Hike of Tavolara - Olbia
Island of Tavolara is a majestic limestone mountain that rises to 565 meters above the sea. It’s a pearl of Gallura, located in a strait of sea among the most spectacular of all the Mediterranean. Tavolara appears like a mountain fallen from the sky, it remain suspended between the blue sea and the white clouds.
Reached Tavolara after one hour and a half walking, we'll reach the place called 'Pratone', from this incredible natural terrace we'll have incredible views over the Gulf of Olbia. Pratone is accessible by facing an equipped trail called Via Ferrata, it's absolutely necessary to have: Via Ferrata Kit, Helmet and Harness.
Although it's needed to use the technical equipment, the level of difficulty is suitable for anyone who is trained and with no fear of heights (dizziness). For participants who don't feel sure to face via Ferrata, they should wait the group in 'Pratone'. After Via Ferrata we'll reach Punta Cannone: It’s the top of the island and we’ll offer a Panorama that extends from Capo Coda Cavallo to the Gulf of Olbia, until Corsica and Strait of Bonifacio. Unbelievable!
Time required: 6 hours
Total distance: 6 kms
Difference in altitude : 650meters
Ground type:: mainly stony, high slope
Difficulty: EEA (via ferrata)