Excursions

Our excursions depart from our base Casa "Il Bosco" in the territory of Cefalù inside the Madonie Park. The excursions take place in wild and panoramic areas, rich in biodiversity and with spectacular views of the coast and mountains, and they range from a minimum duration of two hours to a full day. Our guests are always accompanied by an expert guide with good knowledge of the local area. All excursions must be booked in advance. Participants must wear long trousers and closed shoes; helmets and chaps available to borrow. MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT: 90kg.

 

🐎 Bosco

A beautiful excursion which can also be enjoyed by riders with less experience (provided they have previously been horse riding). This ride takes place immersed in the woods and peaceful countryside, with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Coast and the surrounding mountains. 

Duration: 2 hours | Price: 50€ per person | Riding level: intermediate / expert

 

🐎 Gibilmanna

A wonderful adventure within the Madonie Park, which takes you to the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna, an ancient place of worship dedicated to the Madonna, the patron of the diocese of Cefalù. This excursion can be extended to 4 hours to include other panoramic and beautiful areas, for an additional cost of 10€ per person.

Duration: 3 hours | Price: 70€ per person | Riding level: intermediate / expert

 

🐎 Pizzo Sant'Angelo

An enchanting excursion which takes you to the summit of the highest mountain in the territory of Cefalù, Pizzo Sant'Angelo (1081 metres). When the weather is good, from here you can admire spectacular views of the Tyrrhenian Coast and Sicily’s mountains. The ride takes you through woods of oak, green oak, cork and Mediterranean scrub, and also includes a short break and visit at the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna.

Duration: 7 hours (5/6 in the saddle) | Price: 110€ per person (sandwich and water included) | Riding level: expert

 

🐎 Sant’Ambrogio beach

A fantastic excursion that takes you from an altitude of 600 metres right down to the sea, to Sant’Ambrogio beach, riding through beautiful countryside cultivated with olive trees, vines and fruit trees, through woods and Mediterranean scrub.

Duration: 7 hours (5/6 in the saddle) | Price: 120€ per person (light trattoria lunch included) | Riding level: expert

 

🐎 Ride and wine

Ride through remote neighbourhoods and wild countryside to reach the Abbey of Sant'Anastasia, where you will enjoy a brief guided visit of the vineyard and taste the Abbey's prized organic wines, accompanied by a light lunch (local products of the Madonie area). We will then ride back to our base along beautiful and panoramic pathways.

Duration: 6 hours (5 in the saddle) | Price: 150€ per person | Riding level: expert

 

🐎 Ride and ricotta

An authentic experience which takes you into the heart of local rural life to meet a shepherd working in the Madonie area who will show us the techniques used for generations to make local ricotta and cheeses. We will then enjoy a lunch at his farm consisting of his cheeses, local wine and other products of the Madonie area. Return to our base with views of the medieval village of Isnello, through forests of oak and passing the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna.

Duration: 7 hours (5 in the saddle) | Price: 150€ per person | Riding level: expert

 

🐎 Local gastronomy and history

Ride to the beautiful medieval town of Castelbuono, seat for many centuries of the famous Ventimiglia barons, the counts of Geraci Siculo. Visit of the castle, including its chapel which contains the relics of Sant'Anna, decorated by the baroque masters Giuseppe and Giacomo Serpotta, walk along the town's main thoroughfare and enjoy lunch in one of Castelbuono's most renowned restaurants, where you will sample the best of local produce. Return to our base along beautiful and panoramic pathways.

Duration: 7/8 hours (5 in the saddle) | Price: 160€ per person | Riding level: expert