Castellammare del Golfo Loop Ride

This biking tour in Sicily boasts hot springs, vineyards, hills and breath-taking sea views!

Biking Tour in Sicily

This biking tour in Sicily is a panoramic ride through the hills, vineyards and hot springs around Segesta and Alcamo starting from the picturesque coastal town of Castellammare del Golfo near the Zingaro Nature Reserve. It is ideal for trekking bikes and gravel bikes, but a road bike will do, too, if you skip the hot springs or push for that bit.

Enjoy a ride across the hilly countryside of Calatafimi and through the vineyards around Alcamo, stop for a bath at the hot springs of Segesta and finish off the day with a gelato in the picturesque pedestrian city centre of Castellammare del Golfo before you return to your lovely room at the Helios B&B. This route has several climbs, but all are on asphalt roads so you shouldn’t worry too much.

Best Time to Go

This route is accessible all year round, but expect some mud around the hot springs near Segesta when it rains (usually, between November and February). On clear days, you can enjoy wonderful sea views from Alcamo.

Highlights of This Biking Tour

 Segestan thermal baths and the limestone canyon created by the Fiume Caldo Alcamo and its lovely centre including the Castello dei Conti di Modica, the panoramic belvedere with views that stretch out to the sea and the ruins of the Annunziata Church The picturesque centre of Castellammare del Golfo

Suitable for cyclists with a good level of fitness. 

Public transport: Railway station at Castellammare del Golfo. There are several trains during the day and in the evening and bicycles are allowed on all regional trains at an extra cost (currently 3,50 euro for the whole day). Check the train timetable on Please note: if you travel solo or as a couple, you will hardly ever have problems in finding a place for your bikes on the train, but if you are a group of cyclists please bear in mind that most trains only carry two bikes and book a private bike shuttle instead. Get in touch if you wish to book a bike shuttle. Terrain: Apart from the short track around the hot springs which is unpaved, you’ll ride on asphalt all the time. Difficulty level: Intermediate Bike: best for touring bikes and e-bikes. Rent a bike for your Castellammare del Golfo Loop Ride and we’ll deliver it to your B&B in Castellammare. Where to stay: Helios B&B in the very centre of Castellammare del Golfo

Route Info


Gravel Bike, Road Bike, Trekking Bike

Best Period
All year round
47 km
3.5 hrs
Departure Point
Helios B&B, Castellammare del Golfo
Arrival Point
Helios B&B, Castellammare del Golfo
Elevation Gain
987 m
Highest Point
368 m
Intermodal Transport

Train (bike bag), Private Shuttle

Skill Level
Fitness Level

Riding Surface

  • Asphalt 70% 70%
  • Paved 28% 28%
  • Gravel 1% 1%
  • Natural 1% 1%

Way Type

  • State Road 1% 1%
  • Road 85% 85%
  • Street 13% 13%
  • Path 1% 1%

Route Map for this Biking Tour in Sicily

The Best Bike Hire for this Biking Tour in Sicily

Elevation Profile

Use the dynamic altitude chart to see all climbs along the route. Select your preferred map type from the available options on the top right position of the map. If you have activated the relevant function in your browser you will see a marker pointing to your current position.

Where to Stay

Book a room at the Helios B&B and enjoy your bike tours around Segesta, Alcamo and Scopello.