Traditional Sicilian Country Tour

Immersive Tour
Immersive Tour
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  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Easy
  • Distance:N/A
  • Difference in altitude:N/A
  • When:All year long except July and August
  • Price:From €55 per adult

Immerse Yourself in Sicilian Nature and Country Traditions

Venture out with our passionate Madonie Explorers guide, exploring the natural world, farming traditions, and delicious wild foods locals have been foraging for generations. This tour involves some walking but it isn’t as physically demanding as some of our other experiences; this makes it the perfect complement to one of our more active Excursions in the Madonie. Come feel like a Sicilian for a few hours, learning about the unique food and country living traditions.

On this Madonie country tour, you will meet Mario on his land at the foot of the Madonie Mountains and immerse yourself in local traditions that hark back to the past but are still a way of life in our beautiful and wild part of Sicily. Keep reading to learn more, and please get in touch if you have any questions.

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. 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
  • Demonstration of manna production from ash trees
  • Food tastingsManna, biscuits and bread made from ancient wheat varieties, olive oil, and more
  • Various seasonal Sicilian countryside activitiesPicking, planting, grafting, traditional balm making, etc.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions

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

Optional Extras

  • 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.

Ideal for

  • Those who delights in nature and wants to learn about and appreciate the gorgeous Sicilian countryside
  • Anyone interested in local traditions and food, botany, and natural remedies
  • Families with children as this experience is suitable for all ages. Inspire a love of nature and the courage to try new food!


Small groups; maximum 10 participants

1 adult: 69€
Save 20% if you book for 2 or 3 adults: 55€ per person

Children (6-16 years old): 20€

Children (0-5 years): free

Group price (from 4 to 10 people): 185€

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.