The Coasteering of Cala Gonone follows the rocky coast-line below the great crags north of town. The route develops between enormous boulders and crystal-clear water, mixing walking and swimming. Be ready to explore the most interesting features of the coast and jump into the sea to overcome the hardest passages.
From our meeting point, the Port of Cala Gonone, we will take a short boat ride to reach the start point of the Coasteering tour. From the Grotta dei Colombi we will walk along the rocky coast among caves, enormous boulders, sneaky passages and many jumps into Sardinian crystal-clear sea.
Along the itinerary we can crawl under the boulders to find some secret passages and admire the incredible features the sea creates.
Massive rocks stacked along the coastline range vastly in dimensions, offering countless options for jumping. While many love diving into the sea and enjoy the highest jump at over 8 metres of height, those who do not feel confident do not have to jump at all, simply walking down to the water.
We will end our Coasteering route at Millennium Cave, where we will have a little break and get ready for the way back. We will wear Harness and Via Ferrata kit, in order to take on the Via Ferrata on our climb back up. Once we reach the top of the crag we will meet the panoramic road that leads back to the port.
From the end of the Via Ferrata to the Port of Cala Gonone it takes about 40 minutes walk. In alternative it is possible to book a transfer on 4WD and save the walk back. You can choose this option when booking the Coasteering (additional €15 per person).
Forget laying on the beach, come Coasteering and turn your holiday to a real adventure!
Participants should have
Meeting: Porto di Cala Gonone 07:45
Arrival to start point: 08:30
End of Coasteering route: 11:30
Arrival at top of Via Ferrata: 12:00
Arrival at Port: 12:45
Timing are indicative and vary depending on groups size and average skills.
Coasteering is a sport activity that takes place along rocky coastlines. Participants walk on rocks, scramble, climb some easy rocks, traverse exposed passages, jump into the water from various heights, swim and explore narrow passages between rocks.
The one in Cala Gonone is not particularly hard or dangerous but, just like any other Coasteering tours, it includes fiddly passages over slippery or really sharp rocks. Participants should feel confident walking on rocks and listen to our guides advices, trying not to expose themselves to unnecessary dangers.
In the Coasteering of Cala Gonone we have various options for jumping and the highest is about 8 metres. Jumping is NEVER obligatory. Those who want can jump, and even walk back up and jump again. Those who do NOT want to jump can always choose a lower rock or simply walk into the water.
It is not rocket science, but requires some scrambling and climbing, always aided by a fixed rope. This “Via Ferrata” is in effect just a fixed rope that we will use as if it were a steel cable. We will have a classic Via Ferrata kit attached to our harness, which we will use to secure ourselves on the rope. Learning how to progress on a Via Ferrata only requires a one minute explanation. The Via Ferrata takes less about 30 minutes to complete.
Yes, it is better to be in good physical shape. Coasteering is a complete aerobic activity. Both walking on rocks and swimming in the sea require a minimal endurance and confidence with fatigue.
First of all, trainers! We will walk on sharp rocks for many hours, it is important that you have closed shoes. We recommend an old pair of trainers, which you wont care if get ripped by the rocks. We will wear a wetsuit, so please come to the meeting point wearing your bathing suit and possibly a technical shirt.