Sicily – Sea, Villages and Castles

Sicily, Italy

Holiday overview

Destination

Italy


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 750 pp


Duration

7 nights


Walking holidays Sicily offers you 7 days of easy but charming walking. Just west of Palermo’s markets is a beautiful and rugged coastline, and the wild Egadi islands in a crystalline sea. Inland, ancient Greek temples in a wonderfully luminous valley: this is Sicily in all its glorious contrasts.

Just west of Palermo’s markets is a beautiful and rugged coastline, and the wild Egadi islands in a crystalline sea. Inland, ancient Greek temples in a wonderfully luminous valley: this is Sicily in all its glorious contrasts. Art and nature combine to present a magnificent easy to moderate self-guided walking holiday.

 

Price:

March, October, November £750.00 per person based on two people sharing.
April, May, June and July supplement of £70
September supplement of £90

Single supplement £170.

 

Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 continental breakfasts
  • Maps and route descriptions
  • Transfer Palermo airport to Scopello
  • Transfers as per programme
  • 2 packed lunches
  • Local assistance

 

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Dinners and lunches (except as listed above)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • hydrofoil tickets
  • Anything not mentioned in the programme.

 

Departure Dates:

Daily March to November excluding Augus

Day 1: Arrive Scopello

Arrival at Palermo/Trapani airport and private transfer to Scopello. Delivery of documents and overnight.

 

Day 2: Riserva dello Zingaro

The Zingaro Park: the coastline that stretches between Scopello and San Vito Lo Capo has become a nature reserve, the first established in Sicily, since 1980. It is one of the unspoiled and most charming areas in Sicily and can be explored only on foot. The reserve is a place of great value not only for the beauty of the little bays where you can stop for a refreshing swim, but, above all, for the presence of its wildlife. You can stop for a swim or climb up the mountain to enjoy a wonderful view on the Gulf of Castellammare. Visiting the Museum of Contrada Sughero it’ll be possible to discover usages and customs of the people that lived in the Park at the beginning of the twentieth century. Accommodation in Scopello.

16 kms. 5 to 6 hours approx.

+500m -500m

 

 

Day 3: Towards San Vito Lo Capo

Hiking through the Zingaro Park to get the village of San Vito Lo Capo. This walk along the coast line of the park allows the opportunity to experience typical Mediterranean vegetation and the dwarf palms with the Mediterranean Sea on our right side all the time. There will be several opportunities to swim. At the end of the walk a private transfer will take you to the hotel. Overnight in San Vito Lo Capo. 7 kms. 2 hours approx.+290m -430m

 

Day 4: Marettimo

To the Egadi Islands. Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the port of Trapani from where the hydrofoils for the Egadi islands depart. In the afternoon walk to the Spanish castle of Punta Troia, breathing the scents of the sea and the aromatic plants. Overnight in Marettimo.

16 kms. 6 hours approx.

+689m -689m

 

Day 5: Marettimo

To the Roman houses and Monte Corvo. This is a moderate and very enjoyable walk. Reach first the Roman archaeological site, after which you may return to town or continue to Monte Falcone. The route is often protected by pine forest, with wonderful views to the sea. “Case Romane” is a group of Roman ruins on a small plateau facing the harbour. If you want to continue to Monte Falcone (definitely worthwhile) you’ll find superb views with an awesome landscape.Overnight in Marettimo.

12 kms. 5 hours approx.

+500m -500m

 

Day 6: To Punta Libeccio

This easy walk is also on good paths and tracks, taking you south to the lighthouse on the island’s rocky west coast. There is some shade along the way at Carcaredda, a small pine forest and equipped picnic area offering views towards Tunisia. From here you can also reach one of the small bays from where you can swim off the rocks before returning.Overnight: Marettimo. 11 kms. 4 hours approx

 

Day 7: Return to the main island

Hydrofoil to Trapani. Enjoy visiting Trapani and perhaps pay a visit to the nearby medieval town of Erice. Overnight in Trapani

 

Day 8: End of tour after breakfast