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Western Sicily Highlights Self-Guided Tour (10 Nights)

Tour code: SICSG10

Tour Overview

This is a itinerary takes you around the western coastline from Palermo to Selinunte and then turns inland to explore the western and central interior of the island.

Starting from Mondello just north of Palermo you begin by following the coast west around the shores of the picturesque Golfo di Castellammare to the resort of the same name. From Castellammare you can ride to the pretty coastal village of Scopello and have the option to hike in the beautiful Zingaro National Park. Leaving Castellammare you ride west to Trapani on the coast. A loop ride from here takes you to wonderful Erice and San Vito lo Capo. Alternatively you can choose to take the short ferry ride over to the Egadi Islands for the day. Continuing south around the coast you visit Marsala en route to Mazara del Vallo and then visit the fabulous ruins at Selinunte. From Selinunte you turn inland to ride through the Sicilian hinterland to Contessa Entellina. Continuing north you visit Corleone en route to Ficuzza. The last leg is from Ficuzza to Monreale on the outskirts of Palermo.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.
The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, D, E, H, K, M, N
The tour is rated B – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Scopello
  • Zingaro Nature Reserve
  • The temples at Segesta
  • Erice
  • The Trapani salt pans
  • Sampling Marsala wines in Marsla
  • The incredible ruins at Selinunte
  • Wine tasting at Contessa Entellina
  • Corleone
  • Monreale Cathedral


  • Monte Cofano Near Erice
  • Near Alcamo
  • San Capo Lo Vito
  • Susafa
  • Vineyard


  • Guided tour of Mazara del Vallo


  • Three dinners are included in this itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at MONDELLO      
2 route A^ Mondello Castellammare    
Trappeto; Golfo di Castellanmmare
3 route B Castellammare Castellammare    
Scopello; Zingaro National Park
4 route C^ Castellammare Nubia  
Alcamo; Segesta; Trapani
5 route D Nubia Nubia    
Erice; San Vito lo Capo
6 route E^ Nubia Mazara    
Saline di Trapani; Mozia; Marsala
7 route H^ Mazara Selinunte      
8 route K Selinunte Contessa Entellina    
Partanna; Santa Margh./Sambuca di Sicilia
9 route M Contessa Entellina Ficuzza      
10 route N Ficuzza Monreale      
Piana degli Albanesi; Altofonte
11   MONREALE        

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
luggage transfers
total charge 1 or 2 riders
charge per additional rider

* There is an additional charge of 100 Euros for someone who is travelling on their own.

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