Cycling from Palermo: My Sicily Bike
8 days / 7 nights | Self guided cycling
From the enchant village of Scopello with its ancient hamlet to inland then again along the sea with time to discover uncontaminated places where time seems to be stopped; you will taste the typical Sicilian dishes rich of sweets and different flavours and meals as much as tasting wine from the Marsala to Bianco d’Alcamo to the Chardonnay ending with the Nero d’Avola, a portrait of Sicily that from Art to Nature will always remain in your memories.
Day 1: Palermo – Scopello
Arrival and transfer to the ancient village of Scopello a very small village sprang up around an ancient “baglio” dating back to the seventeenth-century. Briefing about the tour and about the road book and all the informative papers. Accommodation and overnight stay.
Day 2: Scopello – Segesta – Buseto Palizzolo (Cycling 45 km / 28 miles)
From Scopello you will reach the archaeological site of Segesta, one of the most important and evocative archeological centre because of the impressiveness of its temple with its breathaking sea view. Segesta in the past was a powerful town of the Elimians coming from Turkey and also with the Greeks and the Romans during the punic war. Accommodation in BB.
Day 3: Buseto Palizzolo – Trapani (Cycling 35 km / 22 miles)
During this day you will pedal inland, solitary places and country places which show the real part of country life in Sicily. Accommodation in BB
Day 4: Trapani – Mozia – Marsala (Cycling 48 km / 30 miles)
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. You will then have the chance to visit the little island of Mozia, little uncontaminated punic island, where you will find and archaeological site and a private museum. Just a little bit of kilometries to reach Marsala and visit one of the canteen where a special liquoer, the “Marsala” is producted. BB.
Day 5: Marsala – Mazara del Vallo (Cycling 22 km / 14 miles)
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”. BB.
Day 6: Mazara Del Vallo – Selinunte (Cycling 40 km / 25 miles)
This stage is really great. You will cycle along the coast admiring the amazing views of the Aegadi Islands and you will cycle inland among vineyards and olive trees. After cycling you will relax admiring the archaeology in the most wide open park all over Europe. The archaeological park surrounding Selinunte and its monuments extends about 1.300 meters east to west.
Giorno 7: Selinunte – Sciacca (Cycling 45 km / 28 miles)
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.
Giorno 8: Departure
Breakfast and end of our services.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.