Body Rafting and River Trekking Alcantara

Half day

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Tour description

In this exciting river adventure of Body Rafting and River Trekking, Dream Island will take you to the heart of the Alcantara Gorges Botanical and Geological Park to load up on adrenaline and fun in the Alcantara River. In this fluvial activity you will be able to admire the lush nature of the Alcantara Valley, particularly the area of the Alcantara Gurne, which together with the Alcantara river form a unique and evocative ecosystem.
The “Gurne dell’Alcantara” are natural lakes carved by the Alcantara River into the lava rock; they are distinguished by the striking waterfalls that connect them and the turquoise-colored water. In this river activity you will move between one natural “pool” to another taking high dives, swimming, river trekking and body rafting.

Requirements to participate:

  • Minimum age of 12 years old, maximum age of 55 years old
  • Minimum height of 150cm
  • Must be able to swim
  • Pregnant women cannot participate in the tour
  • The waters of the Alcantara River are very cold, take this into consideration if you are particularly sensitive to the cold

Itinerary

  • At the meeting point you will be supplied with the appropriate sports gear for this activity
  • You will be accompanied to the starting trail: after a 5-minute walk inside this country path immersed in the Alcantara River Park you will reach the starting point of the activity
  • You are in the “Gurne dell’Alcantara,” you will spend a few minutes getting used to the cold river waters and equipment
  • The Gurne are natural ponds connected by suggestive waterfalls, the height difference between one pond and the other varies between 3 and 5 meters
  • You will start from the upper pond and making high dips you will move from one “pool” to the one below. When you arrive at a new pond you will reach the location of the new jump by swimming, by short river trekking sessions or by using your body by sliding into natural slides using body rafting techniques
  • You will repeat these actions until you reach the final pond where this exciting river activity will end

Location

Alcantara River

Gurne dell’Alcantara

Departure time

10:00

11:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Important: You must arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the starting time so that you can get changed and be ready to leave on time.

Return time

Approximately 90 minutes after the departure time

Price

Fixed price of € 39.00

The price includes: parking, sports equipment, locker rooms and showers, guide and the entrance fee to the Alcantara River Park

Minimum age 12 years, maximum age 55 years, minimum height 150cm

Tour duration

90 minutes

Path lenght

1,6 km

Period

From April to October

Difficulty

Easy

What is included

  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Parking
  • Sports gear
  • Changing rooms and showers
  • Admission ticket to the Alcantara River Park

What to bring (recommended equipment)

Swimsuit, bath towel, beach slippers

Means of transport

  • River trekking

Minimum number - Maximum number

  • Minimum number: 1
  • Maximum number: /

Customizable

No

Pick-up

Not included. You have to reach the meeting point in Motta Camastra (near the Alcantara River) on your own to have this tour. It might be possible to arrange a pick-up at your desired location by paying an extra.