Cycling Southwestern Sicily’s Ancient Mediterranean Cities

Pedaling along the coast of Sicily on a guided bike tour.
  • Length 7 days
  • From USD$4150
  • Style/Level Classic 3.5
  • Countries Italy
  • Begin/End Agrigento / Trapani
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This bicycle tour of western Sicily will show you the best of traditional southern Italy. Beginning in Agrigento, you’ll ride to the coastal town of Trapani known for its seaport and tuna fishing. Explore the medieval village of Erice with its narrow stone alleyways, and the hilltop town of Caltabellotta. Along the way you’ll also visit Marsala and sample its fortified wines, and discover some of the finest classical Greek temples still in existence at Selinunte and Agrigento. The diverse terrain offers a rewarding cycling journey through beautiful regions rich in vineyards and agriculture, and picture perfect coastal views.

***Continue your exploration of Sicily and join us to for the Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily which includes Bicycle the Baroque Towns of Southeastern Sicily trip!***


  • Agrigento, Lunch at Caltabellotta, Guided walk of Selinunte, Marsala wines, Erice, Trapani


  • 7 days, 6 nights accommodation

  • meals as noted in itinerary

  • guided walk of Valle dei Templi and Selinunte

  • wine tasting

  • Marsala wine tasting

  • All Classic tour inclusions

Date Price Private room fee Note
Sep 21-27, 2024 USD$4150 USD$550
Oct 5-11, 2024 USD$4150 USD$550 2 Spaces Remaining!
DateSep 21-27, 2024
Private room feeUSD$550
DateOct 5-11, 2024
Private room feeUSD$550
Note2 Spaces Remaining!

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  • Total distance 349km (215 miles)
  • Average daily distance 68km (42 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 3.5

Highlights: Agrigento, guided visit Valle dei Templi

Agrigento features one of the finest collections of ancient Greek temples anywhere in the Mediterranean basin. Our hotel is not far from the ruins and we’ll take a guided visit at the Valle dei Templi as the setting sun turns the limestone columns a golden color. We celebrate with an inaugural dinner together this evening.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Colleverde Park Hotel

Highlights: Sciacca

Your ride today offers a lovely combination of terrain as you head inland through wheat fields, and vineyards towards the village of Cattolica Eraclea. When the sweet scent of oranges envelopes you, you will know that you are approaching the town of Ribera famed for – you guessed it – orange (and olive) groves! The landscape changes again as you enter a magical area filled with whimsical geologic formations just before you enter Ribera. Our destination today is Sciacca.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Domus Maris

Highlights: Extraordinary lunch at Caltabellotta, swimming pool

Today you’ll enjoy a gorgeous and challenging ride (or shuttle in the van) to Caltabellotta where you’ll feast on a lunch of Sicilian specialties. This hilltop village is nestled on a limestone perch three thousand feet above Sciacca. After lunch the rest of the ride is a feast for the senses as you spin through aromatic citrus and olive groves on your way to our elegant lodge tonight. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, and the spectacular views.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Il Vigneto

Highlights: Selinunte, optional ride to the beach

Enjoy a ride to Selinunte where we’ll have a guided walk through some of the most spectacular ruins in Sicily. The Greek ruins are divided between two ridges, one features temples and the other the remnants of the ancient city. Take an optional ride to the beach at Porto Palo if you’d like a little extra mileage and the chance for a swim. Tonight we’ll enjoy a special dinner in a local winery, wine tasting and visit.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Il Vigneto

Highlights: Castelvetrano, vineyard landscapes, Marsala and its wines

A beautiful ride is on tap for today. Fall in love with typical Sicilian landscapes that feature rolling hills covered in vineyards. This spectacular ride leads you to Castelvetrano and stop to admire its beautiful square. Next up is Mazara del Vallo where you’ll have the chance to explore examples of Muslim architecture and enjoy fresh fish from one of the largest fishing ports in Italy before riding back along the shore to Marsala. This afternoon we’ll sample the famous, fortified Marsala wines.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel Carmine

Highlights: Bike to Erice and Trapani

You ride west today, partially along the coast and then up to the hilltop village of Erice. Erice was a Greek town and important medieval fortress that maintains its original ambiance. The end of the bike ride takes you to the coastal town of Trapani for a celebratory dinner together. **The September 28 – Grand Cycling Tour of Sicily (October 5 – Southwestern Sicily’s Ancient Mediterranean Cities) departure will stay at the Hotel San Michele. All other departures will stay at the Residence La Gancia.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : La Gancia

Highlights: Trapani

There is plenty of history in Trapani as its strategic position on a slip of land saw Carthaginians, Normans, Arabs, Spanish, and Bourbons walk its streets before the unified Republic of Italy was formed in 1861. If you spend a few days here we recommend a boat excursion and head off to the nearby island of Favignana. Join us again sometime soon!

Meals : Breakfast

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  • Culturally rich, loved the diversity of accommodations and meals.

    Bonnie W., Severna Park, MD – Sept 2019
  • Loved it all–had never been on a bike trip before and had never traveled with a group before–I loved the new experience of traveling and exploring with a bike and of course the physical activity and “let” us eat even more awesome Italian food. The guides were excellent, hotels all terrific, and the group dynamics were great.

    Heather H., Minneapolis, MN