Swimming, diving, sunbathing and other water activities are surely at the forefront of your minds when looking at our coastlines.
In reality, all the area offers visitors a full immersion in nature. Five Nature Reserves, where to enjoy lovely and relaxing excursions, are at your disposal.
Monte Cofano and Zingaro Nature Reserves feature many paths, ideal for trekkers and mountain bikers. Along the routes your senses will be conquered by the typical Mediterranean scents and colours: multi-coloured wild orchids, as well as suggestive rural buildings perched on steep slopes overlook breathtaking views.
On the North coast, sheer cliffs have been attracting many climbers, for some years now. For snorkellers, the seabeds of the “Area Marina Protetta delle isole Egadi (Egadi islands Marine Reserve)” offer a huge wealth and variety of flora and fauna where it is also possible to see many signs of an ancient history. The “Riserva Naturale Orientata delle saline di Trapani e Paceco (Saltpans of Trapani and Paceco Nature Reserve)” is like an unforgettable postcard to experience by bicycle or on foot, while being caressed by the rays of the sun and dazzled by the heaps of salt on the Aironi (areas in which salt is stored).
The Stagnone Reserve is an unusual lagoon surrounded by 4 small islands full of vegetation areas. Mothya, the best known, is a famous archaeological site dating back to the Phoenicians. Due to favourable winds, it is most popular among kite surfers. In spring and summer the waters of the salt pans are tinged with purple and become the scenic habitat for many waders. The lovers of birdwatching will be enchanted by wide pink wings flying against the backdrop of unforgettable sunsets.