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Sailing and Rock Climbing in Sardinia

Lorenzo Pernigotti, Alberto Trombetta, Vertical Sailing Tour
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Your guide requires that 300 euros (approx. $350) per person is paid in cash upon boarding to cover the costs of the pantry, fuel, linen, cleaning and other incurred expenses during the trip.

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1 Person
8 day
Lorenzo Pernigotti, Alberto Trombetta, Vertical Sailing Tour
Reserve deposit ($550.00) $550
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  • Take an 8-day journey through the most wonderful parts of Sardinia and enjoy the sailing experience as you improve your climbing skills along the way. Immerse yourself into the thousands of years old Sardinian culture and captivating Mediterranean atmosphere. Sail from one island to the other, discover hidden gems of the area, and swim in-between the climbs. Explore the enormous crags and caves, learn about the history, and spend your days on challenging climbing routes. By sailing, you’ll have access to some of the most memorable crags while enjoying the beauty of boat life. Forget everything you know about Europe and Italy, and join your guide on a trip to Sardinia — a world of its own!

    • Meet your guides in Marina di Olbia, check-in is available from 6 pm onwards. Go over your gear and get sorted into rooms for the week. Spend your first night on the boat.

      Porto di Olbia
    • Set sail to Cala Gonone, get the feel of the boat and maybe try out fishing! As the legend goes, during a VST in the area, one crew member managed to catch 22 tunas! Drop the anchor in front of Cala Fuili and have lunch with a wonderful view of the untamed coast. Disembark the boat and explore the canyon originating from the beach. Here you’ll find over 200 bolted sport climbing routes!

      Cala Fuili in Sardinia
    • Start your day by sailing to Cala Gonone and stop  in front of Cala Fuili. An amazing view of the wild coast will serve as a background for your lunch. In the afternoon, explore the canyon which starts at the beach and features over 200 climbing routes.  

      Cala Sisine, Sardinia
    • If you’ve been anticipating the trill of climbing pitches right above the sea, this is your day. The climbing area has some of the highest cliffs in the Mediterranean, several of which boast iconic and renowned climbs.

      Pedra Longa east Sardinia
    • Cala Luna is one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches with many climbs to be discovered! You’ll go to a spot that’s heavily pictured o postcards: you’ll climb in a cave with the backdrop of azure sea and whitesand beach! Head to the village of Cala Gonone, anchor the boat, and go to a local fish tavern for a delicious seafood meal.

      Cala Luna cave
    • Numerous splendid crags situated above the Cala Gonone village await exploration! It’s going to be tough deciding where to climb, but a visit to the Millennium Cave is an absolute must! In the midst of your climbing, indulging in an Italian gelato from the town will be sure to freshen you up.

      Rock Climbing in Sardinia
    • Enjoy sunrise sailing to the wild Tavolara Island. Today you’ll experience Sardinia by ascending the renowned Ferrata degli Angeli, one that traverses the island’s highest peak along a stunning ridge, ending at Punta Cannone, soaring 560 m above your boat. Upon descending, your boat will await at Spalmatore di Terra beach, one of the most beautiful ones in Sardinia. Enjoy your final swim before returning to the Olbia harbor.

      Via ferrata in Sardinia
    • Pack up, enjoy last views of the sparkly Mediterranean Sea, exchange contacts with your new friends, and say farewell to Sardinia! Disembark in the morning by 9 am.

      Rock Climbing in Sardinia
    • What you get in this adventure:

        • VST well-proven organization (world-leading Sail & Climb guided tours since 2013)
        • An experienced, U.I.A.G.M. certified mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Skipper 
        • Accommodation on a sailing boat — double size bed or bunk beds sorted and arranged by and among guests
        • VTS T-shirt
        • Insurance covering the crew and the group during sailing and climbing
        • Pantry-ready service (shopping for food and beverages will be done by the VST staff prior to your arrival)
        • Three nights in the harbor (first day, mid-week, last day)

      If you have any dietary restrictions, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

      Due to the nature of this adventure, the guide requires that a part of the cost of the trip, 300 euros, is paid upon boarding in cash. This will cover the costs of:

        • Food and pantry service
        • Bedsheets and towels
        • Final cleaning of the boat
        • Other incurred costs during the trip.

      If you have any questions about this, contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

      What’s not included:

        • Travel expenses to reach/leave the harbor of departure
        • Meals on land (skipper’s and guide’s cost of the meal on land divided among all guests)
        • Harbor fees for any extra nights spent in the harbor (if the skipper decides to stay due to adverse weather or sea conditions)
        • Boat fuel (to be divided equally among participants, estimated to be €25 per person)
        • Alcoholic beverages on board
        • Personal items and equipment
        • Climbing gear
    • Good physical shape is important but don’t worry — regardless of your climbing grade, you’ll always find a partner matching your level, and if that’s not the case, your guide will be there for you. Rock climbing is more about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will be there to supervise the climbing and to help all the climbers to improve their skills, and to choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level. You don’t need any knowledge of sailing — the skipper will take care of everything!

      Still, health and physical fitness are crucial to actively engage in daily activities of hiking and rock climbing. Participants are strongly encouraged to have proficient swimming skills, especially if they plan to engage in the challenging deep water soloing during the tour.

    • Sardinia has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

      For intermediate to advanced climbers, Sardinia has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

      If this is your first time on a sailing boat and you don’t know what to expect, here is what you can expect from life on board:

        • On board, everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves.
        • Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Be ready to participate in cooking, prepping food, washing the dishes, etc. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to cook or if you hate to wash the dishes, you can always swap the job with another crew member.
        • When at sea, it’s important to use water and electricity conservatively. You may be asked to use water and electricity with moderation while out at the sea.
        • Don’t worry about any sailing knowledge. The skipper will be there to ensure your safety and will give you precious tips on how to live on board.
        •  If you wish to learn how to sail or if you are an experienced sailor and want to help your skipper, they will be glad to operate the sails with you and teach you anything you want to know!
    • Personal climbing gear:

        • Helmet
        • Single rope 60/80 m
        • Climbing hardware (quickdraws)
        • Sport climbing single rope
        • Belay device
        • Chalk bag
        • Harness with a locking carabiner
        • Spare carabiners
        • Climbing shoes shoes 

      If you need to rent any gear, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

      Personal items:

        • Pack large enough to carry all the items listed (no rigid suitcases — make sure your suitcase is foldable to save space on board)
        • Backpack for daily tours, climbs and hikes (35/45L)
        • Hiking shoes (no sandals, the terrain is rough)
        • Clothes for a week of sailing and climbing
        • A warm pullover and a waterproof jacket
        • A pair of long pants and a pair of shorts
        • Bathing suit
        • Bathing towel
        • Water bottle
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this group adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 9:1, and cost is per person. 
        • Costs per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
        • It takes a minimum of 5 people for the tour to operate.

      Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to your climb & sail tour in Sardinia, you have to get to the Olbia harbor. Most people fly into Olbia Airport (OLB), just 5 minutes by car from the harbor.

      If you are up for an extra adventure, Sardinia is also accessible by ferry from ports in Spain, France and Italy. Once you get there, you can rent a car or motorcycle, or take a shuttle to Portisco. 

      You can board the boat from 6 pm onwards on Day 1.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Sardinia, Italy, please refer to the BluAlghero Sardinia or the official website of the Government of Italy.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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