Starting point: Floresta (ME)

Route 1: Floresta – Lake Cartolari

–  altitude a.s.l .:  from 1200 m up to 1400 m

– route lenght : about 30 km

travel time: 6 hours (combined pace) , 1 hour break

technical difficulty : medium – high

– required  equipment : gaiters/boots – cap/helmet

available boxes: fences and houseposting or, as an alternative, public stables

recommended period :  between  15 April and  20 September

Route 2: Floresta – Mount Colla

altitude a.s.l.: from 1200 m up to 1500 m

route lenght : about  15 km

travel time: 6 hours (combined pace) , 1 hour break

technical difficulty:  medio / alte

required  equipment : gaiters/boots – cap/helmet

available boxes: fences and houseposting or, as an alternative, public stables

– recommended period :  between  15 April and  20 September

Route 3: Floresta – Favoscuro

– altitude a.s.l: about 1200 m

route lenght : about  6,5 km

travel time: two and a half hours (combined pace)

technical difficulty:  medie – percorso a margherita

required  equipment : gaiters/boots – cap/helmet

available boxes: fences and houseposting only

– recommended period :  between  15 April and  20 September

ph. Paolo Barone

This important village into the Nebrodi Valley provides healty walks along a 1100-400 high path, surrounded by wide pastures where the largest local cattle and goats populations live. It’s a center of excellence for the production of fresh/hard and soft cheeses. You cannot go away without tasting them together with the local fine cured meats!

In the surroundings it’s all a succession of wooded areas full of beeches, oaks and downy oaks. For the large extension and the quality of their tree species, these areas should be more correctly defined as forests: they’re so thick that, even in the height of summer, the sun can hardly penetrate.

The area provides a range of routes; we suggest you to try  those that reach up to the natural lakes Tre Arie and Cartolari.

Along these paths it may happen to spot vultures, endemic to this area, together with wild catsblack pigs and incredible herds of wild horses, belongin to the Sanfratellana breed, freely running around.

For more information about these natural areas, visit the  Parco dei Nebrodi   website or contact +39 095 697818