River Trekking in the Alcantara Gorges near Taormina

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3.5 hrs
Occasionally sporty
From 10 years-old and up

Enjoy a fascinating and fun trekking experience in the Alcantara River: explore Taormina's lakes and volcanic scenery like never before!

Enjoy a fascinating and fun trekking experience in the Alcantara Gorges: explore Taormina's lakes and volcanic scenery like never before!

Ideally located at the gate of the majestic Mount Etna and Taormina, the Alcantara River is the perfect place for an adventurous river trekking experience. The Alcantara Gorges is a must-see destination for nature and trekking lovers travelling to Taormina. Get ready for the most fascinating river trekking in the Alcantara Gorges.

A professional and experienced guide will welcome you at the meeting point and brief you about the activity. After helping you wear the equipment, your river trekking experience in the Alcantara Gorges will start! Follow your guide for 2 hours through the Alcantara River, jump and slide into the lakes, and admire the stunning volcanic rocks along the Alcantara River. A qualified guide will be at your disposal for the whole duration of the river trekking.

Don't miss the chance to explore the Alcantara Gorges and make the most of your time in Taormina. Either alone or with your friends, reserve your spot and get on this incredible river trekking in the Alcantara Gorges!

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Practical information

Get on the most exciting river trekking experience in the Alcantara Gorges, near Taormina! The total duration of this activity is 3.5 hours, you'll spend 2 hours in the water.

Course of events

- Meet your guide at Piazza Umberto I Belvedere - 95019 Zafferana Etnea Metropolitan City of Catania, Italy or from the confirmed pick-up point within Acireale and Taormina.
- Briefing and equipment.
- Start your 2-hour river trekking.
- Return to the meeting point.

Activity requirements

- The minimum age for this activity is 10 years old.
- All participants must be able to swim.
- A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this activity to take place.

Special terms

- Pick-up and drop-off service is available within Acireale and Taormina. Please get in touch with your instructor, upon booking.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the activity.

Meeting point:
Piazza Umberto I Belvedere - 95019 Zafferana Etnea Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy (Or pick-up within Acireale and Taormina)
Spoken languages:English, Italian
  • Guide
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Pick-up from your accomodation within Acireale and Taormina
  • Lunch
Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers to wear in the water
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Water and snacks


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Andy S., Belgium — 17/06/2024
We waren met enkel met ons tweetjes en Mario, het was een heel leuke activiteit
Kayla G., United States — 01/06/2024
Beautiful scenery. Pictures don’t do it justice. Very fun and safe.
Daisy M., Belgium — 31/08/2022
Wat een geweldige activiteit. Dank aan de professionele begeleiders. We zouden het zeker terug opnieuw willen boeken.
Péter Á., Hungary — 01/07/2022
Great experience, could’ve been twice as long but we still enjoyed it.
Anders T., Denmark — 28/06/2022
It was all really just a super joy! Our trip lasted around 3 hours in the water, uncountable jumps and slides and around an 8 km travel up and down the river. We were so well treated and the instructors really managed to share with us their love for the nature and the experience - our 3 instructors were so happy and engaging and honestly they were so good we could probably have stared at cacti for the entire trip and it would still have been a fantastic experience! On our way, Marco shared his passion for Etna with us and Michele kept calling for us for more jumps! And on top of all that, being in the cool water for a few hours was also a nice break from the Sicilian sauna.

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