Trek to Sa Giuntura (Urzulei)

  • trek in a wild area
  • visit to archeological sites
  • fabulous landscapes
  • wildlife

The excursion leads us in the heart of the Supramonte of Urzulei, we will be hiking in the middle of a very wild and rough place, here there is a place where the two river rio Flumineddu and rio Orbisi meet each other before to head to Gorropu.

The trekking starts in “sedda ar baccas” where we find some typical “pinnettos”, the traditional shelter of the shepherds, we pass close to txe ruins of a nuragic burial area and we can also admire a splendid old yew tree. We walk on a “iscala e fustes”, a wooden passage built by the shepherds to cross the Flumineddu river bed and we start going up on the left side of the slope. The trail passes under the limestone rocky walls. Arriving on the top the woodland let us walk on the shade. From there we go to visit the nuraghe Gorropu which was built in a strategic position, the view ranges over the Corrasi mountain, not too far there is the nuraghe mereu surrounded by the forest, the ridge of the silana mount and the southern side of the Gorropu canyon. After that we start going down until “sa giuntura”, the meeting of the two rivers.

Down there we are close to Gorropu, we head to the point where the “Codula Orbisi” plunges in the rio Flumineddu with a spectacular waterfall when water is abundant. The area is really special, the ground made of calcareous debris is brightly white, the rocky balconies look as petrified waves. The path continues above those waves and goes up on a hill then crossing the dorsal we arrive in few time to the car.

Hiking to “Sa Giuntura” is a fantastic way to discover the secrets of the area having an authentic experience in the real nature of Sardinia.