Grade

Moderate

Hotel Accommodation

Not Included

Airline Ticket

Not Included

Season

All Year

Bike

Included

Shuttle

Included

GUIDED

Bike tour with our qualified ITA/ENG guides, to get the best of your mountain bike experience. Costs are PER PERSON based on a minimum of 4 people per group.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

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Medium level excursion or tour on off-road trails with long challenging uphill parts and short technical uphill and downhill sections. Suitable for fit cyclists who have done similar trails in the past.

EXCURSIONS

Time: 2-3 hours
Distance: 20 km with a few metres of ascent
Level: Medium (Easy on e-bikes)
Season: All year round

Price includes the following:

  • Qualified MTB guide (Italian and English)
  • E-Bike MTB rental (professional bikes with disk brakes, tubeless wheelset, air suspension fork, Shimano groupset etc.)
  • Bike accessories (helmet, repair kit etc.)

What to wear and bring with you:

  • small backpack/rucksack for your personal items (you can leave this in the van if you don’t want to take it with you during the excursion).
  • Comfortable clothes suitable for biking (bike gloves, padded shorts, etc), a rain/wind jacket
  • A change of clothes in case it rains
  • Closed shoes e.g. trainers or biking shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)
  • Sunglasses & sun cream
  • camera or smartphone if you want to take photos
  • A spirit of fun and adventure

 

LEGEND AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

 

Day 1
Palermo > Bike on the Salt Way Road, Winery and Saltpans > Palermo
Private Bike and English speaking biker disposal: full day from h 8.30AM
Dress Code: dress in layers and use sneakers


Km: 220 by shuttle (round trip)
Km: 20 by bike | minimal elevation gain

Today meet the shuttle in Palermo and departure for Trapani. Upon arrival bike from Trapani to Marsala Salt Way Road, skirting the lagoon to see the snow-capped mountains but hills of salt, one of the Sicilian economy's historical resources that was already very precious in the days of the Phoenicians, who were the first to bring some form of technology to its production. The favourable climatic circumstances, such as high temperatures and a wind that increases evaporation, plus the shallowness of the water, contribute to create the evocative and unreal scenario created by the salt flats, which form a sort of immense chessboard that ranges in colour from off-green to pink. The tourist paths for visits to the salt flats wind their way around the great basins and, running along the edges of the tanks of seawater - which glistens in the sun as it crystallizes - finally reach the mounds of salt. These mounds are topped by a series of recently restored windmills that recall the days when they were among the main instruments for pumping the water and grinding the salt. A panorama that has to be enjoyed, preferably at sunset, when everything becomes tinged with red. We then arrive at the salt pans Saline Ettore Infersa (Admission fee: non included) which offer a truly unique landscape. Windmills, first introduced during mediaeval times, dot the horizon, a testament to how things were once done, though one or two continue to function, pumping water through the sluice gates into or out of the various basins. Piles of harvested salt, neatly covered with terracotta tiles, lie between the road and the basins waiting to be despatched.

In the early afternoon we join a Marsala winery to visit, wine tastings and snack.

Then shuttle back to Palermo.
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