BEST OF WESTERN SICILY

Guided tour (6 up to 16 participants)

BEST OF WESTERN SICILY

Nature cycling, Cultural cycling, Guided Bike tour
Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Bike difficulty
Easy
Middle-Easy
Middle-Difficult
Difficult
Challenging
E-Bike difficulty
Easy
Middle-Easy
Middle-Difficult
Difficult
Challenging

Description

This tour is packed with natural, scenic and architectural charm and includes visits to the following places of interest: Palermo and its stunning coastlines  – including the popular golden sandy Mondello beach, the Scopello “Tonnara” (tuna fishery) and bay – the Zingaro Nature Reserve; the archaeological site of Segesta; San Vito Lo Capo and its white beaches,; the Medieval Town of Erice, Trapani with its beautiful hidden treasures, the island of Favignana with its historic “Tonnara” and stunning cliffs and beaches, Trapani/Marsala Salterns, the island of Motya, Marsala and its famous wine cellars, Mazara del Vallo and its harbour, Selinunte with its archaeological sites and its wild, white beaches.


Tour Plan

DAY 1: PALERMO

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DAY 2: PALERMO – SEGESTA – SCOPELLO – SAN VITO LO CAPO

Total distance by bike: 40 km approx. Total ascent:  700 mt approx.  –  Route features:  flat/hill on asphalt – Stage difficulty level: medium

Trekking inside dello Zingaro Reserve: route length approx 7 km

Transfer by Minivan/Bus from Palermo to Segesta.

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DAY 3: SAN VITO LO CAPO – ERICE – TRAPANI

Total distance by bike: 66 km approx. Total ascent:  900 mt approx. – Route features:  on asphalt, some stretches of unadopted road – Stage difficulty level: medium-hard

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DAY 4: TRAPANI – FAVIGNANA – TRAPANI

Total distance by bike: 15 km approx. Total ascent: negligeable – Route features:  100% flat, 60% asphalt – 40% approx unadopted road – Stage difficulty level: easy

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DAY 5: TRAPANI – MARSALA

Total distance by bike: 42 km approx. Total ascent: negligeable – Route features:  100% flat, 90% asphalt – 10% approx. unadopted road – Stage difficulty level: easy

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DAY 6: MARSALA – MAZARA DEL VALLO – SELINUNTE

Total distance by bike: 69 km approx. Total ascent: 300 mt approx. – Route features:  80% flat, 20% hilly (up and down) – Stage difficulty level: medium- hard

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DAY 7: SELINUNTE – PALERMO

Total distance by bike: 10 km approx. Total ascent: none – Route features: flat- 90% asphalt – 10% unadopted road – Stage difficulty level: easy

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DAY 8: PALERMO

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Point of Interest (POI)

  • Palermo’s historical centre with Unesco Arab-Norman architecture
  • Mondello
  • Scopello
  • Zingaro Nature Reserve
  • San Vito Lo Capo
  • Trapani Old Town
  • Erice with its medieval hamlet
  • Favignana Island
  • Trapani and Paceco salterns
  • Stagnone Salterns in Marsala and Motya Island
  • Marsala: historic centre and wineries
  • Mazara, with his kasbah, the “dancing satyr” and the fishing harbour
  • Selinunte archaeological site


Book info







    from € 1.100,00* per person

    Conditions

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    NOTE:

    The fee refers to a minimum of 6 participants. Additional fees for single participants.

    Other dates on request, additional fees.

     

    THE QUOTE INCLUDES:

    • 7 nights in B&B/hotel accommodation and/or agritourism centres (3/4 stars)
    • 7 dinners
    • 1 lunch tasting in a Cantina Vinicola (Winery)
    • One-way cable car ticket Trapani – Erice
    • Return ferry ticket Trapani – Favignana with bike in tow
    • Zingaro Nature Reserve admission fee
    • Favignana Historic Tonnara Museum admission fee
    • Salt Museum entrance ticket
    • Historic wine cellar visit (wine tasting included)
    • Authorized cycling tour guide
    • Minivan in tow with driver/mechanic for customer and vehicles (bicycles) assistance
    • Luggage transport
    • Transfer by Minivan and/or tourist bus (2nd day) from Palermo to Scopello
    • Transfer by Minivan and/or tourist bus (last day) from Selinunte to Palermo Airport or city centre
    • Rental of Trekking Bike Atala Discovery FS 21 gears, equipped with side back bags, protective helmet and safety chain
    • Medical-baggage insurance

     

    THE QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Transfer from/to the airport or from/to the train station, apart from those listed under the list of ‘INCLUDED SERVICES’
    • Lunch, except those entered under “included services” list
    • Admissions to museums and/or reserves, except those listed under “included services” and tips
    • City tax (where applicable) to be paid directly to the hotel
    • Anything that is not specified under the ‘INCLUDED SERVICES’ list

     

    OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES:

    • Supplementary fee for a single room – €200.00
    • Rental Trekking Bike Model Atala Discovery FS 21 gears, equipped with side rear bags, protective helmet, repair kit, pump and safety chain – € 80.00
    • Rental E-bike Atala B Tour model (Bosch engine), equipped with side rear bags, protective helmet, repair kit, pump and safety chain – € 150.00
    • Rear/front child seat rental – €25.00
    • Children’s trailer rental (maximum 40 kg) – €50.00
    • Quote on request for transfer by Minivan or Tourist Bus from Palermo airport to Palermo city centre
    • Quote on request for transfer by Minivan or Tourist Bus from Trapani-Birgi airport to Palermo city centre or vice versa
    • Quote for children (aged between 4-12 years) available on request
    • Other service quotes available on request

     

    DISCOUNTS:

    • 15 % third bed in room
    • 20 % fourth bed in room

     

    CANCELLATION TERMS & CONDITIONS:

    • 28-14 days before the start date of the tour, you will be charged 50% of the total amount payable
    • 13- 5 days before the start date of the tour, you will be charged 70% of the total amount payable
    • 4 days before the start date of the tour or no show, you will be charged 100% of the total amount payable

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    We recommend you to wear comfortable footwear, sportswear and to bring a helmet and a flask/water bottle with you.

    Our group tours are designed for people who regularly practice sport activities, although not necessarily competitively. Given the nature of the route this tour covers (an undulating track with uphill sections) and in light of the length of some of the sections, we recommend e-bikes for those who do not cycle regularly (at least once a week).

    The itinerary may be subject to substantial changes before and/or during your holiday, depending on organizational or climatic factors, or due to updates in regulations issued by local authorities out of our control. Along the route, for example, there may be some temporary diversions due to unplanned roadworks, which are impossible to predict and that are normally reported on location.

    Departure date
    2021 year: only for private group on request

    Place of departure
    Palermo

    Place of arrival
    Palermo

    Total Km by bike
    240 km - 149 mi

    Total ascent
    1,900 m - 6233 ft

    Useful information
    Comfortable footwear and sportswear are recommended