A Family Cycling Adventure in Sicily
Cycling is an Italian pastime and in Sicily, you and your family can experience some thrilling biking challenges and take in some picturesque views of the country.
The terrain, weather and welcoming cities and villages spread out across Italy offer cyclists of almost every skill level a diverse and satisfying array of challenges as well as memorable opportunities for relaxing and experiencing the Italian people and their culture.
The views of Italy: your cycling adventure in Sicily
Italy is famous for its cross-country cycling opportunities and thanks to treks offering, for example, roads with sweeping mountain views winding down exhilarating pathways past rich forests, sprawling wheat fields, and abundant vineyards, until finally making their way to the awe-inspiring views of the sparkling sapphire blue Tyrrhenian Sea, cycling has become a national Italian pastime over the past 60 years. Nowhere is this more true than in the southwest Italian island of Sicily.
Well, what kind of trip do you want?
The highly experienced and ambitious cycling family can chart their own course through the Sicilian countryside, or – for those who either would like to have a guide to add historical and cultural commentary or who might not feel as confident tackling this beautiful island solo – there are many tour guide companies that offer highly celebrated family cycling adventures of Sicily, with journeys ranging from 4 to 8 nights long.
Depending on which company you choose, you’ll gather in their starting city, where you’ll meet with your tour guide and get fitted for your bike. Most, if not every, meal and sleeping accommodation will be taken care of by the company and will be included in your package cost. After the initial meeting and trip rundown, you’ll start the adventure.
Get the maximum exposure of Italy on your family adventure in Sicily
Day after day on your trip, you’ll cover about 45km (27 miles) and explore either the mountainous, forested, or sun-soaked coastal regions of Sicily (sometimes all three in one day!), all the while stopping at cities such as Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Noto, and Ragusa, where you will tour medieval castles, cathedrals, temples, buildings, and historical sites of Roman, Arabic, European, and Greek architecture and design.
You’ll stay at hotels and inns in little Italian villages that are well-appointed and beyond personal, and you’ll experience food and wines, the tastes of which you won’t soon forget. The island of Sicily is known for its undying hospitality, its warm, welcoming people, its amazing cuisine and its palette-pleasing wines, made from grapes grown in the island’s fertile volcanic ash. And you’ll experience it all with your family on your cycling adventure of Sicily!
Explore the mountains, coast, and beyond, during your trek
During your family cycling adventure in Sicily, you’ll have one, if not two, resting days where you and your family can either opt for an extra cycling excursion (ending up back in the same town), walk around the city you’re staying in, or travel to one of the amazing Mediterranean islands just off the coast of Sicily.
Cycling excursions in Sicily can range between $3000 and $4000. This may perhaps be a bit pricey, but it does include all your sleeping accommodations, the guide, and most every meal and wine tasting in which you’ll participate.
If biking your way through the classically stylish towns of Sicily – past the pastures, orchards, olive groves, and vineyards to breathtaking views of the mountains and the coast – sounds like your idea of a great holiday, then begin planning your family cycling adventure of Sicily today and start out on your journey to this amazing island!