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Trekking Tavolara

Trekking at Tavolara is an epic journey between sea and mountain, full of spectacular views, fascinating geological history and the feeling of being immersed in the wild beauty of Sardinia.
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Trekking Tavolara: what to know

An excursion to Tavolara is an epic journey between sea and mountain, full of spectacular views, fascinating geological history and the feeling of being immersed in the wild beauty of Sardinia

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Trekking at Tavolara

Before embarking on the hike to Tavolara, it is essential to prepare properly. Wear sturdy trekking shoes, comfortable clothing and carry a light rucksack with plenty of water and some snacks useful during the hike. Also, checking the weather conditions is crucial to make sure you have chosen the right day.

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Trekking to Tavolara: departure from Cala Finanza, Porto San Paolo

Tavolara is an island; to reach it, one must take a nautical means such as a dinghy or boat. Most trekking excursions to Tavolara begin from Cala Finanza. A few minutes' boat ride takes you to Tavolara and its beautiful bay, which offers a view of the island that is nothing short of stunning. The initial path winds its way through the maquis, gradually introducing hikers to the beauty of the area.

Trekking to Tavolara: route to the summit

Hiking trekker Tavolara
The trekking trail leads through the Mediterranean maquis, a scented mixture of mastic trees, heather, cysts and rosemary. The terrain can get rough in some sections, but the variety of flora and fauna along the route makes the hike a delight for nature lovers. During spring, wild flowers colour the landscape, creating a magical atmosphere.

Trekking at Tavolara: Punta Cannone

One of the most exciting destinations on the trek to Tavolara is Cannon Point, a peak that offers a spectacular view of the Sardinian coastline and the surrounding crystal-clear waters. From here, you can admire the broad horizon embracing the entire Gulf of Olbia and the surrounding islands. It is the perfect place to take a break, to take photos #tavolara and to absorb the magnificence of the surroundings.

Trekking Tavolara: Reaching the summit

Trekking Tavolara

After walking through the bush and tackling a via ferrata, you reach the summit of Tavolara. This part of the route can be more challenging, with steeper sections and rocks.

However, every effort is rewarded by the breathtaking view at the summit, where hikers can admire the island from a unique perspective and feel on top of the world. Reaching the summit of Tavolara is an extraordinary experience. At about 565 metres above sea level, the summit offers a panoramic view that embraces the entire island and beyond. The feeling of conquest and the surrounding beauty create an unforgettable moment, making the summit of Tavolara one of Sardinia's most precious treasures.

Trekking Tavolara: with whom to go

There are several companies in the area of Olbia, San Teodoro, Porto San Paolo that are involved in trekking at Tavolara and climbing. These are some of the best known and organised

Trekking Tavolara: prices

The cost is around 70 to 100 euro.
Companies usually provide everything necessary such as harnesses, helmets, via ferrata kits and all safety equipment. Hiking shoes, clothing and water are the responsibility of the participants.

The cost is between 70 and 100 euros.
Companies usually provide everything necessary such as harnesses, helmets, via ferrata kits and all safety equipment. Hiking shoes, clothing and water are the responsibility of the participants.

The route to reach the highest peak of Tavolara, Punta Cannone, is quite challenging. The route starts from the beach and reaches an altitude of 567 metres, crossing rocky areas and very narrow passages near steep walls. The path is steep and characterised by rough terrain, with sections requiring basic climbing practice and the use of fixed ropes to progress.

At the end of the route, hikers face a rock face that must be overcome with the aid of a standard via ferrata. This phase consists of a section of about 80 metres protected by a steel cable, to which hikers secure themselves using a harness and a via ferrata kit.

The duration is approximately Usually you leave early in the morning, around 7 a.m. You arrive at Punta Cannone mid-morning, around 11 a.m. The trek ends around 1 p.m.

We then return to the 'mainland' in the early afternoon by taking ferry Tavolara > Porto San Paolo.

It is possible to trek to Tavolara up to a certain point. To get to the most scenic point from which you can admire the entire gulf, i.e. Punta Cannone, you cannot get there alone. It is essential, or rather, we should say vital, to go there only with expert guides.

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