An adventure in the Tiberius Gorges

If you are on holiday in Cefalù and have your own or rented transport, we invite you to explore the Tiberius Gorges, a splendid natural canyon located in the Madonie Park about 35 km from Cefalù. The Gorges can also be reached from Pollina or Cefalù station by taking advantage of a return transfer service.

The Tiberius Gorges, a Unescorecognised Geopark site, are located in the Pollina River at 100 m above sea level between the municipalities of San Mauro Castelverde and Castelbuono, in the Madonie Park. This famous natural site, besides being a pleasant place to spend a day in the middle of uncontaminated nature, also reserves interesting challenges for the more adventurous. In fact, the Madonie Outdoor ASD association has been organising sporting activities since 2012 to be carried out along the route of the Gole di Tiberio; such as rubber dinghy excursions, walks in the Pollina river and, for the more daring, rafting.

These excursions are a unique opportunity to directly experience the wild nature that inhabits the Madonie Park, and not only; inside the Gorges there are many interesting things to observe, such as fossils on the walls; ‘U miricu’, the narrowest and most mysterious part of the gorges; the brigands’ rock; numerous bird nests and many fascinating light effects.
The landscape around the river is very varied, and within a few kilometres you go from the rocky and impervious area where the golden eagle nests to the plains adjacent to the river in the last part of the route.

Afraid of getting lost in the wilderness? Don’t worry: near the gorges is the La Rocca picnic area equipped with toilets, changing room, shower, bar, 8 roasting stations, 8 tables with seating for a hundred people and a children’s playground.

Furthermore, inside the area there are 17 stations with sports equipment and a nature trail that tells the flora and fauna of the Madonie Park also in Braille, while the members of the association who guide tourists during the excursions speak several languages, including English, French, Spanish and German.
So what are you waiting for? The natural wonders of the Sicilian territory are waiting for you!