Arrival at the airport, meet our local tour leader and transfer to the ancient village of Scopello a famous for its ancient “baglio” dating back to the seventeenth-century. If you have time you can have a walk at the magnificent Zingaro Natural Reserve where the amazing coastal path will take you to discover wonderful coves.
Today is your first day on a bicycle: from Scopello you will reach the archaeological site of Segesta, one of the most important and evocative archaeological centers due to the grandeur of its temple with its breathtaking view of the sea. In the past, Segesta was a powerful city of the Elymians coming from Turkey and also of the Greeks and Romans, during the Punic War. Along the way you will taste the famous Sicilian “Arancina” (a Sicilian dish made up of small rice balls stuffed with a salty, breaded and fried filling) and the “Cassatella” (a pastry filled with “ricotta”, typical of this area).
Today you will pedal in total relax! The panoramic road coasts the sea where the sight of the flow mills on the salinas is amazing. Along the way towards Trapani, Cannolo Tasting, a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese, it is not possible to miss tasting a Cannolo in Sicily! Typical dinner with Cous Cous. This dish comes from the North Africa, so close to Sicily and where steamed coarse-grained couscous is served with an intensely flavoured fish broth (you actually discard the fish) or vegetables, a throwback either to the days when the Arabs ruled Sicily, or from the island’s more recent commuters, fishermen from nearby Tunisia.
Today you will pedal in total relax! The panoramic road coasts the sea where the sight of the flow mills on the salinas is amazing. Just a little bit of kilometers to reach Marsala where you will visit one of the cellars where the special wine is producted. The town is famous for the Marsala, a dessert wine and the most credible version of the introduction of Marsala fortified wine to a wider range of consumers is attributed to the English trader John Woodhouse. In 1773, Woodhouse landed at the port of Marsala and discovered the local wine produced in the region, which was aged in wooden casks and tastes similar to Spanish and Portuguese fortified wines. Amazing visit and tasting.
Today you will have the chance to visit the town, do some wine tasting in one of the many local wineries or just relax. Otherwise you can cross the sea and visit one of the beautiful Egadi Islands, explore the islands, enjoy the seaside or walk. Then you will reach the town of Mazara del Vallo very nice town with a “Kasbah” and worldwide know for the bronze statue called the “Dancing Satyr”.
This hilly stage will lead you to Selinunte, the ancient Selinus, and will give you the chance to enter the interior of the Island. Leaving the flat vineyards around Marsala curve inland towards a softly undulating series of hill, and then down to the sea again. Selinunte area Olive oil Tasting with the famous “Castelvetrano Bread” the area is well known for the olive farms and olive plants and you will have the chance to taste Sicily’s extra-virgin first cold-pressed olive oil which is a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet and is used daily in Italian cooking. Together will we visit the archaeological site of Selinunte with its temple and ruins: the widest open air archaeological site in Europe.
Today you will cycle to reach the enchanting town of Sciacca, a town on the sea again. It is famous for its ceramics, its thermal baths and its religious festivals, as well as for its large fishing fleet. Not to miss tasting the delicious fish the town is famous for.
After breakfast departure and end of our services.