Trailhead: Piano Provenzana
Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 10 km
Maximum Altitude: mt 2049 slm
Total Altitude Gain: mt 500
Transfer to Tono beach from where, after some steep steps, the Manica path starts. It will lead us, immersed in the colors and scents of Mediterranean flora, towards Mt. Trino and then to Cape Milazzo. From here we'll continue towards S. Antonio Bay, where there was once an ancient 'tonnara' (for tuna fishing and above which is a rock sanctuary dedicated to S. Antonio of Padova.
Transfer to Montalbano di Elicona and then we'll go from here, among beech and oak trees, in the heart of the natural reserve of Malabotta Woods. Finally we reach the Rocche dell Argimusco, imposing and ancient megaliths sculptured by centuries of erosion, where pre-Hellenic peoples celebrated their sacred rites.
Transfer to the ancient medieval town of Novara di Sicilia and after we'll head towards Portella Mandrazzi. From here we'll continue through the paths that climb to Rocca Leone (1207 m. above sea level). The trail to the famous Rocca di Novara (1340 m.) starts here. This is one of the most suggestive peaks on the island of Sicily. In fact it's called the Matterhorn of Sicily for its dolomite-like views.