Alcantara Gorges and Cyclops Riviera, Sicily
The Alcantara Gorges were formed by the volcanic activity of Mount Etna. The stunning basalt formation known as the Alcantara Gorge lies on the Alcantara River. Etna’s geological influence on the surrounding countryside has created a beautifully scenic site encircled by small luscious green woods.
You’ll then continue along the Sicilian coast passing through small fishing villages of the Cyclops Riviera with beautiful views out over the coastline with its famous protruding rocks. The area owes its name to the ‘Faraglioni’, huge outcrops or rock forged by underwater lava which gave rise to Mount Etna.