"Viaggio tra i Parchi" (Journey through the Parks) is a tour to discover the charms and panoramas of Sicily's protected areas (Alcantara River Park, Etna Park, Nebrodi Park and Madonie Park), in which we will cross different scenarios, characterised by environmental and cultural peculiarities that cannot be found elsewhere. An adventure that will allow us to explore geographical areas that encompass an extreme variability of landscapes, ideal for attentive and motivated travellers, lovers of nature, traditions and food and wine, who will be able to enjoy experiential activities in an ecosystem that may have never been seen before, in contact with the communities of the local villages, appreciating the local specialities and the proverbial island hospitality.
This proposal includes (on request) the opportunity to extend one's stay with a tailor-made post-tour or pre-tour for an even more complete and tailor-made traveller experience.
PRE-TOUR: Catania, Taormina, Syracuse
Before starting the tour you can stay at Catania in 4* hotels, and customise the trip with a city tour and participate in excursions to Taormina and the Greek Theatre or to Syracuse and the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Upon request, it is also possible to participate in experiential activities (tailoring workshop for the preparation of Sicilian 'coffees' or cooking experience for the preparation of arancini).
POST-TOUR: somatic trekking, horseback riding, Palermo
To continue to get to know Sicily, we suggest continuing the experience with a customised programme that includes someggiato trekking (hiking along paths in the Madonie Park accompanied by donkeys that, in addition to carrying the weight of the backpack, support the hiker in moments of fatigue) or, for moderately experienced riders, also on horseback, for 1 or 2 days along the ancient mountain trails. The post-tour stay is in a 4* farmhouse in Lascarifrom which an interesting trail runs through another side of the Madonie Park. All guiding, assistance and logistical services are guaranteed.
It is also possible to stay at Palermo in 4* hotels, visit the city with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Arab-Norman itineraries, indulge in Palermo's street food and immerse yourself in the noisy atmosphere of the city markets.