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Grand West Sicily Self-Guided Tour (13 Nights)

Tour code: SICSG13

Tour Overview

This is a wonderful, challenging itinerary that takes you around the western coast from Palermo to Selinunte, then inland as far as Enna in the very centre of the island and finally north to Cefalu on the coast.

Starting from Mondello just north of Palermo you will follow the coast west around the shores of the picturesque Golfo di Castellammare to the resort of the same name for a two night stopover. The loop ride from here takes in the pretty coastal village of Scopello and gives the option to hike in the beautiful Zingaro National Park. Leaving Castellammare you pedal west to visit the temple at Segesta on the way to Trapani on the Mediterranean Coast. The loop ride from Trapani leads north to San Vito lo Capo and to Erice. The next stage takes you south through Marsala around the coast to Mazara del Vallo and on to visit the fabulous ruins at Selinunte. From Selinunte you pedal inland over rolling terrain to Palazzo Adriano, from where you pedal over rolling hills to Alia. The leg from Alia to Enna is a challenging ride with plenty of tough climbing. You stay at Enna for two nights with a loop ride to Palazzo Armerina. Leaving Enna you ride north to Nicosia. The final ride takes you through the Madonie Park and then on a long and thrilling descent to the coast at Cefalu. From Cefalu you have a train ride along the coast back to Palermo.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.
The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, D, E, H, O, P, S, T, U and V
The tour is rated C – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Zingaro Nature Reserve
  • The temples at Segesta
  • Erice
  • The Trapani salt pans
  • Sampling Marsala wines in Marsla
  • The incredible ruins at Selinunte
  • Enna
  • The mosaics at Piazza Armerina
  • Madonio National Park
  • Cefalu cathedral

Gallery

  • Cefalu Evening
  • Erice
  • Golfo Di Cofano
  • Mazara Del Vallo
  • Selinunte
 

Options

  • This tour can be shortened to 10 or 11 nights by taking the train to Palermo from Enna
  • Guided tour of Mazara del Vallo

Notes

  • Three dinners are included in this itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at MONDELLO          
2 route A^ Mondello Castellammare    
Trappeto; Golfo di Castellanmmare
3 route B Castellammare Castellammare    
Scopello; Zingaro National Park
4 route C^ Castellammare Nubia  
Alcamo; Segesta; Trapani
5 route D Nubia Nubia    
Erice; San Vito lo Capo
6 route E^ Nubia Mazara    
Saline di Trapani; Mozia; Marsala
7 route H^ Mazara Selinunte      
Campobello
8 route O Selinunte Palazzo Adriano      
Partanna/Menfi; Sambuca di Sicilia; Chiusa
9 route P Palazzo Adriano Alia  
Prizzi; Santo Stefano; Castronuovo do Sicilia
10 route S^ Alia Enna    
Valledolmo; Santa Caterina Villarmosa Villarosa
11 route T Enna Enna      
Piazza Armerina; Villa Romana del Casale
12 route U Enna Nicosia    
Leonforte; Agira; Sperlinga
13 route V Nicosia Cefalu      
Madonie Park; Castelbuono; Gangi
14 depart from CEFALU        

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
POA
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
POA
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
POA
luggage transfers
total charge 1 or 2 riders
POA
charge per additional rider
POA

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