Sardinia Canyoning Trip

Difficulty: Adventure

Duration: 3 days

Departure: 22 April, evening

Return: 26 April, morning

Means of travel: car and ferry, from Livorno

Price: 305 Euro/person

Includes: The guide and equipment (harness, helmet, headlamp, two-piece 5mm wetsuit) for all three canyons included in the program. The cost of travel, room and board is not included in the price.

 

FIRST DAY

22/4 at 8 pm meet up in Livorno for the Sardinia line ferry departing at 10 pm, and arriving on 23/4 at 7 am (alternatively, we can meet up directly in Sardinia, at a meeting point to be decided directly with our guides).

From the Golfo Aranci, we will head south, towards the San Teodoro hinterland, to discover Rio Pitrisconi, an open canyon, carved in granite, in a wild environment, with 6 vertical drops, max 28 m, and jumps (up to 11 meters high), which however are never obligatory!

 

From where we leave our vehicles: 10’min

Canyon descent: about 3 hours

Return to our vehicles: 40’min

 

From here, after having snacked on something, we will drive to the town of URZULEI, where we will eat and sleep, guests of Maria, at the Su Biancu B&B.

(all participants are however free to find any other accommodations that best suit their needs)

SECOND DAY– CODULA ORBISI

Breakfast and transfer to the Supramonte, to explore Codula Orbisi, a canyon carved in limestone, where the erosive action of the wind and the water has created exceptional geometrical shapes. The first part and the final part of this canyon are usually dry, while the middle section includes a beautiful underwater passage, where the water is cold, very cold!

Transfer: 45 minuti

From our vehicle : 15 minuti

Canyon descend: circa 4 ore

Return to vehicle: 50 minuti

We will return to the B&B, have dinner and spend the night.

THIRD AND LAST DAY

Today is the day dedicated to the Grotta Donini. A gem of karst erosion, an exceptional place.

The access to the cave is through a hole that has a 1 meter diameter, dropping down to the canyon bed of Codula Orbisi, with two abseils into as many vertical galleries, to reach a partially flooded gallery, that is simply spectacular! After this, a 15 m abseil will bring us to the underwater torrent. From here on, the descent alternates flooded sections, that we will swim across (up to 100 m long), and dry sections. The exit point is on a cliff wall, and the final waterfall is 50 m high and, needless to say, spectacular!

Transfer: 45 minuti

From our Vehicle: 15 minuti

Canyon: circa 5 ore

Return: 50 minuti

After the Donini, we will continue on to Golfo Aranci, to take the ferry departing at 9 pm for Livorno.

WILD TRIP

WILD DREAM

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Isothermal wet suit in 5mm neoprene 
  • Helmet* 
  • Lifejacket flotation device * (to be requested and booked in advance) 
  • Harness* 
  • Descender, safety slings and carabiners* 
  • group materials (ropes, first aid kit) 
  • *All Collective and Personal Protection Equipment used is conformant to current standards 

 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Polyester thermal shirt (base layer) to wear under the wetsuit,
  • Bathing suit,
  • Towel, 
  • Gym/hiking shoes to wear into the canyon (they will get wet)
  • No rings on fingers. 
  • If you wear eyeglasses, find a way to tie them on to avoid losing them; if you wear contact lenses, it is best if they are of the single-use type, and bring a spare pair! 
  • A plastic bag to use for your shoes, socks and everything else that will be wet after the descent.
  • Canyoning boots can be rented at 5€ per person, to be requested when booking the descent.
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  • Scarpe da canyoning a noleggio 5€ a persona , da richiedere in fase di prenotazione

INFORMATION

efore entering the canyon, you will be briefed and instructed regarding: 

  • the objective and subjective risks that may be encountered in the canyon relating to the environment and the activity. 
  • the conduct required to ensure personal and group safety
  • the descent techniques, as described in the documents titled “briefing” and “activity sheet “, that may be downloaded from this site
  •  conduct relating to safeguarding the environment. 

LOGISTIC INFORMATIONS:

The crossing must be booked directly. https://www.corsica-ferries.it/resa/#/traghetti/1/cont-sard@2019-04-24/sard-cont@2019-04-27/

The b & b with half board (dinner + overnight stay + breakfast, wine and beer excluded) costs € 110 per person for the two nights, in a double or triple room.

Internal transfers will be made with one of our vehicles, up to 3 participants, with shared expenses (diesel from Golfo Aranci to Golfo Aranci), while it is necessary to have another car for the rest of the group, directly from the mainland or one for hire. on site. also for this reason there will be the sharing of expenses among the occupants.

 

REQUIRED:

  • Good overall health 
  • Knowing how to swim or, alternatively, ok with using a flotation vest (to be requested on booking) 
  • Not afraid of water.
  • No heart, respiratory or allergic issues that are incompatible with physical exertion  and with the canyoning environment. 

BE WILD