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Sardinia is one of the world’s 5 Blue Zones, healthiest and longest living communities, and this 7-day hiking adventure along the island’s East Coast will be a wonderful insight into Sardinians’ everyday lives and habits. As locals who’ve lived here our whole lives, we put together this unique journey along the wild and rugged coastline, with seamless logistics that leave nothing to chance. We’ll camp under the stars on the beach, soar along cliffs high above the sparkling seas, and feel the vibrant heart of Sardinia. From the moment you land, we’ve got you covered—delicious authentic meals, luggage transfers, accommodation, everything is taken care of. All you have to do is have fun and uncover some of the island’s best-kept secrets.

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Adventure highlights

  • Hotspot of longevity

    Uncover lifestyle secrets of Sardinia, one of the 5 places in the world where there’s a high concentration of people over a 100

  • All-inclusive hiking adventure

    No need to worry about food, transfers, or lodging—we thought of everything, including authentic Sardinian dishes every day

  • Dips in sparkling blue seas

    The Thyrennian Sea will come in handy for quick refreshments, and its gorgeous blue shades will accompany us virtually the whole way through

Itinerary

Join us for this 7-day hiking adventure on Sardinia’s rugged East Coast, where each day will provide a glimpse into the island’s unique lifestyle! You don’t have to have multi-day hiking experience in order to join this tour, all that’s needed is good fitness and endurance. We’ll get to trek through captivating scenery, from typical cliffside juniper trees and local farms to sharp spires and rock formations emerging from the sea. With everything organized for you, including transfers, accommodation, food, and necessary camping equipment, this will be a carefree journey to remember!

  • We will pick you up from Olbia Airport and drive for around 2.5 hours to the starting point of the hike. For the first two nights of this adventure, we’ll be staying at a hiker’s refuge, a guest house and a campsite. The refuge is simple and clean, a place where many hikers start their multi-day treks. Nestled on the Golgo Plateau, one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in Sardinia, this is a perfect spot for stargazing and reconnecting with nature.

    Depending on arrival timing, we can take a short walk around the refuge to see a Litic Rock Face. In the evening, we’ll have a group dinner and a chance to get to know each other before a briefing from our local guides for the week.

    Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: Twin room at the refuge

    Dinner together on the East Coast of Sardinia
  • Following breakfast at the refuge, we will hike Punta Salinas, a 15-kilometer (9 miles) circular route on ancient shepherd’s trails. This will be our first taste of the Gulf of Orosei, a stunning 30-kilometer (18.5 miles) coastal stretch on the eastern coast of Sardinia. This will lead us to Cala Goloritze, a beautiful secluded beach with white sand and bright blue water. The beach is famous for the Punta Caroddi, a sharp pinnacle that towers over the bay.

    We’ll enjoy a swim and lunch at the beach, with a chance to watch climbers tackle the multi-pitch routes in this picturesque location. In the afternoon, we’ll complete the circuit back to our starting point. This is a challenging hike, so we will take our time, stopping along the way to enjoy the views and walking at a comfortable pace for the group. We’ll end the day with a group dinner at a local restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 14 km / 8.7 miles, 5-7 hours
    Elevation: +685 m (+2,248 ft) / -700 m (-2,297 ft)
    Accommodation: Twin/triple room at the refuge

    Cala Goloritzè beach
  • After breakfast at the refuge, we’ll be given a smaller duffel bag to pack just what we need for the next two nights, as some of our luggage transfers are by boat and there isn’t space for all our luggage. This will allow us to hike with just a daypack. We will hike beach to beach today, along incredible coastal trails that make up part of the iconic Selvaggio Blu, one of Italy’s most challenging multi-day hikes. No need to worry, though—we’ve chosen a less technical part of the route!

    In the morning, we’ll trek to Cala Mariolu, a small cove with white and pink sands surrounded by towering cliffs up to 500 m (1,640 ft) tall. This bay is accessible only by hiking through dense Mediterranean vegetation, so we’re hoping we’ll have this spot all to ourselves! We’ll have lunch on the beach and enjoy a swim before being picked up by boat to continue to Cala Sisine, our camp spot for the night. Cala Sisine is one of the more popular beaches on our adventure, but as the night falls, we’ll have the beach to ourselves. We’ll set up our tents and enjoy a group dinner at the campsite.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 8 km / 5 miles, 4-6 hours
    Elevation: +215 m (+705 ft) / -588 m (-1,930 ft)
    Accommodation: Tent (campsite — access to toilet and showers)

    Cala Sisine beach, Sardinia, Italy
  • We’ll start our day with breakfast at the campsite. Another day of beach hopping awaits us as we hike from Cala Sisine to Cala Luna. The coastal path winds through a densely forested area filled with junipers, holm oaks, and yews before opening up to stunning views of unusual rock formations.

