Madonie Mountains Hike to Pizzo Carbonara

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  • Duration:Approximately 4 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium
  • Distance:8km
  • Difference in altitude:400m
  • When:All year long

Pizzo Carbonara Day Trip

Enjoy amazing geology and biodiversity on the top of the Madonie Mountains with this 4 ½ hours hiking day trip from Madonie Explorers.

Hike to Pizzo Carbonara (1979m), the highest peak of the Madonie Park. Climb to the peak and explore the exceptionally rich geology and biodiversity along the way.

You will walk through surprising landscapes shaped by the action of water on the limestone rock, with numerous sea fossils hidden in the stones, and rare plants and butterflies in every direction.

Madonie Explorers’ experienced nature guide will help you discover and understand fascinating details about this unique natural landscape. While you plan your trip, you might also like to consider our Madonie Hike to Piano Pomo’s Giant Hollies and our much longer 3-day Trek in the Madonie Natural Park.

Climbing to the Top of Pizzo Carbonara

When you reach Pizzo Carbonara, you will be rewarded with a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view. On clear days, you will be able to see along the Tyrrhenian coast as far as Palermo and an extensive portion of Sicily’s hinterland.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Piano Battaglia (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. 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 poles
  • Local snack

Optional Extras

  • Hiking shoes rental
  • Panini service
  • Transport from the meeting point to the departure of the trail - participants 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 shoes (compulsory)
  • Water bottle
  • A picnic so that you can refuel
  • 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 visiting Sicily looking for a beautiful hike that isn’t too difficult.
  • Anyone interested in geology and biodiversity


Small groups; 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€

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.