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Nella Cora di Selinunte - I sapori della Magna Grecia

South-Western Sicily trekking

 

Day 1:
Arrival at the airport, transfer by minibus and check in at a farm
Departure by minibus excursion to the Castello della Pietra, natural canyon of great beauty, carved from a small tributary of the river Belice (easy route, 4 km, duration 2h) Packed Lunches.
Return by minibus at the farm, dinner and overnight

Day 2:
Breakfast on a farm, departure with minibus to the natural reserve of Mount Cofano and stop for free tasting of typical "cassatelle" with warm ricotta.
Hike along the periplus of the cape, including unforgettable views of the Sicilian coast and rugged rocks rich in endemic flora and raptors. Opportunity to swim if the weather conditions allow it (medium difficulty route: 8 km, 4h, dislivello.270 mt) Packed lunch in reserve with typical pani cunzato
Transfer to Marsala, visit a historic cellar with experiential wines tasting
Return by minibus at the farm, dinner and overnight

Day 3:
Breakfast on a farm, departure with minibus to visit the Archaeological Park of Selinunte with the possibility of swimming in the sea, according to the season (easy route to the absence of differences in height, 5 km)
Transfer to Contrada Settefurie (6 km) Rustic lunch with wine and oil tasting nocellara in an old “baglio”.
Transfer to the ancient Cave of Cusa, Greek era, from which they dug the columns of the temples of Selinunte and later to Marinella of Selinunte to enjoy the sunset over the sea
Return to the farm, dinner and overnight

Day 4:
Breakfast on a farm, Departure by minibus excursion to the places of memory and the rebuilding after the earthquake of 1968. Arriving in New Gibellina, visit the town, the ruins of Old Gibellina and Cretto di Burri (easy walking)
Transfer to the Natural Reserve of Santa Ninfa Cave for lunch at a historic farmhouse,
Walk in the Natural Reserve Santa Ninfa Cave (easy route, 3,5 km)
Transfer to Poggioreale old and visit the ghost town in the suggestion of the sunset
Return to the farm by minibus, dinner and overnight

Day 5:
Breakfast at the farm, departure with minibus to the village of Torretta di Capo Granitola with the possibility of swimming in the sea, according to the season, Transfer to the Natural Reserve of Gorghi Tondi for nature walk with observation of the rich birdlife (gradient and difficulty absent, small path with stops for birdwatching)
Visit to a winery with a welcome drink and lunch paired with wine.
Transfer to Mazara del Vallo, the first outpost Arab in Sicily, to visit the city and the Museum of the Satiro Danzante (famous bronze statue was found by fishermen a few years ago), Return by minibus on a farm, dinner and overnight

Day 6:
Breakfast in the farm and check-out, Departure with minibus to the mouth of the River Belice Natural Reserve, visit with the possibility of swimming in the sea, according to the season (easy route: 2,5 km). free Lunch
Transfer by minibus to the airport

 

 

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