Excursion to the small and big Alcantara Gorges
The departure is scheduled in the morning around the area of ”Castiglione di Sicilia”, from here crossing fields and country roads we will admire along the way the mysterious “Byzantine Cuba”. After the usual photos we will continue until we arrive on the Alcantara river sides, the so-called “Little Gorges”.
Along the river we will go down to the valley until we reach the most famous “Gorges” formed thousands years ago during a lava flow. In that occasion a fracture opened, the water penetrated inside and rapidly cooled the walls creating the typical and spectacular “organ pipes” or “woodpile” structures.
Once here we will leave the horses and walk down along a small path to the river side where we will enjoy a sandwich, and just for the bravest, with the feet in the icy water of the river!
The return is expected in the afternoon after some relax and after admiring this wonderful place.
Price: 120 euros
Riding time: About 7 hours
- Guided riding
- 0,5 liter bottle of water
- Rent of helmet and Chaps
price per person
Skill level: low/Intermediate
Ability description: Intermediate. You need to be able to ride at all paces for a few hours, comfortable with covering a variety of different terrain.
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