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

Family Excursion in the Madonie Natural Park

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  • 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

Plan a Family Adventure in the Madonie

This excursion has been designed by Madonie Explorers to entertain the entire family — from adventurous young children up to five years old or over to enthusiastic parents and able-bodied grandparents.

A Magical Itinerary for all Ages

This family excursion is the perfect way to instill a love and appreciation of nature into your children. Along the trail, monumental trees, flowers, lichens, birds, butterflies, etc. will dazzle and amaze, all while one of Madonie Explorers’ passionate guides will help you discover the amazing Sicily nature through games, ovservations and quizzes.

The main stop on this family hike will be Piano Pomo, with its picturesque pagliaio (shepherd’s hut) and 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.

If your family has children eight years or older, you may prefer our Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies. For ten year and older, we also recommend our Caves’ Hike Experience.

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 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.


  • Ideal for families with children from 5 years oldFor older kids, you could also choose our Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies (from 8 years old) or the Natural Caves Hike in the Madonie Mountains (from 10 years old)
  • Games and many stops to observe the local flora and fauna
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Stop at Piano Pomo's pagliaio (shepherd's hut)
  • The mystery of Piano Pomo's giant hollies unveiled by our expert and passionate guide


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
  • Coloring poster In the Madonie woods (1 per child)
  • Local snack
  • 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 try to arrange transportation for you.

What to Bring

  • Hiking or good sport shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Windproof jacket
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditionsLet us know in advance if you miss some equipment: we can lend jackets, fleeces, gloves, etc.

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.