The Nebrodi Trail is a competitive footrace event (Ultra Trail Running) along the trails of the Nebrodi Park in northern Sicily.
The route we report is that of the 66-kilometer race (Dec. 3, 2017), which takes about 6 hours to tackle by running, while done as a hike it takes about twice as long.
Leaving Cesarò in the early morning hours to see the sun rise from behind Mount Etna is already a fantastic first experience to have. Trail participants, on a “journey” through mud and snow, will skirt Lake Biviere and Lake Maulazzo, both over 1,300 meters above sea level, and will also go to the highest peak of Sicily’s largest park, arriving at 1,850 meters at Mount Soro.
There are numerous streams to cross, surrounded by the unspoiled nature of oak, yew and beech forests, accompanied by the flight of buzzards and griffon vultures, and the ever-present Nebrodi black pig.
The loop route is about 95 percent on dirt roads, some with very steep inclines, and on uneven terrain. To safeguard your own safety, it is recommended that you do not stray from your chosen route.