Grade

Adventurous

Hotel Accommodation

Not Included

Airline Ticket

Not Included

Season

All Year

Day-Tour from

Palermo

Shuttle

Included

Tour: Palermo to Monte Cofano – 1 day

Season: all year available on request
Airline Tickets:
not purchased by us
Round Trip Shuttle from Palermo: included
One Day Tour from: Palermo

ON REQUEST: ascent to Monte Cofano summit

Day 1 – Hike Mount Cofano (ascent: no in this day tour) and picnic on the beach > Palermo

 

LEGEND AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: MCDTOUR

Day 1
Palermo > Mount Cofano Coastal Trail and picnic on the beach > Palermo
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal: full day from h 8.30AM
Dress Code: dress in layers and use hiking boots
Summit to Mount Cofano: not included
Km: 11 | 450 mt elevation gain

Today shuttle in Palermo and departure for Custonaci, a small village located in the Trapani area. Our stop is dedicate to purchase the local Pane Cunsatua stuffed bread with organic olive oil, oregano, fresh tomatoes and anchovas—which is the base of our picnic on the beach. From here, a short drive takes us on the slopes of Mount Cofano, a natural protected area. Upon arrival, what immediately strikes those who look at Mount Cofano is its lonely majesty. It almost gives the impression of wanting to detach from the coast and dive into the blue sea. The route, loop-shaped, develops within the Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (Mount Cofano Nature Reserve). The trail starts from the Bay of Cornino and passes through an unspoiled coastline with no houses, characterised by the typical Mediterranean maquis -dwarf palms, cistus, ampelodesma, wild orchids--, rather sparse but rich in endemic species --Sicilian heather, helicrysum cophanense, cavolo di Trapani-cabbage from Trapani-- which colour the mountain in all seasons. From here beautiful views can be admired: the cliffs rise steeply from the sea whose waves crash against the shoreline, thus creating charming water games.

Our picnic will be served on the beach.

Then, climb a part of Monte Cofano (Summit to Mount Cofano: not included in this tour) to return to the parking and admire an amazing view from the mountain.

Then shuttle back to Palermo.
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