1. Trekking Cavalli Cave

Here's what to do in San Vito lo Capo: Trekking Grotta dei Cavalli

During your holidays, you will be spoiled for choice on what to do in San Vito lo Capo. Among the various options we offer you a beautiful excursion on foot to discover the suggestive Grotta dei Cavalli

Here's what to do in San Vito lo Capo: Trekking Grotta dei Cavalli

It is a corner of history that tells the lives of those who, in 3000 BC, lived in our own lands, surrounded by nature and with unique landscapes.

Trekking in San Vito lo Capo and its surroundings turns out to be one of the most beautiful experiences to do, reaching the most beautiful destinations with unobtainable natural frames.

Our route starts from the beautiful village of San Vito lo Capo, once lived by fishermen and today busy with tourists, located west of the Gulf of Castellammare in its limestone promontory, a stretch of coast with a thousand wonders. We take Via Faro, the road that runs along the beach with the sports fields, continuing straight until we arrive at the majestic San Vito lighthouse, which since 1859 has protected small boats and large ships from rocky and pointed bottoms in which Roman ships were shattered., Phoenician, Arab, Norman. Passing the lighthouse, we continue on a path that proceeds along a beautiful cliff that proudly flanks the limestone cliff from which caves and coves dating back to interglacial eras arise.

Among the various caves and inlets that can be found in this stretch of coast, the Grotta dei Cavalli is the most suggestive. Its elevated position offers a beautiful view of the coast and all the surrounding nature and the large boulders collapsed from the vault to its feet make the climb more fun and dynamic.

But its beauty lies not only in the scenic route that we are going to do together, but in the stories that guard its rocky walls. A pictorial complex with many elements painted in red from the Neolithic era welcome us to the right of the cave with two groups of representations. The first is certainly the largest and presents abstract figures with geometric aspects and complex linear articulations. While the second, less rich, includes filiform anthropomorphic figures, including some with a double trident and one in particular depicting an archer hunting a zoomorphic figure.

After getting lost in admiring so much beauty, you resume your journey on the same path as the outward journey until you reach Via Calamancina and then the port.

Other information

  • Lenght: 7,27 km
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Difficulty: T (Tourist)
  • Maximum altitude: 42 m
  • Minimum altitude: 4 m
  • Ascent height difference: 75 m
  • Descent height difference: -75 m
  • Maximum slope uphill: 1,03%
  • Maximum descent slope: -1,03%

Note: Trekking boots required