Private Transfert from the airpot to Scopello,briefing about the tour,delivery of the bicycles and accomododation in the Hotel.
The day begins with a short descent from Scopello, along quiet country roads and then along the main road of Castellammare del Golfo. Then leave this route to head inland, through a glorious landscape of melon fields, vines and olive groves. There is the possibility of visiting Segesta (with its splendid Greek theater and temple), certainly recommended!
It follows a route with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, before reaching the town of Buseto Palizzolo. Then you will have to go up to enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking Monte Cofano, Erice and the sparkling blue sea with the Egadi Islands
on the horizon.
Today we will cycle in a ring roundtrip till San Vito Lo Capo and its caribbean sand beaches,we will go to the coastal lane in the most part of our route,before to reach the village of San Vito Lo Capo we can admire the “Monte Cofano” natural reserve and the marble quarries tipical of Custonaci.The main church of San Vito is in the Savoia square and deserves a visit, not to far from here you will find the biggest sand beach of the area. In the return way we have to climb from San Vito to Custonaci and than our ride will become lovely flat.The coastal lane lead you in Trapani town.
This is a day full of contrasts; you start out at the beautiful salt pans and surrounded by vines, palms and agaves before moving inland to atypically Mediterranean landcape. The day ends by the sea again with the glistening salt mounds and crumbling windmills around the island of Mozia’s ruins. You can take a boat across to the island and visit the ruins – this would take around one hour.
There are great views to the Egadi islands too (Marettimo, Favignana and Levanzo). The ride continues to Marsala – make sure you try the local eponymous wine.
Lunch today could be a picnic (either from the Hotel or a nearby bar which you pass in the morning).Between the villages of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, beautiful cycle moments along the seaside. This is a flat and a relaxing part of thi stage and you can spent admiring the breathtaking view of the islands.
Today you will cycle along the seaside and through olive oil landscapes. You continue on along the coastline until Capo Granitola which deserves a little stop ,you will have the chance to visit a huge archeological site :Selinunte.. An amazing itinerary from the sea level to Sicily heart, history and traditions with its hills , little uphills and long descends through forests and cultivated grounds till reaching your accommodation in Sambuca.Close to the daily destination you will find the Arancio lake with plenty grape plantations and wineries.
In the 2016 Sambuca di Sicilia won the prime of “Il borgo dei borghi 2016”, a recognition of its charm and history.
The NERO D’AVOLA red wine has here its ancient roots.
The shorter and hardest stage.Today you will cycle inland from the village of Sambuca (where the Church deserves a visit) passing through little villages once agricultural center. You will then reach Corleone also known as the “town of one hundred churches”, the most famous is the Main Church but better known to be the place where the movie “The Godfather” of Francis Ford Coppola spoke about
Corleone: in the heart of a valley 60km south of Palermo is the farming town of Corleone,not to lack a visit to the 14th century Chiesa Madre and the 17th century Chiesa di Santa Rosalia which is home to a lovely canvas by Giuseppe Velasquez depicting San Giovanni Battista on the island of Palmos. Great are the pastry shops that creates delicious sweets. The C.I.D.M.A (International Documentary Center of Mafia and the No Mafia Movement) deserves a visit(you need a reservation for your visit).
The last day cycling gives you breathtaking views and exciting moments in the
the road where the railroad was once.it ‘is start around the 25 km till the end of this last stage of your tour. Along the way do not miss the “cannolo”, typical sicilian sweet in Santa Cristina Gela.You will then reach the town of Monreale village along the slopes of Monte Caputo, 310m above sea level. Monreale town at the top of a hill, one of Europe’s premier attractions. Considered the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily. The Dome, being built by William II between the 1172 and 1176, is what is known most about the town, the magnificent 12th century cathedral in fact incorporate Norman, Arabic, Byzantine and classical elements and, despite renovations over the centuries, remains substantially intact. Outside the Cathedral there is the cloisters, which were part of a Benedictine Abbey once attached to the church. There are 228 twin columns with polycrome ornamentation.
Departure or extra nights.