Etna & Alcantara Gorges excursion
On the eastern coast of Sicily a short journey from the Strait of Messina- lies Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage. Another spot not to miss is the Gole dell’Alcantara, ravines created by centuries of erosion by the cold waters of the Alcantara River.
This tour will guide you through lava fields, spectacular views, the breath-taking landscape of Etna Volcano, and the incredible rock formations of the Alcantara Gorges, a series of vertiginous lava gorges with swirling rapids.
Mount Etna dominates the Eastern side of Sicily. During this exciting and adventurous trip, we will climb and explore the Monti Sartorius (ancient craters formed during the 1865.)
After moving to the cave of Thieves or snow cave which is a small tunnel of lava flow that opens in a prehistoric cast.
We will conclude the morning by visiting the recent lava flows of 2002 and 2003, which completely destroyed Piano Provenzana.
Finally…we will reach the mountain shelter and eat wonderful local food in total relax.
In the afternoon, we will first pass by Castiglione di Sicilia, renown for it’s vineyards and the highly appreciated wine ETNA DOC to then visit the Alcantara Gorges, one of the must-see attractions of Sicily. At about 20 km from Taormina, the gorges are canyons made of lava walls up to 30 meters high.The Alcantara is a river surrounded by lava stone waterfalls, it is 52 kilometres long; its name is of Arabic origin and refers to a bridge from Roman times found by the Arabs.
Hike deep into the wilderness, experience breathtaking scenery, enjoy fantastic local products, watch for wildlife, learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of Sicily!
The experience will take place as follows:
- Our driver will come to pick up you at your accommodation
- From Piano Provenzana we will reach the bottoniera of Monte Sartorius
- Trekking on the ancient Sartorius Mounts’ craters, extinct craters that erupted in 1865
- Visit the tunnel of lava flow
- Packed lunch or a set lunch menu
- Visit the Alcantara Gorges, located in the wonderful Alcantara River Park
- Our driver will drop you off at your accommodation
What you need to bring:
- Comfortable shoes, preferably trekking shoes
- Suitable sportswear
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