ClassicClimbs | Sardinia, Italy
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I love my work.  The challenge, the variety, and the beauty that continually reveals itself in the high and wild mountains of our world.

I know that I am very fortunate to be able to share my passion and enthusiasm for mountain adventures with my clients, many of whom have become good friends.

I am a fully qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide specialising in adventures in Sardinia and the Dolomites in Italy.

The Selvaggio Blu Trail, Sardinia.

Spring:  04th to 11th April 2020

Autumn:   31st October – 07th November 2020


The beautiful and wild Orosei coastline of eastern SARDINIA  is now a regular part of my Guiding work.


In 2020, teaming up with  inversion travel  I will leading small groups on the challenging but unforgettable technical trek called “The Selvaggio Blu”.

Since first visiting Sardinia I have been captivated its warmth and hospitality, culture and …and of course its deliciously authentic food and wine!

There is so much more to this island than an exquisite coastline and idyllic beaches…  here you can lose yourself in the timeless and complex limestone landscape of the Supramonte mountains and re-connect with the natural world.

We complete the classic “Selvaggio Blu” trail from Pedra Longa to Cala Luna in five days and include a half-day training in a canyon local to Cala Gonone at the start of the trip- so that you can be well prepared for the journey ahead.

The trail involves some short sections of easy climbing, scrambling through short exposed passages assisted by juniper branches wedged into the rock face (traditional shepherd passages) and a good number of abseils.  We bivouac for four nights on the trail using a variety of camps, both high on the Supramonte plateau and beside quiet tranquil beaches for which this area is justifiably famous.


What previous adventurers thought about our shared “Selvaggio Blu” experience…


“Thank you for sharing Selvaggio Blu with us.  I feel privileged to have been part of such a fantastic adventure with an amazing group of strong, inspirational women.  Definitely one I’ll remember!”  Ida Tabis Oct 2018


“What an awesome week.  Thanks for extending my horizons and opening up new possibilities for me. ” Rachel Mortimer Oct 2018


“If you have the opportunity to go on this trip please jump at the chance, you will not regret it.  It will fuel you in ways you didn’t realise you needed.  Insanely beautiful, perfectly challenging and expertly led.  I could not recommend it more highly.”  Laura Reesby Apr 2019



A bit more about the Selvaggio Blu trail…


A few years ago I started exploring this part of Sardinia with local friends.  They generously shared their passion, culture and knowledge of the area with me and helped me fall in love with this little corner of paradise.  It is a complicated limestone landscape, of canyons, caves and hidden valleys and shares its secrets slowly, and yet it possesses a wealth of opportunities for amazing adventures.

It is a challenging but unforgettable journey along the remote and inaccessible coastline of the gulf of Orosei.  Starting at Pedra Longa in the south and continuing to Cala Sisine in the north.  It weaves a continually interesting and engaging route across exposed ledges, through caves and clefts in the cliffs, across challenging limestone pavement and through ancient woodland linking tracks abandoned in previous centuries and old shepherd trails.

There are sections of easy rock climbing and exposed abseils to negotiate and there are no permanent shelters or sources of water on the trail.  We bivouac on beaches and in caves perched high above an enticing and shimmering turquoise sea, and our food and water resupplies are either dropped by boat- the easiest access for this stretch of coastline or by jeep on difficult unpaved access tracks.  To enjoy this trail you should be physically fit, have a head for heights and an adventurous spirit- but this adventure will reward you like few others.

We base ourselves in the beautiful small town of Cala Gonone at the northern edge of the gulf of Orosei and our first two nights are spent here.  After a half-day of training in a local canyon where we revise abseiling skills we embark on a five day adventure along this wonderful and unique trail.  The original route finishes at Cala Sisine, but after a night on this idyllic beach we continue along a more established trail to another amazing beach Cala Luna.  We arrive here at midday, in time to enjoy a refreshing drink at the beach bar and go swimming before catching the boat-ride back to Cala Gonone for our final night.

I have written a short article about a personal challenge to run the Selvaggio Blu trail which will give you more of an idea about the area and the terrain.  This can be found following the link here.

You need not worry though…  I also enjoy exploring this area at a more leisurely pace.  We will have plenty of time to relax and savour this very special and unique place.

I am very pleased to be working together with inversion and to make the Selvaggio Blu a regular part of my guiding work.  For more information or to join me on one of the forthcoming trips follow the link to inversion’s website.