Gola dell'Alcantara
Gola dell'Alcantara
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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
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  • bdearl41
    Greensboro, North Carolina409 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of fun, make sure you only pay for what you’re there for.
    Really great experience about 45 minutes outside of Taormina. And easy and pretty drive through the country takes you to the mountains to see the gorges. We did the walking, splash pad and basic visit, but wish we had just done the basic. The walking path takes you to the Venus Source which is beautiful and gives you above views of the canyon below, but the real star is the gorge itself. Taking the lift down makes it an easy trek for old and young. With our 5 and 8 year old we were able to work our way up quite a bit through the canyon. The kids had swim shoes which I would recommend. My feet were torn up by the end. The water is VERY cold but very refreshing on a hot August day. Fight through it and work your way up the canyon. It’s worth it. Skip the splash pad. We did it for the kids but it was way too expensive for what it was.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Laviniasophie
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canyoning with Sicily Green Adventures
    We did the canyoning/bodyrafting tour with Sicily Green Adventures which we believe was the best thing we could have done to explore the Alcantara Gorge! Not only is it a fantastic way to discover the wonders of nature and the beautiful scenery, but it's also incredibly fun and a real thrill - perfect for every adventurer out there! We rockclimbed, abseiled, bodyrafted and jumped our way through the gorge, always supported by our fabulous guides Francesco and Turi! They made sure everyone was comfortable at all times, pointing out different ways to proceed on our journey - there was always an option for those wanting to take it a bit slower (which was presumably much appreciated by the young family in our group)! The most amazing part of the tour was that we were pretty much alone in nature for most of it, which I did not even appreciate until we reached the end of the gorge, where crowds were gathering already. If you want a more peaceful, scenic way to explore nature whilst also having the adventure of a lifetime I cannot recommend this tour enough!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Ivona P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alcantara Gorge
    My friend and me had a wonderful time with Cesco and Turi!!! Both of them were very helpful, we felt safe the entire time we were canyoning with them. They were very professional and they gave us very clear instuctions which were very easy to follow. They took pleanty pictures and videos of us. I would 10/10 recomend this to anyone who is looking for an adventure in nature on Sicily! 😁😁
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Lakshmi L
    Buxton, United Kingdom5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing botanical park
    The gorge has a botanical park that you pay to get into. It is very disappointing with hardly any botanical flowers and few botanical plants and lots of areas that are not looked after. You pay 9 euros to walk round and then you can use the lift to go down to the gorge. The gorge is spoilt by over use of signage and fencing and has lost its natural look. The whole park is very commercial and ruins the gorge which is worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Emma B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Needs a full day to properly appreciate it
    We arrived quite late in the day so could only get the "basic" ticket and view the main gorge from the little beach. Absolutely stunning and next time I will make sure we make a day of it as there are several hiking trails and a reasonably priced café. There is also allegedly a free entrance but this is not recommended in winter - we were told it was "a miracle" they were even open as the river usually floods in January - keep an eye on the weather forecast and the morning skies if you are planning a visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
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Martin M
Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This river trail is interesting. In April water was cold but fresh. I really recommend water shoes. I have walked few river trails and this is really long but I have tried only a short part.
Written 20 May 2024
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Emma B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We arrived quite late in the day so could only get the "basic" ticket and view the main gorge from the little beach. Absolutely stunning and next time I will make sure we make a day of it as there are several hiking trails and a reasonably priced café. There is also allegedly a free entrance but this is not recommended in winter - we were told it was "a miracle" they were even open as the river usually floods in January - keep an eye on the weather forecast and the morning skies if you are planning a visit.
Written 21 January 2024
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Lakshmi L
Buxton, UK5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The gorge has a botanical park that you pay to get into. It is very disappointing with hardly any botanical flowers and few botanical plants and lots of areas that are not looked after. You pay 9 euros to walk round and then you can use the lift to go down to the gorge. The gorge is spoilt by over use of signage and fencing and has lost its natural look. The whole park is very commercial and ruins the gorge which is worth a visit.
Written 18 October 2023
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Ivona P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
My friend and me had a wonderful time with Cesco and Turi!!! Both of them were very helpful, we felt safe the entire time we were canyoning with them. They were very professional and they gave us very clear instuctions which were very easy to follow. They took pleanty pictures and videos of us. I would 10/10 recomend this to anyone who is looking for an adventure in nature on Sicily! 😁😁
Written 4 September 2023
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Laviniasophie
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We did the canyoning/bodyrafting tour with Sicily Green Adventures which we believe was the best thing we could have done to explore the Alcantara Gorge! Not only is it a fantastic way to discover the wonders of nature and the beautiful scenery, but it's also incredibly fun and a real thrill - perfect for every adventurer out there!

