Our four –day cycling trip through Sicily’s northwestern corner began in the village of Scopello, a tiny farming hamlet complete with olive groves, prickly pear trees, and a stone public water fountain where residents bring empty bottles to fill for drinking. Descending the mountain, we toured Castellamara, a touristy seaside town, then traveled inland, through orchards and past farms and ancient ruins. We stayed two nights outside Trapani, a port city at the foot Mt. Erice, a 751m/2,465 foot mountain, (and a 6-mile climb!), home of an enclosed medieval town, and then south to Marsala, home of salt marshes, windmills, and the sweet wine made famous by British entrepreneurs in the early 1800’s.
Fresh seafood, fantastic pasta and wines, friendly people!
Two bikes in boxes. Constructed, ready to go. Self-guided tour organized by Pedal & Sea Adventures. Photos taken with either my Casio Exilim or Matt’s Nikon Coolpix. Good cameras for slipping in and out of bike jersey pockets!