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Natural environment activities

A sea of activities and corners of paradise all just waiting to be discovered

The Trapani area, on the western coast of Sicily, is rich in small and large gifts of nature that are just waiting for you to visit them.

Scopello, the Zingaro Nature Reserve and other trips

Scopello, protected by the “Faraglioni” rock formations, is a 17th-century fortified farm area (beam) with a large courtyard which is the destination of tourists coming from all parts of Europe to see the breath-taking beauty of its rocky coastal area and sea beds. Here, diving enthusiasts can explore the “Underwater Museum”, an archaeological itinerary that, by means of a guide-rope, makes it possible for diving tourists to admire the artefacts that rest on the seabed, including Greek, Punic, African and Spanish amphoras and pottery. Also the “Tonnara di Scopello” (a tuna-fishing estate in Scopello) is of unrivalled beauty and this was operational until the mid-20th century; today it is a real and proper “maritime museum” which is often chosen as a film shooting location.
Only a few kilometres away there is also the “Relitto del Capua” (Capua Wreck), an armed ship that sank during the second world war and which rests on the sea bed bordering with the Zingaro Nature Reserve: 8 km of spectacular coast studded with small, uncontaminated coves.

Boat trips

We always recommend our guests take a boat trip: on board a traditional “gozzo” (fishing boat), you can discover the most beautiful natural coves along our coastal area and stop to dive where the water is crystal clear.
From May to September, it is possible to reach these coves by leaving from the port in Castellammare to go on a one-day mini-cruise on board the Leonardo Da Vinci motorboat: you can stop for a dip in the sea and a typical lunch on board so as to admire the coast from the best perspective, the sea. At the reception in our hotel, it is possible to buy reduced-price tickets. For the most romantically-inclined, we recommend the sunset aperitif just off the coast of the Gulf of Castellammare on board the Pontoon Boat.

Wellness at the Segesta Spas

Finally, in the Ponte Bagni area, you can find the Terme Segestane (Segesta Spas) that are named after the nearby city of Segesta, where the sulphur and hyper-thermal mineral waters, which gush out naturally at a temperature of 46-47 degrees, have been used for centuries for their extraordinary therapeutic properties.

Trekking, Mountain Biking and the IAC Itineraries

Within the Zingaro Nature Reserve, trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts can also find three different itineraries that are completely immersed in nature; they are of different lengths and levels of difficulty: the coastal path that links Scopello to San Vito Lo Capo is the easiest; the half-coast path is a little more demanding yet it has the most suggestive panorama and then there’s the high path, a 17 km-itinerary during which you can savour a spectacular panorama.
The IAC, the Italian Alpine Club, organises several trips to Mount Inici, famous for its many caves that are rich in stalactites and stalagmites, wells and natural waterslides as well as the “niviere” that are large, natural cavities inside which, in ancient times, ice was kept.
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