Canyoning Sarcerei




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.


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.

C12 Slide
C25 Waterfall
C55 Long slide / waterfall
C10 Waterfall
C15 + C30 Plus waterfall terrace
C13 Vertical, possible dive



About Us

Thinking Sardinia was founded by Stefano Meloni, Hiking and Tourist Guide.

The association is assembled by professional guides who are qualified in the various branches of 'active tourism'. After the main site of 'Thinking Sardinia' were born the others portals created with the purpose of developing all the specific activities related to tourism. We are able to offer a wide range of adventures localized in all the Sardinia.

Our Contacts

 Olbia, Murta Maria

 Via dei Gelsi

 +39 333.68.98.146

 Available all year round