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Western Sicily Highlights Self-Guided Tour (10 Nights)

Tour code: SICSG10

Tour Overview

This is a itinerary takes you around the western coastline from Palermo to Selinunte and then turns inland to explore the western and central interior of the island.

Starting from Mondello just north of Palermo you begin by following the coast west around the shores of the picturesque Golfo di Castellammare to the resort of the same name. From Castellammare you can ride to the pretty coastal village of Scopello and have the option to hike in the beautiful Zingaro National Park. Leaving Castellammare you ride west to Trapani on the coast, to a small place called Fontanasalsa. A loop ride from here takes you to wonderful Erice and San Vito lo Capo. Alternatively you can choose to take the short ferry ride over to the Egadi Islands for the day. Continuing south around the coast you visit Marsala en route to Mazara del Vallo and then visit the fabulous ruins at Selinunte. From Selinunte you turn inland to ride through the Sicilian hinterland to Contessa Entellina. Continuing north you visit Corleone en route to Piana Degli Albanesi, with beautiful views far and wide.  The last leg of this journey brings you back to Monreale, a stunning hill town just outside of Palermo, where you will stay your last night.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

Ten highlights

  • Scopello
  • Zingaro Nature Reserve
  • The temples at Segesta
  • Erice
  • The Trapani salt pans
  • Sampling Marsala wines in Marsla
  • The incredible ruins at Selinunte
  • Wine tasting at Contessa Entellina
  • Corleone
  • Monreale Cathedral


  • Monte Cofano Near Erice
  • Near Alcamo
  • San Capo Lo Vito
  • Susafa
  • Vineyard


  • Guided tour of Mazara del Vallo


  • Three dinners are included in this itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Options En Route
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1 - Mondello - - - - Bay and sandy beach of the sea hamlet. You are 10km from the center of Palermo
2 Mondello Castellammare 62 517     Please be prepared that this may be a pretty busy route coming out of Palermo
3 Castellammare Castellammare 25 561     Town by the sea, Castle and restaurant and cafes by the sea. The hotel is in front of the sea. Optional ride to Zingaro Regional Park
4 Castellammare Fontanalsalsa 55 610     Segesta archaeological site
5 Fontanasalsa Fontanasalsa 54 917     Erice, medieval town
6 Fontanasalsa Mazara 72,6 310     excursion to Mozia; Marsala; Mazara del Vallo and the Satyr museum in town (near the hotel)
7 Mazara Selinunte 40 335     Archaeological site of Selinunte
8 Selinunte Contessa Entellina 52 959     The interior¬† landscape of the island: authentic expression of Sicily
9 Contessa Entellina (Rocca dei Capperi) Piana degli Albanesi (Mass Rossella) 55 1111     The route passes through a beautiful rural area with open views on the countryside and through Corleone
10 Piana degli Albanesi (Mass Rossella) Monreale (Palazzo Ducale) 34 551     Monreale is famous because its Arab Norman main church and the beautiful decoration in golden mosaic in the intereior of the church

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
Basic cost per person sharing 1140*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 310
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental Hybrid 195
Road 265
E-Bike 330
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 555
Each additional person 65

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