Exploring the north area of Sicily, it is possible to encounter the Rocche del Crasto and Nebrodi Mountains . It is a rock formation, a carbonate massive formed during the Mesozoic Era, that stands alone in between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Nebrodi Mountains.
From the peak of Rocca San Nicola at 1300 meters above sea level, it is possible to enjoy a stunning view: the Aeolian Islands together with Mount Etna and Monte Soro, the highest point on the Nebrodi Mountains.
Nevertheless the Rocche del Crasto area is the kingdom for the griffon vulture and the rare golden eagle.
This beautiful plateau can be reached by several paths. from Portella Gazzana ( or Gazzara), or also from one of the four villages perched at the foot of the Rocche by several paths.
Alcara Li Fusi, San Marco d’Alunzio, Longi and Galati Mamertino.
The length of the route is about 12 km.
This route does not present any technical difficulty, as it will hike on forest tracks, single track, and mountains path.
Wear to wear: Trekking shoes, rain jacket, backpack, sticks, a t-shirt replacement.