We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alcantara Gorge

Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 79.11*
and up
Alcantara Gorges Tour from Messina
More Info
US$ 91.28*
and up
Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
More Info
US$ 107.11*
and up
Etna and Alcantara Full-Day Tour from Taormina
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cold water” (10 reviews)
“car park” (15 reviews)
“body rafting” (7 reviews)
Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (729)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gorge alone is interesting but probably only worth at most an hour of your time. We only intended to visit the Gorge so followed other travellers' advice to park in the main car park, tip the attendant a couple of euros and then walk...More

1  Thank RobertThurlow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular sideline for trips to Mount Etna is this Gorge with a cold river running through the middle of it. Organised trips get a discount on the entrance fee taking it down from 9 Euro to 7. Big cafe at the top (i.e. Before you...More

1  Thank SteveTheAstonFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, the Alcantara Gorge is beautiful. No doubt about that. But they want to make money out of it, that is clear. There is a lift, a tourbus,... You can only walk trough a short part of the Alcantara Gorge (only 20 metres, which is...More

Thank joaquimv928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Already well before planning our holidays we came across photos of people bodyrafting in a very beautiful gorge river. And now, after having done the River Trekking Tour with Siciliy Green Sports I can fully assure our expectations. Once you pass the crowd in the...More

1  Thank Sandra_1173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 1 hour here on the way to Etna. Arrived at 8.45am so it was very quiet. We could not find the start of the steps so had to pay the €7 entrance for the lift (reduced by €1 for coach party) Pretty little...More

1  Thank Judike2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Gole dell’Alcantara in July and did a river trekking tour with Sicily Green Sports - it was absolutely unbelievable and we had a lot of fun. We were lucky, because there were only two of us and our guide Francesco. Francesco knows...More

1  Thank Mariana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for an hour on the way to Etna. Do pay 7€ and take the lift down into the gorge as it is spectacular and you can enjoy paddling in the ice cold river.

Thank Pennyb400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 2 entrances down to the Gorge. One is a rip off at 20-40 Euros PER PERSON and the other is 1.50 Euro per person. You decide! One is operated by a company posing as a "Park" with a massive 'entry fee' for the...More

4  Thank MobiusTraveller
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took the land tour, as we were in a group with 3 small children and a couple of teens. There is a 1 km tour, which was tiring for our toddlers given the heat, but there were some very nice views of the gorge....More

Thank Modi116
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went here as part of a trip to Etna - Etna was brilliant, this was not. It was Sunday, it was August, so possibly it would be so much better at another time. There was hardly any water and there were thousands of tourists....More

3  Thank lesley h
Nearby Restaurants
La Porta del Re all' Al-Quantarah
91 reviews
.22 km away
279 reviews
3.53 km away
Trattoria Rapisardi
210 reviews
4.29 km away
i Due Compari
92 reviews
1.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Le Gole dell'Alcantara
649 reviews
.07 km away
New Travel Services Day Trips
371 reviews
.27 km away
Gole Alcantara Terralcantara
905 reviews
.13 km away
Alcantara Fluvial Park
115 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from SteveTheAstonFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can get a train from Messina to Taormina Giardini station, then a bus to Recanati bus station where you can then pick up a bus to the gorge which is about an hour (and on to Etna should you so desire which takes much... More
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
It is, there are lifts to the bottom. However, it is a gorge and I guess there is only so much you can see with a pushchair. You could carry your child once at the bottom but would have to leave the pushchair somewhere. I... More
Jacques C
12 July 2017|
Response from Sally F | Reviewed this property |
There were people there with dogs of all sizes!

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Sicily