Butterfly Watching Experience in Sicily

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  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Easy
  • Distance:2.5km
  • Difference in altitude:150m
  • When:June, July, and August
  • Price:From €39 per adult

Summer Butterfly Tour in the Madonie Natural Park

Discover the fascinating world of butterflies in the heart of the Madonie — one of the most biodiverse parts of Sicily. The Madonie Natural Park shelters about 100 species of day butterflies and some of them are rare local endemisms — such as parnassius apollo siciliae, hesperia comma hemipallida, and polyommatus daphnis pallidecolor.

This Madonie butterfly tour begins with a short and easy butterfly watching initiation where you will learn how to recognize some of the main families, how to take the best photos, and how to use the net and the butterfly watching binoculars. Then you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills by immediately taking part in butterfly monitoring activities with our expert nature guide.

Keep reading to learn more about this summer butterfly tour in the Madonie, and if you’re still deciding what to go and where to visit in Sicily, you might like to browse our entire range of Tours and Hikes in the Madonie.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Piano Battaglia (Province of Palermo) at 9:30 am. If you aren’t sure where this is, don’t worry, as you will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. You can always contact us to ask for more information. Each guest will then reach the starting point of the trail in their own vehicle. We do not drive you there.

What's Included

  • Madonie Explorers’ nature guide who is a member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche)Language options include Italian, English, French, and Spanish
  • Snack made with local biscuits

Optional Extras

  • Hiking shoes rental
  • Transport from the meeting point to the departure of the trail - participants must have a car. If you don't have one, please contact us and we will try to arrange transportation for you.

What to Bring

  • Hiking or good sport shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Windproof jacket
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditionsIn warmer months, a hat and suncream are essentials!

Note: In the event of bad or dangerous weather conditions, the excursion may be cancelled.

Ideal for

  • Those who look for a beautiful, not too difficult hike in the heart of the Madonie
  • Anyone interested in geology and biodiversity


Small groups; maximum 10 participants

1 adult: 49€
Save 20% if you book for 2 or 3 adults: 39€ per person

Children (6-16 years old): 15€

Children (0-5 years): free

Group price (from 4 to 10 people): 130€

For the price of private groups, please contact us directly.

Want to enjoy even more of the Madonie National Park? We offer a 15% discount on the second excursion! You will find a discount code in the first booking confirmation email. Take a look at our entire range of Tours and Excursions in the Madonie Mountains.