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Easter 2017, Apr 15-17 - Bays & Headlands of Trapani coast

TripPuzzle in collaboration with Silene cooperative, organize on Easter 2017, a trekking weekend in the natural beauty of Trapani natural reserves, where landscapes, wildlife, flora and beautiful crystal clear waters meet. A full immersion in the  Mount Cofano natural reserve, Zingaro natural reserve and mount Erice, three wonders of nature, you will never forget.

Suggested clothing: hiking boots, backpack, layered clothing, wind jacket, torch

Package price: € 195.00 per person in double or triple room

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 17
Since the activity takes place in on Easter holidays is required to respect the deadline in order to avoid not having the availability of rooms

Minimum # of partecipants: 12

Payment:Bank Transfer on the account TripPuzzle snc: IBAN IT55W0306904605100000000725

The registration will be confirmed Once we receive your side completed form with all requested data and a receipt of payment

For BOOKING please contact Gabriella Costa +39 338 4898077 - gabriella@trippuzzle.com

The package includes:

- 2 overnights and breakfast in agriturismo, in dbl/twin or tpl room
- 2 dinners (drink included)
- Packed lunch on 2nd and 3rd day
- Natural Guides accompanying 

The package DOESN'T include:

Transport (traveling with own car).
We suggest you to split the cost of fuel among the crew, excluding the owner/driver of the vehicle that helps  driving and the use of his car. Estimated coast of the fule 60,00€ (It can change depending on the type of car)
 City tax
 Anything not mentioned in "The package includes" paragraph


CANCELLATION POLICY

- Cancellation within Mar 17: 100% refund
- Cancellation from Mar 18 to 31: 70% refund
- Cancellation from Apr 01: 0% refund

WEEKEND DETAILED PROGRAM

Saturday Apr 150 - COFANO MOUNT EXCURSION

8.15 a.m. – Meeting  in Palermo Piazzale Giotto/bar Oceania for departure at 8,30 a.m.

10.30 a.m. - Starting excursion Mount Cofano

A beautiful excursion in one of the most popular destinations of hiking Sicilian. The R.N.O. of Mount Cofano will give us some good emotions through its landscapes, the sea and its botanical rarities. The route is also quite simple if it begins with a moderate climb up to the saddle Mount Cofano, at m. 249 above sea level. Next we will see Baglio Cofano 258 m above sea level, and a small but beautiful pond temporary (gorgo Cofano), rich in aquatic species and frequented by small animals linked to humid environments: dragonflies, discoglossi dulciacquicoli and shellfish. Continuing the path will become easier but equally impressive, moving from the view of the gulf of Cornino to that of the Gulf of Cofano. We will face, therefore, a slight decrease on a long lawn dominated by particular aspects of mixed Mediterranean garrigue and then travel along a path that winds between cliffs populated by rare endemic plants and interesting species of terrestrial molluscs. After a short section of small road you will reach, a few steps from the sea, the abandoned but renovated building of Cofano Tonnara, used for filming  several episodes of "Commissario Montalbano". For the return we follow another path, which winds on the trail along the coast, in front of one of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily, in an environment of vegetation with nane palms and mastic, where it lacks the presence of some rare plants. At least there will be two stops in this last stretch, the first to visit the Cave of the Crucifix, inhabited since the Neolithic period, the second for the imposing Cofano tower.

5.00 p.m. Transfer to the farm, accommodation in the rooms and dinner

Length: about 8 km - Difficulty: Medium. The tour is mainly on the path from the loose surface, although in short sections can appear slippery. Vertical drop: 300 m - Duration: 5 hours

 

Sunday Apr 16 - EXCURSION TO ZINGARO NATURAL RESERVE

After breakfast departure to the Zingaro Nature Reserve
10.00 a.m. - Start excursion to the coastal Zingaro. The R.N.O. Zingaro extends from Scopello and San Vito Lo Capo, along a stretch of about 7 km of the beautiful rugged coastline, interrupted by small coves and bays, enclosed by massive reliefs that surround it.

The area has a variety of environments and landscapes, characterized by a rich biological diversity. In the Reserve, in fact they vegetate more than 650 plant species of great interest, of which more than 40 are endemic species and numerous are those rare, like the exclusive Limonium of Todaro. Equally interesting it is the fauna: the existence of ecological niches allows, in fact, a particularly high diversity and seen only in a few other places of the island.
On a side note it must be made for the extraordinary and absolutely pristine marine environment characterized by an intact ecosystem and particularly rich in biodiversity. Of relevance it is the "sidewalk vermetidiâ" (Trottoir to vermetus) endemism. Another element of great interest is the Uzzo Cave, on which we will stop during the walk. It is a huge cavern of marine origin on which traces of human presence have been found dating back more than 10,000 years ago.

5.00 p.m. - Return to the farmhouse and dinner

Length: about 10 km - Difficulty: medium-easy. Overall it is a simple route, entirely on the beaten path, and well-marked. The only element of difficulty could be the length Difference in height: 250 m - Duration: 6 hours

 

Monday Apr 17 - EXCURSION TO ERICE MOUNT

After breakfast departure to Mount Erice
10.45 a.m. - Start excursion from Erice. Shortest route to natural and historic-cultural interest ring. The route, starting from Porta Spada, down along the northern slope of Mount Erice towards the remains of Porta Castellammare, rediscovered in a 2010-2011 excavation, to achieve the three stone churches of Santa Maria Maddalena (520 m), Sant ' Ippolito (490 m) and Santa Maria Maggiore (445 m), dating back to the fourteenth century.

Along the way they are having short stretches of paved road of historic value. The route is a high panoramic views towards the plain of Valderice and Custonaci reliefs (Reserve of Mount Cofano) and San Vito Lo Capo (Monte Monaco), as well as to the Egadi Islands (Marine Protected Area). Back towards Porta Spada, through a short stretch undergrowth, you can reach the Spanish Quarter (670 m) and visit the medieval village of Erice's historic center. Free lunch and free time through the narrow streets of the medieval village

5.00 - Departure to return in Palemo

Length: 4.5 km loop - Difficulty: medium-easy. The route runs entirely on trazzere and beaten path, but affordable some strenuous climbs. Vertical drop: 350 m - Duration: about 3.5 h

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