Ancient Trails & Greek Ruins
Western Sicily Gravel Bike expedition

A cycling vacation to explore the essence of Sicily with our Gravel Bike Tour,
merging ancient ruins and picturesque trails across this storied Mediterranean island.

7-Day Gravel Bike Getaway: an adventure tour

West Sicily Gravel Bike Tour is a standout in Italy’s cycling adventures. Revel in the allure of Sicily’s landscapes, from undulating hills and timeless villages to the tranquil shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Perfect for a long weekend getaway, navigate through Greek ruins and Baroque churches, choose from either our self-guided tours or the camaraderie of van-supported group rides. This unforgettable Sicily bike tour, a highlight of our ‘Italy bike tours,’ unveils Sicily’s hidden gems, immersing you in its unmatched beauty and profound history.

ESSENTIAL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Moderate
ROAD SURFACE: Gravel with some sections on asphalt
SUGGESTED BIKE: Gravel and E bike
SUPPORT: Escorted and Self-Guided
DURATION: 6 nights / 7 days
GROUP SIZE: From 4 participants and up to 12
SELF GUIDED: From 1 participant
LOCATION: Italy, Sicily island
WHEN: Suggested periods are from March to end of June and from September to end of November
TEMPERATURES IN THE SUGGESTED PERIOD: 16°C (60.8°F) and 23°C (73.4°F)

What is included in your Sicilian gravel bike tour

Self guided
  • Welcome briefing and orientation.
  • 6 Nights in 3 stars hotel, B&B and Agriturismo.
  • 6 Breakfasts.
  • 2 Dinners.
  • Luggage transport.
  • Technical assistance.
ESCORTED
  • Welcome briefing and orientation.
  • Daily route briefing.
  • 6 Nights in 3 stars hotel, B&B and Agriturismo.
  • 6 Breakfasts.
  • 2 Dinners.
  • 3 Light lunches.
  • Luggage transport and vehicle support.
  • Tour Leader (Italian, English speaking) with vehicle support.
PRICE and SUPPLEMENTS

SELF GUIDED: €1490,00 Price per person based on 2 participants in double/twin room
ESCORTED: €2350 per person, min 4 participants in double/twin room

BIKE RENTAL:
Gravel bike hire: €225,00
Officine Mattio high-end Italian Gravel bike rental: € 275,00
E-Bike hire: €225,00

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: to be arranged and booked during the booking process
Guided tour at Segesta archaeological site
Palermo post tour package extension:
it includes guided walking tour and Hammam (Turkish bath)

NOT INCLUDED

Tips for guides, travel to/from the start and end points of your trip, meals and activities during your free time. All of the items not included into the services included list above.

Cycling vacation – In Sicily on a gravel bike adventure

Cultural activities

Launch into an unforgettable gravel bike journey through Western Sicily, where hidden paths lead to extraordinary discoveries.

Witness the ancient ruins of Segesta, the vibrant Casbah of Mazara del Vallo, and the striking Cretto di Burri in Belice Valley. Traverse scenic backroads that weave through the soul of Sicily, where every pedal stroke narrates a story and every turn unveils a legacy spanning centuries.

A Cycling Tour Through History and Flavor

Experience the ancient allure of Sicily with every pedal stroke. Immerse yourself in the island’s powerful history, savor the freshness of its diverse cuisine, and indulge in its exquisite wines. Sicily is a captivating destination that enchants at every turn

DAy 1
Welcome to Trapani

Arrive independently in Trapani, nestled west of Palermo. Settle into your centrally located accommodation, ideally situated for exploring or planning an excursion to the nearby Egadi Islands. Our representative will deliver you the bike for the adventure ahead in the afternoon.

 

DAy 2
Trapani to Mazara del Vallo

DISTANCE: 41 miles (66km)
ELEVATION GAIN: 1394ft (425m)

Embark on a serene ride southward, concluding with a scenic stretch along the coast. Discover Mazara del Vallo’s Casbah and admire the Arab-Norman architecture of its stunning Cathedral, a blend of diverse cultural influences.

MEALS: breakfast included

DAy 3
Poggioreale Ruins and Open View

DISTANCE: 40 miles (65km) 
ELEVATION GAIN: 3937 ft (1200m) 

Journey through the Belice Valley, exploring the poignant ruins of towns like Poggioreale and Gibellina, reshaped by the 1968 earthquake. This ride offers a reflective look at Sicily’s resilience and history.

MEALS: breakfast included

Day 4
Entella, an Elymian Settlement

DISTANCE: 20 miles (33km)
ELEVATION GAIN: 1607 ft (490m) 

A leisurely ride to the archaeological site of Entella reveals the legacy of the Elymians, ancient inhabitants of Sicily. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the valley from our agriturismo, a wine-producing haven.

MEALS: breakfast and dinner are included

Day 5
Segesta and Castellammare

DISTANCE: 24 miles (39km) 
ELEVATION GAIN: 1968 ft (600m) 

Visit the majestic ruins of Segesta before a pleasant ride to Castellammare, marking a return to Sicily’s stunning coastline. The day promises historical exploration followed by relaxation by the sea.

MEALS: breakfast included

Day 6
Back to Trapani

DISTANCE: 36 miles (59km)
ELEVATION GAIN: 3379 ft (1030m) 

The final ride showcases western Sicily’s breathtaking landscapes, from Scopello to the Zingaro Park. This journey encapsulates the beauty and diversity of the West corner of Sicily, culminating in a return to Trapani.

MEALS: breakfast and dinner are included

Day 7
Farewell

After breakfast, we conclude our services. This bike tour, from ancient ruins to vibrant coastal towns, leaves us with memories of stunning rides and cultural immersion.

MEALS: breakfast included

 

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