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Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

Activity provider: Orosei AdvenTours

Dorgali: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

Activity provider: Orosei AdvenTours

From US$ 66.94 per person

Immerse yourself in pristine nature, silent serenity, cool streams and giant boulders at Italy’s deepest canyon on this full day trek that takes you far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Duration 8 hours
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French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover natural landscape of Sardinia
  • Explore the hidden territory of Sardinia's mountains
  • Hike through Italy's deepest canyon
Full description
Meet your guide in Orosei or Dorgali before starting the adventure with some off-road driving to descend into the valley where the trek path begins. The hike starts with some water wading through the Flumineddu river to enter the woodland area formed of Old Oaks, Arbutus and Mediterranean shrubs. Walk along the cliffs of Monte Oddeu and arrive at the entrance to the Gorroppu gorge in less than 2 hours. Admire the incredible rocky walls which rise for more than 400 meters over the dry river bed, making this gorge one of the deepest canyons in Europe. Today the canyon is a natural border between the Italian territories of Urzulei and Orgosolo. The canyon was formed when the Flumineddu river excavated the Jurassic limestone that formed when Sardinia was covered by the sea. Learn from your guide how the marine rocks are full of fossils from ammonites, fish and algae found in the area, and hopefully catch a glimpse of such an artifact. During the trek, discover the unique micro climate of the canyon that allowed the giant growth of the trees including the Phyllirea and the Old Yew. As you continue on the hike, the path becomes harder and harder, you may have to use your hands to proceed through the boulders. When it is no longer possible to go further, it’s time to head back.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off from the town/hotel
  • Entrance fee included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Orosei, City center, "Piazza del popolo" in front of the Central bar, via Nazionale Sos Alinos, near the tobacco shop in front of Hotel "S'ustiarvu", SS 125 Dorgali, Petrol station "Fratelli Puddu", viale Kennedy Cala Gonone, near the church of "Nostra signora di Bonaria", via Vasco de Gama

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Daypack
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We had an amazing experience with Simone! We went in the summer and were a little concerned with the heat, and while it was a bit hot this time of year, Simone made it very comfortable by stopping in shaded areas and giving us some history of the area and information about the flora and fauna. Super interesting! The rocks down in the canyon are slick in some areas, so if you need that extra ankle support, a good hiking shoe/boot is recommended. The trail was about 5 miles long, and up and down, although mainly uphill on the way in and downhill coming back. You go into the canyon as far as you can before the boulders get so big you can’t go any further without some rope. There is a stream down in the canyon which is great after an hour or two of hiking. Pack a lunch to eat at the bottom and plenty (2 liters) of water. The road down to the trailhead is REALLY bumpy and even with the 4x4, we bounced around quite a bit! However, this made the experience even more fun, in my opinion.

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July 31, 2022

It was an amazing tour! Our guide Simone was super nice and shared a lot of interesting stories and history abort Sardinea. The trek was great and the sights were just awesome. We strongly recommend this tour and you do not need to be experienced in hiking - Simone adjusted the tour so it fit us all.

July 31, 2022

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Simone - top guide, beautiful scenery!

June 13, 2022

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