Quad excursions Gole Alcantara

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Difficulty level
2 of 5

Min. Age
18 and older

1 Hour – 2.30 Hours – Half Day


Morning/ Afternoon
Specific schedule.

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Those who love unique places in the world and off-road adventures cannot miss the quad excursion to the Alcantara gorges. The Alcantara gorges or canyon are a splendid and unique naturalistic location .

With the quad you will be able to discover its river which flows between the lava stone that formed the characteristic riverbed. In the surrounding area, however, you will be able to notice the basaltic lava flows on the structure of the walls, which have created wonderful and unique prismatic shapes.

Are you ready to go on a unique journey riding your quad? Then don’t miss the excursion to the Alcantara Gorges!

Alcantara quad bike excursion: a striking landscape

The quad excursion to the Alcantara gorges winds through suggestive landscapes: paths covered with mud, stones, water and streams that cross the Alcantara Valley.

During the quad excursion it is possible to admire: waterfalls, gorges, lakes, breathtaking panoramic views of Etna and some medieval villages.

Over the millennia, the icy waters of the Alcantara river have eroded the lava flows coming from Etna, creating a landscape that resembles that of a canyon.

During a quad excursion between the Alcantara gorges you have the opportunity to have fun on the dirt roads at speed, but also to stop and admire the beauty of the river, the rocks and nature that surround them.

Excursion to the Alcantara Gorges by quad bike: how it works

The excursion – between short breaks, long off-road and road sections – lasts about 1 hour and a half. During the excursion, you will touch some of the most important naturalistic sites of the park, also discovering its historical and cultural importance.

The excursion offers the opportunity to discover the emerald green Gurne, the waterfalls and to travel with the quad between the dense vegetation and splendid panoramas. Furthermore, you can complete the adventure by visiting the Alcantara Gorges and its imposing canyon up to 25 meters high and up to 5 meters wide.

To drive the quad you need to show your valid driving licence. The excursion among the Alcantara gorges is suitable for everyone, both for those who are beginners and experts. You can choose to experience this adventure at any time of the year, opting for either a morning or afternoon excursion.

The excursion therefore includes: the rental of a quad which can carry two people, a safety helmet equipped with a hygienic cap, a row-opening guide and insurance.

It is advisable to always arrive at least 10 minutes before the booking time to start the quad adventure in Alcantara in the best possible way!

Quad bike excursion in the Alcantara Canyon: what to wear

The advice is to dress appropriately to fully enjoy this adventure. Depending on the period, you must dress comfortably.

It is advisable to wear long trousers in any season, to protect the legs, and also a windproof jacket. For shoes, it is better to opt for sturdy boots. Finally, a hat and a pair of sunglasses are also recommended.

Are you ready to discover the Alcantara gorges? Then don’t wait any longer, and choose the perfect quad tour to combine fun and adventure, and discover the natural beauties of this canyon!



The photographs within this hike/article, were not taken during one of our hikes, but are used for informational purposes only