CANYONING IDEAL FOR EXPERTS
FULL DAY CANYONING
About 6 hours
Highest rappel: 55 meters
Technical Equipment: provided by us
What you need to bring: change of clothes, change of shoes, running/hiking shoes used in canyoning (will get wet)
Requirements: dont suffer from vertigo (dizziness), be able to swim
Price: With a minimum group of 4 participants, 70 € per person, including the technical equipment
Rio Sarcerei is a river that flows in the heart of Ogliastra protected by imposing calcareous heels and impenetrable forests. The environment around us is really wild and even the roads to reach these places of central Sardinia are far from straight. Holm oaks, chestnuts and strawberry trees are the predominant component of the forests that develop around the municipality of Gairo Sant'Elena, a small village to reach to face the canyon.
STARTING POINT AND EXIT
Facing Sarcerei shuttle is a mandatory solution. From the town of Gairo Sant'Elena we take the central SS198 towards Lanusei and we stop at km 81.750 (Google Maps). From here a small dirt road (SX) will take us in 100 meters to the bed of the river, the starting point of our adventure. Instead, the shuttle should be positioned much further downstream. Following again the SS198 we return towards Gairo, we pass it and we reach the kilometer 75 where not far away we intercept a dirt road (Google Maps) that in 800 meters leads us to the small square adjacent to the point where we will exit from the gorge (Google Maps).
From the small ford where we have positioned the shuttle we enter the river and we face a first part characterized by a progression horizontally with small ramps that cannot be climbed until we reach the first abseil always on the ramp C12 . After having again faced a horizontal section we reach the first abseil on a beautiful waterfall C25, at the bottom of the waterfall we'll pay attention on a narrow and deep hole.
Subsequently we reach the long C55 descent that allows us to reach the base of the long waterfall. This section can be completely avoid climbing on to the left side. We now face a C10 waterfall and another beautiful C15 terrace plus C30 waterfall towards a beautiful lake.
The other part of the gorge undergoes a sudden change: stratifications of schists and basalts become high and looming, at times even a dolomic part is exceeded which makes the stream very hard and creates clear diving lakes. In front of us we have C13 also possible dive, 3 meter jump and a 6 meter toboggan.
LET'S GO CANYONING!