DISCOVER THE NATURAL TREASURES OF WESTERN SICILY

DISCOVER THE NATURAL TREASURES OF WESTERN SICILY

Self Guided Bike Tour, Nature cycling, Cultural cycling
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

We’ve specially crafted this tour to provide both architectural and scenic charm. The tour comprises of 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; 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

Total Km by bike:Total ascent: –

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DAY 2: PALERMO – SCOPELLO – CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO

Total route by bike: 15 km –Total ascent: irrelevant – about 100 mt –Route characteristics: flat /hilly on tarmac –Difficulty level: easy

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DAY 3: CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO – SEGESTA – TRAPANI

Total route by bike: 60 km –Total ascent: 760 mt –Route characteristics: hilly on tarmac –Difficulty level: medium-hard

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DAY 4: TRAPANI – ERICE – TRAPANI

Total distance by bike: about 50 km (42 for the ascent to Erice by cable car) –Total ascent: 1280 mt (does not apply if you travel by cable car) –Route characteristics: 15% ascent and 85% flat, 90% tarmac + about 10% on unadopted road and/or flat pave’. –Difficulty level: hard (easy if you travel to Erice by cable car)

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DAY 4 (alternative): TRAPANI – FAVIGNANA – TRAPANI

Total distance by bike: about 10 km –Total ascent: irrelevant –Route characteristics: 100% flat, 60% tarmac + about 40% on unadopted road –Difficulty level: easy

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DAY 5: TRAPANI – MARSALA

Total distance by bike: about 42 km –Total ascent: irrelevant –Route characteristics: 100% flat, 90% tarmac + about 10% on unadopted road –Difficulty level: easy

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DAY 6: MARSALA – MAZARA DEL VALLO – SELINUNTE

Total distance by bike: about 27 km –Total ascent: irrelevant –Route characteristics: flat, 100% tarmac –Difficulty level: easy

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DAY 7: MAZARA DEL VALLO – SELINUNTE

Total distance by bike: about 49 km –Total ascent: 230 mt –Route characteristics: 60% flat, 40% hilly (up and down) -100% tarmac –Difficulty level: mediumeasy

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DAY 8:  SELINUNTE – END OF TOUR 

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Point of Interest (POI)

  • Palermo’s historical centre with Unesco Arab-Norman architecture
  • Mondello
  • Scopello
  • Zingaro Regional Nature Reserve
  • Trapani historical centre
  • Erice with its medieval hamlet
  • Favignana Island
  • Trapani and Paceco Salterns
  • Stagnone Salterns in Marsala and Motya Island
  • Marsala centre and its historic wine cellars
  • Mazara with its kasbah, the “dancing satyr” and the fishing harbour
  • Selinunte archaeological site


Book info







    from € 600* per person

    Conditions

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    NOTE:

    The fee refers to a minimum of 2 participants. Additional fees for single participants. Departure dates are guaranteed from the 1st of March to the 30th of November, every Saturday. Other dates on request, additional fees.

     

    THE QUOTE INCLUDES:

    • 7 nights in B&B/hotel accommodation and/or agritourism centres (3/4 stars)
    • Minivan transfer Palermo-Scopello (2nd day)
    • Medical Insurance Cover
    • Telephone assistance 9.00-20.00
    • Brochure of tour and the main places of interest (english language)
    • GPS trackers

     

    THE QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Transfer from/to the airport or from/to the train station, apart from those listed under the list of ‘THE QUOTE INCLUDES’
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Entrance to museums, natural reserves or paid places to visit and tips
    • City tax (where applicable) to be paid directly to the hotel
    • Anything that is not specified under the ‘THE QUOTE INCLUDES’ list

     

    OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES:

    • Luggage tranfer from hotel to hotel € 120.00 per person (min. 2 attendees)
    • Single person supplementary fee including luggage transfer € 220.00
    • Additional fee 7 dinners including beverage (water and wine) in hotels or selected restaurants € 210,00
    • Supplementary fee for a single room € 240,00
    • High season (July – August) supplementary charge € 100,00 per person
    • Extra night (B&B package) in Palermo and/or Selinunte in double room €40.00 per person
    • Extra night (B&B package) in Palermo/Selinunte/Trapani in single room €75.00
    • Rental of 21 speed Trekking Bike Atala Discovery FS (equipped with rear side bags, hard hat and security chain) € 85,00
    • Rental of pedal-assisted trekking bike (Bosch Motor with 4 different level of assistance, 9 speed on rear gear) (equipped with rear side bag, hard hat, repair kit, pump, security chain, battery charger) € 160,00
    • Rear/front child’s seat hire € 25,00
    • Children’s trailer rental (max. 40 kg) € 50,00
    • Garmin Edge 820 rental € 30,00
    • Assistance (bike mechanics, luggage transport, beverage transport, possible passenger transport) with minivan following for the duration of the bike tour (apart from the section of the tour exploring the island of Favignana) €2,200.00
    • Assistance from an authorised cycling guide for the duration of the bike tour €1,000.00
    • Transfer Palermo airport to Palermo city centre (min. 2 passengers) € 20,00 per person
    • Transfer Trapani Birgi airport to Palermo city centre (min. 2 passengers) € 40,00 per person
    • Transfer Selinunte-Trapani city centre or airport (min. 2 passengers) € 40,00 per person
    • Transfer Selinunte-Palermo city centre or airport (min. 2 passengers) € 50,00 per person
    • Quote for children (up to 12 years old) available on request
    • Insurance cover for trip cancellation due to sickness (including COVID), conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Comprehensive injury/accident insurance during the tour, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Third party liability cover in case of bike accidents, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Bike theft insurance, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Other service quotes available on request

     

    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 that you bring a helmet and a flask/water bottle with you. Individual tour, departure date to be confirmed (min. 10 participants), for people with sufficient athletic training and bike management, who cycle regularly. Otherwise, because of route’s characteristics (uphill stretches) e-bike rental is suggested. For organizational, climatic, safety or legal reasons beyond our control, the plan could be modified before and/or during your holiday. Along the road, deviations

    The fee refers to a minimum of 10 participants. Additional fees for single participants. Departure dates are guaranteed from the 1st of March to the 30th of November, every Saturday. Other dates on request, additional fees.

     

    Departure date
    Every Saturday

    Place of departure
    Palermo

    Place of arrival
    Selinunte

    Total Km by bike
    from 193 to 243 km

    Total ascent
    from 1100 to 2,380 m

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