Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro (Trapani)

What is the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro

The Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro in Sicily is the first oriented nature reserve of the Sicily region created in 1981: a protected natural area of about 1700 hectares that extends between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo in the province of Trapani.
The Reserve is open every day from 7.00 am to 7.30 pm, except on weather alert days.

Address: San Vito Lo Capo
Phone: 0924 35108

Where is the Zingaro Nature Reserve located?

The Reserve has two entrances.
One is located in the north about 12 km from San Vito Lo Capo.
The other to the south about 1 km from Scopello.
The most convenient is the South one where there is also a large parking lot.

Useful info

Inside the Riserva dello Zingaro pets are not allowed.
a good pair of comfortable walking shoes.
a reserve of water suitable for the season.

You can mainly go hiking, in fact there are 3 trekking paths of varying difficulty.


Il sentiero costiero

It is the easiest, least demanding and is about 7 km long which can be covered in 2 hours.
You can also visit all the coves that you meet along the way and the landscape that dominates is that of the low scrub, thyme and broom, ash and almond trees, carob trees and disa in an uncontaminated nature adjacent to you.
The least crowded period is that of Spring and Autumn.
The path of the coastal path is fascinating in its facet of contrasting colors.
Scattered throughout the Reserve there are also equipped areas where to stop.

Il sentiero di mezza costa

The sentiero di mezza costa, of medium difficulty with a duration of about 4 hours and a journey of 8.5 km, is the most panoramic and will allow you to walk the paths that lead to the upper part of its territory. This path leads to Borgo Cusenza and the Contrada Sughero.
Here are the shelters for the bivouac. Permission can be requested from the Reserve in the period from October to May. In spring, the paths are flowered with enchanting species of orchids.
Deviations are marked in the fences.

Il sentiero alto

The sentiero alto is certainly the most difficult.
We recommend it exclusively for hikers and trekking experts. Path of 17 km to be covered in about 7 hours passing from Monte Passo del Lupo, Monte Speziale, and Monte Scardina.
From the top of these mountains, the visitor can admire in the distance the views that open towards the sea and be enchanted by its breathtaking colors.

Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro

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Libro consigliato : La riserva naturale orientata dello “Zingaro” (Italian)

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Updated on: 17/08/2022 10:36:07
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