In the wide solitude of Barbagia SŤulo lies the valley of Riu Gilisedda, so well hidden that you might never
find it by chance.
Here shepherds can be counted on fingers: 14 shepherds in the whole Esterzili area. People went away from here to
continental Europe. Moreover this part of Sardinia is still unknown to tourists, hikers, mountaineers.
How not being attracted by a place like this? especially if the pools of Riu Gilisedda are calling ...
||Sardegna, Barbagia Seulo
|Entrance altitude (above sea level)
|Exit altitude (above sea level)
||Metamorphic sandstones and pelites
|Rating||3 (summer), 4 (spring)
||Possible (and recommended) with 2 SUVs. Trail can be done with one car.
||The canyon is known to shepherds. First canyoneering descent: Michele Angileri and Andrea Pucci; july 14 2007
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I remember ...
So here we are, in this wide solitude. Surely summer is the worst season to be here, but we are lucky, because this
is the coolest july since many many years. The clearest air opens to our eyes the wide landscape all around.
The stream is down there ... Looks not easy to get, even harder to come up at the end. But, as I said, we are lucky.
And though in Gilisedda we didn't found the immense walls and dark corridors we had dreamed, though the gear which made
our backpacks heavy needed not to be brought, though the canyon was easy to descend, with no thrills ... I think, yes, it was worth because the beautiful pools and the charming solitude of this place.
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