Gole Alcantara Terralcantara, Motta Camastra

(4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Gorges cut by ancient lava flows make for ideal trekking at Gole Alcantara Terralcantara. Cold-water springs rush through the gorge's floor, so wear nonslip shoes and clothes that can get wet. On the Alcantara Trail, you'll be given a wetsuit so you can swim through the deeper waters of the gorge. Check online for overview of guided tours, resort rates, events, and activities. The area features three romantic country resorts: Il Borgo, La Casa Delle Monache, and the Poggio. Plan your Gole Alcantara Terralcantara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Motta Camastra using our Motta Camastra tour planner.
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  • The Alcantara Gorges are a spectacle of nature. Get to the site is already a journey through the lush, green mountains of Sicily, even in August. The Park has a good parking and a large food court. The guided tour of the Park is pleasant to go and then the walk free or guided across the River, very cold, inside the throat. From that again ever.
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  • do bodyrifting in these gorges was an incredible experience! Unique landscape to be discovered. Highly recommended!
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  • Meeting hot lava and mountain river left of striking beauty. The trip took place in October, found one daredevil who wishes to enter the water but bathing was not very cold water. Benefited from the purchase of the site for 92 Viator (e) day trip to the Canyon, a historic train around the Etna and the rise of the Etna. All included in the price (and the cableway and buses-jeeps), also tickets into the Gorge and the garden.
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  • Great natural canyon, beautiful basalt rocks, that's worth a five star rating. During high season and good weather however it will be extremely crowded. If you go through the main entrance you can use the elevator, it will cost you €13 per person. Tip: There are also a communal stairs that will cost you only €2,- ( park at the main entrance, walk out again on the road to the left, you'll find the communal entrance after a few hundred meters at the left. it will save you €11 per person (and half an hour of waiting at the cash register on busy days). You'll not see the "botanical gardens" but you won't miss a thing... best time to visit is from April to June and September to October.
  • The place is superb and we'll maintained. If you want to spare a bit, buy the tickets in Taormina or in another collaborating site, so you pay 8 euro in place of 15. If you plan to do body rafting, bring your own diving suite if you can and want to spare. Fluvial activities only with optimal weather. Gorgeous and nice fir kids too. Just one note: the elevator tower is quite awful, it should be renovated according to the environment. The dressing room for fluvial activities are near to sufficience, but guides are friendly and caring.
  • The gole is a nice place to visit. It offers some beautiful views. However it is really commercial with paid parking and access to the Gole starting at €8 for normal entrance and €13 including the botanical garden. The water is freezing but worth to dive in on a hot day.
  • Beautiful nature trail. Walk in the shallow waters into the gorge. As others have said - walk up the street from the main entrance to the communal entrance where you can pay 1.50 person using the stairs. About 200 steps. Easy. Well maintained.
  • Extremely beautiful, definitely worth a visit. But not much to do there. Don't use the elevator! Its overpriced (I think 13€) a few meters down the road you can use the stairs for 1,5€