The Canyon Riu Pitrisconi is by far the most enjoyable and refreshing summer activity in Sardinia. It is located near San Teodoro, in the natural park of Monte Nieddu, amongst granite hills and dense pine woods. The Riu Pitrisconi has a modest flow of water, even during the peak of summer, and the pools of emerald water are clear and deep enough to jump from various heights.
The Riu Pitrisconi is as beautiful as it could be: immersed in a wild landscape shaped by curvy granite rocks and adorned with flowery oleanders. While descending the canyon we will encounter many of its inhabitants, such as black, red and blue dragonflies, tiny tree-frogs and innocuous grass-snakes.
From the first abseil the itinerary never leaves the riverbed. We will abseil to descend its waterfalls, or simply jump into the pools or sliding down the slippy rocks. While the most adventurous participants can enjoy jumping, those who do not feel like risking can abseil with the aid of our guides, without any pressure.
The Canyon Riu Pitrisconi is accessible to beginners and families too (minimum age is 8). No need for equipment or technical skills, our guides take care of all manoeuvres, supervising the entire group and guaranteeing .
Clothing: please wear bathing suit and possibly a polyester t-shirt under your wet-suit. We recommend having a change of clothes to leave in the car and wear after getting back.
Foot Wear: we will be walking on slippery rocks and on rocky paths. It is important to wear trainers or closed sandals. NO flip-flops!!!
Walking Back: At the end of the canyon the group walks 30 minutes on a path to get back to starting point.
Meeting point: Centro Escursioni Natura Viva (San Teodoro) see map below
Meeting time: 10:30am
Estimated return: 15:30
From our meeting point we will get ready, wear wetsuits and get an off-road transfer to the starting point of the canyoning tour (20 minutes drive).