Sicily Outdoor Activities Calendar 2017
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JAN 27 – 29
Nebrodi and the black pig feast in Longi
A weekend among the pristine forests of the Nebrodi mounts. Trails that wind through ancient beech trees, towering waterfalls, breathtaking scenery. And yet medieval villages and especially the "mythical" feast of Nebrodi black pig in Longi!
FEB 25 - 26 (Carnival)
Novara di Sicilia, and Maiorchino cheese festival
In the little known but beautiful Novara di Sicilia, already in the category of most beautiful villages in Italy, it is held annually the tournament of "Maiorchino" that consists in rolling this typical (and delicious!) cheese on a path winds along the streets of the country. During the festival we will taste all the typical delights of the place and enrich everything with hiking and scenic walks.
APR 15 - 17 APRILE (Easter)
Bays and headlands of Trapani coast
The most charming coastal scenery of Sicily to admire walking along the paths of the headlands overlooking the sea. From Erice to Mount Cofano, from Zingaro natural reserve to Cornino gulf.
APR 22 – 25
Cave, coasts and Baroque villages of south-eastern Sicily
We will make great tours between the rock tombs of Pantalica, admire the charming landscapes of Cavagrande, we will travel in the time between the Greek ruins of Akrai, we let be surprised by the stunning Baroque pearls, we observe flocks of pink flamingos in park Vendicari and more . Three days full of experience, fun, beautiful views and excellent food.
Alicudi and Filicudi: the Aeolian more "distant", the most unknown and therefore more fascinating
Away from the crowds and noise of the city. A corner of Sicily, where time stands still, where human relations are authentic and the views are so beautiful it takes your breath away.
APR 20 - MAY 01
Etna lava mountains and endless forests
A weekend among the stunning scenery of the largest and most active volcano in Europe. We will walk among the endless pine forests in which creep remains of the raging magma flows, caves, lava hills. The world's unique landscapes where the scream of the earth becomes rock.
Food & Wine Bike Weekend Aeolian
For all lovers of good food and wine who want to live the Aeolian Islands in a different way: by pedaling! Exploring Lipari and Salina with breathtaking views, excellent food and wine and a bit of healthy exercise: nothing is missing to enjoy these beautiful islands!
MAY 20 - 21
Palazzo Adriano and transhumance
After the hike in Cozzo Fucile, the most striking peak of the Sicani Mountains Park, the trekking become urban in the narrow streets of Palazzo Adriano, the country set of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, the movie that made him famous the child Totò Cascio that we'll meet in his farm.
The big attraction of the weekend is the transhumance, a unique opportunity to stay in close contact with the shepherds and their flock, between stories and lots of fun until you reach the farm where we will taste cheese, ricotta, prepared as it once and where we will live the celebrations of transhumance as protagonists.
JUN 02 - 04
In the heart of the Egadi islands: Levanzo and Favignana
The two pearls of the Tyrrhenian Sea in this short and intense journey that will lead us to Cala Rossa, between the trails of Mount Santa Caterina, between the Faraglioni of Levanzo, along the rocky coast in which opens Cala Minnola till the rock paintings in the Genovese cave. And above all, the serenity that reigns in small islands not yet invaded by the summer tourism.
Volcanoes by Night: Vulcano and Stromboli
A weekend of sea, sun and night hiking to explore the Aeolian volcanoes, accompanied by the light of the moon and stars.
JUL 07 - 09
South Sicily forgotten coasts between Licata and Palma di Montechiaro
A weekend to discover a still little known and unique stretch of Sicilian coast, between Licata, Palma di Montechiaro and Agrigento.
Beaches and secludeds coves, the severe Montechiaro Castle overlooking the sea, the paradise Kolymbethra and classic places in Sicilian nature, such as the Scala dei Turchi, to see with different eyes: on board of a sailboat.
SEP 15 - 17
Cycling in Trapani province
Be enchanted at sunset on Saline, taste the Marsala wine, breathe the air of the medieval village of Erice, taste the typical almond sweets, enjoy the views of the coast of Cornino.
Pedaling, all these wonders take on a different flavor that tastes like freedom!
SEP 30 - OCT 01
The Madonie Mountains: Salt and River Trail
In Petralia a salt mine becomes art! The Museum of Contemporary Art "Sotto Sale" will intrigue us with particular sculptures of rock salt and the explanation of the salt mining cycle. Gangi will enchant us with charming little streets of the village and tasty dairy products Slow Food. To complete the Madonie experience an adventurous River Trail on the river Pollina
OCT 14 - 15
Sicani Flavors and Knowledges
In Sant'Angelo Muxaro, a small and ancient village in Agrigento province, everything runs slow.
It's a place to live a unique experience, a place for a few: only for travelers looking for emotions!
The millennial and fascinating history, the important archaeological heritage, pristine and fascinating nature are only the backdrop to the real attraction of the place: the human relationships and the great heart of the people.
A real treat is the encounter with an extraordinary character: Aldo, The Shaman of Sicani Mounts, who will lead us to the discovery of his world, a paradise of plants of all kinds to which he speaks.
NOV 18 - 19
Burgio and the shepherd of the clouds
A full immersion in the Sicani mountains, visiting the town of Burgio, the bell foundry, the only existing in southern Italy, the Museum of the Mummies and the ceramic craft workshops culminating in a dinner with genuine products at Km 0.
After an invigorating trek into dense forest of oaks and conifers of Monte Cammarata, the highest in the Sicani Park, we will reach the farm by an histrionic character who has achieved the singular Andromeda Theatre, a place considered "alive" by the artist, that changes over time, and that loads of energy between the silence of nature and the mystique of the place.
DEC 08- 10
Forests and villages between the Nebrodi and Peloritani mounts
The "Immaculate" weekend dedicated to excursions among the wildest mountains of Sicily, where Mount Etna, Nebrodi and Peloritani border. We will walk among the "patriarchs" of Malabotta forest, among the megaliths of "Argimusco" and in the medieval villages of Montalbano Elicona and Tripi on a journey dedicated to nature and good food.