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Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in cycling and bike pics | 0 comments

A bike ride to the Bosco d’Alcamo in October 2013

A bike ride to the Bosco d’Alcamo in October 2013

A few days ago I did a bike ride to the Bosco d’Alcamo, a nature reserve on Monte Bonifato near the town of Alcamo, 750 meters above sea level. It was a lovely, sunny day (around 26°C) with only a few clouds in the sky.

Monte Bonifato in the distance.

Monte Bonifato in the distance.

First I rode to the town of Alcamo and then followed the signs for the Bosco d’Alcamo.

Follow the signs

Follow the signs

It’s a few kilometers to the top with an average gradient of around 7.5%.

At the beginning of the ascent

At the beginning of the ascent

And with every hairpin, the view is getting better and better!

The town of Alcamo

The town of Alcamo and the Golfo di Castellammare in the distance

My Helium SL with the town ogf Alcamo and the Golfo di Castellammare in the background

My Helium SL with the town of Alcamo and the Golfo di Castellammare in the background

The town of Alcamo and the Golfo di Castellammare

The town of Alcamo and the Golfo di Castellammare

Monte Bonifato is not that far from one of the other mountains in the area, Monte Inici, where I took lots of pics a few weeks ago.

Monte Inici in the distance

Monte Inici in the distance

My Ridley Helium SL and part of the Golfo area in the background

My Ridley Helium SL and part of the Golfo area in the background

I love this part of the climb: great views and a lovely area with lots of trees and only a few houses.

My favorite part of the climb

My favorite part of the climb

Great views!

Great views!

After a short 10/11% stretch I arrived at the bosco.

Entering the nature reserve

Entering the nature reserve

In the Bosco d'Alcamo

In the Bosco d’Alcamo

In the Bosco d'Alcamo

In the Bosco d’Alcamo

In the Bosco d'Alcamo

In the Bosco d’Alcamo (nice wide roads with little to no traffic)

On my way down I took a pic of a statue of Jesus in the sunlight.

On the descent

On the descent

I rode through the town of Alcamo and followed the SS113 back to Balestrate in sunny Sicily.

A nice day for a bike ride in sunny Sicily

A nice day for a bike ride in sunny Sicily

October 20 and still warm and sunny: you don’t hear me complain! 😀

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