Duration: 5 hours
Location: Eastern Sardinia
Difficulty: easy, medium
Ideal for: families with children, young people, people who love trekking.
Gorropu: It’s simply the deepest canyon in Europe (476 metres).
People who love trekking cannot miss one of the most beautiful and unforgettable excursions in the island of nuraghi. We leave from Dorgali and, while inside the gorge, the feeling of a unique and indivisible contact with nature will fill our soul, especially because the Gorropu canyon is in the widest uninhabited and wild area in Sardinia and Italy. Gorropu is an impressive gorge dug by the once mighty waters of Flumineddu river and it is a fascinating and surprising place.
In a million years deep furrow between the Oddeu and Cucuttos mountains, the excursion to Gorropu is characterized by uncontaminated nature, oleanders, luxuriant and perfumed evergreen oaks, strangely shaped rocks, caves, pools, karst dolines and a wide range of birdlife species.
oleander woods, evergreen oaks, willow trees, alders, maple trees, hollies and chestnut trees. The Gorropu columbine that grows only in the gorge, on the most inaccessible walls. We cannot forget the Corrasi currant (Ribes sardoum) and the Supramonte thorn-bush (Prunus prostrata).
mammals:: mouflon, marten, doormouse, wild cat, sardinian boar, Sardinian deer, fallow-deer, wild rabbit, weasel, brown hare, savi’s pygmy shrew, hedgehog, Sardinian white-toothed shrew, European free-tailed bat, bet-winged bat, greater horseshoe bat, brown long-eared bat, Sardinian brown long-eared bat, Kuhl’s pipistrelle, savi’s pipistrelle bat, pipistrelle bat and other bat species.
Amphibian: Sardinian cave salamander (autochthonous amphibian), Tyrrhenian painted frog, Sardinian mountain newt, Sardinian tree-frog.
Birds: golden eagle, , Bonelli eagle, Sardinian goshawk, vulture (griffon), barn owl, woodcock, calandra lark, owl, chough and many other species.
Reptiles: coluber, grass snake, Sardinian ocellated skink, Italian wall lizard, Bedriaga’s wall lizard, Tyrrhenian wall lizard, Italian three-toed skink, viperine snake, Hermann’s tortoise.