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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Monte Arista

Monte Arista

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Monte Arista
è una vetta montuosa poco conosciuta che si trova tra l'abitato di Cardedu e la sua Marina, segnata in carta con la quota 447. Non lontano da questo monte si può osservare una evidente prua granitica, la cui sommità è nota con il nome di "Su cappeddu".

Questo recente percorso di scrambling & abseiling (facile arrampicata e discese in corda) permette di godere di un'ampio panorama sulla parte più meridionale di quella regione denominata Ogliastra.

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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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Scala Longa

Iscala Longa

Scala Longa è il nome che prende questo percorso di scrambling che si sviluppa tra le rocce del Monte Ruiu, a cavallo dei territori di Viddalba e Bortigiadas, a pochi chilometri di distanza dalla costa settentrionale dell'Isola.

Questo nuovissimo percorso di scrambling & abseiling (facile arrampicata e discese in corda) permette di godere di alcuni meravigliosi e inaspettati scorci rocciosi.

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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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Conca di Li Banditi


Conca di Li Banditi (Padru) A recently-explored and therefore relatively unknown itinerary, which involves a pleasant approach path and a bit of easy climbing to reach the evocative and panoramic summit Li Banditi.

From the summit you descend with a sequence of abseils, including a thrilling section inside a “suspended shaft”.

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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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Tavolara Island


The Island of Tavolara towers out of the sea. With its sheer 565 m elevation (Punta Cannone) it rises majestically opposite the Golfo di Olbia.

The climb to its summit is worthy of the Alps, both for the considerable height gain and because there are numerous rocky sections along the path that weaves up towards the crest. The final section up the wall barring the way to the summit is equipped with fixed ropes that allow you to progress using via ferrata self-belay techniques.

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for the ascent. In winter the visibility is often not very good, while in summer you have to make an early start.

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