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

Gratteri’s treasures

Trail Hike
Trail Hike
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  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium
  • Distance:About 7 km
  • Difference in altitude:350 m
  • When:All year long, except in summer.
  • Price:From €44 per adult

Explore picturesque village Gratteri, Grattara cave and San Gorgio Abbey ruins

The excursion begins in the small streets of Gratteri, a lovely village of the Madonie where time seems to have stopped.
The trail offers beautiful views over the northern coast of Sicily. On clear days, we can see as far as Palermo and Monte Pellegrino.
Our first stop will be the ruins of Abbazia San Giorgio (Abbey). This fascinating place was abandoned some centuries ago for still mysterious reasons.
We will then go to explore the Grattara cave. It is a very interesting example of the local geology, and in particular of the karst phenomenon.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Gratteri (Province of Palermo) at 9:oo 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. 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
  • Hiking equipment rental (poles, shoes)In the limit of the available stock
  • Local snacks

Not included

  • Transport

What to Bring

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

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

Ideal for

  • Those who would like to hike not far from Cefalù
  • Those interested in local villages and old traditions
  • Those interested in geology


Small groups; 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€

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.