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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile

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Memorable excursion not for those with health problems.

Worth a detour if you’re into Nature at it’s most fascinating while enjoying a dip. This is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert M
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A walk but well worth it.....

This is a one off experience. I know people have talked about the length of time it takes to get... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
London UK
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All reviewshiking shoesmain traillocked gatereasonable level of fitnessstunning sceneryofficial entrancewell worth the effortpath leadinglots of waterwear good shoesgreat walkwild flowerstake your timesunny daybeautiful areacouple of hourshike
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 18 August 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

2  Thank Turkeymil
Reviewed 12 August 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

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 August 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

4  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 19 July 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

1  Thank Annika W
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank AMurrayyy
Reviewed 5 July 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 23 June 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 18 June 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 11 May 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
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30 December 2016|
Response from Brandon S |
I wouldn't plan on it. Public transportation here is rather spotty.