    We will follow the river down to Cala Luna, a popular beach on the East Coast of Sardinia. This beautiful, long sandy stretch features caves and grottos cut into the limestone cliffs. Tourists arrive either by hiking or boat transfers, but by nighttime, it should be relatively quiet!

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 9.5 km / 6 miles, 5 hours
    Elevation: +634 m (+2,080 ft) / -634 m (-2,080 ft)
    Accommodation: Wild camping spot (no showers, access to toilet 10 minutes away)

    Cala Luna rock formation
  • Today, we will have a hearty breakfast and a restful morning before starting our hike on an ancient shepherd’s trail. This adventure is led by locals with insider knowledge and connections across Sardinia, allowing us to discover some of the island’s best unknown trails. The ancient paths along the coastline and in the Supramonte mountain region won’t be found in guidebooks and are known only to shepherds!

    Tonight, we will stay at a local shepherd’s farm. We will enjoy a delicious dinner with the shepherd and his family, made from simple and fresh ingredients from the local area.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 6.5 km / 4 miles, 3.5 hours
    Elevation: +511 m (+1,676 ft) / -135 m (-443 ft)
    Accommodation: Camping on shepherd’s farm (access to toilet and cold shower)

    Goats in Sardinia
  • Let’s get our energy for the start of the day with a tasty breakfast at the farm. We will then hike from the shepherd’s farm to Cala Fuili. The trail will take us through forests and dense vegetation before reaching the beautiful beach of Cala Fuili, which boasts incredibly clear water perfect for snorkeling.

    We’ll enjoy some rest time at the beach before continuing our hike to Cala Gonone, a small coastal town and our final stop on this adventure. After a short stop for gelato, we will transfer (a 20-minute drive) inland to the Supramonte mountain region, to a beautiful agriturismo overlooking the lake. We will enjoy dinner there to celebrate an impressive five days of hiking!

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 9.5 km / 6 miles
    Elevation: +200 m (+656 ft) / -323 m (-1,060 ft)
    Accommodation: Twin/triple room at an agriturismo/guesthouse

    Happy hikers on Sardinia’s East Coast
  • After breakfast, we’ll embark on our final adventure: kayaking* down the Cedrino River to Su Gologone. After a magical journey through breathtaking scenery, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant by the river’s source. There’ll be some free time to relax in hammocks overlooking the mountains before a transfer back to Olbia Airport, which takes about an hour. And that marks the end of our tour! If you’d like to keep on exploring Sardinia, just ask us for some recommendations.

    *If the water level is too low for the boat in September/October, we’ll go for a gentle hike in the area to visit some caves.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

    Kayaking on a Sardinian lake
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Meet your guides

Mariangela Lovicu
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Mariangela Lovicu
Born and raised in a lovely mountain village in Sardinia, Mariangela has lived on this beautiful island all her life. She has a degree in Languages and Communication from the University of Cagliari, but works as a guide, enjoying her dream job of introducing people to Sardinia and its traditions. When not guiding, Mariangela can be found enjoying outdoor pursuits, from hiking, climbing, and kayaking to caving and canyoning.
NuAdventure
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NuAdventure
NuAdventure is more than just an adventure travel company—it’s a gateway to profound connections with nature and vibrant communities. Established in 2016 by Fabrizio and Lohene, two passionate souls united by their love for the wilderness, NuAdventure was born from a dream to intertwine nature, wellness, and adventure into life-changing experiences. They offer unique, sustainable tours in breathtaking locations, emphasizing cultural immersion, authentic experiences, and responsible tourism.

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Amy Hutchinson (source: Google Reviews)

As a retreat leader who has previously done all the creating and backend work, it was a nice change of pace trusting in NuAdventure to put together an amazing experience. I say that for anyone looking for a change of pace, this is a company you can trust to follow through. NuAdventure met us at the airport with epic timing and excitement and this continued throughout the week. We went on some amazing adventures in places the group will never forget. If you’re looking for a stunning location and a trustworthy company to work with then look no further. Cheers to more adventures in Sardinia!!!

Charlotte Halkyard (source: Google Reviews)

Had the most incredible Sardinian trip with Fabri and Nico! Everything was seamlessly planned, and the additional touches throughout the trip were amazing! Would 100% recommend anyone considering booking a trip with NuAdventure to do it straight away!

diana salas (source: Google Reviews)

I can honestly say that this trip is on the top of the list for best ever.  My overall experience far exceeded expectations on every level. I am already planning my next adventure with NuAdventure.  Thank you for an experience of a lifetime.

