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Alcantara River Park: River Trekking and Body Rafting

1. Alcantara River Park: River Trekking and Body Rafting

If you are a sports lover, then you can’t miss this unique opportunity: body rafting after river trekking up the Alcantara River. All the gear you need and entry to the Alcantara Gorges are included so you can get the most out of your time at Alcantara River Park. After a briefing on the experience, suit up in a wetsuit, helmet, and life jacket to start the trek along the riverbed. Face the rapid water that flows over you as you go upstream, clinging to the natural holds of the basaltic rock, the result of ancient volcanic eruptions and the constant flow of the river. Overcome the obstacles that you find along the way with the help of river guides that will be present throughout your adventure. Upon reaching the point where you will begin body rafting, stop for a few minutes to catch your breath and recover your energy. Enjoy a moment of pause to better appreciate the magic of the gorges, an uncontaminated natural landscape that seems to have come out of a prehistoric era. Once ready, embark on an adrenaline dive among the rapids that flow quickly through the gorges. Experience a thrill that will always remain in your memory.

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

2. 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

3. 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 Catania: Trek through the Alcantara Gorges

4. From Catania: Trek through the Alcantara Gorges

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.

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

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

Your guide will meet you at your hotel, or a meeting place of your choice, 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. ❤️

We had a lovely day with a great guide, nice food and a lot of action ☺️