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8 Day Secret of Sicily Cycling Holiday in Italy

San Vito Lo Capo, Province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Panoramic Cycling Holiday Italy

You’ll start your holiday in the magnificent coast of Sicily. Then you will began your cycling tour from San Vito Lo Capo towards the Salt Pans and windmills of Trapani then again cycling on the coast towards Marsala, passing through Mozia and then again archaeological site in Selinunte, a wonderful site on the sea and then you will pedal inland with Corleone and Monreale where the famous dome with mosaics is.

Key information

Trip type: Self-guided

Lodging: Point to Point

Terrain: Hills and flat terrain, little uphills and long descends

Starts in: San Vito Lo Capo

Ends in: Monreale

Difficulty level: Moderate(Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)

Total Distance: 213 Miles / 343 Kilometers

  • Type of bike: City Bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 210 EUR per week
  • Minimum 2 participants

Highlights

  • 6 days of cycling
  • Phone assistance and road book
  • Daily breakfast and one dinner on the first night.
  • Visit the Dome in the town of Monreale (free of charge)
  • Cycle through panoramic roads of Sicily
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Luggage transfer

Styles


6 days with instruction
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated in various accommodations in the cities you will pass through.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Vito Lo Capo

Arrival and overnight stay in San Vito, fishermen village on the sea worldwide known for its superb white sand long beach, the Cous Cous Festival and the Zingaro Natural Reserve.

Day 2: San Vito Lo Capo - Trapani (65 kilometers)

Today is a very panoramic ride because you will have the chance to see the western coastal of Sicily where tuna, the Saracen Towers, and the turquoise sea will enchant you. You will have the chance to visit the town of Trapani with its historical center with plenty of historical palaces and ancient churches.

Day 3: Trapani - Mozia - Marsala (50 kilometers)

Today, you will pedal in total relax! The panoramic road coasts the sea where the sight of the flow mills on the salinas is amazing. You will then have the chance to visit the little island of Mozia, little uncontaminated Punic island, where you will find and archaeological site and a private museum.

Just a little bit of kilometers to reach Marsala, beautiful town on the sea where a special liqueur, the “Marsala” is produced and you will have plenty of chances to have wine tasting.

Day 4: Marsala - Selinunte (75 kilometers)

Leaving the flat vineyards around Marsala, you will pedal mostly with the sea on your side then curve inland towards a softly undulating series of hill. The archaeological park surrounding Selinunte and its monuments extends about 1,300 meters east to west.

Day 5: Selinunte - Sambuca (38 kilometers)

An amazing itinerary from the sea level to Sicily inland, history and traditions with hills and flat terrain, little uphills and long descends through forests and cultivated grounds till reaching the little town of Sambuca di Sicilia.

Day 6: Sambuca - Corleone (45 kilometers)

From the Arab word “Quirlian”, Corleone was an ancient Punic-Sicilian center; the first installation rised upon the hill above the village. Inside a scenery of great effect, you will pedal along the countryside. Corleone is also known to be the “town of one hundred churches”, the most famous is the Main Church founded around the year 1000. But Corleone is better known to be the place where the movie “The Godfather” of Francis Ford Coppola was spoken of.

Day 7: Corleone - Monreale (70 kilometers)

The last day cycling gives you breathtaking views and exciting moments, but along the way do not miss the “cannolo”, typical Sicilian cake in Piana degli Albanesi. You will then reach the town of Monreale which origins are from an Arab village along the slopes of Monte Caputo, 310 meters above sea level. The Dome, being built by William II between the 1172 and 1176 is what is known most about the town of Monreale.

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast and end of services.

The bikes

City Bike

The bicycles are customize-able. During the briefing, the client can choose his own fit thanks at adjustable stem and seatpost quick release. Furthermore all bicycles are equipped with mud-guards, a rear baggage carrier, bottle-carrier, anti-slip pedals, a bell, the front and post lights and a rear bag.

  • Aluminium-frame with a shock-absorbing front fork
  • Shimano TX50 gears, EZ Fire Plus shifting 21 speed 3 x 7
  • Aluminum rims double wall 32 holes
  • Bravo Soft seats(male and female)
  • V-Brake aluminium brake and alloy levers
  • The trekking tires of 28 inches are safe in all weather conditions
  • A repair kit, two inner tubes and a pump for every couple of bicycles
  • A number combination lock for each bike

E-bike

  • Frame: Alu TKK 700C, custom tubing, Post mount rear brake bracket, internal routing, forged motor interface
  • Rear: Shimano Acera RD-M360 SGS
  • Shifters levers: Shimano Tourney SL-RS36, Revoshift, 7s
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-M315, Rotor SM-RT10 180 mm F / 180 mm R
  • Cassette: Shimano MF-TZ21 7s 14/28
  • Pedals: Alu TKK
  • Hubs: Shimano TX505, CL, 32h
  • Rims: Ambrosio Crossover, 29”, 32h
  • Stem: Byte Ahead Oversize, 110 mm
  • Seatpost: Byte Alu, 31,6 mm
  • Tyres: Michelin Protek 700x40, Reflex, Punctureproof

Location

This cycling tour will take you through San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Marsala, Selinunte, Sambuca, Corleone, and Monreale in Sicily, Italy. Sicily is the widest island of Italy and one of the most fascinating in Europe. Incredible history from the Phoenicians to the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Spanish and Normans.

On this tour, you will explore the best this islands has to offer, Baroque and Medieval towns and well-preserved archaeological sites passing through picturesque villages, crystalline waters and a volcano, tasting local superb dishes, and drinking local wine.

Food

You will be served with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night of the tour

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6 days of cycling
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation
  • Luggage transfer
  • Assistance by phone
  • Road book

What's not included

  • Transfers to the airport
  • Bike rental
  • Lunches and dinners (except dinner on 1st accommodation).
  • Beverages
  • Local hotel taxes
  • Extras

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available from April to November, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • April to June
  • November 1 to 15

 

High season
  • July and September

 

Pricing information

For those who want to book this tour as a solo traveller, there will be a 250 EUR supplement.

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