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Le Gole dell'Alcantara

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Strada Provinciale 7, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 985010
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Strada Provinciale 7, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 985010
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful unique spot but please don't go through that private area behind the car park and just go 50 meters further north and enter through the public entrance, the fee is just 1.50€. Whoever pays 13€ for the entrance must be crazy.

Thank LorelaiGilmo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although teeming with tourists and locals, the Gole dell' Alcantara is still a venue to visit. The freshwater gorge is certainly a relief from the oppressive summer heat as the hundreds of people wading in the stream will attest. It must also be verdant and...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from visiting this site. First, it is worth it and makes a welcome change from sea and sand (if you're located where there is some). Easy to find. The parking is free but we were asked for a voluntary donation. Now it can...More

Thank digdog_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun place to spend a few hours. There is a large free car park and you can walk the steps for 1.50, and if tired take the lift back up for 5 Euro pp. Fun splashing and riding the rapids but water is cold...More

Thank Rachaelmai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get in FOR FREE ! And it is completely LEGAL. If you park following signs "gole Alcantara" that are everywhere you will be charged 13e for entrance and probably parking is to be paid too. But the river is a public park and...More

2  Thank fabiospazziale
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

So it's usual canyon with a very cold river. You may walk through it. You may swim. Ideally is a good place to stop between to journeys. The price is 13 Euro for full ticket which includes botanical park. I highly advise to skip it...More

1  Thank Sergey K
Reviewed 3 August 2017

this beautiful gorge is breath taking. the icy cold water and the beautiful nature carved stones are so beautiful.i would recomend a day at this spot and after ones goes down and enjoy the river one can enjoy a lovely lunch at the restaurant where...More

Thank GRACE058Malta
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

One minute away from the main car park you can take the communal 230 steps down for 1 Euro 50 cents per person. The water is chilly but the gorge and rock formations are stunning. With teenagers they'll delight in gorge walking through the Rapids...More

Thank Christopher_Heaney
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I found the food in the cafe to be very expensive if not a complete rip off and why do you have to pay first before getting a coffee or ice cream? There wasn't much to see on the walk through the park area except...More

Thank Caustonator
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Freezing water and beautiful lava formations. You can walk around and hike or book a tour either online or at the stands close to the main entrance. There is a shop where you can buy food, drinks and souvenirs, to name a few. Parking available...More

1  Thank André A
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17 February 2017|
Response from Abigail A | Reviewed this property |
I didnt do the rafting but as far as I saw you'll be well equipped and will have an expierenced rafter with you... Tbh you need to check with the ticket office beforehand