Canyons 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.
- 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
Descent time: 4 hours
Approach Time: 0 mins
Vertical Gain: -345m
Highest abseil: 25m
The canyon of Codula Fuili is a dry canyon near Cala Gonone. After a beautiful walk to the top, the canyon is mostly on shade and ends right by the sea. This is suitable to beginners and families.
Descent time: 4 hours
Approach Time: 5 mins
Vertical Gain: -200m
Highest abseil: 22 m
In the opinion of most of us, the Riu Pitrisconi is definitely the best canyon in Sardinia! Having running water even in the peak of summer, jumping on a cold pool of water sounds like a great alternative to roasting on the beach!
Descent time: 5 hours
Approach Time: 30 mins
Vertical Gain: -240m
Highest abseil: 30m
The descent of Bacu Padente runs on top of a thin ridge 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.
Descent time: 6 hours
Approach Time: 2 hours
Vertical Gain: -460m
Highest abseil: 20m
Badde Pentumas is one of the hardest canyons in Sardinia and accessible to trained people only. It takes about 2 hours to walk from the car-park and at least 6 hours to descend the 13 jumps. Must be confident in abseiling and ready to commit for the whole length, for once you start there's no way back 😉