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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Great trek

Stunning views as you walk down and a lovely refreshing swim is your reward after a 1 1/4 mile... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stuart M
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Stunning natural beauty after quite demanding hike

The gorge at Cavagrande is spectacular and well worth the effort of the walk down and hike back up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank _ann_weigele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank AMurrayyy
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

Thank TRS10
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

Thank zhv2018
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Having seen reviews saying that this reserve is officially closed, we were unsure about whether a visit was currently possible or not, but read enough to suggest that it was worth risking it. When we arrived and had paid our 3 euros to the carpark...More

2  Thank Sue J
Reviewed May 10, 2018

For nature lovers the Riserva Naturale is fantastique, wonderful views in the mountains, also to the sea, many gorges, like canyon; you must have good footingshoes, water, and your phone.

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed April 2, 2018

the place is simply amazing. We went in April when everything was so green and nice. One has to go on a sunny day because the path is totally created by the nature and if its raining it may be slippery or completely no accessible....More

6  Thank Ewa B
Reviewed March 19, 2018

the place is of extreme beauty but it is a valley which is accessed after an exhausting descent. If you are not willing to take more than an hour to get off and just to go back ......... give up!

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December 30, 2016|
Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.