8 days autonomy

Cycle trekking tour in West Sicily

Nature, culture and history, Agritourism, hiking, traditions, fascinating places, crystal clear sea, food and wine tasting, 24 h assistance and luggage transport.

The numerous cultural attractions and the intense beauty of the unspoilt nature will amaze you during this cycling tri exploring Western Sicily. The area is still tied to ancient traditions and the rhythms of bygone days. The temple and theatre of Segesta, the Marsala salt pans, the narrow lanes and medieval churches of Erice, the beauty of the Zingaro nature reserve and, of course, the hospitality of the local people are just some aspects of a journey that will always remain in your heart. Guests can enjoy the local culinary delicacies, with their distinctly Arab influences and taste excellent Sicilian wines on visits to wineries and vineyards.


Programme:

Day 1

On arrival at the airport in Palermo or Trapani you will make your own way to Marsala, where you will collect your bikes and receive all the detailed information about the cycling route. You will be able to book a guided tour to a local winery for a tasting session on request, depending on your time of arrival. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in the historical centre of Marsala.

 

Day 2

The tour proper begins with a unique ride northwards in the direction of Trapani, along the fascinating salt pans of Marsala, where, depending on the season, you can watch the ancient salt gatherers practicing their ancient trade. A visit to the island of Mothia should certainly not to be missed by lovers of culture and history.  Dinner and overnight stay in a typical local agriturism.

 

Day 3

Today you will have an unusual ride to the top of the mountain on which the medieval town of Erice stands, in an enchanted atmosphere with stunning views of Western Sicily. Return to the Agritourism in the evening (dinner not included).

 

Day 4

Following a path that alternates between the coast and the hinterland, you will arrive at San Vito Lo Capo, with its crystal-clear beach. The city has plenty of bars and restaurants where you can taste the best local dishes, including the famouscouscous.  Accommodation in a 3-star hotel (dinner not included).

 

Day 5

A day of rest to enjoy the beach and village at your leisure. A bicycle ride as far as Macari and the seaside village of Monte Cofano is recommended.  Overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Day 6

Today you will leave your bike and walk along wonderful trail on the magical coastline of the Zingaro nature reserve. You will be given your bike back as you arrive to Scopello, a characteristic fishing village with its famous tuna fishing nets, where you will stay in an Agritourism and enjoy an excellent traditional dinner.

 

Day 7

After breakfast, be ready to ride along a very special path which will take you to Segesta, the ancient town of the Elymians, where you can admire the Doric Temple and the atmospheric theatre. Dinner and overnight stay in an Agritourism in the hills of the Sicilian countryside.

Other informations

We recommend sports clothing, cycling shorts, reflective road safety bands, a breathable windbreaker, a rain hat and sunscreen.

Pricing and contacts

Price € 820 per person minimum 2 persons

Additional fee for single room € 160

Possible trips for only 1 participant with additional fee of € 290 (additional fee for single room already included)

The tour is available from 01/03 to 15/07 and from 01/09 to 30/11

NB. The accommodation selected along the route is suggested by the local sports organization with whom we collaborate for this tour.

The price includes:

  • Detailed presentation of the tour at the start of the journey
  • 7 nights (3 day’s half board as shown on the program).
  • Guided tour and wine tasting at the winery Donnafugata Marsala (by reservation only)
  • Detailed road directions for bicycles, tourist guides and information material.
  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Luggage transport to the next stage of tour

The price does NOT include:

  • Bicycle hire (helmet, spare inner tube, lock and pump) - € 100 per bike.
  • Transport between the first and the last stage of the tour and the airports or railway stations
  • Lunches
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tasting sessions, entrance tickets to museums and tips
  • Personal insurance
  • Administrative booking costs € 25 per dossier
  • Anything that is not expressly mentioned under "the price includes"

Optional Transport:

  • From Segesta (last stage of the tour) to Palermo/Trapani airport - € 80
  • The price refers to a group of max. 4 people; for any additional person: € 15.

 

This program is organized for a stay of 8 days, but it is always possible to extend your trip to the island and choose the date of departure.

Also remember that our true strength is to custom tailor your trip, placing utmost care and attention to your needs and expectations. Time and place of arrival/departure are also flexible.

For more information on this trip, please file the following contact form, or send an e-mail to sicily@tururi.org.

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