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Nuoro: Trek to Gorropu with Panoramic Views

Product ID: 220686
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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.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

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
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Organized by

Jebel Sardinia

Product ID: 220686