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2016, Oct 30-Nov 01 - Between rocks and waters of Palazzo Adriano mounts

TripPuzzle and Silene cooperative organized for the weekend between October 30 and November 1, an interesting three days to explore the heart of Sicani Montains: the Natural Reserve Mountains of Palazzo Adriano and Sosio Valley.
This territory rich in particular natural and environmental aspects, is the oldest in Sicily thanks to the presence of limestone blocks (of Solomon Stone, Stone Saracens, Passo di Burgio cliff and San Calogero cliff ) dating back to the Permian.
The program will feature days immersed in nature that has significant peculiarities both in landscape and nature.

Price of the package: € 165,00 per person in dbl/twin room

TIME LIMIT FOR BOOKING: 2016, monday Oct 17
Since the activity takes place in a festive bridge is required to meet the deadline in order to avoid not having the availability of rooms

Minimum # of partecipants: 12

Payment: Bank Transfer on the TripPuzzle account: IBAN IT55W0306904605100000000725

The registration will be confirmed once we receive your side completed form with all requested data and a receipt of payment

For BOOKING please contact Gabriella Costa +39 338 4898077 or send an e-mail to - 

For TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS about excursions and path, please contact  Gabriele Giacalone +39 333 2507137 or Lino Cuttonaro +39 329 8403948 or send an e-mail to - 

The package includes:

- 2 overnights in dbl/twin or tpl rooms
- dinner on 1st day (incl. water and wine), pizza on 2nd day (incl 1 soft drink)
- 2 packed lunch
- Naturalistic Guide accompanying

The package NOT includes:

- Transfers (traveling with their cars).
The fuel contribution for moving by car is estimated at around € 60.00 per car. We suggest you to split it among the crew, excluding the owner/driver of the vehicle that helps driving and using his car. The digit is indicative and may vary significantly depending on the type of vehicle.

- Museums entrance fee

- Breakfast

- Everithing not mentioned in "The package includes" paragraph


- Cancellation within Oct 17: 100% refund
- Cancellation between Oct 18 and 22 : 65% refund
- Cancellation after Oct 23: 0% refund

Detailed Program

Sunday Oct 30 - (Packed lunch not included)

For people departig from Palermo, meeting at P.le Giotto - Bar Oceania at 8.15 depature at 8.30
For all the others people, appointment in Palazzo Adriano main square at 10.30

The first day will be dedicated to the visit of one of the zones of greater altitude of Sicani mounts in Contrada Liste di Pietra Fucile e Contrada Cinta. Starting from Contrada Portelle it will go up along a side of Mount Gebbia until you get in the highlands of Contrada del Pozzo and Ravanusa Contrada Piano (1200 m s.l.m.), with interesting high-altitude shrubs.

Along the way you can visit the famous Stone Salamone, particularly limestone block formed about three hundred million years ago in an underwater environment of the escarpment, which encloses, together with the Stone of the Saracens, the Cliff San Calogero and the Cliff Pass of Burgio, considerable fossil record of marine life Permian era.

Along the mule track surrounded by a large evergreen oak woodland we will arrive in Contrada Cinta where we will visit the old forestry environment of charcoal.
We meet several rare species of particular interest phytogeografic, which characterize the Mediterranean woodlands high-dominant share of Holm oak and downy oak.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Difficulty: medium - path of well-traced with average slopes roads and trails - Vertical drop: 500 m total - Distance: about 9 km

Monday Oct 31 - (Packed lunch included)

Free breakfast. Excursion with the visit of the heart of Sicani Mountains Park.
Starting from Contrada San Benedetto you will rise towards Bosco di San Adriano through one of the most beautiful and fascinating mule tracks Sicanians. The path, at first in a clearing and then within extended woodlands, will give us the opportunity to observe from the path of Sosio River with its recessed grooves in the thick and rich vegetation.

From this natural terrace you will come to the ruins of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Adriano, twelfth-century structure. Then continuing towards Inzitati Plan will ascend upwards after touching the lowest level of our journey. Again we will have the chance to see numerous emergencies floristic / vegetation, and unique landscapes in their kind.

Return to hotel, pizza dinner and overnight

Difficulty: medium - path on roads and well-marked trails medium slopes - Altitude difference: about 500 m total - Distance: 12 km


Tuesday Nov 1 - (Packed lunch included)

Free breakfast. Tour that will cross part of the second highest peak of the Sicanians Monte delle Rose. Starting from Contrada Favara Borgia will begin our ascent to the forest shelter homonymous Mount. Arrived at an altitude of 1000 m o.s.l. We can admire from above the town of Palazzo Adriano. Through woods, clearings and shrubs will begin our descent to the starting point. Afterwards we will reach the small village of Palazzo Adriano, former greek-Albanian colony, where compatible with the time, you can visit the museum geonaturalistico exhibition venue of the casts of fossils from the Permian, the Museum of the film oscar Nuovo Cinema Paradiso of Tornatore, the museum of Albanian clothes, the old town and the rite churches Greek-Byzantine and Latin rites.

Difficulty: medium / easy - route on roads and well-marked trails substantially free of difficulty - Altitude difference: about 300 m total - Distance: about 7 km




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