Elerent – The sustainable tourism
History of the Norman town, discovered by cycling
‘Respecting the environment and preserving the beauty of the nature that surrounds the coast of Cefalù. This is where the idea of Elerent Cefalù first started, through a project aimed at boosting tourism by combining ecology and sustainable tourism. As well the daily rental of e-bikes, Elerent gives visitors an opportunity to discover the beauty of the historic centre of the Norman town of Cefalù while cycling, thanks to audio guides in multiple languages. Nature and history combine in an enjoyable and healthy manner, giving visitors the opportunity to enrich their cultural background while enjoying themselves.
The tour starts from Piazza Garibaldi – the site of one of the oldest gates of the city walls, of which only a small part remains today, visible at the base of the Clock Tower. The tour lasts 4 hours and takes the visitors through Corso Ruggero towards Osterio Magno, an ancient building which, according to the tradition, used to be the residence of King Roger. Then we follow on towards the Cathedral of Cefalù, passing through Via Bordonaro and reaching the pier and Porta Pescara. Continuing along Via Vittorio Emanuele, one of the most striking sights is the Medieval Washhouse: a staircase of lava stone that leads to a series of basins filled with water that flows from 22 cast iron mouths. Keep cycling until you get to the seafront of Cefalù where you can enjoy wide, open spaces and the breeze of the sea.
After completing the tour of the old town of Cefalù, together with the audio guide and a tour leader, continue towards the village of Sant’Ambrogio, a natural terrace overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, rich in beautiful landscapes and breath-taking views. A route that meets all the needs of those who, carried away by the beauty of the Norman town’s heritage, want to immerse themselves in the history of this magical place, rich in anecdotes and peculiarities.