The Selvaggio Blu Trek is often referred to as Italy’s hardest trek and is located about halfway up Sardinia’s east coast in the island’s Baunei region. It follows the wild coastline of the Gulf of Orosei, from Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Gonone, as shown on the map opposite. Parts of this trek are extremely technical and demanding involving some short stretches of rock climbing and abseiling. The route is physical and there is always the issue of the constant lack of water found along the route.
Whilst the Selvaggio Blu Trek is undoubtable technical it does pass through some stunning scenery. This ranges from narrow footpaths that lead over undulating trails along the edge of sea cliffs, to the old tracks of goatherds and charcoal burners, and hidden beaches between vast cliffs of limestone. The trail passes through one of the last true wildernesses of the Mediterranean where there are no roads or habitations.
The trail is around 25 miles long and it typically takes 7 days to complete. The Selvaggio Blu Trek Guidebook is essential reading for anyone wishing to undertake this fantastic trail. It splits the route into 7 days, and for each day there is a detailed route description and various maps. At the start of the guidebook there is various useful information including what equipment to take on the route. Buy the Selvaggio Blu Trek Guidebook from our shop.
This area of Sardinia around Baunei offers a great contrast between the wild mountains and the crystal clear sea with its rugged and steep limestone cliffs. If the Selvaggio Blu Trek is not for you then there are many other walking and hiking options in this area. The Baunei Walking map covers an area from Cala Luna in the north to Lotzorai in the south including 17 recommended walking routes ranging from 1 to 5 hours long. Buy the Baunei Walking map from our shop.