Scrambling e Abseiling

In this section of Scrambling and Abseiling – which is getting larger as new routes are being explored and added –  you find Sardinia’s most important and evocative “adventure tours”. Some of these are by now very well known (such as the descent of the Gole di Gorropu using ropes) while others are much less well known.

Among these there are routes which involve a mix of trekking  and abseiling (i.e. descending along the ropes) while one in particular, the ascent to the summit of the Isola Tavolara, can be considered a via ferrata in terms of the techniques involved.

All scrambling & abseiling activities are organized in collaboration with Adventure Guide

Gorropu Canyon

Gole di Gorropu

The Gorropu Canyon (Gole di Gorropu) is perhaps Sardinia’s best-known outdoor feature. The deep canyon was formed by complex tectonic movements and thousands of years’ erosion by the waters of the Rio Flumineddu. The route of the river is the island’s oldest canyoning itinerary, having been explored with the use of ropes in 1967.

A day excursion allows you to traverse the most evocative parts of the gorge, starting from the Sedda Ar Baccas sheepfolds (Urzulei) and finishing 5 hours later in the Oddoene valley at the S'Abba Arva bridge.

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Scala Mpedrada


Scala Mpedrada is the name of one of the most relevant tower of San Pantaleo, near Olbia


An oft-repeated and pleasant tour which lets you tackle in safety a fascinating vertical journey on one of the largest of San Pantaleo’s granite towers.

The approach is on an easy path: two hours steep climbing between huge rocks lead to the top of the Scala Mpedrada. from the summit you start a long series of abseils (9, some can be combined) up to 60 m long.

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Canale Brancoi

Le creste

The Canale Brancoi is a deep vertical cleft in the west face of the Oliena Supramonte (NU), not far from Ortu Camminu.

This "adventurous" circular route starts from just above Maccione, on the slopes of the Carabidda, then climbs to the Pradu pass and continues along the crests. The descent from the upper part of the gully requires the use of ropes with abseils of up to 25 m.

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Louisiana. This ridge stands out above other ridges!. Serra Oseli – named Louisiana by the mountaineer Oscar Brambilla who traversed the ridge for the first time – is a complicated scrambling route which follows the sharp crest of Serra Oseli, on the true right bank of the imposing canyon that’s the Codula di Luna.

You need good balance, sure footing and good boots to take part in this excursion, during which you make abseils of up to 25 m in length

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