THE COAST OF PALERMO, MONDELLO, AND THE FAVORITA PARK

THE COAST OF PALERMO, MONDELLO, AND THE FAVORITA PARK

Nature cycling, Cultural cycling, Private tour, Half day bike experience
Excursion duration: 5 hours
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Description

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

Private cycling tour up to 15 people.

Join us for an unusual and adventurous bike ride, as we head along the coast of Palermo to unveil a series of picturesque and evocative landscapes that Palermo has to offer, before delving deep into the Favorita Park where you’ll be immersed in the Mediterranean flora, with its wonderful scents and colours.

You will discover the historical, artistic and geological beauties of Palermo, crossing its enchanting coasts on this tour, which puts a spotlight on the Sea and on History. Along the coastal route you will pass through the  Borgo dell’Arenella (the village of Arenella)originally born as a fishing village, before it was developed in the nineteenth century around the Tonnara Florio (Florio tunafishery) with its beautiful Torre dei Quattro Pizzi (Tower of the Four Points). Today it is home to two marinas: Arenella and Aquasanta. During our tour we will see the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, which was commissioned by the Florios – a famous Italian family of industrialists who took centre stage in Palermo during the Belle époque. The tour will continue towards Mondello – a quaint seaside village with a charming beach and beautiful Art Nouveau villas. We will keep pedaling through the Royal Favorita Park – a park stretching across approx. 400 hectares, first created in 1799 by Ferdinand III of Bourbon as a private hunting reserve. We will also see the Chinese Palace, which was once the royal home for the Bourbons. Finally, we will return to Palermo city centre, where the tour will end.

 

 


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    Price info

    SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Cycling tour-guide;
    • Whisper transceiver system with disposable headset;
    • Rental of MTB Trek WHISTLE – equipped with protective helmet;
    • “Capo Gallo Nature Reserve” entrance;
    • Local product tasting;
    • VAT, taxes and service percentage.

     

    EXCLUDED OR EXTRA SERVICES:

    • € 10.00 E-Bike Atala E-Run;
    • Anything not included under included services list;
    • Extra purchases, tips, and miscellaneous.
    Up to 2 people: € 120,00 For each extra person: € 40,00

    Conditions

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    SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Cycling tour-guide;
    • Whisper transceiver system with disposable headset;
    • Rental of MTB Trek WHISTLE – equipped with protective helmet;
    • “Capo Gallo Nature Reserve” entrance;
    • Local product tasting;
    • VAT, taxes and service percentage.

     

    EXCLUDED OR EXTRA SERVICES:

    • € 10.00 E-Bike Atala E-Run;
    • Anything not included under included services list;
    • Extra purchases, tips, and miscellaneous.

    Departure date
    On request

    Departure from/to
    Palermo

    Total Km by bike
    30 km – 18.6 miles

    Total ascent
    250 m - 820 feet

    Useful information
    This excursion complies with the Covid-19 safety requirements. Comfortable footwear and sportswear are recommended