Bike across Sicily main pictures
Bike across Sicily main pictures

Bike across Sicily

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.

Highlights


Palermo and its markets

Palermo and its markets

Cathedral of Monreale

Cathedral of Monreale

Marsala wine

Marsala wine

Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in PalermoD
2from Palermo to Trapani100 KmB L D
3from Trapani to Selinunte105 KmB L D
4from Selinunte to Agrigento105 KmB L
5from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina105 KmB L D
6from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa90 KmB L
7from Ragusa to Siracusa95 KmB L D
8Arrivederci!B

Tour Map

Map of Bike across Sicily

Day 1: Arrival in Palermo

The Kaleidoscopic Capital of the Med
Arrival in Palermo 1122 Sicily has been ruled by many people: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Turks, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, Austrians and finally Italians. Each civilization left its mark, and we’ll see it in the streets of Palermo, considered the real capital of the whole Mediterranean.

Overnight: Palermo
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Palermo to Trapani

Magnificent Sea Views and Scents of Northern Africa
Palermo to Trapani 8396

The hihlights of the day are the majestic Cathedral of Monreale, the views over Castellammare del Golfo village and the northern African perfumes of Trapani.

Overnight: Trapani
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Trapani to Selinunte

The Paradise of Marsala Vineyards
Trapani to Selinunte 7901

Our days starts with the peaceful ride among the ancient salt works and the luscious vineyards of Marsala, ending at the coast in Selinunte and its majestic Greek temples.

Overnight: Selinunte
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Selinunte to Agrigento

The stunning heritage of Magna Grecia
Selinunte to Agrigento 8666

Again along the coast, leaving Sciacca and its scenic sea views, conquering the whole glory of this part of Magna Grecia in the Temples Valley of Agrigento, one of the most spectacular settings in the world.

Overnight: Agrigento
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 5: Agrigento to Piazza Armerina

The most elegant Roman Villa at the heart of rural Sicily
Agrigento to Piazza Armerina 7583

That's the hardest stage of the tour, climbing through the dry hills of inner Sicily up to the old village of Piazza Armerina, hosting the amazing Villa Romana del Casale,
one of the best-preserved buildings built by the Romans about 2000 years ago.

Overnight: Piazza Armerina
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 6: Piazza Armerina to Ragusa

The elegant Baroque of Ragusa Ibla
Piazza Armerina to Ragusa 4163

The town of Caltagirone is world known for its refined pottery. Then we'll cross olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see, ending at the magical Ragusa Ibla, a marvelous city known throughout the world.

Overnight: Ragusa
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Ragusa to Noto

Modica Chocolate and Flamboyant Baroque
Ragusa to Noto 9485

In Modica we’ll discover the ancient chocolate making tradition, we'll cross the perfumed citrus orchards of Noto Valley, introducing us to the flamboyant baroque of Noto.

Overnight: Noto
Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Noto to Siracusa

Magnificent Ortigia and its Cathedral
Noto to Siracusa 5622

Today we'll conquer the sea bastions on the island of Ortigia, the ancient Greek settlement originating the most powerful Greek colony in the Mediterranean with its incredible Cathedral of Syracuse, built as a Greek temple dedicated to Athena, then converted in a church by the Normans.

Overnight: Siracusa
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 9: Siracusa to Etna

At the sight of His Majesty the Etna
Siracusa to Etna 7606

Mount Etna is the highest active Volcano of Europe. We’ll climb in this lava brown rock landscape until the first caldera at Rifugio Sapienza. Our way down gives us stunning views over the strait of Messina and the Calabria on Italy mainland.

Overnight: Zafferana Etnea
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 10: Zafferana to Taormina

Gran Finale with view at the classy Taormina
Zafferana to Taormina 6372

Our final ride starts crossing the luscious vineyards of Milo and Linguaglossa local grapes. The last breathtaking downhill is along the Alcantara Canyons, then we’ll touch the Med at the Greek origin village of Giardini Naxos, finally conquering the stunning Taormina.

Overnight: Taormina
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Bikes

You can bring your own bike or rent one from us, we offer great bikes from selected Italian and international brands: road bikes, leisure cycling, mountain bikes, e-bikes, all in perfect working conditions. We'll find the best solution for you during the tour customization.

This is a Sample tour

These itineraries are original tours created for real guests, so you may want something different specifically designed to suit your own wishes.
The price of every tour is available upon requests, and varies by time of year, number of guests and level of guiding.
Start dreaming looking through it, then contact us and let's talk. We'll listen to your needs, we'll suggest ideas and propose experiences, and together we'll create your perfect voyage.

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