Residential Week into the Madonie Park

5.0 (6)
8 days 7 nights
Italy
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Unforgettable experience for anyone who likes to discover new territories on horseback.

Amazing landscapes, a lot of little and pretty villages down to the coast and up on the mountains, and the big variety of plants and animals are the main characteristic. 

US$ 1 651
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Agriturismo Tenuta Luogomarchese, SS286, Pollina, PA, Italia
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Photo Luciano F.
Luciano F. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Born in 1979, equestrian guide, riding instructor and breeder. Graduated in "Agricultural Expert" at the Agricultural Institute of Messina, lives in Tusa (ME). Great expert in the horse world and owner of almost all of our animals. Deep connoisseur of the area where I work and live, passionate about organic farming, sustainable breeding, dairy production and beekeeping. With more than ten years of experience in the sector, I speak in addition to Italian, French, Sicilian, with some basics of English.

Tour highlights

Discover the Madonie National Park
An amazing ride in the woods of Madonie National Park, full of high peaks that reach altitude of almost two thousand meters above sea level. The area hosts a wide variety of animal species such as deer and wild boar, and plants such as Abies Nebrodensis and giant holly trees.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Dinner and overnight

Day 2
Castelbuono, 5 hours
Day 3
Gibilmanna, 7 hours
Day 4
High Madonie or Tusa
Day 5
From Cefalù to Isnello
Day 6
Gorges of Tiberius, 7 hours
Day 7
Sant`Ambrogio, 7 hours
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
6 nights
Hotel
1 night
6 nights
Agriturismo Tenuta Luogo Marchese
1 night
Tusa moma hotel

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Agriturismo Tenuta Luogomarchese, SS286, Pollina, PA, Italia
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Tour conditions

Included

  • meals,
  • wine with dinner, 
  • accommodation in twin bedded rooms with shared bathroom, 
  • riding, 
  • English speaking guide, 
  • luggage transport
  • excursions described in itinerary.

Extras

  • flights, 
  • transfers, 
  • alcoholic and canned drinks other than wine,
  • beer or Coca-Cola with dinner, 
  • extras such as massages.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Riding Helmet - we strongly recommend that you wear a properly fitted riding helmet of the current standard which is PAS015 or BSEN1384. Helmets are available at the stables if you do not have your own
  • Jodhpurs - jodhpurs, breeches or other comfortable trousers (jeans may rub and can also be quite hot)
  • Riding Boots - it is important to have correct shoes or boots for horse riding. Jodhpur or ankle boots with a rubber sole are recommended but sturdy shoes with a definite heel are acceptable (such as walking boots)
  • Half Chaps - these are great when worn with ankle boots and help prevent the stirrup leathers rubbing against your legs
  • T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Fleece - Although the weather is generally very warm, the evenings can be a bit cooler
  • Warm layers - At times the evening temperature drops significantly
  • Casual Clothes - for when out of the saddle
  • Water Bottle - it's very important to drink a lot of water when it's hot, especially when doing physical activities
  • Raincoat - it is always a wise idea to pack a waterproof/ windproof jacket!
  • Personal Items - toiletries, any medicines you require and please be sure to take insect repellent and plenty of sun cream
  • Camera and Spare Batteries/Charger - an absolute must! It is also a good idea to take a camera case you can strap around your waist or onto a belt for whilst you are riding
  • A copy of your passport
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
  • V
    Vicius
    15 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    For the past four years, I've made it a tradition to spend my summers immersing myself in nature, and this year has been truly exceptional. A week-long residential adventure took us to some of Sicily's most treasured spots. Our journey kicked off in San'Ambrogio, where we enjoyed an unforgettable day by the sea, complete with a magical horseback swim. It was an incredible experience! We then ventured into the Alte Madonie for two days of pure mountain bliss. Despite facing fog, wind, rain, and cold, the thrill of ascending high into the mountains was priceless. From Piano Zucchi to Piano Battaglia, Pizzo Carbonara, and Piano Pomo, we were treated to awe-inspiring vistas and an intimate connection with Sicily's soul. Our refuge at the "Francesco Crispi" shelter provided warmth, laughter, and a crackling fireplace. Our horses were steadfast companions throughout the journey. In Pollina, we stumbled upon a hidden gem atop a hill, home to a fascinating Manna museum. Our gallops along the trails left lasting impressions. A visit to the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna was another highlight, offering breathtaking panoramas stretching all the way to Cefalù. But what truly made this experience extraordinary was the wonderful company. Sharing these adventures with Simona, a longtime riding companion, and meeting new friends like Jasmine enriched the journey beyond measure. Special thanks to Luciano's team, especially Marialuisa and Paola, the McLeod Sisters, for making every moment unforgettable. In summary, the organiser provides an opportunity to embark on a horseback adventure that delves deep into Sicily's authentic essence. I wholeheartedly recommend this extraordinary and genuine experience!
    15 Sep, 2023
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    Simona
    13 May, 2023
    about provider
    Just came back from the six-day trekking adventure from Cefalù to Etna.. It was a beautiful and exhilarating experience.. the rush of galloping through the woods and the mesmerizing allure of Etna's craters.. Excellent organization, with fun and friendly guides.. Highly recommended for everyone!
    13 May, 2023
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    Debora
    14 Jan, 2023
    about provider
    The horseback riding excursion for my birthday turned out exactly as I had imagined. From the mountains, we made our way to the beach through several trails, enjoying the spectacular panorama and landscape along the way. And finally, the gallop on the beach—a childhood dream come true. I am immensely grateful to Luciano for making it all possible; he's as friendly and accommodating as they come. Thank you!
    14 Jan, 2023

Dates and Prices

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