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6 hours

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Mount Etna, Sicily

Ride through the spectacular volcanic canyons of Alcàntara Valley on board a quad bike. Enjoy a thrilling trip through the canyon which lies in the shadow of the smouldering Mount Etna. Your guide will take you off-road high into the foothills around this active volcano where you can enjoy breath-taking views over this rugged landscape.

You will be transferred from your hotel to the starting point on the southern side of the valley at Gole dell'Alcantara. Before you step on the gas and set off on your off-road adventure, the guide will provide a full safety briefing and issue you will helmets. As you head towards Francavilla di Sicilia you’ll drive over the stunning sun-baked terrain. Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the wonderful views en route.

See how, over the centuries, the wild waters of the Alcàntara River have eroded the ancient lava flow from Mount Etna creating the fascinating landscape we see today. The gorge reaches a depth of around 65 metres which means the river water remains cool during the hottest summer months. Why not add a touch of culture to your day? You can choose to stop at the convent of the Capuchin monks or visit the antiquarium housing ancient archaeological artefacts found around the valley. 

Additional notes about the tour

Quad biking in Alcàntara Valley is best done from Taormina. The experience includes an A&K drier and private guide.

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