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Stage 2 - Alcamo - Agrigento

The Stage

Sicily is also the start of the second stage of the Giro d’Italia 2020 which connects Alcamo to Agrigento over the course of its 149 km.

Stage 2 - Alcamo-Agrigento

This stage starts from Alcamo, city of wine and the sea. With its castle and historic centre filled of palaces, churches and works of art, it represents one of the most renowned destinations in the province of Trapani for culture, history and traditions. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Bonifato, considered the "roof of western Sicily", Alcamo offers stunning views over the Golfo di Castellammare. The famous Bianco d'Alcamo DOC wine is produced here, alongside excellent red, rosé and sparkling wine.

 

Castello dei Conti di Modica - Alcamo

You arrive at Castelvetrano, a hub of history, art and beauty that is home to the Church of San Domenico, nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of Sicily because of its interiors and splendid stuccos.
Just 14 km from Castelvetrano is the Selinunte Archaeological Park and Cave di Susa, one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.
Selinunte has kept its charm intact over the centuries and represents lively testimony of classical civilization in the field of urban planning, military and Templar architecture, sculpture and funerary art.

Temple of Hera, Selinunte Archaeological Park

The race passes through Realmonte. The main attraction here is the work of nature: the Scala dei Turchi, a rocky spur of white marl that stretches out over the sea. The white is almost dazzling and contrasts against the blue of the Mediterranean.
Today, access to this natural wonder is not permitted because of the risk of collapse.

Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte

The second stage ends in Agrigento, the ancient Akragas, which Pindar defined as "the most beautiful of the cities of mortals".
Representing the largest archaeological area in the world with its range of 1600 hectares, the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples tells a story going back millennia that began in the sixth century BC.
Named a UNESCO site in 1997, the Valley of the Temples is a must on your list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime.

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

By bike

For those who want to discover Sicily on two wheels, the SIBIT (Sustainable Interregional Bike Tourism) project offers a range of itineraries that touch the provinces of Agrigento, Trapani, Syracuse, Caltanissetta and Ragusa.
Among the proposed routes, we highlight:

Trapani itineraries
Two separate routes, and two variations, which rejoin to form a single large cycle touring ring of 260 km that allows you to discover the treasures of Western Sicily, including nature reserves, salt pans, rural landscapes, towns rich in art and history and splendid archaeological sites like Selinunte and Segesta.
The Ciclovia dei due mari (Two Sea Bike Path) and the Ciclovia fra storia e natura (Bike Path between History and Nature) are in turn connected to the evocative Ciclovia Agrigentina.
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Trapani itineraries

Trapani itineraries

Agrigento itineraries
With its 150 kilometres of routes between the sea and archaeological sites, such as the splendid Valley of the Temples, the Ciclovia Agrigentina connects Porto Palo di Menfi with Licata and offers tourists the opportunity to discover authentic areas, in contact with nature, sustainably and responsibly.
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Agrigento itineraries

Agrigento itineraries

The Tourist Observatory of the Department of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment for the Sicilian Region has created a webmap that gathers together the itineraries dedicated to soft mobility, including indications on the length of the route, level of difficulty and journey times. It is also possible to download the sheet for each cycle path, the legend of the cycle paths and the GPX file of the entire route.
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Webmap - Soft mobility routes in Sicily

Visit Sicily proposes itineraries so that you can travel in freedom and sustainably, in contact with nature, art and unforgettable landscapes. Discover the routes