21681
Italy

Choose Your Pace: Hiking Western Sicily’s Dramatic Coastline

Meander glorious footpaths that transcend the ages, exploring medieval villages, traditional vineyards, beautiful landscapes and unparalleled cuisine in Western Sicily.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21681RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,999
Flights start at
650

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, all at the pace that’s perfect for you. Step into the rhythm of local life and discover glorious ruins thousands of years old. Alongside expert instructors, learn how the land and sea and the past and present are in perfect harmony in Sicily.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 1 - 7 miles on mountain trails. Sites visited may vary based on the hiking level you choose for that day.

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.

General Notes

Please note that the 2019 departures have an activity level of Outdoor: Spirited and are 13 days, 12 nights. 2020 departures have an activity level of Outdoor: Choose Your Pace and 9 days, 8 nights.
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