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Alcantara River Park: Hiking and Body Rafting Half-Day Trip

1. Alcantara River Park: Hiking and Body Rafting Half-Day Trip

Explore Sicily's beautiful Alcantara River Park and its famous gorges. Relax with a stunning view before ending your tour with an exhilarating experience of body rafting down the rapids of the Alcantara river. Begin your adventure at the Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park with a short briefing about your adventure course. While hiking through stunning gorges and eye-catching visits in Alcantara River Park, catch a glimpse of the ruins of a castle, an ancient Greek settlement, and local flora. Marvel at old stone walls, ancient mills, and sacred buildings. Pass through the Saje, ancient irrigation pipes that allowed Sicilian agriculture to flourish. At the Gorges of the Alcantara River Park, take a rest and enjoy the view. Don a wetsuit, helmet, and river jacket, and get ready to body raft. Enjoy the adventure of a free body descent down the river's rapids. End your nature adventure with an adrenaline rush.

Agrigento: Off-Road ATV Tour

2. Agrigento: Off-Road ATV Tour

After departing from the historical center of Ribera and heading in the direction of the castle of Poggio Diana, you will see the stunning canyon of the River Verdura. From here, you will be totally immersed in some of the most wild areas of this hinterland region, following tracks that are only accessible with off-road vehicles. You will cross rivers and drive through underpasses, before then climbing up again to receive breathtaking views of the region spanning from the Saccensi Coast all the way to the coast of Eraclea Minoa. The tracks driven over for this tour are 70% dirt road. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be safely returned to the original meeting point.

From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

3. From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

Cavagrande Natural Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique and emblematic scenery of Hyblean landscape: the so-called "cava". Originated from the relentless flowing of the Cassibile river, this impressive canyon presents a lush riparian vegetation and a system of small waterfalls and astonishing clear natural pools, where people have the opportunity to get a refreshing swim during summer months.transfer R/T, guided hike with hiking guide, use of walking poles

From Catania: Trekking at the Alcantara Gorges

4. From Catania: Trekking at the Alcantara Gorges

You will make the pick-up at your accommodation in Catania and you will reach Francavilla di Sicilia. From here you will follow the path that will lead you to the Gurne delle Gole dell'Alcantara, along the path you will even meet the excavations of a Greek settlement, dating back to the fifth century. BC and the ruins of the ancient Norman castle of Francavilla di Sicilia. Continuing the trek to the Alcantara Gorges you will reach a footbridge that crosses the Alcantara river. From here you will enjoy the splendid landscape of the Gurne: small lakes along the river created by the erosion of water on the lava stone, surrounded by lush vegetation: poplars, downy oaks, willows and oleanders. You will end this part of the experience with the observation of the Ciappa Mill, where the production of hydroelectric energy was experimented in the late nineteenth century. During this trek you will be able to experience, in addition, the experience of Body Rafting. You will dive along the watercourse of the Alcantara River. At the end of the experience you will be taken back to your accommodation in Catania or Taormina.

Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

5. Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

By participating in this experience, you will discover one of the most interesting and spectacular canyons of Sicily, where you will find yourself immersed in a lush vegetation, among groves and natural landscapes. About 700 species and subspecies of plants living in these places, that you will have the opportunity to discover, thanks to the naturalistic guide that will accompany you during the whole route. In this impressive cleft, the ancient river "Kakyparis" flows and continues to erode, with its pristine waters, the soft limestone ibleo, forming the so-called "Uruvi": small and deep lakes, also known as "potholes of the giants". A magical place, therefore, where you can relax and enjoy a regenerating bath, in the fresh and clear waters of the river Cassibile.

Alcantara River: Body Rafting & 'Pasta Alla Norma' Lunch

6. Alcantara River: Body Rafting & 'Pasta Alla Norma' Lunch

Your guide will meet you at your hotel, or a meeting place of your choice in Taormina, and take you by comfortable private car the Alcantara river. The river is an ecological wonder, with limestone rocks that make it perfect for letting the rapids take your body on an exciting descent. When you arrive, our specialized guides will take you on your body rafting adventure. Enjoy the views of the rocks as this unique experience allows you to use your body as the raft, with the upmost confidence in your safety. At the end of the tour, your guide will accompany you to the nearby village of Giardini Naxos where you can have lunch with the traditional "pasta alla norma" with good local wine – a just reward for all of your exercise earlier.

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Hello, we really want to thank and congratulate Manuele, our guide who took care of our transportation to the activity. He was super nice, considerate and patient. He kept our things and waited for us for 4 hours without ever showing the slightest impatience. In addition, he was able to answer all our questions about Sicily, and other local legends. We also want to thank and congratulate the two body rafting guides who are real pros, attentive, considerate, responsive and adorable. Being guided in this magical place by such people really made the excursion unforgettable. ❤️

An incredible experience! We had a private guide just for my 8 year old son and me. The guide, who was very nice and considerate, completely adapted to our desires. We had the opportunity to go body-rafting in the gorges of Alcantara Zmres having done a short trek. It was great, we outdid ourselves! We loved it !!!

We start gently then dirt road and then head towards the beach. You will see wild horses there. We are entitled to a small snack and refreshing water at will We had a wonderful time with a couple of super nice guides

Federico our guide was great!! He moved at our pace, and knew the area perfectly. A great experience!!

Beautiful walk in beautiful surroundings. Our guide was very informative, friendly and accommodating