The best trekking in Sicily, itineraries and information in pocket guides free to download in pdf. Here’s the complete map of unmissable places for lovers of nature and hiking.
From easy walks on Etna to breathtaking views such as that of the Rocche del Crasto. From the routes skirting the sea, like that of Vendicari nature reserve, a gem in the province of Syracuse, to relational tourism in Sant’Angelo Muxaro, in the province Agrigento. From the lush forests of Ficuzza, near Palermo, to the picturesque Cava d’Ispica in the province of Ragusa, from Mount Cammarata to San Felice hermitage and the Abies nebrodensis path on the Madonie, there is no place in Sicily without corners to explore. For tourists and lovers of nature, trekking and hiking, SiciliaWeekend, SiciliaOutdoor and Tasca d’Almerita present smart guides to download for free with all of the information about routes and technical details, and certified professionals who can safely take you on excursion. To taste Sicilian nature to the best and live it walking from its peaks to its beaches…
Trekking in Sicily, itineraries and guides
Here are the itineraries and links for downloading the guides in PDF.
ROCCHE DEL CRASTO – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
On the top, dominating sunrises and sunsets with eagles and griffon vultures. These are the Rocche del Crasto, one of the symbols of Sicilian hiking. One of those places where, once there, you don’t want to go down. A place for lovers of trekking and wildlife.
CAVA D’ISPICA, THE TOWN ON THE ROCK – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
A microcosm of natural beauty and a place with thousands of years of stories rooted in our culture. It’s Cava d’Ispica, a jewel in the province of Ragusa, to explore in a trek that will introduce you to a truly unique world.
ON THE TRAIL OF THE SICANIAN KING KOKALOS – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
We are in the heart of Sicily, in the territory of the Monti Sicani. A unique and varied environment that gives hikers a chance to live very different experiences in a few square kilometres. Here we will explore the territory of Sant’Angelo Muxaro, in the province of Agrigento.
VENDICARI AND THE VIA ELORINA – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
The Vendicari nature reserve is an earthly paradise in the province of Syracuse. Migratory birds choose it for a pleasant stopover in the course of their journey; men choose it because its territory is unique and diverse. An excursion to Vendicari offers the opportunity to enjoy the sea as well as pristine nature where the hiker can restore his spirit.
RIVER TREKKING ON THE SOSIO – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Walking on water is everybody’s dream. Among the rocks of the river Sosio, in the Park of the Monti Sicani, the dream comes true. You go inside the waters of the stream for an impressive and exciting hike with a swim in the natural ponds of the river.
FICUZZA, THE KING’S FOREST AND THE OLD RAILROAD – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Not far from Palermo there’s the village of Ficuzza. This charming place in the heart of the famous forest is a paradise for lovers of trekking and hiking.
ETNA, A PASSAGE TO THE SOUTH-WEST – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
he changing colours of the Etna volcano, its unspoiled nature and the plants grown on beautiful lava flows. An itinerary to experience these wonders.
THE MEGALITHS OF THE ARGIMUSCO AND THE MALABOTTA FOREST – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
The Megaliths of the Argimusco and the Malabotta forest are a magical place for every hiker. The scenic beauty, the incredible story about the Sicilian Stonehenge and archaeoastronomy make this place a must in a journey into Sicilian nature.
MONTE CAMMARATA – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Trekking, Monte Cammarata We are in the heart of Sicily, on the Sicani Mountains, between the provinces of Palermo and Agrigento. The valleys of the Belice and that of the Platani meet creating unique views. Monte Cammarata is the highest peak in this area and you can explore it on an easy excursion.
THE ABIES NEBRODENSIS ITINERARY – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
In the Madonie, in the territory of Polizzi Generosa, ancient trees stand out: the Abies nebrodensis. A tour takes you to discover these living relics of prehistory.
SAN FELICE HERMITAGE LOOP PATH – DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
A short distance from Palermo the doors open for fabulous easy to reach scenery. These are places where peace reigns although the city is near. Places where you can find calm with a simple and varied hike to the Pizzo Cane, Pizzo Trigna and Grotta Mazzamuto reserve.
The Trekking project was conceived by SiciliaWeekend and Sicilia Outdoor, in the persons of Dario La Rosa (journalist) and Attilio Caldarera (Aigae hiking guide). Graphics by Adriano Alecci and translations by Valeria Balistreri. Thanks to Tasca d’Almerita for sponsoring and believing in the project and to the hiking associations in Sicily that joined the initiative with pleasure.