Amid the many locations where the power of nature and human perseverance meet, only a few compare with the magnetism of Sa Giuntura and the enigmatic nature of the Nuraghe Mereu, harmoniously built above the deep canyons of Supramonte.
Although not particularly difficult, this itinerary explores some of the most remote and iconic landmarks in Sardinia. From the archaeological site of Nuraghe Mereu and Nuraghe Gorroppu to the bottom of the marvellous Sa Giuntura, you will witness impressive views over deep canyons and the imposing mountains all around.
We will drive our 4WD to the start of the path, starting our walk into the thick forests that cross the canyon Flumineddu to the Nuraghe Mereu. A part from the usual cows, pigs and goats, many wild animals inhabit these mountains, such as Golden Eagles, Mouflons, Boars, Foxes, Weasels and many more.
Those who visit of the Nuraghe Gorroppu leave with a sense of bewilderment and curiosity, wondering why and how the Nuragic civilization built it on such a strategic and suggestive location. More than 4000 years have passed by since its supposed creation and all we have is the legends and myths people passed down.
After visiting both Nuraghes we will descend to the joining of two rivers and their respective canyons, what is known as Sa Giuntura (trans. The Joint). The impetuous floods merge here and form the enormous canyon Gorroppu, one of the largest in Europe.
On the way back we may visit Pischina Urthaddala, an incredibly large pool created by one of the canyons
Meeting location: Passo di Genna Silana
Start point: Sedda ar Baccas
lenght: 7 km
Walking time: 5h
Total time: 7h
Vertical gain +: 580m