This spring excursion will make you fall in love with the most charming inhabitants of the Sicilian country: butterflies and wild flowers.
The trail goes through the Mediterranean scrub and country areas, full of vivid colours and fragrances in this period of the year. Together with our naturalist guide, you will go in search of wild orchids, medicinal herbs, wild edibles and other typical local plants.
After a brief initiation to butterfly watching, you will also participate to the monitoring of the diurnal butterflies that live on the Madonie territory. It will be a unique opportunity to admire them from very close. All the data collected will provide precious information on the local ecosystems to European scientists*.
* The European Union has chosen diurnal butterflies as a bio-indicator to measure the health of environment. Volunteers from all around Europe participate in butterflies counting along specific itineraries and use the data to feed the eBMS (e Butterfly Monitoring System) database.
- butterflies and botany lovers
- families with children
From mid-March to end of April
If you are interested in a butterfly watching or a botanical excursion during an another period of the year, please contact us.
About 3 hours
Variable, about 2 km
Difference in altitude:
About 100 m
Medium-easy (a short part of the trail is steep)
What to bring:
Hiking shoes or good sport shoes, clothes suitable to the weather conditions, water
Territory of Pollina (Province of Palermo).
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.
Mini-groups max 8 people or private excursions
Minimum 2 adult participants
Adults: 35 €
Children (6-16 years old): 10 €
Children (0-5 years old): Free
Private excursion extra fee: 30 €
Groups: please contact us
The price includes: naturalist guide member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) - languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Not included: transportation. If you don't have a car, please contact us to find the best solution
The excursion could be cancelled in case of bad weather conditions