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.
Palermo and its markets
Cathedral of Monreale
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
|1||Arrival in Palermo||Warm up ride||D|
|2||Palermo to Trapani||Cycling 110Km/1800m||B|
|3||Trapani to Selinunte||Cycling 100Km/600m||B|
|4||Selinunte to Agrigento||Cycling 95Km/1200m||B D|
|5||Agrigento to Piazza Armerina||Cycling 100Km/1800m||B D|
|6||Piazza Armerina to Ragusa||Cycling 90Km/1500m||B|
|7||Ragusa to Noto||Cycling 100Km/1500m||B|
|8||Noto to Siracusa||Cycling 65Km/800m||B D|
|9||Siracusa to Etna||Cycling 36Km/1200m||B D|
|10||Zafferana to Taormina||Departure||B D|
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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