Cavagrande del Cassibile, Avola

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Considered by locals to be the Grand Canyon of Sicily, Cavagrande del Cassibile is a nature reserve surrounding a large canyon. Perfect for nature-lovers, hikers, or those who enjoy extreme sports, this reserve offers something for everyone. Admire the scenery from the road, or venture onto one of the many paths to get closer to the wildlife, waterfalls, and flora of the park. During the summer, head down to the many freshwater pools that line the bottom of the canyon and cool down in the crisp water. If it's your first visit, we suggest the Scala Cruci pathway, an easier option that doesn't sacrifice great views. To visit Cavagrande del Cassibile and other attractions in Avola, use our Avola vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Fresh water pools surrounded by nature, between the mountains. The site is gorgeous and the water pleasantly cool. Go down and you climb on foot, with a very steep path of about 45 min. I am not at all trained and uphill I struggled a lot, but it was absolutely worth it.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We are asked about the Cavagrande gone. We were down to 10:00 about. This was fine because it was so busy at that time not yet. It is a spicy ride! Goes down the well but to top it is a whole climb! Bring plenty of water with you and possibly what to eat if you want to stay there a little longer. We are around 13:15 went back because it was very busy at that time. Down you walk about 30 min and but above 50 min.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful scenery, at the top we see already down pools that are envy... But attention it gets, and the path is rough going, and terrible back! Good physical condition necessary, because the heat is really hot, the trail very uncomfortable for the feet (big rocks and high stone steps, still in descent, never shady, Rocky hillside). Essential sneakers, Sun Hat, fan, and lots of water! Include food, because the return also requires energy! Spend your day, considering the price of these efforts worth the effort. Like everywhere in Sicily, trash and debris are left here and there on the path by walkers irresponsible, too bad. Downstairs it's beautiful and Nice, swimming in this natural site is a nice reward. There is of the world. For the ascent, it becomes hell! I dare not imagine the temperature there, at 15 or 16 h, but it was very very very hot! Very challenging physically, for young people (13 years) as young at heart. I recommend with young children, I think it should be very healthy to do this in the summer, take care of yourself! Small comfort to the lift: an open-air bar awaits you at the top! Courage :)
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