Usually, when people come to Sardinia, they come to enjoy the incredible beaches and the delicious rustic Italian food (you can see a few examples HERE) between a Spritz and another.
Having been lived in this island for probably too long, I can safely say Sardinia is more than a piece of land surrounded by beautiful sandy (and sometimes pebbly) beaches with a stunning turquoise sea.
If like me you love a challenging trekking, Sardinia has plenty of options for you. My favourite one so far has been the Gorrupu Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in Europe.
The gorge is located in the Supramonte area, under the administrative district of Nuoro and Ogliastra, central eastern Sardinia, extending from the slopes of the Gennargentu to the Gulf of Orosei.
There are various paths leading to the Gorge and I obviously chose the most difficult one, with the most scenic landscape though. You can also reach the gorge by jeep with one of the many guided tours offered in the area.
Our 4 kilometres downhill adventure took us around 2 hours to be completed with lots of stops along the way to admire the spectacular views.
Arriving at the gorge you can still walk (safely) for about 1.5 kilometres of a relatively narrow stony ground between two limestones cliffs with an approximate altitude of 650 metres.
If you’d like to experience a little of the Sardinian countryside and the natural beauty of the Gorropu Gorge, you can find more information HERE.
Have you ever been to the Gorropu Gorge? Don’t forget to tell us your experience in the comments!