It is true that the journey to a destination is not the goal, but the journey to get there.
It’s a great adventure to tour Sicily by motorcycle. It’s possible to travel on the Sicilian roads from coast to coast and town to town, which can be a wonderful adventure. The history and culture of the mountains, which can transform into gentle hills or plains, are fascinating. Another reason to ride a motorbike is the mild climate that prevails throughout the year.
There are many options for different tastes. The classic bicycle tour follows the coastline for one week. You should land in Sicily and start at Messina. Then, take the SS113 road to Palermo which borders the Tyrrhenian Sea for 250km.
You will first make a stop in Tindari. There you can see the Sanctuary from the street. Looking down, you’ll see the breathtaking Oliveri beach with its many ponds as well as the sandy strips. Continue biking until you reach Gioiosa Marea… the name of which makes you think. Then you’ll see Capo Calava’s beautiful shingle beach. After Brolo, you’ll pass Capo d’Orlando, known for its Nebrodi sausages. Finally, you’ll arrive at Santo Stefano di Camastra. This town is famous for its pottery. On the left side, you’ll see the Aeolian Island profile. This will guide you to Cefalu. This road should have made us fall in love with Sicily while we were biking it! Cefalu is worth a stop and a visit at the ArabNorman Duomo, which is part of the UNESCO heritage. This route leads us to Palermo.
Palermo’s roads are best traveled by motorcycle. Locals know this well.
Let’s find bike-parking spots. They are free and there is no need to pay a fee. We can’t miss the Palatine chapel, an ArabNorman work that is part of the UNESCO heritage. Also, the old marketplaces (Capo Ballaro and Vucciria) are their architectural and artistic beauty. You can then continue along Corso Calatafimi up to the Duomo Di Monreale (already listed in The Arab-Norman route) and the San Martino delle Scale Abbey.
You can now get on your bike and continue to Trapani, following the E90. Lunch stop at Castellammare del Golfo: do you like fresh fish? The small restaurant by the seaside will delight you with its couscous and fish area. Don’t forget the Cassatella sweet! The next destinations are Guidaloca bay and Scopello. Next stop: Scopello, the Pane Cunzatu Old Village, and the Zingaro Reserve to dive in the doc Mediterranean. Continue on the 187 until Erice. is a medieval village located in the mountains above Trapani? This beautiful road takes us to one of the oldest villages in Sicily. Let’s visit the castle and buy some colorful, handmade (maybe a smaller one because we are riding a motorcycle )….). Some almond pastries. . Beautiful hairpin bends can be found on the Egadi Islands.
After you’ve seen Trapani up high, you can now go to its historic town. You can then bike along the Salt Road, which runs from Trapani up to Marsala. You can also leave a part of your heart at the Mozia boat station when you reach it after sunset.
Let’s go to Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, and the Dancing Satyr. This is as well as the Cave of Cusa and the Selinunte.
You will reach Sciacca via the SS115. This beautiful seaside resort is just a short distance away.
You will find Eraclea Minia and Agrigento between Sciacca, Agrigento . These are ideal for those who don’t like crowds.
Agrigento and its Valle dei Templi display a stunning collection of Greek art. Next, we will make a longer stop to Ragusa Ibla. Noto, Marzamemi. Scicli. Ispica is real stone garden rich in history. After a brief immersion in the baroque, we will move to the natural seaside oasis at the sea: Calamosche or the Vendicari reserve.
Let’s now head to Siracusa.
Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano and a beautiful destination. Because it is so high (3,350m), you can ride along winding roads. You can view natural colors contrasted with the mountain’s harshness, the volcanic fire, and hidden lakes. You will also enjoy the unmistakable scents of wild fennel and olive.
You can bike through other Natural Parks like Nebrodi and Madonie or Monti Sicani. These routes offer a great opportunity to see other landscapes such as pastures, shepherd’s houses, and rushing streams.