Riu Pitrisconi canyoning sardiniaCanyons in Sardinia are a fantastic way for everyone to explore the nature and have a great adventure.

You don’t need to be too fit, don’t need to have any experience and it only takes a few hours to complete a descent.

Nonetheless, you’ll be facing a great adventure: walking on ancient river-beds and descending with ropes into the heart of the mountains. Only during the summer we descend also wet canyons, jumping into pools of water and enjoying the unbelievable freshness despite the heath.

What is Included

The cost of a canyon starts from €75 person*, for a group of 4 people minimum.

It includes:

  • Professional guide
  • Helmets, harnesses ropes and all abseiling equipment
  • For wet canyons: Floating jackets or eventual wet-suit + water-proof bags

* = prices may be higher during the summer season (June to September)

What you need

You don’t need to be fit, and don’t need any experience. Be prepared to descend vertical jumps 5 to 30 meters high with rope and harness. You need to have:

  • Decent walking shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or lightly soled shoes)
  • Comfortable clothing or bathing suit if descending a wet canyon
  • Towel and a complete change of clothes if descending a wet canyon
  • 1.5 liters of water each and some snacks
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Codula Fuili


Difficulty: Easy
Water: NO
Descent time: 4 hours
Approach Time: 0 mins
Length: 6km
Vertical Gain: -345m
Abseils: 5
Highest abseil: 30m

The canyon of Codula Fuili starts above the town of Cala Gonone and ends right on the beach of Cala Fuili. It takes no longer than 4 hours to descend the canyon and it ends on a relaxing beach. It is dry all year long and thus does not require wetsuits.

Riu Pitrisconi

Riu Pitrisconi, canyoning in Sardinia, Italy, San Teodoro, Olbia

Difficulty: Easy
Water: YES
Descent time: 4 hours
Approach Time: 5 mins
Length: 2 km
Vertical Gain: -200m
Abseils: 9
Highest abseil: 22 m

The Riu Pitrisconi is by far the funniest canyon in the island, and jumping on a cold pool of water sounds like a great alternative to burning your skin on the beach!

Bacu Padente


Difficulty: Medium
Water: NO
Descent time: 5 hours
Approach Time: 30 mins
Length: 1 km
Vertical Gain: -240m
Abseils: 7
Highest abseil: 30m

The trekking of Bacu Padente wiggles around the crest of mountains just above the sea of Baunei. You’ll be awed by the superb panorama witnessed from the top of cliffs and the passages into caves and natural arches. To fully enjoy Bacu Padente you need minimal abseiling experience and no fear of heights.

Badde Pentumas


Difficulty: Hard
Water: NO
Descent time: 8 hours
Approach Time: 2 hours
Length: 6 km
Vertical Gain: -460m
Abseils: 13
Highest abseil: 20m

Badde Pentumas is one of the hardest canyons in Sardinia but still accessible to trained people. It takes about 2 hours to walk from the car-park and at least 6 hours to descend the 25 jumps. Must be confident in abseiling and ready to commit for the whole length, for once you descend the first wall there’s no way back 😉

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