Hike and picnic in the Nature Reserve of Pizzo Raxiura

with Valentina and Giovanni
A day in the Roxiura Woods, a vast forest expanding from Caccamo to Roccapalumba and Alia in the River Torto Valley. During our walk we will cross different landscapes from a cork oak wood to verdant pastures; depending on the season we will also be able to forage for some edible wild plants. We have also planned a picnic with local and seasonal products of the Madonie. From the top of Mt. Ragiura, also known as Roxiura (936 m / 3,070 ft), we will enjoy a stunning view overlooking the Torto Valley.
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Recommended for

Everyone, in particular people who enjoy the outdoors and love spending time walking.

Up to 4 participants: 80 EURO / PERSON
From 5 up to 8 participants: 60 EURO / PERSON
From 9 up to 12 participants: 40 EURO / PERSON

Length: 5 km / 3.10 mi
Elevation Gain: 350 m / 1,148 ft
Elevation Loss: 350 m / 1,148 ft
Type of hike: mountain path
Level: Easy/Class 1

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

What is included

— Guided hike
— Picnic with seasonal produce and beverages

What is excluded

— Transportation
— Accommodations

Extra upon request

— Overnight stay at Dara Guccione Biofarm. From April until October you will have access to the pool, sauna and boules court
— Massage sessions
— Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento Guided tour of Palermo
— Boat trip in Palermo including an excursion to the grottos, snorkeling and aperitivo
Brother and sister team Valentina and Giovanni Guccione take care of their family farm, DARA GUCCIONE BIOFARM, handed down through generations since the eighteenth century. It was Valentina who, moved by the desire to share the charm of this estate, created a unique rural hospitality system. Her offerings have nature at their core and are perfectly integrated with the farm that her brother Giovanni runs.
all year round, except for weekends


italian, english


40 - 80 EURO / PERSON


from 2 up to 12 people


11:30 am — Meeting at Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia. From here we will go to the starting point of our walk.
1:00 pm — Guided walk in the Roxiura Woods together with Calogero, expert mountain guide. Foraging of edible wild plants followed by a picnic. The walk will last about 3hr and 30 minutes.
4:00 pm — Return to Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia.
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