Me province: Nebrodi Park (San Fratello)

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we are about 2 hours and 2 hours from Catania to Palermo

The Nebrodis together with the Madonie and Peloritans west to the east , are the Sicilian Apennines . They overlook the north, the Tyrrhenian Sea , while their southern boundary is marked by the Etna , in particular by the river Alcantara and by Simeto .

Essential characteristic is the orographic gentle terrain , due to the presence of large schools of shales and sandstones: the peaks , with Mount Soro reaching the maximum altitude of 1847 s. l. m . , have rounded hips and s’aprono in wide valleys crossed by numerous rivers that flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The vegetation of the park Nebrodis is characterized by different types of vegetation is a function of the band height above sea level and from other physical and environmental factors .

The vegetative strip in which we move over , up to an altitude of 1000-1200 m above sea level ( the so-called band mesomediterranean ) , consists of formations of deciduous forests dominated by the oak forests of Quercus species gussonei akin to turkey but quite distinct from that morphologically , and on the south side , from a particular type of oak, Quercus congested . In some areas, such as in the area of San Fratello are found also patches of ilex while the non- forested areas are occupied by shrubs that include blackthorn , hawthorn, dog rose , Rosa sempervirens , the wild apple tree

Beyond 1200 we enter the mountain area are properly established extensive woodlands in Turkey oak and beech forest.

The walk easy and accessible to non-experts walkers is made entirely from the drop-down almost constantly in the shade of beech and oak trees, with gentle slopes , wide valllate that open to the eye, with many stops in assisted cool and refreshing fountains of fresh water and troughs that most often resemble fountains of rural art . Animals in the wild horses and wild pigs , often interrupting the way the hiker offering the perfect feeling of moving in an environment intact and untouched .

The lunch break may be made to the lot or in a rustic kitchen with excellent farm outside under an oak forest of considerable size.

The day trip includes a visit is complete articulated in: nature hike , visit to St. Fratellani horses , wine tasting in local farms ( you can extend it with a visit to the historical city Borgo San Fratello )

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active throughout the year

Minimum participants : 2

Individual tour : YES

Duration: full day

Difficulty: medium

clothing : from escusionismo , hat , water bottle , jacket, hiking shoes, camera

Pick-Up Service upon request

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