Sicily is the gateway of the Mediterranean, a strategic hub between many surrounding countries including the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, France, and Spain. It is also a treasure chest of ingredients and riches. With each domination of Sicily, another layer of influence was added to create a unique tapestry.
Sicily is a mix of flavors and cultures and experiences. Biking Sicily is a journey: real and raw, bold and beautiful. All memorable.
Splendors of Western Sicily
Visit the impressive Greek temples of Western Sicily
Many towns have open markets. In Palermo, the vendors sing and chant to get attention.
Cycle between traditional fishing villages and ancient ports
Mouthwatering Arancini (fried rice balls filled with rich ragu), Panella, savory chickpea bread, and grilled artichokes
Hike Zingaro Nature Reserve
Follow the peaceful trail that overlooks the turquoise waters
Trapani Salt Mines
Bike the Western Coastline and enjoy the windmills and salt pools that parallel the coast.
Expansive estates, coastal retreats, havens for picnics under the carob trees
Splendors of Eastern Sicily
Explore Aeolian Islands: bike Lipari and Salina, hike Vulcano, watch Stromboli's nightly fireworks by a private boat.
Explore Mt Etna
See Europe's tallest and most active volcano! Hike it, bike it, or see it by helicopter
Walk the streets and 142 stairs of this charming town adorned by its vibrant pottery
The town of 100 churches and chocolate. Explore spectacular Baroque churches. Try the cold-processed chocolate brought here by the Spanish from Aztec recipes.
Learn to cook the regions favorite focaccia bread, filled with roasted cherry tomatoes and cheese.
A Siciclando tour means you enter our lifestyle, the daily life.
Bike the Baroque
Visit the Baroque villages of the Noto Valley: Ragusa, Noto, Scicli, and Modica.
We thoroughly enjoyed our self-guided bike trip through Sicily. The team at Siciclando did an outstanding job of picking roads that were beautiful, interesting and quiet. Each day they had arranged some kind of fun cultural activity (eg wine tasting, chocolate sampling or historic walking tour). All of the logistics were thoughtfully handled from the moment we were met at the airport to the moment we left the bikes at our last stop.
As Giuseppe says, "Everything is possible with Siciclando!"" — so true! Our trip involved a lot of complicated logistics, and Giuseppe and Daniele managed everything seamlessly and calmly. they were spectacular! It is such a treat not to have to worry about a single thing. I love having an e-bike! It's transformative.
The Siciclando team made our (self-guided) Western Sicily bike tour a vacation of a lifetime. The small hotels/B&B's with attentive and friendly English-speaking staff, comfortable rooms, delicious meals, and refreshing pools were perfect. The routes planned had a great mix of scenery and just-right challenges. We would encourage anyone to go with the locals - they know this great land!
The people made the tour fantastic. Dario went way beyond the norm to build a great itinerary, provide extra tips/information, and coordinated (orchestrated) the team to support us. Your competition is nowhere close to you. We feel we had a special experience from dedicated Sicilians.