Millenary oak full day hike

Giant trees & Geology
Giant trees & Geology
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Meet one of the oldest oaks in Italy

  • Duration:5-6 hours
  • Difficulty level:Medium
  • Distance:11km
  • Difference in altitude:500m
  • When:All year long except July and August
  • Price:From €59 per adult

We bring you to meet an old guy who was born a thousand years ago. This oak tree is considered as one of the oldest in Italy and lives in the Madonie natural Park, on the slopes of the Carbonara Massif.

Together with our English-speaking nature guide, you will walk through an itinerary that mixes woods and panoramic view points. Stops include a spot where amazing sea fossils can be seen, a small natural cave which is easily accessible and a pit cave (we will remain on the edge, behind the security fence).

We will arrive at the millenary oak towards lunchtime to picnic and relax in the shade of this fantastic tree (you can bring your own food or use our picnic service). Many other monumental trees, most of them centuries-old, can be seen in the area.

The hike offers beautiful views over the lower part of the Madonie Mountains, Castelbuono, and the Thyrrenian coast.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9 am.
If you aren’t sure where it is, don’t worry, as you will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. Each guest will then follow the guide in their own vehicle until the starting point of the trail (15 min). If you don’t have a car, please contact us.


  • Stop under one of the oldest oak trees of Italy
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Tasty breakWith the best local biscuits
  • Sea fossils hidden in the rocks
  • Visit to a small natural cave and stop at a pit cave
  • Opportunities to observe the local flora and fauna


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 59€
Children (12-16 years old): 25€
For families with younger children, we suggest the Giant holly trees hike (from 8 years old)

Private tours:

Maximum 10 people: 210€ fixed price
More than 10 people: please contact us

Want to personalize this excursion to make it even more special? Contact us

Madonie Explorers' Guarantee

  • Qualified English-speaking nature guideMember of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) with experience - Language options include Italian, English, French
  • 10% Discount on the second excursionYou will find the discount code in the first booking confirmation email
  • Free hiking equipment rentalIn the limit of the available stock
  • 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
  • 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 find the best solution.
  • Picnic serviceIf you want to use our Picnic service, please specify it when booking and we will contact you before the excursion

What to Bring

Let us know when booking if you miss equipment: we can lend you hiking shoes, poles, jackets, etc.

  • Hiking shoes (compulsory)
  • Water bottle
  • Picnic
  • Windproof jacket
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions