Family Excursion in the Madonie Natural Park

From 5 years old
From 5 years old
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The perfect excursion to discover the wonders of the woods with children

  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Easy
  • Distance:2.6km
  • Difference in altitude:150m
  • When:All year long! As part of the itinerary is shaded, the hike can take place even in the hot Sicilian summer.
  • Price:From €44 per adult

A family adventure in the Madonie

If you would like to spend time in nature with your kids during your holidays in Sicily, this tour is for you. Our nature guides have designed this special family excursion, easy and enjoyable both for children and adults.  

The trail is suitable for kids from 5 years old and goes through one of the most beautiful woods of the Madonie Park, with many monumental trees and full of biodiversity. You will have fun with our English-speaking nature guide looking for fascinating plants, animals paws or fossils that will reveal the secrets of nature. We will also learn about the woods inhabitants through games and quizzes.

We will stop at a picturesque pagliaio (shepherd’s hut) for a snack with the best local biscuits and we will discover the art of origami with a few easy foldings. We will also explore the nearby fairy tales-like giant hollies wood. The whole family will be wowed by the beauty of this place and immersed by the stories of local bandits and shepherds.

At the end of the tour, each child will receive a coloring poster that represents the places we will have just been through.

If your kids are eight years or older, you may prefer our Giant holly trees hike. For ten year and older, we also recommend our Natural caves hike.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9:30 am.
If you aren’t sure where it is, don’t worry, as you will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. Each guest will then follow the guide in their own vehicle until the starting point of the trail (15 min). If you don’t have a car, please contact us.


  • Ideal for families with children from 5 years oldFor older kids, you could also choose our Giant holly trees hike (from 8 years old)
  • Games and many stops to observe the local flora and fauna
  • Coloring poster In the Madonie woods1 per child
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Tasty breakWith the best local biscuits
  • Stop at Piano Pomo's pagliaio (shepherd's hut)


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 44€
Children (6-16 years old): 20€
Children (0-5 years): free

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 170€ fixed price
More than 10 people: please contact us

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

Madonie Explorers' Guarantee

  • Qualified English-speaking nature guideMember of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) - Language options include Italian, English and French
  • 10% Discount on the second excursionYou will find the discount code in the first booking confirmation email
  • Free cancellationUp to 48 hours before the tour
  • Rescheduling or cancellation with refund in case of bad weatherIf Madonie Explorers cancels the excursion because of bad weather conditions, you can choose to reschedule the excursion or to be refunded
  • Reduced ticket price to Castelbuono museumsValid for the Museo Civico-Castelbuono 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 find the best solution.

What to Bring

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