CANYONING IN SA SPENDULA
CANYONING IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS
HALF DAY CANYONING
About 6 hours
Highest rappel: 25 meters
Technical Equipment: provided by us
Technical Experience: Not required
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, 60 € per person, including the technical equipment
The waterfalls located in the countryside of Villacidro are identified with the name 'Sa Spendula' (toponym deriving from the Latin ex + pendere, or 'ravine'); these are the terminating part of the Coxinas river, a stream that takes shape and waters from the great Linas massif. Speaking of south-west Sardinia, we cannot but be surprised to find an area so rich in water that hosts, in addition to Sa Spendula, the Irgas canyon and the smaller Murumannu. Normally the water does not struggle to remain until late May, however losing the flow from June onwards. To fully enjoy the itinerary it is recommended to use the shuttle in the world to make the approach extremely simple and immediate exit.
ATTACK AND EXIT
To position the shuttle, we park the first cars not far from the town of Villacidro near the Spendula 2.0 bar (Google Maps). The bar, which coincides exactly with the exit point from the canyon, is not always open during the day but usually is during the evening. From the car park, take Via Sa Spendula towards Villacidro, turn right into Via Pineta and immediately turn right to reach the panoramic point of the repeaters (Google Maps). Parked the car, we follow the wide path that moves westwards following an old mule track for 700 meters and then intersecting a path for 200 meters that takes us to the river.
The first part of the Rio Coxinas is mostly horizontal, characterized by small slides and pools; precisely for this reason many prefer to enter the gorge with a shorter approach by jumping two abseils C7 and C5 on small waterfalls. The most interesting part (from a torrential point of view) begins with a 3-meter dive and a small toboggan. From here you face a C4 with a waterfall that leads to the part of the canyon where it is necessary to exit the shore using the orographic left bank. Once back in the river we have to face the most beautiful part of the descent; this is characterized by a succession of three beautiful waterfalls C15, C10, C25.
The first descent C15 is on resin-coated taproots on the left bank and ends in a large flooded muffler that overlooks C10 sembre on the left bank. This always ends in a muffler that overlooks the spectacular C25 drop, this time on the DX bank. Once the descent is complete, we briefly follow the river and in 150 meters we reach the large parking lot of the Bar Sa Spendula 2.0 where we left the cars.
LET'S GO CANYONING!