Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Sicily villas for hiking and walking

Guided walking trail across the most dramatic nature reserves and mountain ranges

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Villas in Sicily and holiday lettings for hiking and walking

Head off the beaten track and explore a completely different side to Sicily, one far removed from the beaches and historic sites. The Nebrodi, the Madonie and Mount Etna are Sicily’s three main mountain ranges.

 

Discovering the Nebrodi mountains >>

A half or full day’s trekking in the densely-forested Nebrodi takes you through oak and beech woods and past cascading waterfalls and mountain fortresses. Wild flowers carpet the forest floor in spring time while in the autumn, the woods turn to a blaze of red, gold and yellow. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Biviere and Maulazzo lakes, across Mount Etna towards the Aeolian Islands and tuck into locally-produced cheese and salami with hunks of bread over a picnic lunch. 

 

Walking in the Parco delle Madonie >>

Choose from a selection of walks, lasting from two hours to a full day, in the Madonie mountains, Sicily’s highest mountain range. Incorporating natural wonders such as the giant holly trees on the Piano Pomo and views from the highest peak of Pizzo Carbonara where flocks of sheep graze in summer and autumn, the mountains are home to some wonderful flora and several pretty medieval villages.

 

Mount Etna hiking >>

A half or full day trek on Europe’s highest volcano is a world away from the tourist train ride to the summit. Hike through a landscape that changes as you climb, with pine forests, vineyards and sub-tropical citrus groves giving way to oak and beech forests.

 

Elsewhere in Sicily, the nature reserves of Vendicari in the east, Zingaro in the west and the forest of Alcamo, close to Palermo, all offer excellent hiking opportunities.

24 holiday homes
  • Casa Gialla

    3 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps, 2 Bathrooms

    Situated on a small estate in on the slopes of Mount Etna, Casa Gialla is a comfortable family villa with a private pool (all 1,80m depth) and generous-sized garden which is conveniently located just a short drive... read more »

    • from €200 to €370
      per night
    • from €1400 to €2600
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Casa Al Castello

    7 Bedrooms, 16 Sleeps, 7 Bathrooms

    ‘There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location'. Well, Casa Al Castello is a beautiful villa with pool, situated on a rocky outcrop above the picturesque rock settlement part of... read more »

    • from €440 to €772
      per night
    • from €3075 to €5400
      per week
    • priced for min 8 max 16
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
  • Oasivera

    5 Bedrooms, 11 Sleeps, 4 Bathrooms

    Enjoy sea views, a private pool and plenty of space for everyone at this stylish 5-bedroom villa, situated just 200m from the beach and on the border of the Vendicari Nature Reserve, in south east Sicily. The... read more »

    • from €460 to €1200
      per night
    • from €3200 to €8400
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • La Nave

    2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps, 1 Bathrooms

    Chic accommodation, breath-taking views and a heavenly private pool make La Nave an ideal retreat for two couples. Enjoy magnificent views of the iconic Sanctuary of Tindari, boat trips to the volcanic Aeolian... read more »

    • from €345 to €715
      per night
    • from €2400 to €5000
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 100-200 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
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