Progetto finanziato dal GAL ISC Madonie PSR Sicilia 2014-2020 misura 19.2 sotto-misura 6.2
Progetto finanziato dal GAL ISC Madonie PSR Sicilia 2014-2020 misura 19.2 sotto-misura 6.2

Natural Caves Hike in the Madonie Mountains

Book now to secure the guide's availability!
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

  • Duration:4 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium
  • Distance:7km
  • Difference in altitude:250m
  • When:All year long except July and August
  • Price:From €44 per adult

Discover the fascinating geology of the Madonie Natural Park

This natural caves hike in the Madonie Mountains allows guests to explore a very interesting geological area where the limestone shelters natural caves as well as fossils of corals and other forms of life that populated the sea million years ago.

With the help of your expert local guide, you will learn things you’d never find in the guide books, see things you’d never discover on your own. The itinerary includes two caves that are easily accessible and a pit cave (we will remain on the edge, behind the security fence). It offers beautiful panoramic views over the lower part of the Madonie Mountains, Castelbuono, and the Thyrrenian coast.

If you’d like to look around for the best experience for you, consider the rest of our Tours and Excursions in the Madonie.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9:00 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.


  • Sea fossils hidden in the rocks
  • Visit to 2 small natural caves
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Opportunities to observe the local flora and fauna
  • Ideal for those looking for a beautiful hike near Castelbuono
  • Perfect for families with children from 10 years old For younger kids, you can choose our Family Excursion in Madonie Natural Park or the Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

1 adult: 55€
Save 20% if you book for 2 or 3 adults: 44€ per person
Children (6-16 years old): 15€
Children (0-5 years): free
Group price (from 4 to 10 people): 145€

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 145€
More than 10 people: please contact us

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.

Want to personalize this excursion to make it even more special? Contact us

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
  • Hiking equipment rentalIn the limit of the available stock
  • Local snack
  • Reduced entry price to Castelbuono museumsValid for the Castle and the Museo Naturalistico F. Minà Palumbo

Optional Extras

  • Transport from the meeting point to the departure of the trailParticipants 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

Let us know when booking if you miss something: we can lend you hiking shoes, poles, jackets, etc.

  • Hiking or good sport shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Windproof jacket
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions

Note: Madonie Explorers might cancel the excursion in the event of bad weather conditions. In this case, participants can choose to postpone the excursion or to be refunded.