Cycling in Sicily

Ciclabili Siciliane (literally “Sicilian Cycleways”) is a nonprofit organisation based in Sicily. We are engaged in the promotion of bicycle tourism in Italy’s southernmost region.

Our main goal is to provide useful information about cycle touring opportunities in Sicily to visitors and advice to communities, local authorities and businesses who wish to develop a bicycle friendly environment.

 

Why do we do what we do?

Because we believe that Sicily has a great potential for becoming one of Europe’s main bicycle tourism destinations. Local communities, especially in rural areas, could benefit from the positive impacts of bike tourism. Over the past decade a number of local initiatives have been undertaken to improve the cycling infrastructure on the island, but none of them has led to a

Why is Sicily a great destination for cycling?

There are many reasons why Sicily is a great destination for cyclists. First of all, you can cycle around Sicily at any time of the year. There are not as many cycle paths or dedicated trails as in some of the better known cycling destinations but Sicily has a great number of quiet country roads and secondary roads where you won’t see a car for miles. Potholes are not uncommon but generally the road conditions are just fine for road bikes. Mountain bike enthusiasts will find loads of beautiful trails and single tracks in the Madonie and Nebrodi Mountains in northern Sicily or in the Sicani Mountains in the south-west, but everyone’s dream is a fun ride on the black slopes of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano.