Sicily Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,499 - $6,199 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Sicily Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Sep-Oct 2025: Apr-Jun, Aug-Oct

From $5,499 - $6,199 /person

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Italian Seaside & Ancient Civilizations

An island almost as close to Africa as to Europe. It's historic. Passionate. It's Sicily. The homeland of some of Europe's friendliest hosts. Where art and architecture hail from countless centuries. Where Mount Etna simmers on the horizon and delicious seafood forever raises the bar. Ready to surrender to an island's allure? Let it be Sicily. 

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Highlights

  • Bike through Sicily’s less traveled interior on the eastern side of the island, stop in sleepy towns and admire the vast vineyards
  • Indulge in the island’s homegrown bounty, from delectable citrus and ricotta to world-class wine and olive oil
  • Vacation at three unique and decadent hotels, each with an idyllic setting for post-ride leisure and aperitivi​
  • Revel in incredible Sicilian baroque architecture at the World Heritage sites in the Val di Noto
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Italy

Start/End Catania

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Get ready for fantastic biking with distant vistas of Mount Etna—on a clear day, it can be seen from over half of Sicily • Ride peaceful roads through the late baroque towns of the magnificent Val di Noto • The fragrance of orange blossoms wafts by as you bike past windmills, orchards and olive groves • A dinner of traditional Sicilian cuisine awaits at a local farm in Sicily's enchanting hills, a true farm-to-table experience • Find repose poolside surrounded by country views at our grand hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Castello Camemi
Vizzini Scalo
Premiere Hotel

A beautifully restored 15th-century fortified castle that was once home to a noble family. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Coast down a tranquil route from Monterosso toward the town of Giarratana • Climb winding roads by bicycle from the rugged volcanic zone to the Mediterranean seaside • Enjoy a beautiful ride to the Val di Noto's legendary baroque town of Modica • Stop by Sicily's oldest chocolate shop for a sample of a renowned chocolatier's tempting creations • Pedal towards the picturesque village of Marzamemi and onward to the southernmost point of Sicily, Portopalo • Settle into your room at our one-of-a-kind hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Il San Corrado di Noto
Noto
Premiere Hotel

A luxury wellness retreat with a perfect blend of traditional Sicilian charm and modern comforts in the heart of Italy's captivating Val di Noto. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Ride into the countryside, along rolling hills, past Greek ruins and small towns • Marvel at archaeological treasures • Explore Ortigia, Siracusa's mesmerizing old city • Bike through a marine nature reserve, visit artists' shops and the lively local fish market or lounge on the rooftop terrace of our hotel.

Accommodations
Minareto

(1 night)

Night 5

Minareto
Siracusa
Premiere Hotel

Take in stellar sea views at this welcoming resort, perched on a promontory overlooking the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve and featuring two private beaches. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Castello Camemi
Vizzini Scalo

Premiere Hotel

A beautifully restored 15th-century fortified castle that was once home to a noble family. (pool)

Nights 3-4

Il San Corrado di Noto
Noto

Premiere Hotel

A luxury wellness retreat with a perfect blend of traditional Sicilian charm and modern comforts in the heart of Italy's captivating Val di Noto. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Night 5

Minareto
Siracusa

Premiere Hotel

Take in stellar sea views at this welcoming resort, perched on a promontory overlooking the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve and featuring two private beaches. (pool, spa)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.
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