Body rafting in the Alcantara gorges
Body rafting in the Alcantara gorges is a unique experience. We propose you an unparalleled and exciting experience in the fascinating “natural temple” of the Alcantara gorges. This Activity has been thought for adventures and challenges lovers, for those who want to enjoy the river without any meditation, for those who want to know themselves better through the confrontation with the natural elements.
Body rafting in the Alcantara gorges is not just an excursion, but an incredible experience to remember lifelong.
A small heavenly corner generated by ancient lava flows will be the setting of your adventure. You will have the chance to admire the important river’s ecosystem and the amazing walls made of columnar basalt which make this part of Sicily unique all over the world.
Going up the river through the deep canyon, you will have the possibility to discover astonishing outlooks that otherwise would be unreachable. Our Guides will lead you in complete safety along an exciting and unique track in touch with nature and the force of the river current.
Live the adventure and measure your limits with Sicily green adventures.
Your experience will be divided in two parts.
–River trekking– you will go up the river using different sports techniques like trekking and some basic climbing and swimming techniques. For the bravest there is also the possibility to dive!
Do not worry if you have never tried an activity like this before. All you need is an adventurous spirit, the guides will care about all the rest and they will help you to enjoy this activity in complete safety.
Reached an enchanting waterfall called “Lacus Venĕris” (Venus’ Lake) will start the second part of your experience.
–Body rafting– Let yourself go with the river flow, dive into emerald green pool and slide on the cold Alcantara water surrounded by the spectacular basalt columnar prisms. You will ride small rapids becoming one with this incredible canyon.
An experience to live all in one go. Are you ready?
What to bring
A change of clothes, a beach towel, a swimsuit, good mood and the desire of adventure. All the rest is up to us.
Equipment and service
- 1,30/2 hours of river trekking and body rafting in the Alcantara gorges
- Technical equipment: helmet, wetsuit, 5,5 mm shoes, life vest.
- Entry ticket to the Alcantara river Park
- Free personal effects safekeeping
- (English speaking) River guide/rescuer
What to know
Do I need to know how to swim?
Know how to swim is not needed. The water is low along all the track and in any chance you will wear a life vest which will keep you afloat.
Who can join the tour?
Body rafting in the Alcantara gorges is an experience suitable for people of all ages and physical ability. You can join the tour on your own or in group. Attention: Participation in this activity is subject to restrictions. Age – height and weight determine whether children participate or not.
What if the weather is bad?
If the weather is bad, you will be constantly informed. If the weather does not permit the excursion, it is possible to rearrange it. In case you have payed already a deposit for the tour, we can refund you without any penalty.
Season and time
We are available from May the 1st to October the 30th, from 9:00 to 16:00
Booking is mandatory