Wild Sicily โ€“ Madonie to Etna

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ1655pp

Italy ( Best airport: Palermo / Catania)

Experience this epic trail which crosses the greenest and wildest parts of Sicily, setting off from the eastern Madonie Mountains and crossing the wooded Nebrodi Mountains to arrive at Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail is suitable for upper intermediate and experienced riders. All participants should be confident and comfortable at all three paces riding over varied and rough terrain and they should have experience in hacking out in the open. Good level of fitness is required as there may be long trots and gallops along the way, riding between 6 and 8 hours each day.

Weight limit: 85 kg / 13.5 stone

Guides and Group Size

You will be guided by Alex who is a true expert of Sicilian culture, history, biodiversity and natural wonders. He has guided trails through the island for more than ten years and will guide you safely through the most remote parts of Sicily.

Maximum number of riders in a group is 10.

The Horses

The horses are Sicilian native breeds crossed with Arabs. All bred in Sicily. They live out all year round in a herd environment and are hardy and sure footed on the rough terrain. All horses are trained to be obedient, well-behaved, energetic and forward going.

Tack and Riding Equipment

The saddles used are light weight and English style with a sheepskin cover to add some extra comfort. Bridles are special trail riding bridles. Small saddlebags are provided for items such as water bottles, sun cream and extra layers.

Guests are not required to groom and tack up the horses.


Accommodation and Dining

Accommodation during the trail will be in Agriturismi, B&B or good quality hotels.

All meals are included from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure. Evening meals consist of authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared with local produce. A typical evening meal will include a variety of starters, a pasta course, a meat/main course, dessert, wine, water and a digestif. Picnic lunches are provided by support vehicle and include fresh bread, salads, cheeses, olives, charcuterie, Sicilian specialities, wine or other drinks on request, coffee or tea.

Special diets and allergies can be catered for with advance notice.

Luggage will be transferred by car between the overnight stops.

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Wild Sicily โ€“ Madonie to Etna

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

Price is for shared accommodation
ยฃ225 single supplement

International flights

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Please plan your flights as follows:

Arrival – Palermo –ย  Day 1 between 11am and 5pm.

Departure – Catania – on Day 8 between 11am and 4pm.


Price Includes
  • 6 full days of riding
  • Shared accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic lunches provided by the support vehicle
  • Evening meals
  • Drinks during meals
  • Airport transfers to the nearest airport
  • All arrangements for duration of holiday
  • Services of guide
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips