Italy, Sardinia: Gola su Gorruppu, Punta la Marmora, Lake Omodeo (Trip to Sardinia Day 4)
10 years ago, Tadej and me visited Sardinia with motorbikes and this year we decided to do it again, this time with Nada and Maja.
4th day of our trip to Sardinia was reserved for hiking.
First we entered the heart of Gola su Gorruppu. It's a really nice Gorge, some say the deepest in Europe, but the majority would argue that information. We went all the way to the end of the main canyon and then returned to our base camp, that was set yesterday under deep blue sky. After the breakfast we started ascending back to Paso Genna Silana (1017 m).
Camp site under the stars
Exploring the gorge
|Some parts were quite difficult|
|Start of the hardest part of the trail (not recommended without a guide).|
Final parts of the canyon. There is a cave deep in the canyon, which is one of the water sources of Gola Gorruppu.
|Maja and Tadej|
Carved over millennia by Flumineddu
|Team Sardinia (Tadej, Maja, Tuši and Nada).|
|Quick half an hour before noon beer at the pass|
Our 2 day hike to Gola su Gorruppu
We continued on the road towards our next hiking adventure. In Talana village we stopped for a moment, Tadej and me went shopping, while Nada and Maja had more difficult task, drinking cappuccino.
Soon we arrived to start of the hiking point, which is also part of the Bruncu Spina ski resort, which has 3.3 kilometres of ski slopes available and 1 lift, that transports the guests. Hiking trial led us straight to the highest point of Sardinia, Punta La Marmora, at an elevation of 1834 m.
On the road
Hike was easy
The summit is near
Making new friendship
|It's a he.|
|Maja, Nada, Tuši, Tadej and Snowman|
Rather than melting, he chose quick death
Tadej and his gymnastic skills
|Perdas Carpìas is a Sardinian name for the peak|
Punta La Marmora is situated just east of the approximate center of Sardinia
|Panorama from the top #1|
|Panorama from the top #2|
|On our way back we conquered another peak, Punta Paulinu, 1792 m|
|View back to Punta La Marmora|
|Another quick peak, Bruncu Spina, Sardinia's second highest mountain.|
Hike in Gennargentu mountain range
We had enough hiking for today, so we decided to move in the lower parts of Sardinia, direction West. On the map we chose Lake Omodeo for a possible camping site.
|We were lucky and we found a nice spot for camping immediately|
|No luck with the wine for me. This was the 2nd time when I destroyed the only remaining bottle of wine. At least I was able to save a sip for everyone.|
|No wine, no fun|
GeoCaches found (all caches received a visit by "BLACK SPRITE", TB654M4 and "Don’t come knockin’", TB3E2Q0):
- Gola su Gorruppu, EarthCache, GC26R33
- Punta la Marmora, EarthCache, GC2CQGM
- Bruncu Spina, GC5F73Z
Previous entries from this Sardinia 2016 trip: 13494 (Day 1), 13495 (Day 2) and 13496 (Day 3).