Oriented Natural Reserve Mount Hood
Protected area with astonighing earth and sea view
The Oriented Natural Reserve of Monte Cofano is a protected area, established in 1997, of considerable geomorphological, florofaunistic and phytocenotic interest that extends in the District of Custonaci, from Cala Buguto to Castelluzzo.
The Reserve can be reached from Custonaci or Castelluzzo, in fact, two entrances are available. Each entrance is supported by adeguate paths in order to give you a fully experience admiring the context naturalistic, on foot or by mountain bike.
Moving along its paths the visitor will be able to contemplate colorful scenarios and observe a large number of birds and plants, visit archaeological routes, the ancient towers and, of course, enjoy the clear sea, on one of the most intact coasts of Sicily.
The Reserve offers various routes for nature lovers, for those who love walking, for those who love trekking and cycling.
- Path by the Sea: (5.4 Km approx) allows you to appreciate the coast and to reach the Tower of San Giovanni passing by the Sanctuary of the Crucifix and the "Passo della zita";
- Scaletta path: (about 3.5 km) from the Tower della Tonnara di Cofano to the Baglio Cofano via a rather demanding path:
- Baglio path:( 1,5 Km) goes from the Baglio Cofano to the Torre della Tonnara;
- Mountain path: allows the ascent to the summit of Cofano. Reserved for expert climbers.
There is no too long way for those who walk slowly and without being in a rush; there are no goals too far for those who prepare them patiently
[ Jean de La Bruyère ]
Defense against piracy for the Sicilian coast
Along the Sicilian coast from San Vito Lo Capo to Selinunte, you can still admire impressive watchtowers, born at the end of the 16th century, to defend Sicily from pirates.
Among the defensive towers, communicating between them and of similar architecture, there is the Torre della Tonnara di Cofano.
Discover "Passo della Zita"
It is said of a young couple who was going to Erice to get married, when a landslide precipitated the girl who died into the sea. From that day on, whoever goes to "U passu da zita" can see the white veil of the young woman floating among the leaves of Posidonia in the clear waters below.