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Sardinia, with its magnificent rocky interior and coastline, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. The island's charms lie in its untamed natural beauty, a combination of rugged rural scenery and one of the most dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean. Its landscapes are timeless, incorporating rough mountains, windswept plains, sun-scorched plateaus and thick forests, all fringed by the most extraordinary Caribbean-blue seas.


Rock Climbing in Sardinia


Sardinia's dramatic cliffs and gorges provide exhilarating and often challenging opportunities for rock climbers. There are many established sport climbing crags across the island, most of which are single pitch.


We base our holidays in the beautiful Cala Gonone area. Surrounded by the imposing grey peaks of Monte Tului (917m), Monte Bardia (882m) and Monte Irveri (616m), Cala Gonone enjoys an impressive setting. Since the 1930s it has developed from a tiny fishing port to an attractive tourist destination although development has been sensitive enough to ensure that Cala Gonone has retained its village atmosphere.


Cala Gonone has long been established as one of the main rock climbing areas in Sardinia and as such attracts many international visitors, yet most of the time you can find yourself at a very quiet crag. The single pitch sports routes in the Cala Gonone area, often with fantastic views on the Mediterranean Sea, offer many different styles from slabs, steep walls and fierce overhangs on hard limestone rock. Climbs are easily accessible - you never seem to be walking more than 5-10 minutes to find yourself at the crag.


In addition to this, there's a canyon that offers a great playground for the more experienced climber seeking a new challenge. Or take a boat to another climbing location a few kilometers further along the coast that is well worth visiting. Simply ask the Rock & Sun office or your Rock & Sun instructor for more information on how to organise this rock climbing experience.


Weather & Climate in Sardinia


Sardinia enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with damp winters and hot summers. The fact that July and August are considered too hot for climbing, and winters often see rain and mist, makes that the best times to go rock climbing in Sardinia are late spring and early autumn. In April and May the flowers are out in full force and the landscape retains a rich green flush. In September and October the sea temperature is higher so that's the perfect time for a swim in the sea after climbing.


With its abundance of quality routes, cheap flights, and great climbing conditions in spring and autumn, it is easy to understand why rock climbing holidays in Sardinia have always been popular.


Accommodation in Sardinia


We offer some well-equipped apartments, conveniently located for the crags and within walking distance of Cala Gonone village with its small harbour and gorgeous beaches. Each apartment can sleep a maximum of 4 people, and offers:


  • Kitchen area with full cooking facilities
  • Bedroom area
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private porch to relax with a glass of wine at the end of a day's climbing


Flights and Transfers


Fly into Olbia Airport, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.

We offer one free transfer to your accommodation (which will be the start date of your holiday – normally a Saturday) and one free transfer to the airport on departure day. To take advantage of this service, and in order to minimize waiting times, please contact us for more information before buying your flight.

The transfer time from Olbia to Cala Gonone is approximately 1,5 hours.


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If booking online with less than 2 weeks before the holiday dates, then please speak to a member of the team first to check flight details. Many thanks the Rock and Sun team.

For this rock climbing holiday we recommend that you have your own:

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Dick's Climbing is a dedicated climbing shop that offers a large range of climbing equipment and shoes at good prices.


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