Madonie Mountain Bike Challenge

A Panoramic Mountain Bike Tour Around Sicily's Madonie Mountains

Mountain Bike Tour 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 for free. 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. 

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.

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

Mountain Bike Tour in Sicily Route Info

Best Period
All year round
180 km
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%

Route Map of the Mountain Bike Tour in Sicily

Best Bike Rental for this Mountain Bike 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.

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