Live life on the edge and climb your way to the top of Pan di Zucchero, an impressive vertical rock formation in the sea that was naturally formed by wind and water!
Rising 133 meters above the sea, the Pan di Zucchero (also known as Sugar Loaf) is a natural sea stack that has astounded people for ages because of its iconic shape that extends out of the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
With the only certified mountain guide in Sardinia, you’ll first take a quick 10-minute boat ride from the stunning beach of Masua to Pan di Zucchero. Directly from the rubber dinghy, your ascent begins on the via ferrata path called “The Miners’ Trail” that’s well-equipped with fixed anchors. Along the way, you’ll get to see the defunct mining tunnels that were carved out at the beginning of the 20th century.
Once you reach the top of Pan di Zucchero, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views that span from the fishing and resort village of Carloforte to the picturesque bay of Cala Domestica! You’ll even get to explore the top of this unique sea stack since there is a designated walking area, making it the perfect spot to take amazing photos of this unforgettable experience. As you make your way down, you’ll descend on the same via ferrata path back to where the boat is located.
From views of the staggering cliffs along the coast to the surrounding pristine waters, you’ll be sure to have a stunning climb that’s suitable for anyone who’s in good physical shape and is eager to take on a satisfying challenge!