Archeotrekking in the footsteps of the giants

with Calogero
Archeotrekking in the footsteps of the giants

4

nights

Four days of walking we will travel through an ancient and little-known Sicily
A trek combining nature and history winding through prehistoric paths with historical and geographical importance. In the four days of walking we will travel through an ancient and little-known Sicily, encountering points of interest starting from from the late Neolithic period all the way to the present day. Along the way we will have the opportunity to truly feel the remains left by people and cultures that have characterized the landscape of rural Sicilian for thousands of years. We will admire the magnificent landscapes of the Madonie and the explosive biodiversity of the countryside.

Recommended for

This route is recommended for adults who love trekking, biodiversity, and archeology. The walking routes are simple but fill the days. We recommend this itinerary to those who already have experience of walking and/or with slow tourism. Transfer can be arranged to get you from the Roccapalumba-Alia train station to the check-in point so that you can enjoy the experience even without your own vehicle.

Total trekking distance: 24 km
Total ascent: 1200 meters
Total descent: 700 meters
Difficulty: T (touristic)
Quotes for groups and customized solutions can be requested.

What is included

— All lunches and dinners (excluding alcoholic drinks)
— Accommodations in a single or double room, bed linen and towels, Wifi connection
— Excursions and visits included in the program
— Transfer at the end of the itinerary

MORE INFO

Participants
Group of 4 to 6 people
Booking
2 weeks in advance
Accommodations
— 2 nights: Casa Vacanza Tommaso Muscarella, Caltavuturo
— 1 night: Giorgio and Annamaria, Valledolmo
— 1 night: Dara Guccione Biofarm, Alia
What is excluded
— All breakfasts at the bar
— Transfer for arrival at check-in (on request)
— Direct transfer from / to another destination or airport
— Foreign language translation
Extra upon request
— Transfer for arrival at check-in (recommended from Roccapalumba-Alia train station)
— Direct transfer from / to another destination or airport
Calogero
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.

Program

5:00 pm — Arrival in Caltavuturo by own vehicle or transfer. Check-in at Tommaso Muscarella Holiday House, Caltavuturo
8:00 pm — Dinner with a seasonal menu based on typical ingredients and dishes at Alter Ego Restaurant
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
9:30 am — Transfer to Scillato, starting point of the trek (included)
10:00 am— Trekking from Scillato to Caltavuturo
1:00 pm — Visit of the archaeological area of ​​Terravecchia and outdoor lunch based on typical ingredients organized by Gesualdo Falusi of Alter Ego (included)
2.00 pm — Return to Caltavuturo
8:00 pm — Dinner with a seasonal menu based on typical ingredients and dishes at Alter Ego Restaurant

Route length 8 km
Total ascents: 600 m
Total descents: 100 m
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
10:00 am — Transfer to Contrada San Giovanni, starting point of the trek (included)
10:30 am — Trekking from Contrada San Giovanni to Valledolmo along an ancient “regia trazzera” (sheep track)
1:00 pm — Arrival at Muscarella farm. Visit the production of aromatic plants and ancient grains. Lunch with tasting of typical products (included)
3:00 pm — Continuation of the walking path to Valledolmo
4:00 pm — Arrival in Valledolmo and accommodation at BnB Giorgio and Annamaria
8:00 pm — Dinner or pizza to order at BnB Giorgio and Annamaria (included)

Route length 8 km
Total ascents: 350 m
Total descents: 300 m
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
9:30 am — Trekking from Valledolmo to the Grotte della Gurfa caves
2:00 pm — Arrival at the prehistoric Grotte della Gurfa caves. Lunch on site with picnic of typical products and visit to the archaeological area (included)
4:00 pm — Arrival in Alia and accommodation at Dara Guccione Biofarm
8:00 pm — Dinner with local products and traditional recipes at Dara Guccione Biofarm (included)

Route length 9 km
Total ascents: 250 m
Total descents: 200 m
9:00 am — Breakfast at Dara Guccione (included)
11:00 am — CheCheck-out from Dara Guccione
12:00 am — Transfer to the starting point or train station (included)

WHEN

12 - 16 October 2022

Language

Italian

PRICE

650 euro person

EXPERIENCES

— Trekking from Scillato to Caltavuturo
— Visit of the archaeological area of ​​Terravecchia
— Trekking from Caltavuturo to Valledolmo
— Visit to the Muscarella farm
— Trekking from Valledolmo to the Grotte della Gurfa caves
— Guided tour of the prehistoric Grotte della Gurfa caves
— Meals with fresh, local ingredients and foraged greens

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