Alcantara and Nebrodi
A beautiful mini tour with spectacular landscapes starts from the Alcantara river…
Duration: 2 days and 1 night – 2 days on horseback; about 7 hours riding every day.
Accommodation & Meals: 1 overnight stay in double room, 2 picnic lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast.
Descrizione giorno per giorno
This beautiful mini tour with spectacular landscapes starts from the Alcantara river. Following its riverbed we will visit the small lava stone church called “Byzantine Cuba” built between VII and IX century A.D.
After crossing the river, we will climb the hills up to the eastern borders of the Nebrodi Mountains to the wood of “Malabotta” with its centuries-old trees, mostly Oaks and Beeches. Here we will stop to rest and enjoy our picnic. After lunch again back on the horse to discover the mysterious and fascinating “Argimusco Highland” from where you can see in the distance also the famous “Aeolian Islands”.
Walking among the huge rocks with different shapes, we will discover our little “Stone Age” with its “Megaliths”, real natural sculptures.
We will continue our journey until we reach the village of “Montalbano Elicona”. The little town is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and has been proclaimed Village of the villages for the year 2015. It’s characterized by the presence, in the old part of the town, of an ancient castle that was the summer residence of King Frederick III of Sicily.
After having arranged the horses a delicious dinner based on local specialties and typical products will wait for us. Overnight stay will be in a receptive facility in the center of the village.
The next day, after breakfast, we will leave for the return path through enchanted woods where we will meet the centuries-old trees called “The Patriarchs of the Forest”, they look just like the houses of the Elves.
We will go down from the hills until we get into the territory of “S. Domenica di Vittoria” to follow again the course of the river and get back, tired but with the eyes full of beauty: the beauty of the wild nature that characterizes this almost unknown part of Sicily.
- 2 days in the saddle
- 2 days of guided riding
- 1 night accommodation in double room
- 1 dinner, 1 breackfast, 2 picnic lunches
- luggage transport with support vehicle
- 2 liter bottle of water per day
- Rent of helmet and Chaps
price per person
Skill level: Intermediate/Expert
Ability description: Intermediate. Confident and in control at all paces. Comfortable in the saddle for 7 hours or longer. Please indicate health condition in your reservation.
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