We rockclimbed, abseiled, bodyrafted and jumped our way through the gorge, always supported by our fabulous guides Francesco and Turi! They made sure everyone was comfortable at all times, pointing out different ways to proceed on our journey - there was always an option for those wanting to take it a bit slower (which was presumably much appreciated by the young family in our group)!

The most amazing part of the tour was that we were pretty much alone in nature for most of it, which I did not even appreciate until we reached the end of the gorge, where crowds were gathering already.

If you want a more peaceful, scenic way to explore nature whilst also having the adventure of a lifetime I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Written 21 August 2023
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Maayan C
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Hello
We were 4 guys who took the tour with Francesco, it was a blast. Francesco is very professional guide and so is his team-mate.
You will receive all the gear you need, and all you have to do is enjoy your time. The water was cold but very refreshing. Don't think twice and go have fun on this beautiful tour with Sicily green adventures.
Have fun :)
Written 10 August 2023
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bdearl41
Greensboro, NC409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Really great experience about 45 minutes outside of Taormina. And easy and pretty drive through the country takes you to the mountains to see the gorges. We did the walking, splash pad and basic visit, but wish we had just done the basic.
The walking path takes you to the Venus Source which is beautiful and gives you above views of the canyon below, but the real star is the gorge itself. Taking the lift down makes it an easy trek for old and young. With our 5 and 8 year old we were able to work our way up quite a bit through the canyon.
The kids had swim shoes which I would recommend. My feet were torn up by the end. The water is VERY cold but very refreshing on a hot August day. Fight through it and work your way up the canyon. It’s worth it.
Skip the splash pad. We did it for the kids but it was way too expensive for what it was.
Written 9 August 2023
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Graham
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Easy access to bottom of gorge by electric lift and a lovely walk around the top of gorge with safe viewing areas.
Gorge centre have made safe access easy and have provided good information boards with English translation.
Written 23 June 2023
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Finn W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Canyoning with Sicily Green Adventure: Wow! Alcantara is such a beautiful canyon. There is no better way to visit it than to do canyoning as you will reach places no one else can access. And it is also lots of fun! You will get to climb, swim, zip line, jump, repeal and use natural water slides.
The experience with our guides Francesco (the owner) and Salvatore was amazing! You start at their base where you will be given an introduction in how to lower down a rope etc. The equipment they give to you is in pretty good shape and high end. Next you will be driven to the start of the canyon (approx 5 min) which is followed by a 10 min walk. Apart from that you will be in the water the whole time which is amazing (not cold at all as they give you 5mm wetsuits). Francesco speaks very good German and taught us stuff about canyoning and the canyon itself. He knows very well what he is talking about and will answer all your questions! Francesco and Salvatore made us feel super safe the whole time. They know the canyon by heart. All in all a great and super fun experience which is definitely worth the money. We have been taking canyoning tours before but never learned so much and felt so comfortable in the hands of our guides.
Written 4 April 2023
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Joseph T
Island of Gozo, Malta50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The sound of water is relaxing. The gorge is not seen from the road but can be accessed through ticket booth and descend by stairs or lift. The water is very cold all year long. There is space for sunbathing. The place can be crowded in certain times.
Written 17 November 2022
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