The "On Gorroppu" Throat - European Great Canyon
In the Barbagia's territory, dipped in the Supramonte, we find the most
imposing natural abyss of Italy and whole Europe, surrounded by thick
forests and bright oleanders: the "On Gorroppu" Throats also called European
This is one of the most fascinating and impressive symbols of the
Gennargentu mountains. The enormous vertical walls exceed the 400 meters of
Map of the distance on foot
The Southern limit of the town is reachable from Dorgali (NU) and then
taking first an asphalted road and later a dug up one which reaches the
bridge of "sa Barva" at 13 kilometres from Dorgali, where you can park your
car and begin the path. It is easy and comfortable and also characterized by
continuous uphills and downhills which skirt the Flumineddu river.
After having walked for about 2 hours along the Flumineddu river, you arrive
at the Throat entry, where there are numerous fresh water pools and small
falls in a spectacular scene.
As you penetrate the Throat, we suggest to follow the path, even if it is
hardly visible, which skirts the right wall: after a walk of about 40
minutes through enormous smooth masses you will meet small lakes that block
the throat, which you can cross only with an appropriate equipment. The view
is fantastic! The best period for an excursion is during summer or spring.
We remember to avoid leaving the path.