Exploring Mt. Salvatore and its ancient woods of Abies Nebrodensis, the Sicilian fir

with Calogero
During this hike we will be exploring the areas around Polizzi Generosa and Mt. San Salvatore (1910 m / 6,266 ft). We will walk across the Valley of Madonna degli Angeli where we will be able to admire the biodiversity of the Madonie’s flora from the typical Mediterranean shrub to the last specimens of the Sicilian fir (Abies Nebrodensis). These trees have survived the last glaciation and are now one of the most endangered species in the Mediterranean woodlands.
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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: 120 EURO / GROUP
Up to 4 participants: 140 EURO / GROUP
From 5 up to 10 participants: 170 EURO / GROUP

Length: 13 km / 8.07 mi
Elevation Gain: 800 m / 2,624 ft
Elevation Loss: 800 m / 2,624 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
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.
from April until October, except for weekends




120 - 170 EURO / GROUP


from 1 up to 10 people


9:00 am — Meeting at Polizzi Generosa (we will share the exact location after the booking)
9:30 am — Departure for contrada Quacella with your own vehicle or transfer. The hike will begin here and will last around 7 hrs and 30 minutes
5:00 pm — Return to contrada Quacella
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