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Rain waters, that from the spurs of the Gennargentu concentrate on the stream Flumineddu, and going through the Supramonte, have eroded, smoothed and dissolved the calcareous rocks as far as to form the Gorropu gorge.

Smoothed and karstified carbonatic rocks contain a rich content of fossils (shells of various shapes, sea urchins and gastropods) that reveals their undersea genesis that took place between 190 and 60 million years ago.

During the Mesozoic Era, specially during the Jurassic and Cretaceous period, strong thickness of sediments were deposited on the bed of a shallow basin, then turned into limestones (limestone, calcareous dolomite, dolostone or dolomite rock, calcareous marlstone), that we find in the Supramonte.

The water , that flows in large quantities and with a deafening noise during flash floods (in Sardinian you say “cando falat sa còdula”, literally “when flash flood occurs”), flows under the riverbed of the Flumineddu for the rest of the year. Part of the water infiltrates following the huge underground tunnels of the Supramonte.

Another part of this water reappears from the resurgences present downstream of the canyon, pushed by the impermeable layer of Paleozoic schists.

Campo Base Gorropu

C’è un luogo lungo l’orientale sarda, tra l’Ogliastra e la Barbagia, tra il Supramonte ed il mare, dove vale la pena di fermarsi. È un luogo dove puoi apprezzare un panorama unico, acquistare dei prodotti tipici…

Escursioni a Gorropu


Gorropu – Easiest Option


Easy hike
4 Hours
Suitable for families
Dogs allowed


Gorropu – Panoramic Option


5 Hours
Demanding hike
Dogs allowed


Gorropu – Full Crossing of canyon


Expert Hikers with Equipment
8 Hours
For Experts
Dogs not allowed


Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Gorropu site

will be closed until a date to be defined.