There is a large national park just south from Cefalu and there is a number of hikes possible there. We chose a relatively easy hike; a 7km loop with a total of 500 meters climb. The starting point was at Refugio Crispi, member of the Alpine Club of Sicily.
Since my GPS app uses offline maps, it can only calculate the shortest route in distance, which often leads to interesting choices of local (and very inclined) roads instead of the regular road. It was so inclined that even on 1st gear, the motor ran out of power. I had a hard time to move away from that stopped position.
After getting back on the main road and following a narrower road up the mountain, we finaly reached the refugio parking of Club Alpino Siciliano (CAS)
From there, the hike offered us some nice viewpoints on the surrounding mountains.
We quickly noticed that a huge cloud of flies were on us and not planning to leave us alone. The mosquito repealant didn’t seem to annoy them.
Half way through the trail, we figured out the meanning of the trail name : “Sentiero degli Agrifogli giganti.”. Oh! It must refer to those huge trees!
Here, a few more shots while going down.
Back on the coast, we stopped at the first beaches we found, and relaxed there all afternoon and then we went in old town for a delicous Pizza 🙂 We had a quick visit of the old town at night.