Amy S (source: Google Reviews)

An amazing trip hiking around Sardinia. Really well organised. With beautiful hike, views, beaches and great food. The locations we got to stay at were really wholesome and got to see and experience a really unique side of the island and very grateful for the amazing guides who put so much effort into the logistics making it such a treat.

Lauren (source: Google Reviews)

If you’re seeking an adventure which will take you out of your comfort zone whilst making you feel totally relaxed, then look no further. The NuAdventure tour was a fantastic week, mainly thanks to the most welcoming, knowledgeable and genuine hosts Lohene and Fabrizio. Their hospitality and introduction to local Sardinian culture was second to none. If you’re considering booking this trip, do it. If you’re not considering this trip, you should do. It will not disappoint. Huge thanks to the NuAdventure team

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 7-day Sardinia East Coast hiking adventure
      • Guided hikes and a half-day kayaking adventure (if the water level is low in October, you’ll go for another hike instead of kayaking)
      • Accommodation for 6 nights (refuge, camping, agriturismo/guesthouse)
      • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, inflatable pillow, hiking poles
      • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7)
      • Full ground support and luggage transfers
      • Airport transfers for recommended flights

    What’s not included:

      • Flights to Sardinia
      • Lunch on travel days
      • Personal expenses
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
  • Although this Sardinia East Coast hiking adventure doesn’t require multi-day hiking experience, good physical fitness is a must. This is ideal for those who regularly engage in moderate to high-intensity exercises like running, cycling, or gym workouts, 3-4 times a week. Stamina and persistence are key—speed isn’t a priority, but the ability to endure is essential.

    Please check out the itinerary to learn about day-by-day distances and elevation changes. In general, this is a challenging hiking journey, but the rewards are immense! If you were looking to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, rich history, and authentic culture of Sardinia, this week-long trip is for you.

  • Your main luggage will be transported from one overnight stop to the next, so you don’t need to carry everything with you each day! For ease of transport, it is mandatory to bring a soft-sided bag for your main luggage, not a rigid suitcase. Please pack as light as possible!

    For the first two nights of the trip, you’ll be camping, so pack what you need for these two nights in a smaller duffel/tote bag (provided). For the luggage transfer, there’s only room for this smaller bag for these two nights, meaning that you’ll have your main bag and all your luggage on the third night of camping. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, inflatable pillow, and hiking poles are provided and you do not need to bring these.

    Apart from your bag which will be transferred, bring items on the following lists.

    Personal items

      • Day pack — 30-40 L backpack for carrying water, food, and clothing layers during the day
      • Sleeping bag liner
      • Microfibre lightweight towel
      • Water bottles or hydration bladder (3 L capacity recommended)
      • Electrolytes (optional, but recommended in hot weather)
      • Headtorch
      • Swimwear
      • Sandals/water shoes for swimming/rocky beaches
      • Towel (small, lightweight)
      • Dry bags/packing cubes for organizing packing for 2 nights wild camping (small duffel style bag provided)
      • Eye Mmsk and earplugs (optional)
      • Anti-sickness meds for airport transfers and boat rides if needed
      • Toiletries
      • Sunscreen (high factor)
      • Insect repellent
      • Compeed
      • Wet wipes for days with no access to showers
      • Small amount of toilet roll (public toilets may not have stocks)

    Clothing

      • Hiking boots with good grip and ankle support
      • Hiking clothes (leggings, hiking trousers/shorts, wicking t-shirts)
      • Layers for temperature changes
      • Lightweight long sleeve top and trousers (protection from bushes and sun)
      • Midlayer (fleece)
      • Waterproof jacket and trousers
      • Hiking socks
      • Insulated jacket for evenings
      • Shoes or sandals for evenings
      • Warm layers for evenings
      • Cap / sunhat
      • Sunglasses
      • Warm hat
      • Buff
  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this Sardinia East Coast hiking adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 5 people for this tour to operate. The maximum group size is set at 8 participants.
      • Participants need to book at least 30 days prior to the trip departure date in order to join the tour. The departure is confirmed at the latest 20 days in advance.

    Sardinia East Coast hiking tours can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
  • Your Sardinia East Coast adventure starts at Olbia Airport (OLB) in Sardinia. That’s where your guides will come to pick you up and transfer you to the starting point of the hike.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the set dates for the following season are live, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.
      • Once the trip has been confirmed, the regular cancellation policy applies.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

    In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
    For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
    For cancellations 0-89 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

    In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
    For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
    For cancellations 60-89 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
    For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

    In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
    For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
    For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.

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