Nature Tour

Suggestive and emotional, our land deserves to be visited in all its natural corners. The scale of the Turks, the little lakes of Avola, our beaches and their cliffs like Sampieri with its Fornace Penna.

We accompany you to the most evocative places that Mother Earth has given us.

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CAVA D'ISPICA

Among the major rock  complexes in Sicily is the Ispica quarry, a long valley of about 13 km, which still retains traces of man from the Bronze Age to the early 1900s.

A naturalistic and archaeological excursion, immersed in the luxuriant vegetation typical of the iblee quarries, ideal places for numerous species of animals such as the fox, the porcupine, the buzzard and the kestrel. We will retrace the history of these places, including necropolis, rock churches, ancient mills, and the impregnable Sican castle excavated in one of the high limestone cliffs of the quarry.

  • 3/5 Hours
  • Easy

NATURAL RESERVE CAVA GRANDE DEL CASSIBILE

Come and immerse yourself in the largest and most evocative of the fluvial valleys of south-eastern Sicily. Created over the millennia by the waters of the river Cassibile, it stages a real paradise on earth, guarded between the high walls of the canyon. Along its stretch there are a series of waterfalls and lakes of singular beauty, surrounded by a rich vegetation that offers shelter to a multitude of plant and animal species.

Along the way you can cool off near a magical pond (see photo), in total relaxation.

Excursion suitable for healthy walkers, accustomed to walking in natural environments, with moderate climbs and descents.

  • 5 Hours
  • Medium

MEDITERRANEAN COAST

A walk along the wonderful Mediterranean coast, through evocative paths that from the small fishing village of Sampieri, with its beautiful beaches and Fornace Penna, famous for the series “the Commissioner Montalbano”, will lead us to the lush park of Costa di Carro, full of dwarf palms and huge agaves that will accompany us along the way to Punta Corvo, where the famous painter Sciclitano Piero Guccione found inspiration for some of the magnificent sunsets on the sea he painted.

Excursion suitable for healthy walkers, accustomed to walking in natural environments

  • 5 Hours
  • Easy

OASIS OF VENDICARI - FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

A fascinating walk along the Ionian coast of Sicily, within the Vendicari reserve, from south to north starting from the remains of an eighteenth-century tuna fishery, up to the crystal clear waters of the beautiful Calamosche beach, passing by the various marshes offering refreshment to a rich multitude of birds. A true paradise for birdwatchers and sea lovers.

Excursion suitable for healthy walkers, accustomed to walking in natural environments

WE REMIND YOU THAT DOMESTIC ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED WITHIN THE RESERVE.

  • 4 Hours
  • Easy

THE VALLEYS OF RAGUSA

A trip along the characteristic Ragusan plateau, which from the streets of the Baroque Ragusa Ibla will lead us through the green valleys that affect the territory. Places able to amaze the adventurers, among huge expanses of fields, bordered by a dense interweaving of dry stone walls, skilfully built by tireless hands, among rivers, mills, limestone rocks, ancient traces of man, and enchanting landscapes.

Excursion suitable for healthy walkers in good health, with a good resistance to walking in natural environments and citizens.

  • 4-6 Hours
  • Medium

FOCE DEL FIUME IRMINIO

If you want to relax walking along beautiful beaches washed by the waters of the Mediterranean, this is the tour for you. A pleasant walk through the paths of the natural reserve of the mouth of the river Irminio, to discover the beauty of this stretch of coast, rich in vegetation typical of the Mediterranean, passing through tall reeds, dense juniper bushes and a long pebble beach. Simple excursion also suitable for families with children. WE REMIND YOU THAT PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED PET IN THE RESERVE !!Escursione semplice adatta anche a famiglie con bambini.

RICORDIAMO CHE PER LEGGE NON SONO AMMESSI ANIMALI DOMESTICI NELLA RISERVA!!

  • 3 Hours
  • Easy

PANTALICA AND THE ANAPO VALLEY

We will take you to a unique place, with an adventurous excursion in the charming Anapo Valley, through scenic paths that surround the Pantalica mountain, considered one of the largest necropolis in Europe, with 5,000 graves dating back more than 3,000 years ago. and identified with King Hyblon’s ancient Hybla. We will visit the spectacular necropolis excavated in the steep cliffs, we will see villages of the Byzantine period and rock churches, covering some parts of the old railway that once passed inside the reserve. In these places a regenerative silence will envelop us, broken only by the flowing clear waters of the Anapo river and the gentle rustling of the wind among the branches of the majestic Oriental Platani, which are the guardians of this corner of paradise.

Excursion suitable for habitual walkers in good health, with a good resistance to walking in natural environments.

  • 4-6 Hours
  • Medium

THE ANCIENT NOTHING AND THE CAROUSEL QUARRY

Here the weather seems to have stopped on 11 January 1693, when a tremendous earthquake destroyed much of south-eastern Sicily, including the ancient Noto. A journey through the history of this city, with its royal castle, the ancient tanneries, the necropolis, touching the walls that made it impregnable. The sinuous course of the old streets of the city will take us to the valley below, a heavenly place where once upon a time along the river numerous mills worked incessantly, and where the remains of the ancient tanneries of Cava del Carosello are still present. economy of the old city. Excursion suitable for normal walkers in good health, lovers of history and nature, who want to spend a pleasant day among the beauties of the Hyblaean territory

  • 3-6 Hours
  • Medium

LAGHETTI D'AVOLA

The little lakes of Avola are part of the extension of the Cavagrande del Cassibile nature reserve. This area includes the passage of the Cassibile river, from the clear and fresh water, where you can take a bath. An attractive destination also for its structure, a course of clear water that passes in the middle of a large natural canyon between the lands of Avola. We at South Sicily Shuttle consider this place an evocative place to visit and see, as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in its waters for a moment of complete relaxation. Do not miss the chance of a Tour like that.

  • 4-6 Hours
  • Medium
* Price including motorway tolls, fuel and parking, prices are subject to change depending on the number of people.

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