Body Rafting in Sicily
The body Rafting is a mix of river trekking, canyoning without the use of ropes and the use of the body to slide along some stretchh of the river Alcantara. The gear used to do body rafting comprise, a wetsuite, footwear, an helmet, and a life jacket.
A Sicilian Adventure
Sicily is an island that has a lot to offer in terms of nature and beauty. Sicily has over 1000 km of coastline, 15 minor island, two active volcanoes and large expances of forest, plus the food is delicious. Who decide to visit this island the first question is, where shall I go? The answer is easy, eastern Sicily , (between Taormina and Mt. Etna) cause it has the largest bio diversity, beautiful beaches, the most orginized tourism industry, the largest airport and three regional parks, Mount Etna, The Alcantara gorges and the marine park of Isola Bella in Taormina. These three regional park offer many the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor adventure, undoubtely the most adventurous is the Body Rafting. Most people belive that the best spot to enjoy a body rafting tour are the Alcantara gorges, nothing is more far from the truth. The Alcantara gorge and the Alcantara River are a truly stunning but especialy in July and August they are so crowded that a visit to this part of the regional park can become unpleaseant. The most amazing body rafting excursion takes places at the Gurne a series of lakes inside the Alcantara river park. Let's see what this body rafting is about.
What is Body Rafting adventure?
The body Rafting is a mix of river trekking, canyoning without the use of ropes and the use of the body to slide along some stretchh of the river Alcantara. The gear used to do body rafting comprise, a wetsuite, footwear, an helmet, and a life jacket. The body rafting at the Gurne Alcantara is an authentic breathtaking adventure cause it includes jumps from some spot as high as 7 meters sourrounded by an icredible nature away from mass tourism.
Why avoiding the Alcantara Gorges?
Do not missunderstanding me, The Alcantara gorges are a unmissable spot worth a visit or good for some river trekking excursion, but a body rafting alcantara gorges tour will see you spending most of the time walking up stream with the water up to your knees, queing to wait for other large groups to clear the way and you will not perform jumps, but you will use your body for 30 seconds before getting back to the starting point, that is all, but since the Alcantara river park is the most famous spot people belive that must be the best spot to do Body Rafting. A piece of advice if you wish to enjoy an unforgettable adventure get in touch with Alcantara Body Rafting or Sicily Active, go to the Alcantara Gurne and once you finish you can visit the Alcantara gorges scenic canyon walls indipendently spending as little as €1,50. Please remember to use the public entrance to gain acces to the Alcantara gorges do not be fooled by the private company charging as much as €13.
What to bring for a Body rafting tour?
To take part to a body rafting experience bring, a beach towel, a swimsuite, and flip flops. Any serious company that orginizes either river trekking excursion or body rafting in the Alcantara Valley regardless of the location must provide: Changing rooms, free car park, showers, all the technical equipment wetsuit 5,5mm, footwears, life jacket and an helmet that covers the hears and the lower part of the back of the head. The body rafting as an activity is very safe and real fun but refrain from using company that are not official tour operators cause the do not have safety protocol or insurances.
Requirements to take part in a Body Rafting tour
- Minimum 12 years old
- Maxiumum 55 years
- Minimum 150 cm
- Must be able to swim
- Far good physical condition