Discover the rugged and wild beauty of Sicily’s landscapes, including hidden coves
Experience the medieval charm of Erice by exploring ancient ruins and historical landmarks
Reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your mind and body on the serene Egadi Islands
Indulge in the authentic flavors of traditional Sicilian cuisine, bursting with Mediterranean ingredients
Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the northwestern Sicilian towns and villages
Begin your walking holiday by arriving in the charming medieval town of Erice, perched atop a mountain overlooking the city of Trapani and the western coast of Sicily. Take the opportunity to explore this enchanting town, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, cobblestone streets, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Overnight in Erice
Embark on a scenic route today, taking you through the hilly countryside surrounding the picturesque medieval town of Erice. Though the walk is short, take ample time to explore the historic center of Erice, with its labyrinth of narrow alleyways, renowned pastry shops, and numerous churches. Make sure not to miss out on the local specialty, Genovesi, a delectable shortcrust pastry filled with cream.
Erice is renowned for its dramatic hilltop location, highlighted by the impressive 12th-century Castello di Venere, a Norman fortress perched atop a rocky outcrop that offers sensational and far-reaching views of the surrounding landscape. After exploring the town, indulge in Sicily’s famous cuisine by dining at a local restaurant for dinner.
400 meters of elevation gain/loss
3 hours of walking time
Begin your day by departing from Erice and descending towards Trapani via a panoramic trail that winds across the western slopes of Monte Erice, providing breathtaking views of the Egadi Islands. Upon arriving in Trapani, choose to continue on foot to the Old Town via the main shopping street or take a bus to cover the remaining distance (pay locally).
We recommend setting aside some time to explore Trapani’s vibrant historic quarter before meeting with your luggage for a late-afternoon 30-minute boat journey to Favignana, the largest of the Egadi Islands. Enjoy a relaxing stay on the picturesque island of Favignana, indulging in the island’s natural beauty, delicious cuisine, and laid-back lifestyle.
Overnight in Favignana
50 meters of elevation gain
700 meters of elevation loss
3.5 hours of walking time
The Egadi Islands add to the charm of your Sicily Walking Holidays, with their whitewashed houses, colorful fishing villages, sun-kissed hills, and lush tropical vegetation, influenced by North Africa. Choose from the following three walking routes over two days:
Apart from our recommended walking routes, you can enjoy leisurely al fresco lunches at traditional trattorie and take refreshing dips in the clear turquoise waters. Additionally, you can rent bikes to explore the islands at your own pace.
Cala Rossa circuit: 11 km and 100 meters of elevation gain/loss (4 hours of walking time)
Monte Santa Caterina: 10 km and 470 meters of elevation gain/loss (4 hours of walking time)
Levanzo: 9 km and 230 meters of elevation gain/loss (3.5 hours of walking time)
On the fifth day of your walking holidays in Sicily, you have the option to choose between the remaining routes from the previous day. Both options offer equally charming and scenic experiences, ensuring that you can’t go wrong with either choice.
The day begins with a boat ride to Trapani, followed by a taxi ride to the serene and secluded Sicilian countryside. The trail takes you through tranquil rural landscapes that gradually give way to rugged, rocky terrain with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your hike concludes with a descent into Scopello, a delightful village where you will spend the last two nights of your walking holiday.
Overnight in Scopello
440 meters of elevation gain
530 meters of elevation loss
4 hours of walking time
Begin your day with a captivating hike through the picturesque Zingaro Nature Reserve, located in the proximity of Scopello. This unspoiled coastline features stunning cliffs that rise dramatically above the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
The circular route we suggest takes you through the southern entrance of the reserve and leads you across panoramic open hillsides before guiding you onto a picturesque coastal path. Along the lower path, you will immerse yourself in lush vegetation and encounter inviting white-shingled coves where you can take a refreshing swim in the cool waters.
600 meters of elevation gain/loss
5.5 hours of walking time
Savor your last moments in the idyllic Scopello at your own pace with a relaxed breakfast and free time to wander around the area as you please, taking in the sights and sounds. We can assist with organizing a transfer for your departure, ensuring a seamless end to your unforgettable walking holidays in Sicily.
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Tour design and organization
24/7 service and support during your holidays
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
7-night accommodation with breakfast in 3* hotels
Transfers per itinerary (ferry, taxi)
The Sicily and Egadi Islands walking holidays offer a fascinating journey that combines captivating historical sites with breathtaking natural scenery.
During this tour, you will immerse yourself in the soul of the Mediterranean, relish the delights of traditional Sicilian cuisine, and marvel at the spectacular views that await you.
As you embark on this adventure, you’ll explore charming coastal towns and picturesque hilltop villages, wander through stunning nature reserves, and hike up to the panoramic viewpoints. The landscapes you will traverse are diverse, from olive groves, vineyards, and citrus orchards to rugged coastlines and stunning nature reserves. You’ll experience the heady aromas and vibrant colors of the Sicilian countryside.
Despite the fact that the tour only lasts eight days, it offers a glimpse of some of the most worthwhile locations on this magical island. You’ll explore the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the enchanting medieval town of Erice, and the stunning Egadi Islands, among others.
We take care of booking your accommodation in carefully selected hotels that reflect the local character and charm. With our detailed itinerary booklet and GPS tracks, we’ll provide you with an itinerary that you can easily follow, and our 24/7 support ensures that you can count on us whenever you need help.
Additionally, we can also coordinate all transfers, including airport and luggage transfers, making your travel experience seamless and hassle-free. We promise that with us, you will not get stranded on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.
Are you ready to lace up your hiking boots, grab a map, and embark on an adventure through the stunning landscapes of Sicily? Join us and explore the soul of the Mediterranean.
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