Hiking Pizzo Carbonara, the highest peak of the Madonie

with Calogero
This excursion will start from Piano Battaglia, the heart of the upper Madonie; we will then walk across verdant woods as well as stony ground to reach the highest peak of our beloved mountains: Pizzo Carbonara (1979 m / 6,493 ft). From the top of the second highest mountain in Sicily (after Mt. Etna) you will find yourself in front of a stunning landscape overlooking the entire Sicilian Apennines as well as the Tyrrhenian coast. This hike will help you better understand the geology and history of these mountains by observing the different kinds of soil and the fossils we will encounter during the excursion.
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We will get back to you with Calogero’s availability.
Recommended for

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

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

Length: 8 km / 5 mi
Elevation Gain: 450 m / 1,476 ft
Elevation Loss: 450 m / 1,476 ft
Type of hike: hiking path and stony ground
Level: Moderate/Class 2

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 Piano Battaglia (we will share the exact location after the booking)
10.00 am — Departure for a guided hike from Piano Battaglia to the peak of Pizzo Carbonara. Total duration of the hike: about 3 hrs 30 minutes
2.00 pm — Return to Piano Battaglia
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