ERICE AND THE MONTE COFANO NATURE RESERVE

FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA

ERICE AND THE MONTE COFANO NATURE RESERVE

Nature cycling, Cultural cycling, Private tour, Full day experience
Excursion duration: Full day
Bike difficulty
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E-Bike difficulty
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Description

Guaranteed languages: italian and english (other languages on request).

Private cycling tour up to 16 people.

In the morning, we will arrange pick-ups from hotels located in Palermo and the surrounding areas. Once the formalities have been taken care of, you will be assigned to private minivans ready for departure to Trapani (the starting point of the bike tour). On arrival, after off-loading the bikes and finalising prep, we will begin the ascent to Erice by bike with breath-taking views (ascent by bike is optional, for a supplementary fee you can travel by cable car, bike included).  At the top, there will be free time to explore the town. We will then begin the descent on our bikes towards Cornino, admiring the stunning panorama of the gulf of Trapani and the Aegadian Islands. Once in Cornino, view the “Grotta di Mangiapane” – an exciting, scenic site of prehistoric origins, home to the annual “Live Nativity Crib”, which is one of the biggest events in the calendar designed to promote local Sicilian tradition and trade. Break for lunch in Cornino, with the option to visit the Mount Cofano Nature Reserve. From Cornino we will proceed by bike following a pedestrianised coastal road until we get to Bonagia Tonnara (tuna fishery) for a short break. We will then head back on the road to admire the sunset on the sea, while proceeding towards Trapani, where the minivan will be waiting to take us back to Palermo.  Arrival in the evening and end of service.

On the way back there will be an opportunity to stop and visit the archaeological site of Segesta, on request. This service is optional and subject to additional costs.

 


Point of Interest (POI)

  • Erice with its ancient medieval borgo and Venus Castle;
  • Grotta Mangiapane (Mangiapane Cave);
  • Cornino beach;
  • Monte Cofano Nature Reserve;
  • Coastal cycle path along gulf of Trapani;
  • Segesta archaeological area (optional).

 



Book info







    Price info

    SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Cyclo-tourism guide (who will cycle the route with you);
    • Whisper audio-receiver system with disposable headset;
    • Hire of Atala Discovery trekking bicycle including protective helmet;
    • Additional child front/rear seat can be added to the adult bike free of charge if required;
    • Pick-up/drop-off by minivan from and to the hotels in Palermo. Journey to and from Trapani (TBA);
    • Entrance to “Grotta Mangiapane”;
    • Accident insurance cover;
    • VAT, taxes and service charges.

     

    EXCLUDED OR EXTRA SERVICES:

    • € 15.00 supplement E-Bike (Atala B-Tour Bosh engine) per person;
    • € 50.00 (up to 2 participants) to stop for a visit to the Segesta archaeologic area with additional € 10.00 per person for groups above two people;
    • € 200.00 support for the authorised touristic guide for the whole duration of the excursion;
    • € 100.00 Minivan assistance during the bike tour;
    • Extra purchases, tips and other.
    Up to 2 people: € 200,00 (€ 100,00 per person) For each extra person: € 60,00

    Conditions

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    SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Cyclo-tourism guide (who will cycle the route with you);
    • Whisper audio-receiver system with disposable headset;
    • Hire of Atala Discovery trekking bicycle including protective helmet;
    • Additional child front/rear seat can be added to the adult bike free of charge if required;
    • Pick-up/drop-off by minivan from and to the hotels in Palermo. Journey to and from Trapani (TBA);
    • Entrance to “Grotta Mangiapane”;
    • Accident insurance cover;
    • VAT, taxes and service charges.

     

    EXCLUDED OR EXTRA SERVICES:

    • € 15.00 supplement E-Bike (Atala B-Tour Bosh engine) per person;
    • € 50.00 (up to 2 participants) to stop for a visit to the Segesta archaeologic area with additional € 10.00 per person for groups above two people;
    • € 200.00 support for the authorised touristic guide for the whole duration of the excursion;
    • € 100.00 Minivan assistance during the bike tour;
    • Extra purchases, tips and other.

    Departure date
    On request

    Departure from/to
    Palermo

    Total Km by bike
    50 km - 31 miles

    Useful information
    This excursion complies with the Covid-19 safety requirements. Comfortable footwear and sportswear are recommended. E-bike is adviced for casual cyclists.