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Seaside hikes Sicily

Sicily lends a bit of everything to an all-around delightful trip. The varied island combines amazing culture with spectacular nature. Culinarily speaking, Sicily offers delicacies from both land and sea. Wine plays an important role as well, especially in the city of Marsala where the wold-famous fortified wine of the same name is produced. Join us on unforgettable walks along coastal paths, across landscapes forged by volcanoes, and through medieval village streets.

Itinerary option

Day 1: Arrival day

Transfer from the airport to Trapani.

Day 2: Trapani & Erice

Explore the town of Trapani and take a cable car up to Erice – one of Italy’s most spectacular hill towns.

Day 3: Levanzo Island

Just a little further North of Favignana lies Levanzo, the smallest of the three Egadi Islands. You will trek beyond the village to explore this charming island’s natural beauty. Visit one of the  oldest decorated caves (one that rivals Lascaux, France) in Europe and marvel at the prehistoric engravings.

Day 4: Favignana Island

This morning you will get to know the other side of Favignana Island and take a phenomenal full-day hike complete with breathtaking views over the turquoise blue Mediterranean.

Day 5: Marsala & Mozia

Mozia is a rich archaeological site, home to the ruins of the Carthaginian city of Motya. The island is also a wonderful place to view many species of birds, including pink flamingos, curlews, and egrets. In Marsala you will taste the famous local wine which shares its name with the city.

Day 6: Monte Cofano, Transfer to Castellammare del Golfo

Explore the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve and the region during a guided walk, which leads you along beautiful paths through unique limestone formations.

Day 7: Selinunte

The ancient city of Selinunte, the largest Greek ruin in all of Europe including Greece, makes it the ideal place to travel back in time as you come face to face with the remnants of civilization past.

Day 8: Zingaro & Scopello 

On this day you will transfer to Scopello and walk through the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, (the nature reserve of Zingaro), whose location in the northwest of Sicily belongs to some of the most scenic coastal stretches in the country.

Day 9: Santa Ninfa & Gibellina

The inland of Sicily has historically been known as the breadbasket of Italy, if not all of Europe! Visit Ninfa, a beautifully landscaped garden, followed by Gibellina. This small city in the mountains was destroyed by the 1968 Belice earthquake – drawing you in with a certain mystique.

Day 10: Monreale

Visit Monreale, in the province of Palermo, on the slope of Monte Caputo. Experience the splendor of Monreale Cathedral, one of Italy’s  most stunning architectural treasures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 11: Segesta

Enjoy a day in and around Segesta, an ancient city built by the Elymian culture of classical antiquity. Here, visitors can gaze at the best-preserved Doric temple in the world  as well as an impressive Greek amphitheatre, which is still used for summer plays today.

Day 12: Departure day

Enjoy one last Sicilian morning and prepare to return to mainland Italy. Transfer to the airport.

Important Information

Best time of travel

March to May and September to November

Ideal duration of stay

8 to 12 days

Activity level

all levels possible

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