Zen Walk

Wellness experience
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  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Easy
  • Distance:About 2.5km
  • Difference in altitude:150m
  • When:All year long: as part of the itinerary is shaded, the hike can take place even in the hot Sicilian summer.
  • Price:From €44 per adult

A wellness experience in the heart of Sicily

Our Zen Walk is better than a spa treatment to relax and rigenerate body and soul. Along an easy trail immersed in the woods of the Madonie Natural Park, you will rediscover your deep bond with Nature through easy techniques of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness.
Sensations, emotions and nature knowledge are the ingredients of this unique experience that will make you feel the innate connexion between human and nature as a never-ending spring of marvel and wellbeing.
At the end of the walk, we will share a herb-tea prepared with local plants and biscuits made with ancient Sicilian wheat varieties.

What is Forest Bathing?
Forest Bathing uses immersions in the woods to improve physical and mental wellbeing. It comes from Japan where it is called Shinrin-Yoku and has been practiced as preventive medecine since the 80’s.
Many studies show that Forest Bathing has benefical effects on the immune system, stress, sleep quality, blood pressure, cardiac rythm and more.

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness used the 5 senses to fully live the present moment and reach a state of wellbeing.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9 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.


  • Wellness experience for the body and the soul
  • Full immersion in Nature
  • Original alternative to the classical mountain hike


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 44€
Children (6-16 years old): 15€
Children from 0 to 5 years old can participate in private tours

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
  • Local snacks
  • Hot drink
  • 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 try to arrange transportation for you.
  • 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

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

Note: Madonie Explorers might cancel the experience in the event of bad weather conditions. In this case, participants can choose to postpone the excursion or to be refunded.