The Sentiero Italia also crosses the Zingaro Nature Reserve

In the year of Slow Way, the 2019, the Italian Alpine Club presents and re-launches the path Italy.

An ambitious project that involves many trekking lovers to review and recover the hiking trail of the Italian Path and to connect, through its over 6800 km, all Italian regions, with the charm, beauty and traditions of their internal territories.

A network of trails that runs along the southern slope of the entire Alpine arc, descends along the entire Apennine ridge, including islands, reaching up to Trapani.

A heritage of trails that, thanks to the CAI, is protected and cared for by miles of volunteers.

The Cai in the Riserva dello Zingaro
The CAI section of Erice in front of a refuge, in the district of Cork, in the Riserva dello Zingaro

Obviously the Path Italy could not fail to pass by Zingaro Nature Reserve.

Just one of the stages "Scopello - Macari " cross the entire Reserve from south to north.

For the first half of the itinerary, the trail is parallel to the coast and reaches the center of the Riserva dello Zingaro.

Along this stretch you can admire one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Mediterranean.

Shortly after museum of intertwining turn left. Quiet you will find the indications.

The uphill path will lead you towards district of Cork, home to some reserve shelters. The climb continues towards Borgo Cusenza, an ancient rural agglomeration inside a valley, from which it dominates much of the Gulf of Castellammare.

Borgo Cusenza Riserva naturale orientata dello Zingaro
Borgo Cusenza

The path still rises towards the pass between Monte Passo del Lupo and Portella San Giovanni. A very special panoramic point that will allow you to see the sea from two sides. Along the small road you will meet the ancient Acci drinker.

On the pass, on one side you will admire the Gulf of Macari e Baia Santa Margherita and on the other the whole Gulf of Castellammare. A real show!

view of the castellammare gulf
View on the Castellammare gulf

From there begins the descent towards the pretty village of Macari where this stretch of the Italy trail ends. Macari, a place of relaxing holiday, enjoys the privilege of being positioned in front of the most beautiful sunsets in the world ... and do not exaggerate!

View on Baia Santa Margherita
View on Baia Santa Margherita

The Scopello - Macari route is long 14 Km. The difference in height is 650 mt

Difficulty level: medium, for trained hikers.

>> See the route on the dynamic map

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