Meet the Madonie Explorers

We share with you our passion for Sicily’s stunning nature and the beauties of the Madonie Natural Park.

Exploring the Beautiful Madonie Nature Park is our Passion

One day, we decided to live as much as possible in contact with nature… and our passion became our job!
We are naturalist guides with over 10 years of experience working in nature tourism, hiking and nature education.

From children to experienced hikers, our excursions are open to all nature lovers.

Madonie Explorers organizes hikes, multi-day treks, nature activities and cultural experiences that connect visitors with local traditions. It’s our goal to champion Sicily’s extraordinary natural beauty in general but with a special focus on the Madonie Regional Natural Park.

The Madonie Nature Park is so incredibly beautiful, its flora and fauna so unique, that we feel we have the best job in the world. While almost anyone would enjoy a jaunt through this exquisite natural paradise, there is so much to learn and appreciate — that’s where our Tours and Excursions in Madonie Natural Park come in!

Meet the Founders of Madonie Explorers

Laetitia

Laetitia Bourget is French, with Italian origins. She always loved Italy and decided in 2008 to move to the Bel Paese. Laetitia instantly fell in love with the beauty of Sicily — especially the Madonie Natural Park. She is passionate about butterflies, photography and… Sicilian food! Laetitia now lives in Castelbuono with Mario (see below) and their son Elia. She speaks perfect Italian, English, Spanish and, of course, French. She lived for several years in Bruxelles and Madrid.

Mario

Mario Cicero is from Castelbuono, Sicily. He has been a nature guide since 2002. Mario is passionate about the unique natural bounty of animal and plant life and he loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with guests.

Mario speaks good English, French, and Spanish, and he is also a manna producer. Manna is harvested from the local ash trees; please click on the link to learn more.

Officially Qualified Guides

We are members of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche), which is the main nature guide association recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE).

While it’s our goal to inspire and inform you, it’s also our responsibility to keep you safe. We are specifically trained to guide people in natural environments and regularly update our skills thanks to specialized courses.

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