Sicily by bicycle

It is a wonderful experience to cycle around Sicily… it deserves to be seen slowly…

Many associations organize bike tours. We have some ideas for you.

The European project SiBIT (Susteinable interregional bike tourism) offers routes around Syracuse, Caltanissetta Ragusa Ragusa Agrigento, Trapani, and Agrigento. The SIBiT brown signs with a bicycle symbol are a good way to indicate them. They also include the name of the next destination as well as the distance in kilometers.

Trapani to Siracusa can be connected by two paths. One runs from Trapani to Agrigento, passing through the acropolis at Selinunte. The other is via Segesta.



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Selinunte – ph. Paolo Barone

It is a beautiful route that divides Trapani to Marsala. The view is stunning on a flat sea that reflects the blue sky of Sicily. Three islands are visible on the horizon: the Egadi. The saline is closer to your eyes. It’sflooded by water and streaked in red and gray depending on salt deposits.


Saline di Mozia – Ph I. Mannarano

You will find the western side of Sicily with its jagged edge sea, lands, islands, and ponds. Despite being very close to the city, Trapani’s large saline is a natural protected reserve. You will be amazed at the beauty of Marsala’s large pond and its many islands. This protected reserve is the largest lagoon on Sicily, where the water depth does not exceed three meters. The sea grass creates intricate and sinuous underwater gardens. San Pantaleo is where you will find the Phoenician city Mozia.

The main cycling route runs 170km between the sea and archaeological sites. From Porto Palo, Melfi, you can cycle to Sciacca’s centre and then to Menfi or Montallegro. The scenic route passes by Realmonte Capo Rossello and Scala dei Turchi, where Luigi Pirandello was born. You can find the Valle dei Tempi right around the corner.

You can find another interesting route in the middle of Sicily, near Caltanissetta. It takes you between castles, endless wheat fields, and medieval castles. Or you can head towards Mussomeli to see the old castle.

Continue the route through the countryside around Ragusa, passing dry stone walls, until you reach Donnafugata. Here, a castle is frequently used for film and television productions.

We now discuss the “Baroque” bicycle route, which runs towards Siracusa through cities that are protected by UNESCO, Modica, Scicli and Palazzolo Acreide. You will reach the Isola della Correnti on the south coast and Capo Passero, which is the southernmost Italian town, where you’ll find the Vendicari Reserve and the Marine Reserves of Plemmirio. The route ends in Siracusa.


Corleone – Ph. Giovanni Guarneri – Associazione Ciclabili Siciliane

Many routes are available in Alto Belice Corleone ( Palermo). There are many places you can bike through, including Monreale, which is known for its magnificent cathedral (UNESCO), Palazzo Adriano, which is well-known for its cannoli and Cefala Diana. Bosco della Ficuzza is where you can see the Hunting Royal Lodge, Natural Reserve and Corleone.


MTB-Ph. Mannarano

Let’s make this a better place. Those who don’t mind hard work can ride up to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, which was added by UNESCO to the World Heritage List.

“3,340m of altitude, a majestic massif that rises out of the sea, and only asks to be climbed and cycled, cycled, and conquered.

It can be climbed in both winter and summer. To go down in the cold months, you will need to wear a heavier jacket. It’s rare that the snow covers the slopes for more than three or four days per year. In summer, climbing Etna will leave you with the Sicilian heat, and it will be a refreshing experience.


Side “Alberto Contandor” – ph. Parco Ciclistico dell’Etna

This is how the Parco Clilistico dell’Etna describes climbs to Etna’s volcano. It also suggests six well-mapped routes. All information regarding the routes is provided by dedicated signposting. This requires cyclists to pay attention and respect each other. The first climb is from Ragalna (14 km) to Piano Vetore (18 km); the second, from Nicolosi, to Rifugio Sapienza (18km); the third, from Pedara, to Rifugio Sapienza (14 km); the fourth, from Zafferana, to Rifugio Sapienza. The fifth, from Fornazzo, a hamlet in Milo, to Rifugio Citelli; and the final biking climb, from Linguaglosa to Piano Provenzana to Piano Provenzana to Piano Provenzana to Piano Provenzana to Piano Provenzana to Piano Provenzaa to Linguaglosssaglossaglosssaglosssaglosssaglossaglossaglossaglossssaglossaglossaglossaglosssa bis zur Lok at Talk dar und all land All des All climbs have been named after notable athletes in the world of bike sport.


Lake Maulazzo – Ph. Mannarano

Let’s now explore Parco dei Nebrodi where you can enjoy streams, dense forests and wide valleys as well as sharp peaks. For 65km, start biking from Portella Femmina Morta, near Mistretta to Portella Mitta near Floresta.


Biviere di Cesaro – Ph. Mannarano

You will eventually reach the Lago Maulazzo that is worth a stop. Then, continue biking towards lago Di Bivieredi Cesaro. You might meet various animals on the way, such as the cavalli (horses from San Fratello), and the suini-neri black pigs dei Nebrodi.

The Lago di Biviere offers a beautiful view of the Rocche del Castro as well as the town Alcara Li Fusi.

You will find more routes within the Madonie Park that are different in terms of difficulty and time. Many places will be visited that represent Sicily’s soul, such as Petralia Soprana, Geraci Siculo and Cefalu. They are some of the most beautiful Sicilian villages.

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LabGis Osservatorio Türistico Regione Siciliana has created a regional web map with routes and paths to sustainable mobility. This was done in collaboration with FIAB Sicilia e CAI SIcilia

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