Monumental trees trail

Centuries-old oak

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Walk in a magical wood, enjoy fantastic views

This excursion will lead you to an area of the Madonie Park which is particularly rich in monumental trees. Oaks, maple trees, beech trees, but not only! Our main stop will be an extraordinary place: an entire wood of giant hollies. They are several centuries old and reach nearly 20 m high. They are unique in the world for their size, number of exemplaries and geographic location in the heart of the Mediterranean.

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Stop at Piano Pomo (1 400 m) and Cozzo Luminario (1 512 m), where we will enjoy beautiful panoramic viewpoints. On clear days we can see as far as Mount Etna.

Along the trail, you will be able to observe with our naturalist guide many interesting plants, such as rare endemic species. On our way, we will probably cross some of the Madonie inhabitants: birds, fallow deer, butterflies, coleopters, etc.

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Ideal for:
- those looking for a beautiful and not too difficult hike near Castelbuono
- those who would like to get to know the Madonie’s exceptional biodiversity in a short time
- families with children (the hike is usually ok for children from 6 years old - for younger kids, a shorter version is available)

All year long
As part of the itinerary is shaded, the hike can take place even in summer

Difficulty level:

about 3 hours

4,2 km

Difference in altitude:
250 m

What to bring:
Hiking shoes (or good sport shoes), water, windproof jacket, clothes suitable to the weather conditions

Meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9 am.
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.
You will then reach the starting point of the trail with our own vehicle.

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Mini-groups max 8 people or private excursions
Adults: 35 €
Children (6-16 years old): 10 €
Children (0-5 years old): Free
Private excursion extra fee: 30 €
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) - languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Not included: 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.