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Sicily Outdoors

Get the Adrenaline Pumping with these Fabulous Outdoor Experiences!

With so much attention focussed on Sicily’s cities, it is all too easy to overlook the island’s extraordinary natural landscapes. Nature reserves and mountain ranges provide havens for hikers and cyclists. The Vendicari Nature Reserve, which is home to thousands of migrating birds on their way to and from Africa, is the perfect choice for anyone with an interest in flora and fauna. Two of the most spectacular areas for outdoor enthusiasts are the Nebrodi Mountains where high peaks are carpeted with oak woods and beech forests, and the Madonie Mountains where riding and mountain-biking are popular activities.

Cycling in Sicily

Who? Leisure cyclists, families, experienced mountain bikers.

What? Soak up Sicily’s atmosphere on two wheels, free-wheeling past vineyards and orange groves, through nature reserves and hilltop villages. Several of our villas provide bikes for their guests and where they are not included, we can generally organise delivery of rental bikes straight to your villa. Alternatively, a selection of cycling excursions and tours are available to soloSicily villa guests.

Where? West coast around Trapani and Marsala; Mount Etna; area around Taormina.

When? Tours can be arranged all year round but the periods between March-June and September-October are strongly recommended. Advance booking required.

Duration? Half or full-day tours.

Prices? Prices vary. Please get in touch for more information.

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Hiking in Sicily

Who? Nature lovers and outdoor activity enthusiasts.

What? Find out the history of the 5,000 burial chambers at the Necropolis of Pantalica on a gorge-walking excursion through the Monti Iblei in the countryside around Siracusa. In the Nebrodi Mountains, you can choose from one of several hiking trails through wooded slopes and glassy lakes leading to stunning views of the Aeolian Islands. Other itineraries include the Gole dell’Alcantara and Mount Etna. For information on our guided walks and excursions on Mount Etna, please visit our Etna page.

Where? Siracusa, Ragusa, the Nebrodi Mountains and the area around Taormina.

When? Available all year round although March to June and September/October are the best times. Advance booking required.

Duration? Half or full-day tours (between 3 and 7 hours).

Prices? Prices depend on itinerary and number of participants. Please get in touch for more information.

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Horse riding in Sicily

Who? Horse riding enthusiasts.

What? Discover Sicily's beauty on horseback! There are various routes for riders of ever level, whether you are experienced or a beginner. For younger children, there are donkey rides on Mount Etna and donkey and pony riding near Siracusa.

Where? North Sicily, Madonie Mountains, Siracusa.

When? All year round. Advance booking required.

Duration? From one hour to a full day’s excursion.

Prices? Prices vary according to duration and number of participants. Please get in touch for more information.

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Helicopter Tours

Who? Adventure seekers.

What? A helicopter tour of the Aeolian Islands, Mount Etna, Siracusa, and the Valley of the Temples. Departures are from Palermo or Catania to Pantelleria and Lampedusa.

Where? From Palermo or Catania.

When? All year round, on request. Advance booking required.

Duration? Generally around 30-90 minutes or longer on request.

Prices? Prices depend on duration of service and number of guests. Please get in touch for more information.

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Paragliding

Who? Thrill seekers

What? Unlike a parachute jump, a tandem paraglide starts with a gentle run along the top of a mountain slope, bound to an expert pilot by a twin harness, before being lifted into thermal air currents. The glide is steered by the pilot, at speeds of around 35km/h, culminating in a soft landing.

Where? Palermo, San Vito Lo Capo and Taormina.

When? All year round, on request. Advance booking required.

Duration? Around 20-30 minutes in the air. The total duration of the excursion including pick up and drop off is around 2 hours.

Prices? Prices vary. Please get in touch for more information.

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Quad Tours

Who? Adrenaline junkies; off-road enthusiasts (driver’s license required).

What? Quad bike excursions on Mount Etna and through the pristine forests of the Madonie Mountains with a stop in the medieval town of Castelbuono.

Where? Into the hinterland behind Cefalù; the Madonie Mountains.

When? Between April and October, on request. Advance booking required.

Duration? From one hour to a half or full day, subject to the itinerary and level of difficulty.

Prices? Prices vary. Please get in touch for more information.

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Golf in Sicily

Who? Golf enthusiasts.

What? Play a round or two of golf at one of Sicily's six fairly challenging eighteen-hole golf courses. Or take part in a golf lesson.

Where? Throughout Sicily.

When? Advance booking is required.

Duration? Times vary.

Prices? Prices vary according to the service. Please get in touch for more information.

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N.B. Please note that these Services are only available to soloSicily customers.
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