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 €44 per adult

Explore Cefalù through our special urban-nature hike

With this itinerary that mixes nature hike and urban walk, we offer you an original and active way of visiting Cefalù, far from the classical cultural tour. Of course, we will go to the main places and we will talk about Cefalù’s rich history, and you will find out how nature actually influenced the destiny of this former fishermen village.

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 search sea fossils in the rocks.

Our feet will then lead us to the small streets of the old Cefalù: here everyday life flows quietly out of the bustle and you will feel the true Sicilian atmosphere. We will also walk along the insolite megalithic walls and stop at the best must-see spots: the Arab-Norman cathedral, Porticciolo (old port), Porta Pescara and the medieval washing-place. If you saw 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) at 9.00 am. You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.


  • 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: 44€
Children (6-16 years old): 15€
Children (0-5 years): free

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 170€ fixed price
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
  • Entry ticket to the Rocca
  • Local snacks
  • Hiking equipment rentalIn the limit of the available stock

What to Bring

Let us know when booking if you miss something: we can lend you hiking shoes, poles, sunhats, etc.
Access to the Rocca might be prohibited to people with no proper shoes (eg: small sandals).

  • Hiking shoes or good sport shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Hat and suncream in summer

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.