An enchanted wood, immersed the history and the flavors of the mountains

with Giovanna
The perfect experience to enjoy Nature and all the beauty our mountains have to offer. The hiking trail will start from Portella Mandarini (1600mt), where we will admire a wonderful panorama overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aeolian Islands. From there we will venture in a wood of conifers and Mediterranean scrub, following an ancient path, almost hidden in between the native lush vegetation. We will reach a clearing, site of an old “mannera”, where shepherds used to find shelter with their flocks of sheep. During our 1hr break we will enjoy a picnic lunch consisting of local produce and we will also listen to traditional rural tales and stories. The hiking will continue following a path down the valley along the Mandarini stream, until we reach our starting point again.
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Recommended for

Hikers, people who enjoy the outdoors and love spending time walking in the mountains.

Up to 2 participants: 100 EURO / GROUP
Up to 4 participants: 120 EURO / GROUP
From 5 up to 10 participants: 150 EURO / GROUP

Length: 13 km / 8.07 mi
Elevation Gain: 200 m / 656 ft
Elevation Loss: 230 m / 754 ft
Type of hike: hiking path in the woods
Level: Easy/Class 1

Equipment needed
Hiking shoes, 1.5 lt of water, dress for the weather and the season: wear multiple layers and a raincoat.

What is included

— Tour with a professional Nature and Hiking Guide
— Packed lunch with local cheese, cold cuts, olives, bread, seasoned bread with olive oil and oregano, seasonal fruits and traditional pastries. We can accommodate specific dietary requirements upon request.

What is excluded

— Transportation
Giovanna is a guide specializing in relational tourism, host of the B&B CAS’ANTICA SOPRANA in Petralia. The spark with Petralia started in 2016 when Giovanna, after years of working in the fashion sector, decided to renovate a house in the town. Her first challenge was to convince the local inhabitants themselves of the untapped potential of Petralia Soprana.
everyday in spring, summer and autumn


italian, english, french


100 - 150 EURO / GROUP


From 2 up to 10 people


9:30 am — Meeting at Petralia Soprana, at the crossroad of Madonna dell’Alto Hospital. Departure for Portella Mandarini with your own vehicle or transfer.
10:00 am — Departure for guided hike, packed lunch is included
18:00 pm — Return to Petralia Soprana
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