Hike in Cefalù: Rocca + old town

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  • Duration:About 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium-easy
  • Distance:About 4km
  • Difference in altitude:270m
  • When:All year long
  • Price:From €49 per adult

Discover one of the loveliest towns in Sicily in an original and active way

Explore Cefalù through our special urban-nature hike

With this itinerary that combines nature hike and urban walk, we offer you an original and active way of visiting Cefalù, far from the classical cultural tour. You will find out how nature actually influenced the destiny of this former fishermen village as we will pass by surprising places, without missing the main attractions of the town.

Our excursion will begin with a hike on the Rocca, this huge rock that dominates the town. It hosts prehistorical remains as well as an ancient defensive structure with crenellated walls among pine trees and a typical Mediterranean vegetation. We will stop to enjoy spectacular views over Cefalù’s roofs, the port and the Tyrrhenian coast. We will also explore the ruins, in particular the so-called Temple of Diane (Tempio di Diana) and look for sea fossils in the rocks.

Our steps will then lead us to the narrow streets of the old Cefalù, where everyday life flows quietly out of the bustle and where you will feel the true Sicilian atmosphere. We will also walk along the insolite megalithic walls and stop at the must-see spots: the Arab-Norman cathedral, Porticciolo (old port), Porta Pescara and the medieval washing-place. If you have seen the last Indiana Jones movie, you will recognize some places!

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Cefalù (Province of Palermo). You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.
Starting time can vary according to the period of the year (please check in the booking calendar).


  • Alternative way to visit Cefalù
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Stop at main must-see places
  • Prehistorical remains
  • Sea fossils hidden in the rocks
  • Perfect for families with children from 8 years old


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 49€
Children (6-16 years old): 19€
Children (0-5 years): free
Entry ticket to the Rocca included in the price

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 170€ fixed price
Entry ticket to the Rocca not included
More than 10 people: please contact us

Madonie Explorers' Guarantee

  • Qualified English-speaking nature guideMember of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) - Language options include Italian, English and French
  • 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
  • Local snackBiscuits

What to Bring

  • Hiking shoes or good sport shoes Access to the Rocca may be refused to people without suitable shoes (e.g.: small sandals)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat and suncream in summer