Zen Walk

Wellness in the woods
Wellness in the woods
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Connect to Nature in the heart of Sicily

  • 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

Relax in the woods with Forest bathing and Mindfulness

Do you know how to hug a tree and what are the benefits? This wellness excursion will help you rediscover your deep bond with Nature through easy techniques of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness.

Along an easy trail immersed in the woods of the Madonie Natural Park, you will regenerate body and mind. Sensations, emotions and nature knowledge are the ingredients of this unique experience which will make you feel the innate connection between human and nature as a never-ending source of marvel and wellbeing.

At the end of the walk, we will share a homemade herbal 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 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.


  • A treat for body and soul
  • Full immersion in Nature
  • Tasty breakWith homemade herbal tea and the best local biscuits
  • Original alternative to the classical mountain hike


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 44€
Children (6-16 years old): 20€
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 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) - Language options include Italian, English and French
  • 10% Discount on the second excursionYou will find the discount code in the first booking confirmation email
  • 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

  • Yoga classIf you want to include a yoga class, please specify it when booking and we will contact you before the excursion
  • 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.

What to Bring

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