The Trek and Via Ferrata di Tavolara is a beautiful and strenuous journey that will blow your mind. It merges unspoiled nature with bold passages and immense panoramas, conjuring a truly unforgettable adventure.
The island of Tavolara is an impressive mountain that emerges from the sea near Olbia. It raises 560 metres above sea level and its vertical walls are adorned with luxurious Mediterranean vegetation. Our tours start at 7am from Cala Finanza, where we take a 10-minutes boat ride to reach the island. From the beach we start our way up on a very steep path. This is probably the hardest part of the day and it does not allow time to warm up.
After about 2 hours we will reach the base of the high and vertical walls on top of the island. But to reach Punta Cannone, the summit of Tavolara, we will have to commit to the exposed passages protected by the Via Ferrata di Tavolara. From here we will finally gain the immense panorama over the beautiful coastline. The view from the top can take your breath away, embracing the island of Tavolara, the shore line of eastern Gallura and all the little islands scattered all around.
From the top we will have to walk down to the beach and take a boat ride back to Cala Finanza. Return is estimated at 2:30pm, depending on group dimensions and fitness
Meeting time: 7am
Meeting Location: Cala Finanza
Reaching the summit at Punta Cannone: 10:30am approx
Back to Cala Finanza: 2pm approx
This trek is fairly hard. Starting from sea-level we will walk to the very top of the island at 567 metres above sea level. It includes walking on a very steep and uneven path and scrambling, where we will need the help of a fixed rope to progress.
The final part of the trek includes a short Via Ferrata, this is not hard but participants should be confident walking on narrow ledges and climbing up the rock.
Please wear boots or trainers and comfortable clothes for a 4 hours trek (including return). We recommend a soft-shell jacket as it is often windy on top.
Have 2 litres of water, some food to eat at the top, sunscreen lotion and a hat.
No, this is not the Via Ferrata degli Angeli. Our tour follows the easiest trekking to Punta Cannone. The Via Ferrata degli Angeli is very hard and it is unthinkable leading groups, expecially in the summer as it faces south and has no shade at all.