Archaeological on bike

Archaeological on bike

FROM SEGESTA to MONREALE Cycling Tour: 8 days / 7 nights

You’ll start your holiday in the village of Segesta famous for its Archaeological Site, its beautiful Temple and Amphiteatre. 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 to Mazara del Vallo with its famous Dancing Satyr. Then again archaeological site in Selinunte, a wonderful site on the sea and then you will pedal inland with Sambuca di Sicilia, Corleone and Monreale where the famous Dome with mosaics is.

 

1st day: Palermo or Trapani (airports) : Segestafoto-24-11-17-12-15-49

Arrival in Segesta and overnight stay.

2nd day: Segesta – Nubia

Soon after breakfast, you will have time to visit the Archaeological Site of Segesta, one of the most important and evocative archeological centre because of the impressiveness of its temple with its breathaking sea view. Segesta in the past was a powerful town of the Elimians coming from Turkey and also with the Greeks and the Romans during the punic war. Today you will pedal inland through typical villages and vineyards along Sicily. Difficulty: easy

3rd day: Nubia– Mozia – Marsala

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 uncontaminat3963342602_86ab611a2c_zed 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. Difficulty: easy

4th day: Marsala – 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, passing by the Cave di Cusa Archaeologica
l site, one of the most fascinating natural workshop of construction material of the Greek period. The archaeological park surrounding Selinunte and its monuments extends about 1.300 meters east to west. Difficulty easy

5th day: Selinunte – SambucaSelinunte temple

An amazing itinerary from the sea level to Sicily inland, history and traditions with hills and flat terrain, little uphills and long
descends through forests

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and cultivated grounds till reaching the ancient feud of Sambuca and its lake “Arancio”.in 2016 Sambuca won the prime “Borgo dei Borghi”,the hystorical center deserves a visit. Difficulty: moderate

6th day: Sambuca– Corleone

 

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 “Monte Genuardo natural reserve” and Contessa Entellina village.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 Francis Ford Coppola was spoke of. Difficulty: moderate

7th day: Corleone – old railway track – MonrealeIMG_0053

The last day cycling gives you breathtaking views and exciting moments  you’ll cycle in old railway track that leads you in front of the entrance of “Monte Jato”archaeological site”and after the lake of Piana Degli Albanesi,along the way do not miss the “ cannolo”, typical sicilian sweet in Santa Cristina Gela. You will then reach the town of Monreale which origins are from an arab village along the slopes of Monte Caputo, 310m 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. Difficulty: moderate

8th day: Departure

Breakfast and end of our services.

arancino

Arancine

Rice balls pride of Sicilian cuisine, are small timbales suitable to be eaten either as a snack or as an appetizer, main dish or e ven dish. In Sicily are found everywhere and at all times, always warm and fragrant in many fast: from city to city often change in size and shape, assuming features oval, pear-shaped or round, depending on the filling. You can count about 100 variants: from the classic meat sauce and ham, to the more original as pistachio and squid ink.

 


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