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
  • Pizzo dell'Ovo

    16 Bedrooms, 31 Sleeps, 15 Bathrooms

    Ideal for anyone planning a large group holiday or celebrating a special occasion, Pizzo dell’Ovo is a luxurious villa complex with extraordinary panoramic views over the Sanctuary of Tindari and the... read more »

    • from €1100 to €2360
      per night
    • from €7700 to €16500
      per week
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    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Le Case dell'Etna

    6 Bedrooms, 14 Sleeps, 5 Bathrooms

    Situated between the slopes of Mount Etna and the coastline that runs from Taormina to Acireale, Le Case dell’Etna includes two villas with their own pool set amidst leafy lawns and terraces close to the... read more »

    • from €400 to €745
      per night
    • from €2800 to €5200
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size over 500 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Catania
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
  • Villa Cocuzzolo

    3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps, 3 Bathrooms

    Cocuzzolo is an excellent choice for families looking for an affordable villa with a pool which is within easy reach of the coast and some of Sicily’s most exciting attractions. The villa is situated on the... read more »

    • from €200 to €370
      per night
    • from €1400 to €2600
      per week
    • View
    • key info
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    • calendar
    • Size 200-300 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 €515 to €686
      per night
    • from €3600 to €4800
      per week
    • View
    • key info
    • photo preview
    • calendar
    • Size 300-400 sqm
    • Airport (nearest) Comiso
    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Internet
    • Wash. machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Barbecue
    • Jacuzzi
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