From Catania: Trek through the Alcantara Gorges

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From Catania: Trek through the Alcantara Gorges

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 165.56 per person

Trek through the beautiful nature of the Alcantara Gorges. Admire breathtaking views of the Gurne natural lakes, Greek excavation sites, and ancient ruins.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Italian
Pickup included
Our pick-up service will pick you up directly at your hotel in the Catania or Taormina area.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Trek along a path immersed in the uncontaminated nature of the Alcantara Gorge
  • Admire the ruins of the ancient Norman castle of Francavilla di Sicilia
  • Enjoy the vast beauty of the landscapes of Gurne
Full description

Enjoy a breathtaking hike from Francavilla di Sicilia through the uncontaminated nature of the Alcantara Gorge. Following a pick-up at your accommodation, admire the beauty of this canyon of volcanic origin carved by the incessant flow of the river. Start making your way towards Gurne, a series of natural lakes formed as a result of volcanic phenomena. Along the way, see the archaeological excavations of a Greek settlement dating back to the 5th century BC. Next, come across the ruins of the ancient Norman castle of Francavilla di Sicilia. Admire the Saje, a system of innovative pipelines introduced by the Arab people that made agriculture prosperous. Towards the end of the hike, see the Ciappa Mill where the first attempt to produce hydroelectric energy was made in the 17th century. The mill played a key role in making Francavilla and Castiglione the first villages in Italy to have electricity. Conclude the day by returning to Catania.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Child seat (if needed)
  • Entrance fee for the Alcantara Gorge
  • Windbreaker jacket and shoes (rentals available for €4 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Une expérience incroyable ! Nous avions un guide privé juste pour mon fils de 8 ans et moi. Le guide qui était très gentil et prévenant s’est complètement adapté à nos envies. Nous avons eu l’occasion de faire du body-rafting dans les gorges de l’alcantara zmres avoir fait un petit trek. C’était génial, on s’est dépassé ! On a adoré !!!

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May 22, 2022


Product ID: 408320