Day 1 – Welcome to Sicily!
Arrive at Palermo’s Falcone-Borsellino Airport and transfer on your own to your hotel in the city. For those arriving before 12:00 p.m., enjoy a guided tour of Palermo – winding streets, cathedrals, and markets. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 2 – Transfer to Segesta with a bike ride to Trapani (27 miles/45 kilometers)
Begin the day with a shuttle ride to the charming site of Segesta where you will enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular temple and amphitheater. You will be ready to bike a peaceful route from Segesta to the coastal town of Trapani, where we will stay for four nights. Dinner is together tonight.
Day 3 – Bike from Trapani to the lovely San Vito lo Capo (27 miles/45 kilometers)
Enjoy a bike ride north to the lovely San Vito lo Capo, a coast with Sicily’s most beautiful sandy beaches and secret coves welcoming you for a relaxing swim after your bike ride. There may be time to enjoy the delicious cake and gelato dessert known as “caldofreddo.” We will shuttle back to Trapani, relax and refresh, and enjoy another dinner together.
Day 4 – Cycle to the medieval town of Erice (33.6 miles/56 kilometers)
Bike ride to Erice for a visit of this beautiful medieval town known for its charming cobblestone streets and buildings. Spend some time in the shady garden overlooking the land and sea below. We will have a unique experience making our own Genovese cake at a local pastry shop…and yes, we will get to eat them! Bike back to Trapani where we will enjoy our last night in this town with a dinner together.
Day 5 – Boat ride to the island of Levanzo for a tour of the Caves of Genovese
Enjoy this special day with a relaxing boat ride to the quaint island of Levanzo, part of the Egadi Islands off the northwestern coast of Sicily. Our captain, a fisherman and resident of the small island, is an enjoyable man….one you will remember. We will enjoy a swim in the ocean and a picnic lunch. Once on land, we will explore the Caves of Genovese, prehistoric caves with engravings (dating back 11,000 – 12,000 years ago) and paintings (dating back 5,000-6,000 years ago). This is a unique experience that few know about or take the time to see; a day you will remember. Back to Trapani with dinner on your own.
Day 6 – Bike to Marsala with worthwhile side stops at the ancient salt marshes museum and the Island of Mozia (27.6 miles/46 kilometers)
Today we will bike along the coast to the quaint town of Marsala, our “home” for two nights. Along the way, we will take a break from our bikes and take a worthwhile excursion to the tiny Island of Mozia where we will see the amazing marble statue, The Boy of Mozia, a remarkable piece of art from 5th Century BC. The adjoining museum is a true treasure chest with relics from the many colonies that inhabited this island. Once back on the shore of Sicily, we will enjoy the salt mines and the wonderful “salt” museum, which explains the traditional mining method still done by hand, and wind, today. Tonight, our first night in Marsala with dinner on your own.
Day 7 – Bike to Mazara del Vallo with a visit of the town and The Dancing Satyr (25 miles/40.25 kilometers)
Pedal along the green fields and through olive groves of this lovely region. We will find a beautiful beach setting for a picnic lunch before going on to lovely little town of Mazara del Vallo. Here we will enjoy the visit to the museum of The Dancing Satyr, an enchanting bronze statue pulled from the sea in the 1990’s – the sculpture and the story of its discovery are amazing.
Back to Marsala by van or bike. This is the last night in Marsala. We will enjoy a farewell dinner together.
Day 8 – Departure Day
After breakfast, departure and end of our services. Ciao!
Actual tour itinerary may vary slightly due to unforeseen circumstances.