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Western Sicily & Egadi Islands Walk

Western Sicily & Egadi Islands Walk

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,900 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Tour Code
    HID-19-7881
  • Operating Days
    Daily
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,900 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Tour Code
    HID-19-7881
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Accommodation Accommodation 6-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Daily transfers of baggage between hotelsInclusionInclusion Ferry ticketsInclusionInclusion Maps & detailed walking instructionsInclusionInclusion Pick-up and drop-off in either Catania or PalermoMealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Guided tour of Egadi Islands and EriceTransfersTransfers Private transfers: Palermo to Trapani, Trapani to national park & national park to Palermo

Summary

Delight in a self-guided walking tour to experience a truly unforgettable journey on Italy’s Aegadian Islands and in Sicily’s fascinating western coast. Travel by a hydrofoil boat to the largest of the Egadi Islands and find your accommodation in a lovely hotel located in the town centre. Following well-marked trails uphill and along the coastline, explore the archipelago and discover enthralling wonders, such as gorgeous beaches, ruins of a lighthouse, charming villages, limestone mountains, and amazing farmlands. Visit Sicily’s first national park and the ancient village of Erice for more incredible sightings and experiences.

This tour departs from Palermo.

Highlights

  • The Egadi Islands
  • Stunning coastal walks
  • The ancient village of Erice

Itinerary

Day 1, Palermo – Egadi Islands
The tour starts with a private transfer from Palermo to Trapani (approximately 2 hrs) and then a hydrofoil from Trapani to the largest of the Egadi islands (approximately 15 minutes). Accommodation is in an excellent, family-run 3-star hotel in the centre of town, a short walk from the port.

Day 2, Egadi Islands
Today, you take a ferry to explore the smallest and most remote of the three islands of the archipelago (30 minutes away). The recommended walk climbs up to the central ridge of the island (574 mts) to the ruins of a lighthouse with extraordinary views over the islands (Grade 2, 9 kms, 3.5 hrs). You will also have two less demanding options: a walk along the coast to the south-eastern corner of the island on unsealed roads (Grade 1, 2.5 hrs) and another to the northern tip of the island to the ruins of a castle. Otherwise, you could take a boat ride around the island. You’ll be able to have a drink at one of the bars on the port; and/or a swim in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Return by ferry. (B)

Day 3, Egadi Islands
A day exploring your base. Today’s walk does a complete circuit of the island, passing a number of lovely beaches and lookout points (Grade 2, 14.5 kms, 4 hrs). Although quite long, the island is flat and walking is very easy on unsealed country lanes (bikes are also available for hire). The little medieval port had its heyday in the 19th century when the tuna fisheries off the islands thrived. There is a very interesting local museum and the very unusual ‘underground gardens’, botanical gardens which have been established in the deep sandstone quarries and tunnels on the north of the island. (B)

Day 4, Egadi Islands
Take another ferry to the third of the archipelago’s islands, which holds the Egadi’s greatest treasure: a gallery of prehistoric frescos painted between 10,000 and 6000 BC, which were discovered in a grotto in 1949 (the visit is booked but the entrance fee of 10 euro per person must be paid on site). The walk today is a beautiful walk across the island to the grotto and then wrap around the other side of the island on its way back to the port (Grade 2, 8 kms, 3 hrs). (B)

Day 5, Egadi Islands – Western Sicily
Today, you take the hydrofoil back to Trapani, where you’ll be met and taken to the beautiful town of Erice, which sits on a hill high above Trapani. You’ll visit this remarkable town (with time for a light lunch) before being taken to a gorgeous hamlet on the edge of Sicily’s first national park, which stretches along the Gulf of Castellamare. (B)

Day 6, Western Sicily
As the finale to your visit, the fourth walk is a beautiful coastal walk following a well-marked trail under majestic limestone mountains, through sub-tropical vegetation overlooking gorgeous turquoise-blue bays. You can have a picnic lunch along the way and plenty of opportunities to swim in the crystal-clear water. (Grade 2, 15kms, 5 hrs). The walk is long but can be shortened (Grade 1, 10 kms, 3 hrs). (B)

Day 7, Palermo
Private transfer to Palermo or Palermo airport. (B)

Inclusions

  • 6-night accommodation in family-run, 3-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private transfers: Palermo to Trapani, Trapani to national park & national park to Palermo
  • Ferry tickets
  • Private guided tours: Egadi islands and Erice
  • Maps and detailed walking instructions
  • Pick-up and drop-off in either Catania or Palermo
  • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels

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