Italy·March 27 - April 2 2024
SARDINIA HIKING & ORIENTEERING COURSE
Embark on a transformative journey in Sardinia with our 7-day hiking and orienteering clinic led by Certified UIMLA Mountain Leader, Micol.BOOK NOW
Escape to the mesmerizing landscapes of Sardinia and immerse yourself in a special 7-day hiking and orienteering clinic designed for outdoor enthusiasts seeking both challenge and camaraderie. Led by the seasoned Certified UIMLA Mountain Leader, Micol, this clinic promises a unique blend of exploration, skill enhancement, and community building.
Discover Sardinia's Best Trails
Traverse the scenic beauty of Sardinia's trails, unveiling breathtaking vistas and hidden gems. Each day offers a new adventure, from coastal paths to mountainous terrains, ensuring a diverse and unforgettable experience.
Master Orienteering Fundamentals
Dive deep into the art of orienteering with Micol's expert guidance. Acquire essential skills to navigate terrains confidently, read maps effectively, and develop a keen sense of direction, empowering you for future solo expeditions.
Forge Bonds with Like-Minded Hikers
Join a community of passionate adventurers who share your zest for exploration. Build connections that extend beyond the clinic, creating a network of fellow outdoor enthusiasts to embark on future adventures with.
Micol, our super guide for this trip, is a geologist, and a lifelong sportsman, from horse riding to climbing and since 2019, she has achieved her dream of becoming an AMM (Medium Mountain Guide)! Her goal has always been to work with something she really enjoys, something that makes her think when she goes home:" I am happy, and that is why I am a Medium Mountain Guide!" She would like to convey the importance and beauty of nature as its spokesperson... This year she's diving into the world of travel because she believes that setting out on a journey is nothing other than our great journey...
During this clinic, you will learn the fundamental skills for autonomously planning and managing your next hiking adventures. You will develop proficiency in reading topographic maps, learn how to take accurate bearings, follow azimuths, hone your skills in assessing terrain features and identifying suitable routes and much more.
Arrive in Olbia - around 10 am - and embark on a thrilling warm-up hike through the awe-inspiring Gorropu Gorges, setting the tone for the adventure ahead.
Depart for Golgo, exploring Punta Salinas and Cala Goloritzé, reveling in the splendor of the renowned Goloritzé Spire. You will stop for a nice dinner and celebrate with a local shepherd. After the celebrations, you can return to the B&B for a well-deserved rest
Hike and learn how to navigate trails autonomously
Today we'll be diving deep into reading topographic maps, understanding contour lines, utilizing key symbols to navigate various terrains effectively, hone your skills in assessing terrain features, identifying suitable routes, and planning expeditions that balance challenge and safety.
Hike Hike Hike
Enjoy breakfast and relax a little bit. In the afternoon you can decide to do or not do an excursion to Pedra Longa for an additional nature immersion.
Continue to explore
Transfer to Pedra Longa, tracing the trail of the Selvaggio Blu route to Punta Giradili. Delight in an afternoon by the sea, savouring the wonders of Sardinia's coastline.
Late-evening navigation and orienteering
We'll take advantage of the relatively short days to practice your orienteering prowess by tackling trails at low-light conditions. Learn to navigate in low-light conditions, using natural and artificial light sources to maintain confidence and direction.
Time to say goodbye
Experience an invigorating morning trek along the Baunei promontory, soaking in the last of Sardinia's natural beauty before returning to Olbia for departure.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Sardinia, a captivating Italian island.
Sardinia, a captivating Italian island, captivates visitors with its azure waters, stunning coastlines, and diverse landscapes. From rugged mountains to pristine beaches, Sardinia offers an array of natural wonders waiting to be explored. Discover ancient ruins, traditional villages, and vibrant culture, all set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.
Staying in accommodation in shared rooms with our superhost Franco.
What's Not Included
Transfer to/from Accommodation/Port
Possible fee to enter natural area
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”.
Suitable for everyone, no minimum technical requirements are necessary, just a little walking habit and a minimum of personal training. The hikes are of medium intensity, and in general, we can then adapt the outings slightly according to the characteristics of the final group.
Mapo Tapo selects itineraries and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Hiking is a potentially risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section
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How do I get to the meeting point?
Arrival in Sardinia is expected in Olbia by 10 am or directly at the accommodation. Please inform the guide of your preferred meeting location.
What fitness level must I have to join this trip?
No minimum level is required for this activity since Sardinia boasts trails of all levels and the instructor is a Certified UIMLA Mountain Leader Guide.
Is the flights included in the price?
No, the flight is not included in the package.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
A guide will lead a maximum of 8 people during the hiking trip.
Why is it essential to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Having a certified guide ensures your safety and enriches your experience by providing insights into the local culture and landscape.