Etna excursion and Alcantara Gorges

With this excursion Etna and Gole Alcantara which will start in an SUV or minivan (up to 8 people) with an off road up to the lava front of 2002, we will cross the Ragabo pine forest. Then proceed to the starting point of the trek and our excursion will continue on foot. It will start at an altitude of 1650 meters and will reach an altitude of 1700 meters. Before starting the descent, we will visit the thieves cave, a lava flow tunnel where – equipped with helmets and torches – we will go inside to discover its formation and its history.
We will stop in a mountain chalet for lunch (included in the price).
After lunch, crossing Castiglione di Sicilia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we will reach the Alcantara Gorges located in the Alcantara valley also called Larderia Gorges where the Peloritani mountain range ends in the Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra (one of the places where the Godfather was filmed).
* Duration: 6 to 8 hours
* Starts: Linguaglossa, Italy
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




With this excursion Etna and Gole Alcantara which will start in an SUV or minivan (up to 8 people) with an off road up to the lava front of 2002, we will cross the Ragabo pine forest. Then proceed to the starting point of the trek and our excursion will continue on foot. It will start at an altitude of 1650 meters and will reach an altitude of 1700 meters. Before starting the descent, we will visit the thieves cave, a lava flow tunnel where – equipped with helmets and torches – we will go inside to discover its formation and its history.
We will stop in a mountain chalet for lunch (included in the price).
After lunch, crossing Castiglione di Sicilia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we will reach the Alcantara Gorges located in the Alcantara valley also called Larderia Gorges where the Peloritani mountain range ends in the Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra (one of the places where the Godfather was filmed).

Itinerary
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Stop At: Mount Etna, 95030 Catania, Sicily Italy

4×4 jeep off road tour on the Etna Volcano and trekking along the side craters of 2002, Etna North side. Visit to a lava flow cave.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Le Gole dell’Alcantara, Strada Provinciale 7, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily Italy

After lunch, crossing Castiglione di Sicilia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we will reach the Alcantara Gorges located in the Alcantara valley also called Larderia Gorges where the Peloritani mountain range ends in the Municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra (one of the places where the Godfather was filmed). The Alcantara river flows between lava stone which forms its characteristic riverbed 6 km long and easily passable for 3 km. The peculiarity of this gorge consists in the structure of the walls, created by basaltic lava flows (poor in silicon but rich in iron , magnesium and calcium). The lava then cooled very quickly creating pentagonal and hexagonal prismatic forms, which recall the molecular structure of the materials that constitute it. During this easy excursion you will be accompanied by our expert guides.

Duration: 1 hour