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

Full Day Hike in the Madonie Park

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  • Duration:5 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium
  • Distance:About 10km
  • Difference in altitude:400m
  • When:All year long except winter (snow)
  • Price:From €59 per adult

The Perfect Hike to Discover the Beauty of the Madonie Park in one Day

On this excursion, we will reach some of the most beautiful places of the Carbonara Massif. We will traverse through a huge range of habitats, including woods of evergreens, mountain pastures rich in rare plants, karst dolines, woods of beech trees (the southernmost ones in Europe) and an ancient wood of giant holly trees (Piano Pomo).

If you’re interested in the Madonie’s unique giant hollies, you might like to also consider our dedicated Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies.

Breathtaking panoramas and amazing biodiversity

We will enjoy many beautiful panoramic viewpoints as our guides know all of the best spots along the trail. On clear days, we will be able to see as far as Mount Etna. Along the trail – which is not much frequented by hikers – herds of fallow deer, raptors, corvids, and butterflies can often be seen.

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. Each guest will then reach the starting point of the trail in their own vehicle.


  • Incredible variety of biodiversity, habitats and landscapes
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Many opportunities to observe the local flora and fauna
  • Stop at Piano Pomo's giant hollies and pagliaio (shepherd's shelter)
  • Perfect for those looking for a beautiful hike near CastelbuonoIf you prefer an easier hike, you could consider our Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

1 adult: 75€
Save 20% if you book for 2 or 3 adults: 59€ per person
Children (6-16 years old): 20€
Children (0-5 years): free
Group price (from 4 to 10 people): 180€

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 180€
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 shoes (compulsory)Due to the type of trails, it’s better if they have a high upper.
  • Water bottle
  • A picnic so that you can refuel.
  • 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.