For those who enjoy mountain life, trekking, speleology and mountain biking, Trapani and the surrounding area of the Agro Ericino offer a number of paths in the midst of the nature, between the sea and the mountain. Starting from the city centre, for example, you can reach the top of Mount Erice. From the Erice-Casa Santa Cableway area , after crossing a short urban stretch, you can reach the picnic area of Martogna, within the “Erice Mountain” woods. Here you will find benches, tables, a baby parking and an area with various animal species (including Tibetan goats, deer, donkeys and many species of birds).
Climbing the path that goes uphill along the western mountainside you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Trapani, with Egadi Islands in the distance.
Higher up there is the Sanctuary of St. Ann, built at the beginning of the 17th century.
It has always been a pilgrimage destination for devotees.
Toward the top, you will reach “Porta Trapani”: one of the openings of the Cyclopean walls that allow entry into the ancient Medieval village.
Take a stop in one of the bakeries serving traditional sweets, stroll around artisan workshops displaying colourful ceramics and carpets and then the return to Trapani by cableway. Naturalistic trekking is an unforgettable experience.