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Purcaraccia, Quenza

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For an unforgettable adventure, visit Purcaraccia, a canyon with fun rock and water slides and emerald green pools. Your older children will love sliding down the rockslides with water flowing down into pools. Two waterfalls are on either side of the rockslides, one at a height of 40 m (130 ft) and the other at 8 m (26 ft). The walk to get to the creek takes about an hour via the narrow and often steep footpath, so this can be a difficult trudge for very young children, elderly folks, or people with physical disabilities. Due to the interesting landscape and aura of adventure, this is a popular place for tourists.

Amid granite rocks heated by the sun, many basins or natural pools carved into the rock provide swimming opportunities if you're brave--the water is a cool 14 C (57 F). Getting to the pools is an adventure itself; a path leads into the brush with grand views of the imposing Bavella Needles. There's a giant vertical rock wall on the right side above you where you'll cross the stream and climb up on the opposite side to reach the first pool. The steep path leads to a sequence of pools and slides creating a dramatic landscape. Put Purcaraccia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Quenza vacation planner.
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  • Nice lady at information office in Zonza told me that it is dangerous and only for canyoning enthusiasts with special equipment. BUT In my opinion it is nice trekking to see beautifull canyon. Receome...  more »
  • The hike can be a little tough but the reward is so big that you won't regret all the effort you made to get there. Don't stop at the first pool you'll see but keep climbing to see how beautiful the c...  more »
  • purcaraccia is wondeful! the river is amazing, the water is not too cold, and the view is great. the way to reach the river is not straightforward, but it is not too difficult neither. my boyfriend an...  more »