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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We visited during thunderstorms and the path down was understandably shut. Nonetheless worth a visit. However this is a lonely spot on a bad day and we encountered a scam on the way back. See my post on Vendicari .

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Jonandcon
Reviewed October 1, 2018

It is very nice place. I strongly recommend. However, not every entrance is good for access, check it first, how can you get there, because some are closed due to some rockfalls.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Worth a detour if you’re into Nature at it’s most fascinating while enjoying a dip. This is a natural widening of the river forming small ponds where you can bathe and even dive from about 6 metres in certain parts. The water is cool and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank robertmK6898CW
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a one off experience. I know people have talked about the length of time it takes to get down and up (about 35mins) but it is well worth it. You swim in fresh water, with beautiful scenery and can even jump from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Turkeymil
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Stunning views as you walk down and a lovely refreshing swim is your reward after a 1 1/4 mile hike. Would recommend decent foot ware and plenty of water. Can get very busy down there and is quite stoney do water shoes would be a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The gorge at Cavagrande is spectacular and well worth the effort of the walk down and hike back up. There is no official entrance - at the car park you'll see a fence - which has been closed officially - but the crates there make...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Richard S
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The cavas are beautiful river basins that lie in a canyon. It is easy to find with google maps and parking is provided. I recommend scheduling at least one hour to walk down to the cavas and the same to hike it back up. Bring...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Annika W
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is stunning, well worth the trip down and back up. When reading reviews do listen to the warnings the trek up when hot isn’t easy, water is a definite must! Flip flops not recommended as stable trainer is advisable! But don’t let all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

No doubt that this place is beautiful but you have to be in a good shape to go through all the trecking

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Although officially closed, someone has helpfully installed some plastic crates to aid you in hopping over the gate. The view on the way down is beautiful, but the steps are very uneven, slippery and on quite a steep gradient. It took us about 40 minutes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 30, 2016|
Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.