Fly to Palermo or Trapani and we can arrange transfers at an additional cost to our first lodging in Scopello. Late afternoon bike fitting, orientation and welcome dinner. We’ll be staying in the lovely agriturismo on a farm in the seaside village of Scopello. This is a great place to arrive a day early to get over jet lag. There is a wonderful walk along the coast in a nearby Natural Park.
Day 2 – Scopello /Erice – (62 km)
We will begin our trip with a visit to Segesta, a spectacular archaeological site. Our cycling destination today is Erice, a small medieval town on top of Mount San Giuliano that overlooks the Mediterranean. Erice is the only Sicilian town that has been inhabited since prehistoric times. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy its winding cobblestone streets, castle walls and picturesque squares in the historical part of town. Make sure to try some of the pastry shops! Hotel in Erice.
Day 3 – Erice/Marsala – (60 km )
You begin your downhill trip toward the sea. You’ll make your way to the Salt Road on the west coast of Sicily. Here you will find numerous salt mills and endless views of seaside life in Sicily. Your destination is Marsala, a city rich in Carthaginian, Roman, Norman and Arab history.
Day 4 – Marsala/ Selinunte – (70 km)
You are off and riding to the temples of Selinunte. Founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC, Selinunte is one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the Mediterranean area. From the massive acropolis youÂ’ll have a panoramic view of distant hillsides dotted with temples that stretch to the sea. Hotel near Selinunte.
Day 5 – Selinunte/ Calatafimi- (60 km)
Today we depart from the coastal region of Sicily and get a wonderful taste of the stunning landscape of rural Sicily. We will spend the night in a lovely country inn with a fabulous cusine.
Day 6 – Calatafimi/Piana degli Albanesi – (64 km)
Today you’ll pedal through a vast agricultural region of vineyards and olive groves. This is also the area where Pecorino, a flavorful typical Italian cheese, is produced. Surrounded by four majestic mountains, our lodging is a luxurious farmhouse that enjoys a beautiful and unique location.
Day 7 – Piana degli Albanesi/Palermo – (60 km )
Almost entirely descending, you return to civilization. We will visit Monreale, world-renowned for its Cathedral called Santa Maria la Nuova and continue on to Palermo. Hotel in Palermo
Tour ends after breakfast. We can arrange additional lodging if you would like to spend another day in Palermo.