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Small Gorges of Alcantara

Route Sheet

Regional Park of Alcantara, Site of community importance (S.I.C.), called “Natural Reserve Of the Alcantara River” with the following site code I.T.A. n. 030036.

Tipology On foot

Departure Castiglione di Sicilia

Difficulty Easy

Length 1,221 km

Altitude 527 mt s.l.m.

Difference 20 mt

Google Earth


Riferimenti cartografici Page I.G.M. n. 262 quadrant IV°, positioning S.E. CASTIGLIONE DI SICILIA - CTR section. 613090 “PASSOPISCIARO” - CTR section. 613050 “MALVAGNA ”

Services Equipped areas for visitor stops, informative poster signs for information and directions along the way.


Foto Panoramica 360°

The stretch of river that crosses this path is characterized by a bed of lava mainly flat but has several small waterfalls and Gurne particularly striking.

After the first 200 meters above Basalt is possible to reach a path that leads to the charming Byzantine Cuba erected between the seventh century and the ninth century.

Built entirely of lava stone and adorned with broken slabs and rain stones it is perhaps the most important Byzantine cuba present in Sicily. Cuba is surrounded by the vines of Etna and the river Alcantara.

Extremely panoramic lends jerky impressive photo.