Crossing the Gorges of Tiberio

Gole di Tiberio - Discovery Madonie
DIFFICULTIES (min 1 - max 3)

The Gorges of Tiberio are one of the hidden corners and the most beautiful Park of the Madonie mountains, nestled in the bottom of a valley rich in woods and vegetation.

Gole di Tiberio - Discovery Madonie

Also called ' the U’ Miricu” because of a legend related to the ability of this point to swallow everything that is in the bed of the river and carry it to the sea. The Gorges are the result of the millenary work of the River Pollina, who has dug in the limestone a spectacular canyon.

The bed of the River is dotted with oleanders and reeds and is dominated by the presence of blocks of limestone, whitish seem to have denied the possibility to the man to put down roots in this territory.

Among the rich vegetation there are small beaches and you can spot rare species of amphibians and some crab freshwater. In the area nests of the golden Eagle and with a bit of luck and can admire it.

The course consists of two moments:

1) the crossing of the gorges, for about 200 meters in an inflatable boat. Within these, the website Geopark recognized by Unesco, you will be able to observe: u miricuthe numerous nests, with the eggs laid by the birds that inhabit this environment, the fossils of ammonites, dating back to about 200 million years ago, the boulder at the center of the path a time, the secret passage of the robbers and searched, that dwelt in the numerous caves and hiding places in the area and of course a pristine vegetation;
2) ascent of the river for over a kilometer with the crossing of the small gorges, the area is a nudist beach (contemporary art work of Robert Pruitt, 2005) and of the pond before the entrance of the gorges.
This route is recommended to all age groups who love nature and adventure.

What to bring:
shoes from the sea (in the alternative boots or trekking boots)
trekking poles
*It is recommended that you bring a change because it is very likely that you need to change your clothes at the end of the path.

...and for children:

€ 7.00 for children 4 to 9 years.
Free from 0 to 4 years

How to get there.

For those arriving from Palermo or Messina:

output 20 Castelbuono (Pa) or Tusa (Me), follow the direction for Finale di Pollina, in both cases;
after the village ( coming from the Castelbuono), or before the village (coming from Tusa) onto the SP 52 to San Mauro Castelverde (Pa), 8 km (fork Borrello), turn right and continue on the SP 60 for 1.5 km until the junction Tiberius, here to the right and take the narrow road (first paved and then dirt road) for about 1 km until the start of the trail (identifiable by the presence of a panel of the Park of the Madonie) along a stairway of approximately 400 steps leading directly to the Gorges.


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