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Cavagrande del Cassibile

Avola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67450
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breathtaking and refreshing

Although it is fairly crowded in Summer the Cavagrande is an amazing experience. As the walk to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2souz
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
spectacular views, fresh air

Spectacular views, deep canyon, good parking and relatively accessible by car. Worth a trip, easy... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
pavvickers
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Giessen, Germany
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  • Average3%
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“cava grande” (16 reviews)
“great walk” (5 reviews)
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Avola, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 67450
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"cava grande"
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"worth the effort"
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"great walk"
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"grand canyon"
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"bring water"
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"amazing views"
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"nature reserve"
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"down the road"
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"amazing place"
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"hiking shoes"
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"coming back"
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"clams"
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"tough walk"
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"bring enough"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is fairly crowded in Summer the Cavagrande is an amazing experience. As the walk to reach the water-point is relatively long (but really beautiful and worth it) I recommend you bring a picnic so you can enjoy a couple of hours of swimming,...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Spectacular views, deep canyon, good parking and relatively accessible by car. Worth a trip, easy to combine with Noto, Noto Antica, Palazollo Acreide and the coast.

Thank pavvickers
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you want to know one of the most beautiful natural spotsights of Sicily (after Etna) you should go to Cavagrande del Cassibile. Be sure to have good walking shoes and good hats because at summer going up and down tha canyon it is HOT!...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We rode up to the reserve from Avola, hoping to hike down to the lakes. Unfortunately, there had been a landslide and the trekks were closed, but the drive from Avola is stunning, and the views were amazing nonetheless.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews, my family were really reluctant to explore this hidden beauty but the resfeber was pretty overwhelming. So we head south from Catania we drove via Canicatinni Bagni in about 1h15m in a more relax cruise instead of Avola which we took...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a stunningly beautiful and impressive spectacle of nature that we enjoyed 41 years ago when we were fitter. But it was worth returning. Dramatic scenery that you won't ever forget

1  Thank writer5
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The climb down to the bottom of the gorge was by a stony narrow path but the reward is a series of refreshing pools to have a dip in.The climb back up is a bit tortuous but there's cool drinks and snacks to be had...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is worth spending at least half a day. You will have to descend almost 300m over a 2 km long very rough path of which 1/5 consists out of rather slippery ‘stairs’ covered with rocks and pebbles. It takes about 40 minutes to...More

1  Thank Bert V
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The place in very nice and the water is clean and chilly. If you go there do not forget to take fresh water with you. You badly need good shoe in order to climb safely. I do not recommend it with small kids under 6...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

It takes half an hour to get to the water and the same or longer back in the heat, but it is worth every step! Amazing experience, postcard views and clear spring water to swim in.

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Hady M
13 March 2018|
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Response from Bert V | Reviewed this property |
As long as you are i good health and wear decent walking shoes it should be ok. Enjoy the view and take your time to walk back and look back from time to time :-)
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Jelena C
10 December 2017|
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Response from Botond1959 | Reviewed this property |
Officially it is closed for tourism but everybody goes down.
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YU Q
13 September 2016|
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Response from Davide_Cuda | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yu Q. Valletiana is right. The main access to the most known part of the Cava Grande(Scala Cruci) has been officially closed to the public for the past 2 years due to a fire that burned most of the southern side of the... More
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