Aerial view of Sicily.
Two Backroads guests biking on path
Person swimming in hotel lap pool.
Two people toasting with white wine wearing chef hats.
Two bikers posing in front of church with their bikes.
Silhouette of angel statue at sunset.
Backroads guest biking on path
Four cappuccinos on a table.
Man on boat gesturing towards land.
Two Backroads guests biking on road.
Backroads guest biking on path
Narrow scenic street in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy with old townhouses and the dome of a church visible at the end.
Cherry tomatos and salami.
Two people hugging, posing for picture.
Biker posing with gelato.
Entrance to local shop in Taormina, Sicily.
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Sicily Bike Tour

Italian Seaside & Ancient Civilizations

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-5

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 - $6,099 pp dbl occ

($950 - $1,450 for sgl occ)

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. 

Italy Sicily Bike Tour map
Italy Sicily Bike Tour map


Start/End Catania

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


  • 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 of Scicli, Modica and Ragusa


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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.

The grounds at Castello Camemi
Castello Camemi
Vizzini Scalo
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 3-4

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 | Settle into your room at our one-of-a-kind hotel.

Pool of Il San Corrado di Noto
Il San Corrado di 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)

Days 5-6

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.

The pool at Minareto
| 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)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

October 2023
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Oct 15 - Oct 20
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Oct 22 - Oct 27
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Activity Level: 2-5

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 16 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles* | 2800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 3300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 52 miles | 4100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Level 5 | 59 miles | 3900 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 60 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 25 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles* | 3600 ft. gain
Level 5 | 65 miles | 3700 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 13 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

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.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in Sicily

Although Sicily is part of Italy, the island can feel worlds away from the mainland, as it remains one of the country's most rural and economically challenged regions. Cycling here is both a physical and cultural experience where a touch of patience and humor go a long way—watch out for that rooster!


It may come as a surprise that in such a beautiful part of the world, litter is quite evident, especially when approaching small villages. If you can't stand the thought of litter marring the setting, we understand. This may not be the trip for you. We are working behind the scenes to improve this aspect of our Sicily trips.

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