Food & wine cycling

Food & wine cycling

From ERICE to MONREALE Cycling tour 8 days / 7 nights

You’ll start your holiday in the medieval village of Erice with breathtaking view of the Salinas. Then you will began your cycling tour towards the Salt Pans and Wind mills of Nubia then again cycling on the coast towards Marsala passing through Mozia and then again archaeological site in Selinunte, a wonderful site on the sea and then you will pedal inland with Corleone and Monreale where the famous Dome with mosaics is.


1st day: Erice

Arrival in Erice and overnight stay.

2nd day: Erice – Nubia (41 km)

foto 2013 miste 081Soon after breakfast, you will have time to visit the enchanting town of Erice in the small streets without missing to taste the great almond cakes. After a long descend, you will have time to admire the landing below.

3rd day: Nubia– Mozia – Marsala (48 km)

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, beautiful town on the sea where a special liqueur, the “Marsala” is producted and you will have plenty of chances to have a wine

4th day: Marsala – Selinunte (68 km)Selinunte

This hilly stage will lead you to the Archaeological sites of Cave di Cusa quarries and Selinunte, the ancient Selinus, and will give
you the chance to enter the interior of the Island. Leaving the flat vineyards around Marsala curve inland towards a softly undulating series of hill
, and then down to the sea again. The archaeological park surrounding Selinunte and its monuments extends about 1.300 meters east to west.



5th day: Selinunte – Chiusa Sclafani (56 km)

An amazing itinerary from the sea level to Sicily inland, history and traditions with hills and flat terrain, little uphills and long d
escends through forests and cultivated grounds till reaching the ancient feud of Chiusa Sclafani where a lot of village festivals take place, the most famous is the cherries festival in mid-june.

6th day: Chiusa Sclafani – Corleone (47,5 km)

From the arab “Quirlian”, Corleone was an ancient punic-sicilian centre; the first installation rised upon the hill above the village. Inside a scenery of great effect, you will pedal along countryside through the Ficuzza forest, Rocca Busambra, the Lake of Scanzano and the “Gole del Drago” (gorge of the dragon). Corleone is also known to be the “town of one hundred churches”, the most famos is the Main Church founded around the year 1000. But Corleone is better known to be the place where the movie “The Godfather” of Francbiciiii4is Ford Coppola was spoke of.

7th day: Corleone – Ficuzza – Monreale (59,3 km)

The last day cycling gives you breathtaking views and exciting moments but along the way do not miss the “cannolo”, typical sicilian cake in Piana degli Albanesi. You will then reach the town of Monreale which origins are from an arab village along the slopes of Monte Caputo, 310m

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above sea level. The Dome, being built by William II between the 1172 and 1176 is what is known most about the town of Monreale.

8th day: Departure

Breakfast and end of our services.

Anelletti al forno

Sicily is an island full of culinary treasures, among them there are the little rings in the oven, a dish made of little rings, a type of pasta very small ring-shaped, much used in traditional Sicilian cuisine, especially in that Palermo.
Anelletti baked preparation are spread a bit ‘all over the island with some variations from province to province. This baked pasta is usually prepared during the holidays, because it is the classic Sunday meal.

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