Hiking in southern Sicily

From the bungalow park you can reach numerous interesting and beautiful nature reserves, such as the Cava d`Ispica, the Cava Grande and the Vendicari bird sanctuary with its natural beaches.
Of course, the beach and coastal paths directly in front of the holiday resorts are also great for hiking or just walking.

Cava Grande – swim in freshwater pools and waterfalls

The “Grand Canyon” of Sicily – the nature reserve Cava Grande del Cassibile – is only about 1 hour away from our holiday resorts.

This beautiful canyon in the mountains of Avola Antica is ideal for hiking, combined with swimming in the refreshing, crystal-clear freshwater pools of the canyon.

In the approx. 10 km long canyon, you walk along and through lush Mediterranean vegetation, such as beautiful colorful oleander bushes and huge plane trees.

The descent usually takes just over 30 minutes. Once you have arrived at the bottom of the canyon, you can then decide whether you want to hike through the entire rocky plateau or simply refresh yourself in the larger and smaller freshwater pools.

Cava d’Ispica – caves and tombs

From Marina di Modica you can reach the 13 km long limestone canyon Cava d’Ispica in just 15 minutes. It lies between Ispica and Modica. Here you hike past large hazelnut, pomegranate and citrus trees, along fragrant sage bushes and blooming oleanders.

Impressive are the prehistoric tombs and Christian catacombs that can be visited in the canyon.

Vendicari – bird sanctuary and natural beaches

After only an hour’s drive from our holiday homes, you can reach the bird – nature reserve Vendicari. This approximately 1500 hectare area stretches from the sandy beach of Eloro in the north to San Lorenzo / Marzamemi in the south and is one of the most important and largest bird resting places in the Mediterranean.

In addition to more than 200 bird species (depending on the season), one can observe flocks of flamingos, especially in winter and spring.

When hiking through the bird sanctury with its beautiful natural beaches, you come across the “Tonnara di Vendicari” or also called “Torre Sveva”, an old tuna factory.

A bath in the light blue and almost Caribbean water is almost a must. Apart from the main months of July and August, the small bay “Calamosche” is an insider tip.

ETNA – Hiking on the largest active volcano in Europe

At a height of 3352 m, Mount Etna towers over north-eastern Sicily. Again and again the large and powerful volcano makes itself felt and there are smaller, but also regularly larger eruptions.

Hiking on Etna is a challenge for everyone. The sharp-edged lava rock, the height differences and toxic sulfur vapors at the crater rim are an adventurous undertaking.

There are numerous hiking trails, both for the experienced hiker and for the inexperienced.

Etna is also a real experience for visitors who don’t want to walk much.

At the “rifugio sapienza”, the cable car and guided tours to the crater rim begin.

In September there is the pistachio festival – “La festa del pistacchio” and then, every Sunday in October, the “Ottobrata”, a harvest festival where you can taste, among other things, typical pastries and dishes from the Etna region.

Ask us – we would be happy to give you tips for excursions on site!