The Grand Tour of Sicily by Bike

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Many dream of cycling around Sicily. We did it in 7 days along the three main coastal roads:

  • the SS113 Settentrionale Sicula on the Tyrrhenian coast (north)
  • the SS114 Orientale Sicula on the Ionian coast (east)
  • the SS115 Sud Occidentale Sicula on the Mediterranean coast (south, south-west)

Why did we do the tour of Sicily? Why not! How was it? Great! An unforgettable experience that one should do at least once in their lifetime.

Giro di Sicilia

Coastal views and deep blue sea everywhere: cycling around Sicily means that you are almost constantly surrounded by or very close to the blue waters of the Med. Savour Sicily’s ancient culinary traditions in tiny trattorias or in one of the many restaurants along the way. Ride across small fishing villages, along endless sandy beaches, pine forests and white cliffs, and at some point you’ll see the smoking summit of Mount Etna. Experience a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes at every turn.

Total distance: 940.21 km
Max elevation: 633 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 14869 m
Total descent: -14883 m


Click on the links below to view the maps and elevation profiles of each stage:


1 – Palermo – Trapani – Marsala – Mazara del Vallo

2 – Mazara del Vallo – Sciacca – Porto Empedocle

3 – Porto Empedocle – Gela – Comiso

4 – Comiso – Ragusa – Siracusa – Priolo Gargallo

5 – Priolo G. – Catania – Messina

6 – Messina – Capo d’Orlando – Sant’Agata di M.

7 – Sant’Agata di M. – Cefalù – Palermo