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Sicily: The Madonie Natural Park 2021

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Sicily: The Madonie Natural Park 2021

A fascinating horse trekking that includes six days of horseback riding in the territory of the Madonie Regional Park, which welcomes within its approximately 40 thousand hectares of surface, more than 70% of the entire biodiversity of the island.

Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of one person departing

PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 10

1° day

CATANIA / CASALVECCHIO GERACI (- / - / D)

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to Casalvecchio Geraci, an ancient restored nineteenth-century farmhouse, nestled in the green hills of the Rainò river valley. Exquisite organic dinner based on 0 km products and overnight stay in a farmhouse.

2° day

CASALVECCHIO GERACI / SAN MAURO CASTELVERDE (B / L / D)

Breakfast, assignment of the horses, and departure from Casalvecchio around 8, we begin to descend the valley of the Rainò river, a tributary of the Pollina, which marks the eastern limit of the Madonie from a geographical point of view and which is characterized by its wild beauty, full of hiding places for the famous Mauritian bandits, who dictated the law here between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Picnic in nature and climb towards the medieval town of San Mauro Castelverde at more than 1000 meters high, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Dinner based on typical local products and overnight stay in a 16th-century monastery converted into a hotel.

3° day

SAN MAURO CASTELVERDE / CEFALU '(B / L / D)

Breakfast and departure around 8 am. The descent towards Castelbuono, the largest village in the Madonie with about 10 thousand inhabitants, the ancient seat of the barons of Ventimiglia, who from here reigned for centuries over the entire territory crossed by this trek. Picnic near the village. In the afternoon, walk towards the territory of Cefalù through very wild and scenic areas, covered with woods and Mediterranean scrub, passing through the vineyard of Santa Anastasia. Dinner and overnight at Turismo Rurale Cefalù, equipped with a swimming pool with a sea view.

4° day

CEFALU’ / CASENA MONGERRATI (B/L/D)

Breakfast and departure around 8:30. You first cross an area covered with Mediterranean scrub with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian coast and after a couple of hours, you arrive at the sanctuary of Gibilmanna, the seat of the Madonna patron and protector of the diocese of Cefalù. We visit the sanctuary that houses one of the most beautiful works by Gagini, a great Sicilian sculptor of the Renaissance, and continue towards the medieval village of Gratteri, where you can have a picnic. In the afternoon continue through the San Giorgio wood, rich in holm oaks and oaks, passing by the ruins of the abbey of San Giorgio (12th century) to the Madonna del Pedale (17th century) and finally reaching the Casana Mongerrati farmhouse, equipped with swimming pool, near Collesano, an ancient town of Arab origin (Qal'atas-sirat). Hearty dinner and overnight stay in a farmhouse.

5° day

CASENA MONGERRATI / RIFUGIO MARINI (B / L / D)

Breakfast and departure from Casena Mongerrati around 9 am and crossing the Mungerrati forest populated by corks, holm oaks, and oaks. Continue in the direction of Piano Zucchi, near which the picnic is consumed, under the imposing limestone massif of Carbonara. We then pass by Piano Cervi, immersed in dense forests of holm oaks that slowly turn into beech trees, and finally arrive at Piano Battaglia, a famous ski resort at an altitude of 1600 meters. Dinner and overnight at the Marini Refuge.

6° day

RIFUGIO MARINI / TERRAVECCHIA (B / L / D)

Breakfast and departure from Rifugio Marini around 8:30. Visit of the Battaglietta, a karst ighiottitoio where the melting waters of the snow flow through underground tunnels to Cefalù. The passage from Vallone Madonna Degli Angeli to admire the last surviving specimens of the Nebrodi fir symbol of the Park in nature. The passage from the Madonna dell'Alto Sanctuary (1819 m) where on days of good visibility you can admire a large part of the island and descent to our Terravecchia farmhouse in the territory of Castellana Sicula, equipped with a swimming pool projected towards the enchanting internal Sicily. Dinner and overnight.

7° day

TERRAVECCHIA / CASALVECCHIO (B / L / D)

Breakfast and departure from Terravecchia around 9am. This day is spent on the southern slopes of the Madonie, famous since ancient times for their productivity in fodder and wheat, the island's first agricultural resource once nicknamed "Rome's granary "as well as the main food base. The passage from Petralia Soprana nominated in 2018 "Most beautiful village in Italy" and return in the afternoon to our base, Casalvecchio Geraci farmhouse, after having crossed the trazzere immersed in pleasant panoramic views. Organic dinner based on 0 km products and overnight stay.

8° day

CASALVECCHIO / CATANIA (B / - / -)

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureDoubleSupplement single
From 10 April 2021 to 13 November 2021€ 1,810€ 330

Notes

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of one person departing:

  • From 10/04 to 17/04
  • From 03/07 to 10/07
  • From 18/09 to 25/09
  • From 09/10 to 16/10
  • From 06/11 to 13/11

Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°

DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY: °°°° (INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED)

ACCOMMODATION: farmhouses and B&B

EQUIPMENT: English saddles with sheepskin for comfort. On request American saddles

HORSES: Sicilian, well trained, and accustomed to the territory

GAIT: FROM 6 TO 8 H PER DAY IN THE SADDLE – It requires familiarity and mastery of the horse in the open spaces at the three gaits. The terrains are varied and there is the possibility of covering long stretches at a stretch or gallop.

MINIMUM AGE: 16 years

MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 Kg

TYPE: itinerant trekking with an overnight stay in a farmhouse

ACCOMMODATION:

Overnight stays in clean and comfortable farmhouses and B & Bs.

Authentic Sicilian cuisine dinners based on local products. A typical evening meal includes a variety of antipasti, pasta, meat, dessert, wine, water, and digestive. Picnic lunches are brought from the supporting machine (with tables, chairs, and cutlery) and include: fresh bread, salad, cheeses, olives, cold cuts, Sicilian specialties, wines, or other drinks, on request, coffee or tea.

 

Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. It is possible to live the experience in the Park event in a reduced version having 4 or 5 nights available.


The tariff includes

  • All meals as per program
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • 7 nights in a farmhouse
  • 6 days on horseback (6-8 hours a day)
  • Horses and equipment available
  • Means of support
  • Expert guide of the territory speaking Italian, English, French
  • Gadgets, luggage tags and various illustrative documentation
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage

The tariff does not include

  • Flights
  • Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, drinks, tips, personal extras
  • Alcoholic
  • Anything not highlighted in the item “The tariff includes”
  • Supplementary insurance
  • Any airport taxes To be paid locally
  • Registration fee € 45

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