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Western Sicily by bike


You will travel along coastal and inland roads, which will lead you through white beaches and sites of exceptional archaeological interest.


Day 1 - from Castellamare del Golfo to Scopello

The first stop of the Western Sicily by Bike itinerary will allow you to explore the Tonnara di Scopello, take a stroll in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, and immerse yourself in the natural and cultural beauty of the area.

Starting from Castellammare del Golfo, a picturesque town on the northwest coast of Sicily, the route heads towards Scopello. This journey will take you through breathtaking landscapes, from the sea to the surrounding hills.

En route, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the renowned Tonnara di Scopello, where you can admire the historic buildings and learn about the history of tuna fishing in Sicily. This ancient trap is an iconic feature of the area and is nestled in an enchanting cove.

Upon reaching Scopello, the final destination of this stage, you can wander through the characteristic seaside village and indulge in Sicilian cuisine at one of the local restaurants. You could evaluate hiking in the Zingaro Nature Reserve to admire its natural beauty. This reserve is one of the most stunning in Sicily, offering paths that wind between cliffs, hidden beaches, and a diverse array of flora and fauna.

Day 2 - from Scopello to San Vito Lo Capo

The second stage of the itinerary will take you from Scopello to San Vito lo Capo, embarking on another extraordinary cycling adventure through breathtaking landscapes.

Starting from Scopello, the route will traverse a variety of landscapes, alternating between coastal stretches and inland routes, allowing you to appreciate the diversity of the scenery along the way. En route, you will pass through Castelluzzo, a charming hamlet nestled in the western part of Sicily, in the province of Trapani. Castelluzzo boasts access to beautiful beaches with golden sand and crystal-clear waters.

The final destination of this stage is San Vito lo Capo, a picturesque town renowned for its famous white sand beach and crystal-clear sea. Here, you can stroll through the cobbled streets and visit the main church, the Sanctuary of San Vito Martire.

Day 3 - from San Vito lo Capo to Trapani

The journey starts from San Vito lo Capo, with its stunning white sandy beach in the background, and continues along the coast and bays of Cala Rossa and Cala Mancina, where you can admire spectacular views. These bays are renowned for their crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery.

The stage proceeds through the plain of Erice, a flat area offering panoramic views of the Sicilian countryside. It’s an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and appreciate the diversity of western Sicily’s landscapes.

The route concludes in Trapani, a port city overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here, you can explore the old town, take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, and visit attractions such as the Ligny Tower and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Additionally, you can indulge in the city’s culture and cuisine by savoring local specialties such as couscous Trapani or fresh fish dishes.

Day 4 - from Trapani to Favignana and back to Trapani

Departure from the port of Trapani to reach the island of Favignana, the largest of the Egadi Islands.

The Egadi Islands archipelago is a group of Italian islands situated off the west coast of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. Renowned for its natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and rich history, the archipelago comprises three main islands: Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo.

A daily stopover on Favignana Island offers numerous attractions to explore: the island’s historic center, characterized by picturesque streets, cozy squares, and traditional cafes; local beaches such as Cala Rossa and Lido Burrone; Forte Santa Caterina; and the Tonnare Museum. These sites provide an immersive experience into the island’s history and culture.

Day 5 - from Trapani to Marsala

The fifth stage of the itinerary entails a day of cycling from Trapani to the town of Marsala, renowned for its production of the famous wine and its picturesque salt pans.

During this journey, you will traverse through the Integral Saline Nature Reserve of Trapani and Paceco, a protected natural area situated on the west coast of Sicily. This reserve stands out as one of the island’s most captivating and distinctive locations, celebrated for its natural beauty and traditional salt production methods. The production of salt here boasts a rich history and is deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of the region. Salt is extracted through the evaporation of seawater in shallow rectangular tanks. Moreover, the Reserve serves as an important site for observing wildlife, particularly during the spring and autumn migrations of various bird species, including the pink flamingo, which nests in the area.

The ultimate destination of this stage is Marsala, renowned for the famous wine production of Marsala that takes its name. Visiting this city you have the opportunity to explore local wine cellars and sample the renowned Marsala wine, as well as visit historical landmarks.

Day 6 - from Marsala to Segesta and Castellammare del Golfo

The final stage of the itinerary begins in Marsala and encompasses a journey along unforgettable paths steeped in history and unspoiled nature, allowing you to explore the magnificent Doric Temple of Segesta and its impressive theater. The Temple stands as one of the area’s most iconic attractions, showcasing fascinating ancient Doric architecture and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Just a short distance from the temple lies the Segesta Theatre, an ancient and well-preserved structure providing valuable insights into life in ancient Sicily.

As you travel between Marsala and Segesta, you’ll traverse through picturesque countryside, vineyards, and rural landscapes, immersing yourself in the serene and untouched beauty of the region.

The arrival point of the itinerary Western Sicily by bike tour is Castellamare del Golfo.

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