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The tour involves 255km of cycling over a 9-day span and offers a mixture of other wonderful activities like wine tasting, sightseeing, olive oil tasting, and relaxing on the beach. It’s a perfect tour for active travelers who want to experience the best that Sicily has to offer in a fun and exciting way.

  • Duration: 9 Days, 8 Nights

  • Departure Dates: Anytime

  • Tour pick up location: Palermo Airport

  • Tour drop off location: Trapani Airport

  • Cycling level: Easy

The price indicated is for the itinerary as shown. We can further customize this tour just for you: any element can be tailored – Activities, Length, Hotels and Destinations.

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement: C$750 / US$600.

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Itineraries

Day 1

PALERMO - SCOPELLO

Arrival and transfer to the ancient village of Scopello – a very small village that sprang up around an ancient “baglio” and dates back to the seventeenth century. If you have time, you can walk through the Zingaro Nature Reserve where an amazing coastal path will lead you to beautiful coves Accommodation and overnight stay.

Day 2

SCOPELLO– SEGESTA – BUSETO PALIZZOLO (47KM) ARANCINA AND CASSATELLA TASTING

Today is your first day of cycling! Travelling from Scopello, you will reach the archaeological site of Segesta, one of the most important archaeological sites due to its impressive temple and breathtaking sea views. In the past, Segesta was a powerful town of the Elimians from Turkey, and the Greeks and Romans during the Punic War. Along the way, you will taste famous Sicilian “Arancina” (a Sicilian dish consisting of small balls of rice stuffed with a savoury filling, coated in breadcrumbs, and fried), and “Cassatella” (a little pocket dessert filled with ricotta cheese, typical of that area). Accommodation in a BB.

Day 3

BUSETO PALIZZOLO – TRAPANI (34KM) CANNOLO TASTING AND COUS COUS

Today you will pedal along a panoramic coastal road on which you can admire the sea and the sight of the flow mills on the Salinas. Along the way to Trapani, stop and enjoy a cannoli tasting! A tasting of this Sicilian deep-fried tube pastry filled with sweetened and flavoured ricotta cheese is a must. Enjoy a typical dinner with cous cous. This is a dish that comes from North Africa, close to Sicily, where the steamed and coarse-grained couscous is served with an intensely flavoured fish broth (you actually discard the fish) or vegetables. This comes from the days when the Arabs ruled Sicily and from the island’s more recent commuters – fisherman from nearby Tunisia.

Day 4

TRAPANI – MOZIA – MARSALA (50KM) WINE TASTING

Cycle from Trapani to Mozia, and finally to Marsala, where you will visit one of the cellars where the special Marsala wine is produced. The town is famous for Marsala, a fortified dessert wine, which was introduced to a wider range of consumers thanks to the English trader, John Woodhouse. In 1773, Woodhouse landed at the port of Marsala and discovered local wine that was being aged in wooden casks. It tasted similar to Spanish and Portuguese fortified wines, which were popular in England at the time. Woodhouse recognized that the in perpetuum process raised the alcohol level and alcoholic taste of this wine, while also preserving these characteristics during long distance sea travel. Woodhouse further predicted that fortified Marsala would be popular in England and began exporting it. This visit and tasting will give you even more amazing insight into this popular wine.

Day 5

MARSALA – MAZARA DEL VALLO (29KM)

Today you will have a chance to visit the town, do some wine tasting in one of the many local wineries, or just relax. Otherwise, you can cross the sea and visit one of the beautiful Egadi Islands, enjoy the seaside, or walk. Then, you will make your way to the town of Mazara del Vallo – a very nice town with a “Kasbah” and the famous bronze “Dancing Satyr” statue.

Day 6

MAZARA – SELINUNTE (50KM) OLIVE OIL TASTING

The area is well known for the olive farms and olive plants and you will have the chance to taste Sicily’s extra-virgin first cold-pressed olive oil which is a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet and is used daily in Italian cooking. To end with the visit of the archaeological site of Selinunte with its temple and ruins. The widest open air archaeological site in Europe. Accommodation in Selinunte area. This hilly stage of the journey will lead you to Selinunte (the ancient Selinus) and will give you the chance to enter the interior of the island. Leaving the flat vineyards around Marsala, you will begin curving inland towards a softly undulating series of hills, and then down to the sea once again. The Selinunte area is well known for its olive farms and olive plants, and you will have a chance to taste the olive oil with some famous “Castelvetrano Bread”. Sicily’s extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil is a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet and is used daily in Italian cooking. You will end the day with a visit to the archaeological site of Selinunte to see its temple and ruins. This is the widest open-air archaeological site in Europe. Accommodation in the Selinunte area.

Day 7

SELINUNTE: RELAX ON THE BEACH

On this day, you can relax and enjoy the beach, and have a bath in the crystalline sea.

Day 8

SELINUNTE: RELAX ON THE BEACH

Another day to relax, enjoy the beach and the crystalline sea.

Day 9

SELINUNTE – SCIACCA (45KM)

Today you will cycle to reach the enchanting town of Sciacca along the sea. It is famous for its ceramics, thermal baths, and religious festivals, as well as for its large fishing fleet. And don’t miss tasting the delicious fish that the town is famous for. Accommodation in Sciacca.

Day 10

TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  1. 9 nights’ accommodation with breakfast included
  2. tour leader from the 3rd day
  3. Luggage transfer
  4. support vehicle
  5. Cous Cous dinner
  6. Wine tasting
  7. Olive Oil tasting
  8. Cannolo, Arancina and Cassatella tasting
  9. Transfer to and from the airport

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

Airfare, local city taxes (3 to 4 euro per day to pay directly at the hotels at check out), ticket fees for sites entrance.

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Tour Highlights

DID SOMEBODY SAY WINE?

Ride along a panoramic coastal road to reach Marsala for a tasting of the town’s world-famous wine. You can also opt to do a wine tasting at one of the many local wineries in the historic town of Mazara del Vallo.

BEACH RELAXATION

This tour offers plenty of time away from the bike to enjoy Sicily’s stunning beaches and crystalline waters. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery by the sea

OLIVE OIL TASTING

Cycle to the well-known Selinunte area for a tasting of Sicily’s extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil with Castelvetrano Bread. Extra-virgin olive oil is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and a must-taste while in Sicily.

Everything Was Taken Care of Expertly

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Lynn

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:02:30+00:00

Lynn

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Ask and You Will Receive

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant.

Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Allan

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:45:52+00:00

Allan

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant. Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Everything Went Like Clockwork

Buongiorno Antonio!

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply.

We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Debbie & John

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-23T17:43:17+00:00

Debbie & John

Buongiorno Antonio! Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply. We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Attention to Detail

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Donna

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5.0
2019-10-11T17:46:46+00:00

Donna

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Well Worth It

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Ron

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:48:08+00:00

Ron

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Nothing Compares

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Rachel

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T12:23:19+00:00

Rachel

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

The Most Perfect Vacation

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Julie

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T19:10:47+00:00

Julie

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Great food, wine, activities and tours

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Carol

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-11-05T16:19:56+00:00

Carol

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.
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