Periplo di Monte Cofano

There are three main paths that allow visitors to tour the Natural Reserve of Monte Cofano:

The first one is the “coastal”: starting from the Borgata di Cornino or from the opposite side, the Torre della Tonnara. Both departure points allow, if desired, to make the circumnavigation of Mount Cofano passing through the saddle of the mountain.

The second route is the “Scaletta”: Starting from the eastern area of the Reserve, it allows visitors to climb quickly towards the saddle of the mountains characterized by a luxuriant Mediterranean scrub. In the past it was traveled by shepherds to easily reach nearby towns.

The third route is the one that starts from Baglio Cofano, in the so-called saddle of the mountain that allows visitors to  reach the top of the peak. It is a challenging path, perfect for hikers, that offers amazing views that can be admired from the top.

Mount Cofano circumnavigation
Data sheet

Route: Cala Buguto, Torre San Giovanni, Grotta del Crocifisso, Tonnara di Cofano, Sella di Cofano, Cala Buguto.

Path length: 8 Km

Difference in altitude: 250 m

Journey time: 3 hours excluding stops

Signage: present

Difficulty: Easy

Scaletta path
Data sheet

Route: East entrance (San Vito Lo Capo side) - Sella Monte Cofano (Baglio Cofano)

Path length: 1.7 km (one way)

Difference in altitude: 250 m

Journey time: 2 hours excluding stops

Signage: present

Difficulty: Easy


Climb to the top of Monte Cofano
Data sheet:

Departure and arrival: Baglio Cofano - coordinates 38.101655, 12.678101

Travel time including return (about 3 hours)

Difference in altitude: 400 mt

Maximum height: 657 mt

Trekking equipment (backpack, boots and water supply required).