From Erice to Custonaci following the traces of an ancient pilgrimage.
There are several paths that embrace the area that from Trapani arrives to San Vito Lo Capo, an authentic paradise for lovers of trekking and walking, a network of mule tracks, dirt roads and avenues for a total length of 100 kilometers.
A territory full of beauty and history, caressed by the sea of the Gulf of Bonagia and dominated by its mountains: Mount of Sparagio, with its 1100 meters the highest peak of the province of Trapani, Cofano and Monte Erice, the summit that once was the goddess Venus, a place always considered magical and linked to the idea of fertility and feminine beauty.
Really enchanting places, which have always told of the adventures of men and women, giving wonderful views and wonderful walks in nature.
From San Vito Lo Capo, immersion in nature continues with the ascent to Monte Monaco or the trekking, truly unique and unmissable, in the Zingaro Reserve. Places of incomparable beauty.
One of the 15 routes that lend themselves to an excursion even with the little ones, starts from the Spanish district of Erice.
The slope of Runzi, from which the descent begins, offers breathtaking views of the blue sea with the majestic backdrop of Monte Cofano.
After passing through the ruins of Porta Castellammare and having crossed the ancient mule track that for centuries has been the link between the medieval village and the Agro ericino you reach Caposcale and then Valderice.
From here we head towards Misericordia and cross its Park, surely one of the most fascinating points of the excursion, a real environmental oasis, among trees and orchids ready to bloom and panoramic that from the top of the hill seem made to be photographed: the silhouette of Erice with its crenellated towers and the small fishing village of Bonagia lying on the sea.
We continue passing through the Arco del Cavaliere, a historic stopping point that was used during the pilgrimage to refresh the bearers of the sacred image and finally we arrive at the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Custonaci, a place that with its beauty involves and excites.