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Sicily Coast and Temples Cycling Holiday

6 nights from £595.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • The beautiful island of Sicily with scenic coastal routes and the relaxed countryside rides
  • Favignana Island – a hidden gem in the Mediterranean
  • Fully flexible cycling holiday
  • Ideal cycling environment for all levels of riders
Sicily Coast and Temples Cycling Holiday
6 nights from £595.00
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WE LOVEMarsala Wine Tasting
Your trip begins in the lively coastal town of Marsala. From here, explore the mesmerising salt pans and enjoy some wine tasting in the beautiful town. Great wine and delicious food are a constant feature of this trip.
WE LOVEThe Views
We love rides along Sicily's sunshine coast where you'll be treated to views over the Mediterranean. You will also head further inland through the colourful countryside and pastel villages.

What's Included

Our suggested Sicily cycling holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrive in Marsala

Your holiday begins in the town of Marsala, the home of the famous Marsala wine. Spend the afternoon getting to know the locals and exploring the cobbled streets. Visit the different baroque churches and squares and eat out at one of the delightful, traditional Italian restaurants. Rest up this evening before the bike exploring begins tomorrow.

Day 2Marsala salt pans coastal loop

Your first day on the bike will see you head north along the coast to visit the iconic Inversa salt flats. Dotted with ancient windmills and as a haven for birds and wildlife, the shallow coastal lakes make up a unique cycling environment. We recommend visiting the small salt museum here during your trip.

Total distance23km
Day 3Marsala to Buseto Palizzolo

Say goodbye to the lively seaside towns and begin your journey inland through wheat fields and pastures. During your time on the bike, you will observe the quietness and stillness of this region. You’ll likely see more old farmhouses than people on your ride today. Take in the contrasting colours that define the season as you ride towards Buseto Palizzolo, where your evening will be spent. Spring is one of our favourite times to visit the region as the wheat begins to turn to a golden colour and gradually into a brown as the fields are ploughed in the summer.

Your accommodation tonight is a small, family run farm. Serving traditional, home cooked meals and with a serene stillness to the area, you will feel right at home the minute you arrive and meet your friendly hosts.

Today’s ride is 41km but this can be extended to 52km if want to challenge yourself on the bike.

Total distance41km
Day 4Loop ride to the Greek Temple of Segesta

Today is only a short day on the bike as you ride to the ancient Elimian town of Segesta. Contrasting with the green rolling hills, the 5th Century temple sits gracefully on top of a hill overlooking a deep canyon. Leave the bike at the bottom of the hill as you walk up to visit the ancient Greek architecture. You can extend the day’s ride by visiting the local hot springs before returning to the farmhouse accommodation where you’ll enjoy another peaceful evening in the heart of the Sicilian countryside. Take advantage of the outdoor pool to cool down if the Mediterranea sun is shining.

If you choose to ride to the hot springs, you will complete 34km of cycling today as opposed to 16km if you complete the loop ride to the Temple of Segesta.

Total distance16km
Day 5Buseto Palizzolo to Trapani

Following two charming nights in Buseto, continue your onwards journey towards the coast and through the verdant Sicilian countryside. Head towards the lively city of Trapani where you will be based for the next 2 nights. During the ride, you will begin to see the ancient town of Erice perched high up on a hill outside Trapani, a town founded by exiled Trojans and a historic religious site. Your afternoon will be spent in Trapani, meeting the locals, discovering the city and heading up to Erice via the cable car.

Total distance34km
Day 6Favignana Island Loop Ride

You will jump on a boat this morning that will take you to the Island of Favignana. Sitting 7km from Sicily’s west coast, this is the third largest of the Aegadian Islands. Cycling along the smooth, flat coastal paths and overlooking the turquoise sea is a delight. We recommend stopping for a swim or to dip your feet into one of the many secluded bays. Immerse yourself in a relaxed, easy-going lifestyle of those in the village square and find out more about the rich fishing trade on the island. Return to Trapani this afternoon and enjoy your final evening on the Italian island.

Total distance24km
Day 7Depart from Trapani

Enjoy a final breakfast in Trapani and take some time to say goodbye to the city and enjoy one last walk around the square. If you wish to extend your trip, let our cycling experience team know and we can adjust the holdiay and your accommodation for you.

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What to ExpectFrom the stunning west coast of Sicily to the islands extraordinary history

Sicily offers diverse landscapes, delectable cuisine with the ability to be out on the bike between March and December. Sun-drenched roads stretch out in front of you allowing you to ride down the coast and soak up Sicilian beach life or inland in the shadow of Mt Etna. Discover the smaller Aegadian Islands that sit off the west coast and enjoy the vibrant countryside rides away from the coast. Sicily offers something for everyone and is perfect for all abilities of riders.

7day holiday
Or extend your trip
28km avg
Expect to ride an average of 28km per day

How's the Weather? in Sicily

The SpringMarch to May
Spring brings warm and sunny weather to Sicily, with plenty of sunny days, and makes it an ideal season for cycling. In the beginning of May, the Adriatic Sea starts to warm up again so you can enjoy some swimming during your holiday.
The SummerJune to August
The height of summer is particularly hot but is great for lazy days on the bike soaking up everything Sicily has to offer. August is the hottest month of the year.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn in Sicily can remain warm and it is an ideal season for cycling here. Sunny days and a temperate climate makes for the perfect cycling holiday.
The WinterDecember to February
Sicily gets cooler in the winter with December the most likely time for rainfall. Cycling can still be enjoyed here during this time so long as the correct clothing is worn.

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