With the CAI unique experience in the Riserva dello Zingaro - 17 / 18 November 2018

Cai excursion in the Riserva dello Zingaro

The Cai di Erice organizes a trekking on an unusual route to discover the most hidden places of the Riserva dello Zingaro.

Here is the program

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2018
9.00 Hours: Meeting of participants at the parking lot of the northern entrance (San Vito Lo Capo side) of the Reserve. Walk along the coastal path up to the Grotta dell'Uzzo. Climb to c.da Sughero, continuation in SE direction halfway up and down to the south entrance. Return along the coastal path up to the Uzzo cave and ascend to the bivouacs of c.da Sughero. Dinner and overnight.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Length: 12,9 km
Difference in height: 683 m (uphill), 512 m (downhill)
Time: 5 h 30 min (excluding stops)
Difficulty: E - hikers
Nature of the route: Path and natural terrain

Sunday November 18 2018
9.00 Hours: Departure from the Contrada Sughero bivouac in the south-west direction towards Monte Speziale and Passo del Lupo. Continue in a northerly direction until you reach Marcato Puntino. Descent towards Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo and continuation until the northern entrance of the reserve.
16.30 Hours: recovery of cars and return

Trekking in the Riserva dello Zingaro

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Length: 11,8 km
Difference in height: 730 m (uphill), 904 m (downhill)
Time: 5 h (excluding stops)
Difficulty: E - hikers
Nature of the route: Path and natural terrain

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
The reserve, established in 1980 and before the island to be protected, is one of the "pearls" of our beautiful country. It offers a variety of scenarios to make your eyes shine: caves and natural inlets full of charm and mystery, white beaches, sea with an iridescent color, lush green, composed of a variety of trees and flowers (carob trees, dwarf palms, orchids are only some of the most famous plants that compose the vegetation of this Mediterranean maquis), and fascinating and never before seen animal species, like the buzzard, the kite and the kestrel.
The first day, it is a circular route along the coastal path of the Reserve up to the Grotta dell'Uzzo. Climb to c.da Sughero, continuation in the SE direction along the path halfway up and down at the entrance of the Reserve side Scopello. Return along the coastal path up to the Uzzo cave and ascend to the bivouacs of c.da Sughero. Dinner and overnight. The second day is a long route, recommended for lovers of the wildest trek. The high route will allow the trekker to enter the reserve, crossing the Speziale and Passo del Lupo mountains, to reach Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo.

EQUIPMENT
Clothing suitable for trekking according to the climate (windcheater / raincoat, neck warmer, headgear, gloves), rucksack, water bottle with water, packed lunch. The use of high-necked trekking shoes is mandatory; we recommend the use of trekking poles. For overnight stay in the bivouac bring with you sleeping bag, battery lamp, provisions and water for lunch and dinner of 17, breakfast and lunch of 18.

MEMBERSHIP
For organizational reasons the reservation is OBLIGATORY and reserved to 25 participants, to be communicated within November 11 by e-mail: caiagroericino@gmail.com. Participation in the excursion is free to Members of all CAI sections in good standing with the current year's stamp. Non-members who want to participate in the excursion must complete and take the day of the excursion a release of responsibility that will be sent in advance by e-mail. Non-members are not covered by insurance, therefore the CAI Sub-section of Erice disclaims any responsibility for any damage to persons or property. It is not recommended for people who have heart problems, lung problems and respiratory problems that make them unsuitable for walking.

FEE
The excursion is free for CAI members, otherwise a fee of 10 € is required, as a contribution to organizational expenses. For the CAI membership, make contact with the Erice and Agro Ericino Sub-section: caiagroericino@gmail.com
The cost of the admission ticket is charged to each participant Riserva dello Zingaro: € 3,00.

RESPONSIBLE
Rocco CHINNICI, tel. + 39 328 8221187
Mauro BANNETTA, tel. + 39 338 6125140

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