Sardinia, Gorroppu gorge: trekking in the legends

Sardinia: gola di Gorroppu (Gorroppu gorge)Gola di Gorroppu (Gorroppu gorge) has the power to shock visitors for a peculiar feature: the total silence. The vertical walls and the wild nature surrounding it cooperate to the legend of this canyon in the middle of the untamed Sardinia.

There’re a lot of myths and legends about the area of gola di Gorroppu: according to a rumor, for example, from the highest point of this place you can see the stars even during the daytime; according to another legend, during the nighttime on the sides of the gorge you can see male fern magic flowers blooming. Only the bravest can reach and pluck them.

Beyond the legends, Gorroppu gorge is a real canyon, one of the deepest of Europe, opening in the mountain range of Supramonte, created by the erosive action of the river Rio Flumineddu.

You can reach the place by a path called Sedda ar Baccas, a route for expert trekkers, or with the help of a guide. The hardness of the track will be paid back by the wonderful landscape.

The town of Cala Gonone, located between the sea of Sardinia and Golfo di Orisei mountains, it’s a perfect “base camp”  to start your trip.

Gola di Gorroppu (Gorroppu gorge) has the power to shock visitors for a peculiar feature: the total silence. The vertical walls and the wild nature surrounding it cooperate to the legend of this canyon in the middle of the untamed Sardinia.

There’re a lot of myths and legends about the area of gola di Gorroppu: according to a rumor, for example, from the highest point of this place you can see the stars even during the daytime; according to another legend, during the nighttime on the sides of the gorge you can see male fern magic flowers blooming. Only the bravest can reach and pluck them.

Beyond the legends, Gorroppu gorge is a real canyon, one of the deepest of Europe, opening in the mountain range of Supramonte, created by the erosive action of the river Rio Flumineddu.

You can reach the place by a path called Sedda ar Baccas, a route for expert trekkers, or with the help of a guide. The hardness of the track will be paid back by the wonderful landscape.

The town of Cala Gonone, located between the sea of Sardinia and Golfo di Orisei mountains, it’s a perfect “base camp”  to start your trip.

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