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Gorroppu gorge: an unforgettable trekking in the European Grand Canyon

Trekking at Gorroppu gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe

Duration

9-10 hours

Difficulty

Medium (not suitable for people with disabilities)

Features

A day to remember all your life long, between suggestive and breathtaking landscapes, lost in the wild and unspoliled nature.

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The Gorroppu gorge, or simply Gorroppu, as we call it here, is one of the largest natural abysses in Europe. That’s why it is also called the Grand Canyon of Europe, to give you an idea of the gorge’s depth and the sensation of vertigo as you cross this gigantic crack of rock, looking at the sky.

The walls of the Gorroppu gorge are nothing more than a deep “gap” between the Supramonte of Orgosolo and that of Urzulei, created by the millenary flow of the Rio Flumineddu, which continues beyond the gorge, descending downstream between rivulets and springs to Dorgali.

The ideal seasons for trekking in Gorroppu are spring, summer and early autumn; in the winter months the walk is not recommended for the harsh cold and the few hours of light.

Gorroppu is considered, with good reason, one of the most suggestive and wild scenery of Supramonte, also because the walls of Gorroppu gorge are a natural refuge for birds of prey such as the golden eagle, the peregrine falcon, the buzzard and the preferred environment for mouflons and wild boars, which is easy to meet during the trekking.

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