Trekking through the Gorges of the Alcantara River
The Fluvial Park of Alcantara covers a large region between Randazzo and Giardini di Naxos. In particular the gorges and ravines of Alcantara are located at Francavilla di Sicilia. The ravines are over 25 meters high and give life to an exciting spectacular canyon, gushing with water!
Access to the gorge is via a number of steps. The waters of the river are icy: in the deeper parts they do not exceed 10 degrees Celsius – not ideal to take a dip in! However, there is an opportunity for tourists to hire waterproofs and thigh-high waders to experience the fantastic rock formations and the highest cliffs. There are opportunities for sunbathing on the banks of the Gurne, natural lakes created by the river through the canyon.
Please note “never do it on winter time”, temperature maybe too low. Horse riding lovers can go for a ride along the horse paths recently arranged. For those who love trekking why not secure the services of Byron Tours, who offer a range of excursions around the area to take in the beautiful flora and fauna of the Gurne Path of Alcantara.
A18 Messina-Catania-Siracusa exit Giardini di Naxos, follow direction to Francavilla SS185
AST – Etna Trasporti
Distance : 13km from Giardini di Naxos
Parco Fluviale dell’Alcantara, CT
Via dei Mulini 98034 Francavilla di Sicilia Tel +39 0942.989911
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Escursioni Byron Excursions
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