Butterfly watching is an amazing and original way to enjoy nature and the Madonie Natural Park is a perfect place for it. It shelters about 100 species of butterflies and some of them are exclusive endemisms (e.g.: Parnassius apollo siciliae, hesperia comma hemipallida, Polyommatus daphnis pallidecolor).
We offer guided butterfly watching excursions adapted to all nature lovers (photographers, hikers, families, researchers, seniors, etc.) with a naturalist guide member of ALI (Associazione Lepidotterologica Italiana).
The excursions can be:
- hiking excursions
- itineraries by car with stops in observation spots and light walks
Note: The excursions can include butterfly monitoring activities for the European project eBMS (e-Butterfly Monitoring Scheme).
From May to August
From easy to medium
From 2 to 8 km
Difference in altitude:
From 100 to 400 m
What to bring:
Hiking shoes or good sport shoes (depending on the itinerary), water, picnic, windproof jacket, clothes suitable to the weather conditions.
Meet your guide in Piano Battaglia (Province of Palermo) at 9.30 am.
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.
Minimum 2 adult participants*
Adults: 65 €
Children (6-16 years old): 20 €
Children (0-5 years old: Free
Groups: please contact us
* If you would like to book for only 1 person, please contact us
The price includes: naturalist guide member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) and of ALI (Associazione Lepidotterologica Italiana) - languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Not included: picnic, transportation - participants should have a car. 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.