The Gorroppu Gorge is notorious for the magnificence of its narrow and towering walls. Imagine a narrow passageway, clustered by white boulders and surrounded by looming overhanging walls.
Although the Flumineddu River seems quiet and harmless, it is the real ploughing agent. The furious storms that often wash out the Supramonte merge into it and gather immense strength. The result is occasional flash floods that can even change the morphology of the river.
We will start our trekking from the bottom of the valley, walking on a gentle rising path. It follows the river Flumineddu through a thick oak forest. The view often opens up to reveal beautiful river meanders with clear emerald water.
Once inside the Gorroppu Gorge all words and explanations become superficial. You will be witnessing one of nature’s strangest creations and only by looking up silently can truly mingle with the scenario.
Timing and Return: walking to the Gorropu Gorge takes about 2 hours. The visit to the gorge lasts about one hour, plus time to relax on its shade. We will walk back on the same path to get back to the cars. Anyhow, it is possible to cut the return by booking a transfer by 4WD. This will reduce return to only 30 minutes walk. You can find an option for return and that is additional €20 per person (2 people min.)
Meeting location: Dorgali, Viale J.F.Kennedy
Starting point: Vallata di Oddoene (30 minutes drive)
Lenght: 13 km
Walking time: 5h
Total time: 7h
Vertical gain +: 250m