THE PROJECT

The Agro Ericino Footpath Network. Trekking Tourism project comes from the idea of offering a striking experience to mountain, speleology and nature lovers, as well as hiking, trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts. Furthermore, its aim is to enhance and promote all the eco-excellences and agri-food products of this area, as well as to provide to all nature tourism lovers who wish to try this experience sophisticated technological tools, such as georeferenced mappings of the area, immersive experiences and a specific web portal.
Financed by the Regional Office for Tourism and coordinated by the “GAL (LAG: local action group) Elimos”, in collaboration with “CAI Sicilia (Italian Alpine Club) ” and “Associazione Strada del Vino Erice DOC (COD Erice Wine Route)”, the project has marked 110 kilometers of trails, according to the parameters of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club), with the cooperation of all the Agro Ericino municipalities participating in the project: Erice, Buseto Palizzolo, Castellammare del Golfo, Custonaci, San Vito lo Capo and Valderice.

The trails have been tracked in order to enhance a unique environment and landscape and,  thanks to the web portal named sicilytrekkingtour.it, to provide to everyone an essential instrument to arrange an unforgettable experience in Western Sicily. Tourist proposals, maps, curiosities, descriptions of the major points of interest, mappings and main events: these are just some of the useful information.
Those who enjoy walking can download all this information free of charge from our website or via e-mail, according to their preferences.

Agro Ericino Footpath Network: 110 kilometers to be savoured slowly.

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GAL ELIMOS

galThe “GAL (Local Action Group) Elimos”, within the framework of the “Leader” and “CLLD (Community-Led Local Development)” approaches ( launched by the European Union), implements development projects and manages the EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and ERDF (European Regional Development Fund ) funds, intended for the enhancement of an area which includes the northern part of the province of Trapani, the Egadi islands, the Stagnone lagoon and Pantelleria, with a population of almost 160.000 inhabitants.

 

CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO (Italian Alpine Club)

caiFounded in 1863, the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) is an independent national association that, according to Article 1 of its statute, “has mountaineering, the knowledge and study of mountains, specifically those in Italy, and the protection of the environment in the forefront in all of its events”. The Association is made up of members and divided into local branches coordinated in regional groups.

 

STRADA DEL VINO ERICE DOC

stradavinoThe “Strada del Vino Erice Doc (CDO Erice Wine Route)” is an association that has been bringing together public and private bodies, such as holiday farms, chateaux relais, typical restaurants, wineries and other precious representatives of local craft since 2005, in order to enhance the territory of the “Agro Ericino” and promote its excellences, that represent an immense historical, artistic, cultural and eno-gastronomic heritage.

 

 

TRAVELCAF

travel-caf Tour Operator

The Trails

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Scopello - Castello di Baida

Between stacks and crystal-clear waters, the baglio of Scopello, nearby the “Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (Zingaro Nature Reserve)”, hides
1 h 50 min
6,5 Km
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Tre Portelle - Fossa del Bove

Shoot the perfect picture: capture the gulf of Castellammare. From the Belvedere, you will enjoy a magnificient view. And then,
3 h 40 min
13,2 Km
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Bosco Scorace - Inici

The countryside in all its beauty, with signs of the centuries-old presence of man, and the castle of Inici, one
3 h
8,1 Km
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Buseto Palizzolo - Bosco Scorace

An atmosphere of total relaxation between evocative rural landscapes and a wooded area where to enjoy the surrounding landscape.
2 h 30 min
9,00 Km
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Pietra Colli

Between “bagli (typical Sicilian rural buildings with a spacious courtyard)” and farmhouses in the inland part of Agroericino: vineyards, olive
1 h 20 min
4,2 Km
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Cave di c.da Chiova

Walking through the quarries, the natural architectures and the testimonies of the cultural identity of a community. At Custonaci, the
1 h 50 min
6,2 Km
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Monte Monaco

Between stone blocks and endemic vegetation: from the top of Mount Monaco a breathtaking view can be admired. A plunge into
2 h 30 min
8,9 Km
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Monte Cofano - Monte Monaco

Nature, history, legends and a beautiful sea to the renowned San Vito Lo Capo, a popular destination for lovers of
3 h 10 min
11,0 Km
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Monte Cofano

Archaeological sites and defensive watch towers along the coast, with the waves crashing on the rocky walls creating charming water
2 h 00 min
6,80 Km
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Scurati - Cofano

Prehistoric caves and nature reserves: the breathtaking backdrops of the gulf of Bonagia and the sinuous coast plunging into the
1 h 00 min
3,60 Km
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Monte Misericordia

Between the sacred and the profane, following the old devotional path, to the discovery of charming places and testimonies of
4 h 00 min
14,2 Km
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Demanio forestale S.Matteo

Nature, culture and the protection of biodiversity: from the farming of the typical “asino pantesco (donkey from Pantelleria) to the
2 h 00 min
6,90 Km
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Torretta Pepoli

Cyclopean walls, ancient castles and historical buildings, and then the visit to the hamlet of Erice, with its artistic and
0 h 50 min
2,70 Km
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Porta Castellammare - Tre chiese

Religious architectures and cobbled roads: from Mount Erice the view ranges from the Egadi islands to the mountains of San
1 h 30 min
4,5 Km
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Sentiero di Sant'Anna

Full steam ahead with nature! Between woods and forests to reach the summit, the ancient Medieval town of Erice, one
2 h 20 min
5.5 Km

Pacchetti

Agro Ericino holiday

Agro Ericino holiday (4 giorni, 3 notti) in collaboration with the Tour Operator  GENERAL INFO: - Booking available all the year

Week-end Agro Ericino

Week-end nell'Agro Ericino (3 days, 2 nights) in collaboration with the Tour Operator  GENERAL INFO : - Booking available all the

Holiday in the western Sicily

Holiday in the western Sicily (5 days, 4 nights) in collaboration with the Tour Operator  GENERAL INFO: - Booking available all