Cycling in Sicily

Climbing Etna on a Road Bike: Everything You Need to Know

Often, we find ourselves answering the same question. How challenging is it to climb Etna on a road bike? Etna is the mother of us Sicilians. We call it “the mountain,” but from a cyclist’s perspective, it’s incorrect to talk about the ascent on Etna. In reality, it would be more accurate to speak of the 6 ascents on Etna. Two ascents are on the north side, leading to Piano Provenzana, and four on the south side up to Rifugio Sapienza. What many don’t know is that, whether you decide to climb from the north or south side, to “start […]

Val di Noto Ride

The area of Noto is one of the most famous around the world for its beautiful Baroque Style. This kind of architecture perfectly represents Sicilians. We are always too much. We talk a lot, eat a lot, we talk too loud, like decorations with a lot of colors. That’s what we are. 105 km 1,060 hm Download the route here   The area of the Val di Noto is not flat at all. Cassibile river, over the centuries, dug a huge canyon. We like to ride along the canyon, visit the old ruins, watch the beach from the top, and, […]

Introduction to Top Cycling Routes in Sicily

Ciao Amici,  This is not intended to be a complete guide to Sicilian Cycling Roads. But as Sicilians, we would like to share with you a piece of our knowledge. Riding in Sicily is different from many other places in the world. If you like perfect tarmac and easy conditions maybe the island is not the place for you. You should maybe go to Mallorca or other locations like that. When we discuss with our guests before they arrive in Sicily they expect flat roads along the coast. Actually, there are many roads like that, but we like to ride […]

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