21681
Italy
A Walk in the Sun: Hiking Western Sicily’s Coastal Paths and Turquoise Seas
Meander glorious footpaths that transcend the ages, exploring medieval villages, traditional vineyards, beautiful landscapes and unparalleled cuisine in Western Sicily.
Program No. 21681RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,325
Flights start at
750
15 days
14 nights
37 meals
13B 12L 12D
4
Favignana
Trapani
5
Levanzo
Trapani
6
Favignana
Trapani
9
Selinunte
Castellammare del Golfo
10
Zingaro e Scopello
Castellammare del Golfo
11
Palermo
Castellammare del Golfo
12
Santa Ninfa e Gibellina
Castellammare del Golfo
13
Monreale
Castellammare del Golfo
14
Segesta
Castellammare del Golfo
15
Departures
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At a Glance

If Western Sicily is Italy’s “heaven” — lemon and orange trees, ancient temples, beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains — it is the sea that energizes its people’s spirit. Energize your own spirit, as you experience the sun-soaked landscape and ancient culture of Sicily. Join us on unforgettable walks along coastal paths, medieval village streets and volcanic terrain. Step into the rhythm of local life and discover glorious ruins thousands of years old. Learn how the land and sea and the past and present are in perfect harmony in Sicily.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking 4-8 miles daily on paths and mountain trails. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are not required, but highly recommended).
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike all day in the ancient Greek city of Selinunte on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean.
  • Experience hydrofoil rides to three beautiful islands, walking to caves where paintings of men and animals date to the Mesolithic era.
  • Hike a four-mile nature-reserve trail discovering colorful flowers, ancient caves, cliffs that plunge into the sea and birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon and Bonelli’s eagle.
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Irene Befani
Irene Befani was born and raised in Italy, and holds a university degree in modern literature. Before leading educational explorations, Irene spent many years working for the international music and cultural celebration, Festival of Two Worlds. She currently teaches at a language school. Irene lives in Spoleto with her two kids, and she loves sports and traveling.
Matteo Eli
Manuele Palpacelli
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