Bolognetta, Baucina e Ventimiglia di Sicilia
The route begins and ends in Bolognetta (350 m high), passing through the villages of Baucina and Ventimiglia di Sicilia and passing from the south near the Natural Reserve of Pizzo di Cane and Pizzo della Trigna. The track, suitable for road bikes (despite bumps and potholes), requires good physical effort for the length and the sizable elevation changes over 1,100 meters with an average slope close to 5%) and goes mainly along on low traffic asphalt roads, with some tracts with medium traffic levels.
The route runs through cultivated areas with extensive presence of inhabited settlements and is of a landscape interest for the part near the mountainous group of Pizzo di Cane and Pizzo di Trigna and for the rivers Eleuterio and Milicia (to the west) and the tributaries of the San Leonardo river (to the east). From the historical and cultural point of view it is distinguished by the presence of the Thermal Baths of Cefalà Diana of Arab origin and the crossing of the
three villages of Bolognetta, Baucina and Ventimiglia, which, with their regular layouts, are examples of urban foundations of feudal character between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Starting from Bolognetta (350 m high), the route goes south along the SP77 in a slight climb up to about 480 meters and then descends back to Vallone Cefalà where the buildings of the Thermal Baths of Cefalà Diana are present. It climbs once again up to join the SP 6bis, then descends again down to the Vallone Buffa, passing under the overpass of SS 121 Palermo-Agrigento, and continuing along the SP 6 uphill to Baucina.
From Baucina, along the SP6, the route goes down to the south to Trivio Balatelle, then bends eastward to
the village of Ventimiglia (540 m). Going north-west up to Ventimiglia’s Portella (672 m), the route begins to go down along the southern sides of the Pizzo della Trigna and the Pizzo di Cane to first cross the SP16 near the Masseria Suvarita [cork grove] farm, continuing along the SP16 to the bridge over the Milicia River (124 m), from which it is possible to deviate towards the Bolognetta waterfalls. Beginning the uphill to the SP134 (277 m), the road
goes south-east towards the summits of Monte Dagariato, Cozzo Coda di Volpe and Scozzari, following a ridge between the Milicia and Eleuterio Rivers to return, in a slight uphill, up to the town of Bolognetta.