enjoying my riding lesson

views towards the rock of Cefalù

riding with a friend

the sanctuary of Gibilmanna

Madonie Mountains Day Excursions

Enchanting excursions, full of surprises, that will allow you to discover varied landscape and botanical species unique to Sicily. 

 

One hour

Pleasant ride suitable for beginners or for those who are not accustomed to horses.

 

Zurrica, 2 hours

A beautiful scenic ride suitable for both beginners and experienced riders.  

 

Castelbuono, 4 hours

Half-day excursion that takes you through fields to the town of Castelbuono where the ancient castle of the aristrocratic Ventimiglia family is.  (visit of the castle optional)

 

Gorge of Tiberius, 7 hours

This adventure takes us along the wild and rugged banks of the river Pollina up to the Gorge called "Miricu" in dialect, in the territory of San Mauro Castelverde.   This area was notorious for its bandit stories in the past.   (Lunch in a restaurant or picnic of your choice) 

 

Gibilmanna, 7 hours

This pleasant ride takes us through spectacular unknown territory around Cefalu.   Riding through woods, fields, olive groves and vineyards with glorious views of the Mediterranean, brings us to the shrine of the famous and miraculous Madonna of Gibilmanna, about 800 meters on the west side of Pizzo Sant'angelo. (Lunch in a restaurant or picnic of your choice)

 

Sant'Ambrogio, 7 hours

Riding through the hills brings us down to the pretty coastal village of Sant'Ambrogio, 5 kms east of Cefalu.  During the warm months it is even possible to go to the beach and take a swim!

 

Cefalù, 8 hours

Wonderful excursion that takes us through woods and countryside to the beautiful town of Cefalù, called the "Pearl of the Tyrrhenian".   Cefalù is rich in history and architecture, with the spectacular cathedral in Arab-Norman style, which is well worth a visit. (Lunch can be taken in a restaurant, delicatessen or as a picnic)

One or more guides will accompany you along the trails, pointing out the biodiversity and history of the area.  If requested the guides can stop to visit historical sites through the towns and villages on the itinerary.

 

The association Sicily Horse Tours also offers packages that can include an extra week or more on a farm or 5* hotel with full or half day excursions included.

 

Saddles: English or western

 

 

Dates:  on request

 

Cost:  per person
1 hour     €25
2 hours   €40
3 hours   €50
Half day (4/5 hours)  €60
Full day (7 hours) €70 with picnic €100      

 

The excursion includes:

  • Transfers by car from Cefalù or Sant'Ambrogio  
  • Helmet and insurance

 

The excursion doesn't include:

  • Lunch at restaurant
  • Dinner

 

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