Zipline in Sicily: here is where to do it

    Ziplining is a fun activity that allows you to experience the sensation of free flight. It consists of a cable that connects two points at different heights. You hang safely from the cable and use the difference in height to glide through the air. If you are planning your trip to Sicily and are looking for a special activity to include in your itinerary, we have good news for you: there is a zipline in Sicily. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush but don’t feel ready for hang gliding, paragliding or other unpowered flight systems, then this could be for you.

    Where can you go ziplining in Sicily?

    There is currently only one zipline in Sicily, in San Mauro Castelverde, a village in the Madonie Mountains on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Messina. It was inaugurated in August 2020 and is located at an altitude of almost 1,000 meters. The length of the track is 1,600 meters with a difference in altitude of 260 meters. The departure station is located at 925 meters and the arrival station at 669 meters, while the maximum speed that can be reached during the descent is around 130 km/h. At the arrival station there is a nature trail that is a real open-air museum. There are 200 ash trees from which manna is made, 4 Madonie fir trees, olive trees of the Crastu variety, medicinal herbs and fruit trees of very ancient varieties. There is also a charcoal pile, where you can see how coal was made in the past, and a haystack, a typical Madonie shepherd’s hut. Finally, there is a section dedicated to the production of cheese, in particular ricotta and caciocavallo.

    The San Mauro Castelverde Zipline: who can do it, times and costs

    The San Mauro Castelverde Zipline is open to people over the age of 12, with a minimum weight of 35 kg and a maximum weight of 120 kg. The descent can be done alone or in pairs. In the latter case, the total weight must not exceed 140 kg and the difference in weight between the two people must not exceed 40 kg. The descent takes about 2 minutes and the ticket costs 40 euros for a single descent and 75 euros for a double descent. People with motor disabilities can also use the zipline, but only in single mode. They must weigh between 60 and 120 kilos.

    Who cannot use the Zipline in Sicily?

    The Zipline is not suitable for pregnant women, people suffering from heart disease, epilepsy, asthma attacks or other respiratory problems, or those suffering from vertigo. It is also prohibited for those suffering from psychiatric illnesses or disorders, or who would be in a state of psycho-physical alteration due to the consumption of alcoholic or narcotic substances, or who would otherwise be in a situation likely to endanger themselves, others, or the Zipline facility.

    Sergio Campolo

    I graduated in Economics and Management in Rome, I worked for 6 years in Milan especially in Web Marketing and now I live in Trento. In 2021 I founded The World of Sicily with the aim of making the beauties of this region known to the whole world.

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