sail for Molara in the north of the island.

Day 7: Molara

Boulderers, your day has finally arrived! Today we'll be climbing the incredible granite boulders on the island of Molara, a jewel of rock and Mediterranean scrub in the sea of Gallura. Then we'll set sail for the last time, destination Cannigione, arriving around 6pm.

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group.

Base camp

Our base camp (and means of transport) will be a 46-foot Bavaria sailboat. The boat boasts 4 double cabins and 2 beds in the dinet, a small kitchen, and extensive deck perfect for sunbathing! Be prepared to help out with the sailing and certain on-board chores.

What's included

6 days of climbing

7 days of sailing

7 nights on board a boat

Certified mountain guide and skipper

Pre-departure online briefing

Climbing safety equipment

Lots of adventures!

What's not included

Transport to/from port of Cannigione

Food and drinks

Diesel

Marine fees (from €25 to €100 per night)

Personal climbing kit (shoes, harness)

Anything not specified in the 'what's included' section

More info

1. Climbing skills

There is no minimum level required for this trip as you will be accompanied at all times by a certified guide. However, due to the nature of Sardinia's crags, you will get the most out of the trip if you already have a little climbing experience and good level of fitness!

2. Life onboard

When on board, you're part of a crew and are therefore expected to chip in with certain tasks: navigating, cooking, preparing the equipment etc. Don't worry, though, the skipper will show you the ropes, and above all it's a lot of fun!

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