Escape to Sicily’s wild and wonderful west coast on this get-away-from-it-all cycling holiday. Explore the rugged coastline, staying in quaint and charming properties along the way. Beautiful beaches, incredible sea views, romantic windmills, ancient hilltop ruins and baroque towns – this tour has something for everyone.
Your tour starts in the north western corner of Sicily in the charming seaside village of San Vito lo Capo. The village boasts a gorgeous white sandy beach and is adjacent to the stunning Zingaro Nature Reserve where you will enjoy a day of walking and swimming before starting your bike tour along the coast.
Coastline near Sciacca
The rugged and verdant landscape provides a dramatic backdrop to your ride south to Nubia. The going is easy but a quiet beach is never too far away if you fancy a cooling dip.
Around Trapani and Nubia the route leads you through the unique landscape of the region’s extensive salt flats. Flamingos wade in the warm, shallow waters and windmills stand like sentries guarding the precious mounds of salt harvested from the sea.Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Marsala old town and find a local bar to taste the town’s famous fortified wine exported around the world. Enjoy a fish supper in the fishing port of Mazara del Vallo and marvel at the majestic beauty and setting of ancient Selinunte on a raised bluff overlooking the sea.
This is a relatively easy route mostly along quiet lanes and roads but with the odd section along unmade paths. For the most part it is reasonably level terrain and apart from one exception on day three any hills are pretty gentle and not that long.