Going slowly to the discovery of the South-East

Walking, riding a horse, a mule or a bike; but even on a surfboard or climbing mountains or caves. You will choose your means of transport, they will think about the aim - discovering the South-East of Sicily, walking in the inside, along “trazzere”, passes, canyons, mule tracks, wide valleys, the gravel bed of a river. They are the guys of “Sicilia in Cammino”, a network of environmental excursionist guides, naturalistic associations, little realities of responsible tourism, family run accommodating places; this network has been created with the only precise and important aim: walking. Walking together in our own land and for our own land. To join the excursions proposed by this association of walkers it is necessary to have just one “technical” requirement: feeling inside an unrestrained passion for the “slow movement”; this one allows people to be in contact with the nature and its majesty, to follow with their own feet the footprints of ancient wayfarers; furthermore, it reveals the best of a generous though complex Sicily. The itineraries of this highly naturalistic content network start from the shelter “Kalura” – situated in Cava d’Ispica on the Iblei Mountains: a plot of steps that will lead you, slowly and sweetly, to meet the soul of the Sicilian people ad of their land.

The guides of the association “Kalura” and “Sicilia in cammino” upon request, propose excursions of different durations: from half a day (2-3 walking hours approximately) to the entire day (4-5 walking hours); for single people, couples or groups on accessible path on the Iblei Mountains.

Here below the itineraries:

Cava d’Ispica (Ragusa)

It is the North area of Cava d’Ispica, the most interesting and the least known in this excursion. Thanks to the wonderful “ring path of the rocky village”, with unexpected panoramic glimpses, it leads to one of the most uncontaminated places of the Iblei Mountains. Entering the cave, you can admire interesting archeological sites such as “Castello Sicano” and the rocky village of “Pernamazzoni”. With an entire day available, it is possible to make excursions of the whole place, whose duration is approximately of 5 hours, visiting other suggestive rocky sites, such as “ il Convento”, “la Capreria” and “il Parco della Forza”. During every single tour it is expected to stop at the shelter “Kalura” to have a coffee or a tea with some typical local desserts.

Noto Antica e Cava del Carosello (Siracusa)

This is a tour to the discovery of the Archeological Park of “Alveria” and of one of its most suggestive valleys “Valle del Carosello”, in the district of Noto (Sr). The itinerary provides for the visit of the ruins of Noto Antica, a medieval city arisen on the Alveria Mountain, that was destroyed because of a terrible earthquake in 1693, and to Cava del Carosello with its characteristic Mediterranean vegetation. Inside the cave, where the river Asinaro creates some wonderful small lakes, it is possible to see ancient tanneries of Arabic origin, excavated in the rock, and many caverns used as necropolis or as rocky oratories.

  • The excursion is suitable for anyone, or, upon request adaptable for expert walkers.
  • Duration: half a day or the entire day, according to the requests.
  • Maximum difference in altitude: 150 mt.
  • Minimum equipment: trekking turtleneck boots and rucksack.
  • Packed lunch for entire day excursions

Cava Grande del Cassibile (Siracusa)

It is an Oriented Natural Reserve extended on the districts of Avola, Noto and Siracusa. The protected area includes a section, long about 10 km, of the river Cassibile, one of the most important of the South-East of Sicily that building in the calcareous rocks of the Iblei Mountains, it creates steep walls canyons filled with vegetation. Flora, fauna, the geo-morphological and archeological aspects, make the place particularly suggestive and interesting.

  • Excursion suitable for anybody, or, upon request adaptable for expert walkers.
  • Duration: half a day or the entire day, according to the requests.
  • Maximum difference in altitude: 150 mt.
  • Minimum equipment: trekking turtleneck boots and rucksack.
  • Packed lunch for entire day excursions

Pantalica e Valle dell’Anapo (Siracusa)

This area, Natural Reserve for some years, is extended on an upland surrounded by deep canyons, dug by two rivers over the millennia: Anapo, the most important of the Iblei Mountains and Calcinara. The reserve is situated in the territories of Sortino, Ferla and Cassaro, belonging to the district of Siracusa. Pantalica is in the list of the places patrimony of Unesco and represents the biggest archeological necropolis in Europe, with its 5000 tombs dug in the calcareous rock. The site offers incomparable beautiful landscapes, unique naturalistic aspects and it is a very important archeological witness of the South-East of Sicily. Excursion suitable for anybody, or, upon request adaptable for expert walkers.

  • Duration: half a day or the entire day, according to the requests.
  • Maximum difference in altitude: 150 mt or 250 mt according to the path.
  • Minimum equipment: trekking turtleneck boots and rucksack.
  • Packed lunch for entire day excursions

Other informations

All the excursions are suitable for all kinds of walkers: beginners, passionate and experienced. Upon request, there is the possibility of transfer with 2 mini-buses for maximum 16 people.

We will contact you back within 3 working days for availability.


Summary:

Trekking everyday

Price details

Supplier cost
64%
60.0€
Addiopizzo Travel
15%
14.06€
Fair Sud
15%
14.06€
Addiopizzo
3%
2.81€
Philosophical Training Capital
3%
2.81€
Total
100%
93.75€
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What for children? is there anything for them as well?