The Madonie are a small microcosm in Sicily. In this area there is everything, from sea to snow-capped peaks, to some of the most beautiful villages in Italy. An association called Madonie Outdoor will take you to discover the most beautiful corners, by hiking,snowshoeing, or even by inflatable boat.
Born in the minds of a rafting instructor and a hiking guide, Giovanni Nicolosi and Vincenzo Scavuzzo, Madonie Outdoor activities represent the heart of nature in this area, recently listed as one of the UNESCO European Geoparks Network sites.
From long weekends to tailored Sunday excursions, just choose a place or be guided to explore rivers, breathtaking views and ancient trees. But let’s go in order.
Outdoor activities in the Madonie area of Sicily
The Gorges of Tiberius
The Gorges of Tiberius are a little paradise on Earth that you can explore on foot or by inflatable boat. A unique place, where the water moving among the rocks is navigable and offers refreshment in summer. Even families with children can climb on board.
The tour of the Sanctuaries
Spirito Santo, Madonna dell’Olio, Madonna dell’Alto, Madonna delle Nevi, Madonna di Gibilmanna.True icons of the mountain range in the province of Palermo, with stunning scenery and a warm welcome to those who decide to undertake the journey. A path for trekking lovers, that mixes hiking and spirituality.
Snowshoeing in Sicily
Snow is a symbol of the entire park of the Madonie. Piano Battaglia has been a symbol of winter in Sicily for decades, together with Etna. And there isn’t a better way to enjoy the silence of the snow than with snowshoes, even at night. The footwear originally developed by the Eskimo will lead you inside the fascinating Piano Pomo, or inside the places inhabited by the golden eagle in Piano Farina or on Pizzo Carbonara, at nearly 2000 m a.s.l. On the snow without needing to know how to ski. The sensation is unique: silence, peace and nature.
Tailored routes and itineraries you can experience on foot or by mountain bike, but also on horseback or riding a donkey. From simple to challenging to ‘theme’ itineraries, you’ll choose how to enjoy the area to best.
For the most adventurous, or for those who want to get involved in an activity that requires a good physical presence, here is climbing. Madonie Outdoor is custodian of a number of equipped routes along which even beginners can test their fingers and forearm muscles. And once roped you don’t want to get down…
Nordic walking in Sicily
A technique that is now a fashion and a lifestyle. Correct posture and use of poles allow to venture along challenging trails, reducing workload and improving the overall benefits of a walk inside nature. With Madonie Outdoor and thanks to the instructors, you can try or practise this sport on trails of your choice.
To contact Madonie Outdoor you can use the following numbers: Giovanni 3397727584 (Gorges of Tiberius) | Vincenzo 3473237734 (other activities) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.madonieoutdoor.it