Sicily: Madonie Mountains Trek
Foreshadowed by the fame of the Mt. Etna volcano, Sicily’s magnificent mountains of the Parco delle Madonie invite you to explore their remarkable natural beauty. Throughout this independent hiking trip, you will admire beautiful 2000 meter-high peaks, climb rugged cliffs in search of stunning views and contemplate the small villages perched on the mountain slopes from above. Enjoy the unmatched taste of the local Sicilian food prepared with home-grown products and soak into the authentic island atmosphere. From the highest mountains to the Cefalu coastline, you will enjoy the largest range of hiking experiences Italy’s most notoriously famous island has to offer.
Duration8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
What is includedAccommodation in en-suite rooms, incl. breakfast, 4x dinner (days 2 to 5), 3x lunchpacks (days 2 to 4); Luggage transfers; People transfers on days 2 and 7; Emergency hotline; Detailed roadbook and maps in English.
What is not includedPublic transportation; entrance fees. Possible CITY TAX to be paid in cash on the spot (it varies depending on the city and on the hotel’s category)
Best periodApril, May, June, July, September, October
Day 1. Arrival in Petralia Sottana
Day 2. Transfer to Portella Ferrone and walk to Pomieri (10 km, 4hrs, +667m/-320m)
Day 3. Pomieri loop via Vallone Madonna degli Angeli or Monte San Salvatore walk (15km, 5hrs, +763m/-754m)
Day 4. Pomieri to Rocca di Gonato (9km, 3hrs, +383m/-442m)
Day 5. Gonato to Castelbuono (13km, 5hrs, +206m/-635m)
Day 6. Rest day in Castelbuono
Day 7. Cefalù loop walk (3km, 1,30hrs, +207m/-203m)
Day 8. Departure day