Beech woods and limestone fields: an excursion in Piano dei Cervi

with Calogero
A very beautiful walk that will lead us on top of Mt. dei Cervi (1800 m / 5,905 ft). We will cross Piano dei Cervi, a karst polje (limestone field) also known as Piano Battaglia. A unique environment for those who love exploring different mountainous landscapes: here we will also walk across one of the largest and oldest beech woods in the Madonie; these woods, together with those along the Apennines and on Etna, are the southernmost beech group of all Europe.
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We will get back to you with Calogero’s availability.
Recommended for

Hikers, people who love spending time walking in the mountains and are passionate about botany.

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

Length: 11,5 km / 7.14 mi
Elevation Gain: 500 m / 1,640 ft
Elevation Loss:500 m / 1,640 ft
Type of hike: hiking path and mule track
Level: Easy/Class 1

Equipment needed
Hiking shoes, packed lunch, water, dress for the weather and the season: wear multiple layers and a raincoat.

What is included

— Guided hike

What is excluded

— Transportation
— Food

Extra upon request

— Renting of snowshoes during winter time (10 EURO / PERSON)
Calogero works as a hiking guide in the upper and lower regions of the Madonie, with VALLONE WILDERNESS. His career was born from passion: his love for the Madonie and their surroundings led him to explore even the most hidden areas. He started by sharing his discoveries in nature with friends and eventually others. Over time, he created a network of contacts including restaurateurs, artisans, and holiday home hosts in the Caltavuturo area and neighboring towns.
all year round, except for weekends




100 - 150 EURO / GROUP


from 1 up to 10 people


9:30 am — Meeting at Portella Colla (we will share the exact location after the booking). The hike will begin here and will last around 6 hrs
3.30 pm — Return to Portella Colla
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