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Màcari e Castelluzzo | San Vito lo Capo

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The walls of Màcari and Castelluzzo have all a respectable height: up to 30 meters, thus the routes are for the most part long. For the most part it are South, South West exposed, but there are some walls North, North East or North West exposed (which can be frequented during the summer).  Thus this crag is recommended in winter and in the mid seasons, and few areas in summer too.

The routes are about 100, of low, middle, high and very high difficulty. Some areas have a very short and comfortable approach, and a wide and comfortable space under the rock wall.  Whereas there areas with a long and steep approach, and not much space under the rock wall (fie with you have to pay attention to the children).

The space under the rock wall is not always wide and comfortable. Thus pay attention to the children.

Few hundred of meters from these rock walls there are some of the most beautiful and famous beaches of San Vito lo Capo. One is the “Spiaggia del Bue Marino”, right beneath Màcari. the view from about all the climbing areas is stunning: it sweeps from the coast of Salmonella and of the Màcari Bay to the rock wall of “Torre Radio Nord”.



The nearest international airports to San Vito lo Capo are the one of Trapani and the one of Palermo. The airport of Trapani is the nearest one (45 minutes by car), but the airport of Palermo (60 minutes by car) offer much more international flights. Once at Trapani (or Palermo), it’s convenient to book a rental car to San Vito together with the flight, as the public transport from Trapani (or Palermo) is not regular. As an alternative, you can book a private transfer, and once you are in San Vito, you can get around on foot, or by a rental bicycle


You can take a ferry to Palermo from many harbors: Genova, Livorno,  Civitavecchia (near Roma), Napoli,  Salerno, or from Cagliari (in Sardegna). From Civitavecchia or Naples the ferry sets sail in the evening and arrive in the early morning. If you have a car, it’s convenient boarding with your car, or, as an alternative, booking a rental car to San Vito (or a private transfer).


From Palermo take the highway E90 toward Trapani, and exit to Castellammare del Golfo. Once at Castellammare del Golfo (SS 731) follow the signs to Custonaci, and take the SS187 road. Once at the fork to Custonaci, turn right and take the SP16 road. Continue on the SP16 road, up to San Vito lo Capo, crossing first Custonaci, then Purgatorio, then Castelluzzo, and finally Màcari.


From Trapani take the SS187 road toward San Vito lo Capo. Once at the fork to Custonaci, turn left and take the SP16 road.  Continue on the SP16 road, up to San Vito lo Capo, crossing first Custonaci, then Purgatorio, then Castelluzzo, Màcari, and finally San Vito.