Nuoro: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views
- Discover natural landscape of Sardinia
- Explore the hidden territory of Sardinia's mountains
- Hike through Italy's deepest canyon
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.
- Pickup and drop off from the town/hotel
- Entrance fee included
- Food and drinks
- Pregnant women
- People with heart problems
Prepare for the activity
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 GamaOpen in Google Maps ⟶
- Hiking shoes
- Rain gear
- Comfortable clothes