Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano

Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano

Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano
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robin441
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Almost all trails are closed due to chance of falling rocks. There is no way to walk around the mountain nor to go up to the summit. Guards at the entrance prevent you from entering.
Depending on where you start this is not immediately obvious but you will find the barriers eventually.

Some walks are still possible but very limited and no way to loop around the mountain.

Apart from that the area is amazing and would have been super nice to spend time here!
Written September 13, 2020
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
In the west side of Sicily Island, Custonaci Is a very important not only Town for the marble extractions, but for every single detail.
Written June 25, 2019
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Kamil A
Prague, Czech Republic108 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
I have to say we were surprised by this reservation. Many people talk about the close and famous Zingaro reserve, so this one is not crowded at all. You can enjoy it in peace. And the walks/hikes are great - the path along cost is fabulous! Nice views, caves and archaeological sites along + defensive towers and small chappel. Always something to see and something to admire. The path into the hill is very tough in summer day, but might be beautiful in spring or autumn. Italy is famous for quite expensive entrance fess, but Monte Cofano reserve is special - no fees at all and that includes entrance to one of the towers with very good guide by friendly local. He even let u go to the roof and enjoy great view. After that we received nice picture book in English, also for free. Amazing!
Written June 24, 2013
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Loredana Angelini
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy75 contributions
Oct 2019
If you love mountain walks, you must visit this nature reserve. The paths that cross Mount Cofàno, bringing you from one side to the other, will give you wonderful views.
You can spend hours walking in the peaceful and regenerating silence of nature and you can see the Tonnara Tower, a piece of history.
An experience that I did alone, walking for over 4 hours: unforgettable.
Written October 28, 2019
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Vikash70
Melton Mowbray, UK17 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
We took a hike through the nature reserve with our two teenage girls. By the end of the trip we all agreed it was worth the walk.
The nature reserve is free to enter and you can easily do it by yourself. We had two guides, the first a local flora and fauna expert the other to translate the information. We all learned so much along this stunning coast walk and forgot the blistering sun.
Advice; go early in the day, take plenty of water and a good pair of walking shoes. Don't forget your swimming stuff as on the other side there are plenty of small coves with pebble beaches where you can have a break and cool off! A must do if you're in the Custonaci area. A part of Northern Sicily that you won't expect to see or experience.
Written July 16, 2015
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Rick Dubbeldam
Breskens, The Netherlands80 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
For those disappointed by Zingaro's touristy trail(s), Monte Cofano provides a great alternative,
Though less large than Zingaro, the circular track (3 hours) around the mountain beats Zingaro hands down. A low pass (200m) is required to be overwon resulting in great views east and west. On tyhe east side there's a nice drop through a gorge. A couple of coves near a tonnara and a track above the sea.Not overrun or highly touristic. On the west side are a number of beach bars where you can unwind after a fun day under the Sicilian sun!
Written October 17, 2017
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jeroenvnn
Ghent, Belgium6 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Take plenty of water and some food and hike around, oktober was quiet and not too hot. We loved it! Try to find the bathing area inclosed in the rocks, near the tonnara.
Written October 15, 2016
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AprilGrace
Strood, UK141 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Had a lovely few hours here enjoying the scenery (sea crashing against the rocks) and doing a bit of rock hopping/climbing (not a pre booked activity but may being adventurous). The reserve is easy to walk/trek around and very enjoyable.
Written October 7, 2015
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Jane B
Sheffield, UK31 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
The last walk of our trip was around Monte cofano in Sicily. Images led us to believe we were in for a gem, though on arrival it was a bit like walking on the moon. All the vegetation had been burned back around the whole mountain and an acrid smell of burning wafted on the breeze. Once over the ridge, where views of the 2 bays on either side were still amazing, we traipsed down to the sea. Even along the north and west perimeter the fire had left it's mark, only narrowly missing odd bits of vegetation. Such a shame that a beautiful area could be damaged like this.
Written September 14, 2014
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Patricia M
Maryland, USA57 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
There are several trails - the one I took, around the sea was an easy walk. Each curve revealed gorgeous views. The weather in April was perfect: cool, sunny and breezy. Sunscreen is a must. In summer carrying water would be critical. There is no fee.
Written June 6, 2013
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