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THE SECRETS OF SICILY

An 8 days walking tour crossing a enchanting island

 

 

 

 This walking tour starts in Trapani, a city rich in history and culture. You will then reach the Egadi Islands and Marettimo, the most mountainous of the three islands, directly on the west coast and a real paradise for hikers. Back inland, visit the medieval town of Erice, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the salt pans and the islands. At the end you hike to one of the most beautiful lake reserves in Italy, the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, with bays and wonderful panoramas, then Monaco mountain hikes.

 

 

 

Programme

Day 1 

Trapani

Arrival in Trapani where you will have a transfer to your first hotel. Time to explore this enchanting city full of history and monuments. 

Overnight in town.

 

Day 2 

 

 

Trapani - Marettimo 

In the morning you take the hydrofoil to the island of Marettimo. You'll have plenty of time to explore the island and take the first trip to Punta Troia and its castle, while enjoying the view of the other islands. 

Walking time: 2 hours; Difference in altitude: + 290m -430m 

 

Day 3   

 

 

Marettimo -Levanzo

Today you have free time on the island of Marettimo or you can take the hydrofoil to Levanzo, the smallest and probably the most picturesque of the three islands of Egadi. Levanzo is a steep, quiet island, not far from Levanzo: a long hiking trail along the coast with beautiful purple flowers goes through abandoned farms and olive groves, to the Grotta del Genovese, with paleolithic graffiti and Neolithic rock paintings. 

Walking time: 4.5 hours; Difference in altitude + 450m -450m

 

Day 4 

 

Marettimo

Today you can go on an excursion that leads through a Roman fortress and a small Byzantine church and then reaches a point with a beautiful view. Those wishing to explore the island further can do a small boat tour with a local fisherman around the island to see the inaccessible coasts. 

Walking time: 6 hours; Difference in altitude + 689m - 689m

Day 5 

 

 

Marettimo - Erice - San Vito Lo Capo

In the morning departure to Trapani, a transfer will pick you up to the port and take you to the medieval town of Erice, where you will visit the church and stroll through the narrow streets; the small town is famous for its pastries and unforgettable almond cakes. 
Continue to San Vito Lo Capo. Overnight stay.

 

Day 6 

Zingaro Natural Reserve

Your excursion begins at the northern end of the Zingaro nature reserve, where there are beautiful and impressive walks along the paths with Mediterranean spots and charming groves. After many bays and wonderful views, you have the opportunity to take a bath. Your hike continues to admire the colors of the sea and discover enchanting views of the Gulf of Castellamare. Overnight in San Vito Lo Capo. 

Walking time: 6 hours; Difference in altitude + 500m - 500m

 

Day 7   

 

Monte Monaco

Today an excursion to Monte Monaco (Monk Mountain), a mountain with this special name, which, due to its special shape, is reminiscent of a kneeling monk whose hands are folded in prayer. Overnight in San Vito Lo Capo. 

Walking time: 4 hours; Difference in altitude: + 220m - 420m

Day 8

Departure after breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

The package includes:

  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast

  • 1 pic nic

  • Transfers as indicated in the programme

  • Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation

  • Hotline service 24 hours

  • Road book and maps

 

The package doesn't include:

  • Hydrofoil to and from the islands

  • Tickets and entrance fees

  • Local taxes

  • Lunches, dinners and beverages

  • All not clearly specified under "the package includes"

 

Dates 

Daily from 1st April to 31st October (August excluded). 

Level 2/3

Medium. Walking in a hilly landscape with not to many differences in altitude. Walks from 4-6 hrs per day /12-20 km (an average of 3/4 km an hour)

Participants

Minimum two people

Prices p.p. 2020

In double room  660,00 

High season supplement  (July)  110,00 

Half board supplement  185,00 

In single room    830,00