Sicily bike expedition

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1

Accommodation

Hotel

Arrival day

We'll meet at the hotel, meeting the group coming from The Mediterrenean Ride in Sardinia, in front of a good glass of Monreale white, to talk about the week ahead.

DAY 2

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel

Distance 955km
Climb1400mt

From Palermo to Trapani

We start in the kaleidoscopic Palermo, discovering its local markets. We’ll climb till Monreale, touching the blue sea of Castellamare del Golfo. The last effort across the Val d’Erice, ending with the northern African perfumes of Trapani.

DAY 3

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel

Distance 75km
Climb 250mt

From Trapani to Selinunte

Today we’ll pedal along the coastline, arriving in Marsala with its famous wine and historical cellars. After passing the exotic fisherman village of Mazara, we’ll end our stage in front of the majestic temple of Selinunte.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel

Distance 90km
Climb 1150mt

From Selinunte to Agrigento

Again along the coast, pedaling through Sciacca and its scenic sea views, conquering the whole glory of this part of Magna Graecia in the Temples Valley of Agrigento.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel

Distance 125km
Climb 1350mt

From Agrigento to Piazza Armerina

We jump inland, discovering the history of sulfur mines of Caltanisetta, up and down on a rugged landscape, till the elegant Piazza Armerina and its views over the valley.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel

Distance 90km
Climb 1150mt

From Piazza Armerina to Ragusa

We head south, admiring the precious pottery of Caltagirone, then across the cork oak tree woods of Bosco Vaito, till the triumphal baroque of Ragusa.

DAY 7

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel

Distance 100km
Climb 1000mt

From Ragusa to Catania

Our last stage climbs till the 1000 meters of Monte Lauro, then down all the way till Lentini, while we’ll start seeing the imposing Etna in the distance, to finish our week in the lively Catania.

DAY 8

Departure

You made it!

It’s time to say goodbye, and we bet you'll be back in the Mediterranean with us!
fish at the Palermo market
Agrigento valley and temples

Essential information

Overview

On our adventure across the whole Sicily we'll learn about the epic history of this colorful region. Starting from Palermo we'll cross the Arabic west, then we'll head south immersing ourselves in the Magna Graecia, ending with the triumph of Baroque in the East.

Included

7 nights in nice hotels
7 breakfast
5 dinners
6 lunches
Snacks and water during the rides
2 English speaking guides
Van assistance
Luggage transportation
Transfer IN from Palermo airport or port
Transfer OUT to Catania airport or port
Wine and food tastings, and other experiences
Peace of mind to be with our experienced team

Not included

2 Dinners
Drinks during meals

This is a sample Tour

ANYTHING CAN BE MODIFIED TO FIT YOUR WISHES. PRICE IS I S AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AND VARIES BY THE NUMBER OF TRAVELERS AND TIME OF YEAR.

Will the tour suit me?
Level Active
Nights 7
Total lenght
Activity Cycling
Formula Guided

Day to Day

1Arrival in PalermoD
2from Palermo to Trapani95B L D
3from Trapani to Selinunte75B L D
4from Selinunte to Agrigento90B L
5from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina125B L D
6from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa90B L
7from Ragusa to Catania100B L D
8Arrivederci!B

Legenda: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;

Palermo and its markets
Palermo and its markets
Day 1
Palermo market
Cathedral of Monreale
Cathedral of Monreale
Day 2
Cathedral of Monreale
Marsala wine
Marsala wine
Day 3
Marsala Wine
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
Day 4 & 5
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
“Great tour. Am recommending to as many friends as possible and looking at the possibility of doing again next year. Great tour guides and the route was amazing. It was fantastic that all riders were able to feel challenged as much as they wanted to be, could enjoy great food and company.”
Jason May, 2015
“Gian Mario and Nico *made* the trip for us. It was so much more fun & beautiful & personal & special than I ever could have imagined! We felt like they did 100%+++ to help us experience how special Sardinia is. Mille Mille Mille Grazie!!!”
Lisa October, 2015
“Being met and transferred by professional and passionate tour operators who convey your luggage to each destination, having fabulous meals prepared from local produce cooked with love by Sardinian's and enjoying the company of fellow travellers each night from around the world was the highlight of our trip.”
Jeff July, 2016
“Sardinia Grand Tour guides share their passion for their island - be it on a bike, hike, snorkel - or over a bottle of wine. From the beauty of the island to the charm of the natives and the flavors of their local foods..... all EXCELLANTE!!!! An EXTRAORDINARY experience!!!”
Lory June, 2016
“Everything was fantastic. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Very much enjoyed getting to know all of you at SGT. I love your salads at lunch!”
Bill October, 2015
“The Best thing of the tour? Gian Mario, Marcello and Simone!!!”
Emanuela May, 2015
“The guides and their willingness to accommodate our every request! Loved them. Also, the routes we rode --- particularly enjoyed the ones along the coast.”
Mia October, 2015