Madonie Mountain Bike Challenge

A Panoramic Mountain Bike Ride Around Sicily's Madonie Mountains

Mountain Bike Route in Sicily

A panoramic and challenging mountain bike tour of the Madonie Mountains in northern Sicily. Ideal for hardtail mountain bikes.

A three days ride among wild nature with dramatic views, challenging climbs and delicious food.

This route has several steep climbs and the riding surface isn’t always smooth. The best period is from spring to early autumn. If you go in summer, make sure you have enough water supplies.

Suitable for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. 

Public transport: Railway station at Termini Imerese. 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 www.trenitalia.com

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: The first section on the route runs on urban and secondary roads. The tracks on the Madonie Mountains are mainly off-road with a few challenging single tracks.

Difficulty level: Expert

Bike: best for mountain bikes (hardtail). Rent a bike for your mountain bike tour around the Madonie Mountains.

Route Info

Bike

MTB

Attractiveness
Best Period
All year round
Distance

180 km

Duration

3 days

Departure Point

Termini Imerese, Railway Station

Arrival Point

Termini Imerese, Railway Station

Elevation Gain
720 m
Highest Point
448 m
Intermodal Transport
Train, Private Shuttle
Skill Level

Fitness Level

Riding Surface

  • Asphalt 41% 41%
  • Paved 26% 26%
  • Gravel 1% 1%
  • Natural 31% 31%

Way Type

  • State Road 20% 20%
  • Road 39% 39%
  • Path 9% 9%
  • Single Track 31% 31%

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Enjoy your bike adventure without the hassle of planning. We offer guided and self-guided tours for individuals and small groups and support for independent explorers. Get as much support as you need with our tailored tour proposals.

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