Sea and river horseback ride from Recanati to Alcantara

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Difficulty level
0 of 5

Min. Age
10 years and older

Half Day
or Full Day

Morning/ Afternoon
Specific schedule.

Spoken languages
ITA / ENG

The sea and river horseback ride starts from the beach of Recanati (Giardini Naxos). From here you can admire the blue beauty of the Ionian Sea. We continue with the ascent of the mouth of the Alcantara river, a magical place where it is possible to come across different species of birds during migration periods. In this pristine corner of Sicily, the river vegetation, flora and fauna, the volcanic rocks eroded by time will offer you a unique experience.

On your horse you can cross the river, discover enchanted naturalistic landscapes, admire the unique shapes of the basaltic rock, the ancient lava flows sculpted by the river. Between relaxation and wild nature, the imposing backdrop of Etna will be omnipresent.

Sea and river horseback riding: how long does it last?

The horse riding excursion is organized every day of the year, weather permitting. How long does the sea and river horse ride last? An hour for the route on the beach of Recanati. two hours in the Alcantara River Park starting from the Terre di Castel Leone (8 kilometers from the Alcantara Gorges). The horse riding excursions are suitable for beginners and horse riding experts and are accompanied by specialized fair tourist guides. They are recommended to anyone who needs, on the one hand, relaxation away from the daily routine, on the other hand, pure emotions.

Sea and river horseback ride from Recanati to Alcantara: Between unspoiled nature and relaxation

Horseback riding at sunset or in the first light of the morning on the beach of Recanati to then go up the Alcantara river in the Natural Reserve of the Alcantara Valley is a breathtaking adventure. A wild experience of great emotional impact, in total symbiosis with nature, to be experienced in one of the most exclusive environments in eastern Sicily. You will be able to breathe it by letting yourself be guided by one of the most elegant, strong and intelligent animals that exists. In addition, you can always count on the equestrian tourist guide. How should you dress? It is recommended to wear long trousers, closed shoes and socks. On the way, it is possible to visit the famous Byzantine Cuba (7th century rural chapel erected by Basilian monks). You can also stop for a while at the Piccole Gole di Castiglione. Here, in the warmer months, it is a good habit to cool off in the clear waters of the river.

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