We are nature guides with over 10 years of experience in nature tourism, hiking and nature education.
Madonie Explorers organizes hiking, nature activities and experiences related to local traditions to help people know about Sicily's extraordinary nature, in particular in the Madonie Natural Park.
From children to botanists, our excursions are open to all nature lovers.
We are members of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche), the main nature guides association recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economical Development (MiSE). We were specifically trained to guide people in natural environment and regularly update our skills thanks to specialized courses.
Mario Cicero is from Castelbuono, Sicily, and has been a nature guide since 2002. He speaks good English, French and Spanish.
Mario is also a manna producer (manna is harvested from the local ash trees).
Laetitia Bourget is French. She arrived in Sicily in 2008 after living in Belgium and Spain for a long time. She has been working in nature tourism for more than 10 years, first as a tour leader and now as a nature guide. She is a member of the Associazione Lepidotterologica Italiana (ALI) and participates in the citizen science projetc e-Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (eBMS) with the creation of 2 butterflies monitoring transects in Sicily. She speaks perfect Italian, English, Spanish and, of course, French.