SIBIT Bike Route

From the Baroque splendour of Siracusa past the ancient Greek Temples of Agrigento and Selinunte to the salt pans of Trapani

 

Bike Route in Sicily

An epic bike route along Sicily’s south coast past Baroque splendour, Mediterranean landscapes, archaeological sites, small fishing villages and large towns, long sandy beaches and white cliffs.

Most of the route is on secondary roads, some sections are along the main road SS115 with variable car traffic depending on the season (expect more traffic in the summer).

Touring or trekking bikes as well as e-bikes recommended.

The SIBIT bike route is the first of its kind in Sicily. It is a fascinating route that connects two very different parts of Sicily and boasts wonderful views and a good insight into Sicily’s recent history and urban transformation. Funded by the EU and the government, it has been completed and signposted around 2013. Although most of the road signs are still available, the route hasn’t been maintained since the project was ended. The official project website www.medinbike.eu provides some useful information but it is not necessarily up to date. We will update the route information on a regular basis so check back for route info and news.

Highlights:

Siracusa and its historic centre Ortigia

The Baroque city of Noto

The picturesque fishing village Marzamemi

Portopalo di Capopassero – the southernmost tip of Sicily

The coastal town Pozzallo with its endless sandy beaches

The Valley of the Temples near Agrigento

The white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi (“Turkish Steps”) in Realmonte

Mazara del Vallo with its medina-like centre

The salt pans near Marsala and Trapani

Public transport: 

Railway station in Trapani and Siracusa or halfway in Agrigento. You can easily reach Trapani or Agrigento from Palermo and Siracusa from Catania. There are several trains during the day and in the evening and bicycles are allowed on all regional trains (not on Intercity trains etc.) 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 have limited space for bikes and book a private bike shuttle instead. Get in touch if you wish to book a bike shuttle.

Terrain: This route is almost completely on asphalt roads with a few short unpaved sections that can be avoided if you travel with a road bike.

Difficulty level: easy to moderate

Bike: best for touring and trekking bikes and e-bikes, if you don’t mind the occasional detour from the main track road bikes are suitable as well. Rent a bike for your tour along the SIBIT bike route.

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Route Info

Bike

Touring bike, trekking bike, e-bike

Attractiveness

Best Period

March-June & September – November

Distance

510 km

Duration

7-9 days

Departure Point

Siracusa

Arrival Point

Trapani

Elevation Gain

2,050 m

Highest Point

200 m

Intermodal Transport

Train, Bus, Private Shuttle

Skill Level

Fitness Level

Riding Surface

  • Asphalt 77% 77%
  • Paved 21% 21%
  • Gravel 1% 1%
  • Natural 0% 0%

Way Type

  • Road 74% 74%
  • Urban Road 8% 8%
  • Cycleway 3% 3%
  • State Road 13% 13%

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A bike-friendly camping site with direct access to the beach and lovely bungalows in Torrenova near Capo d'Orlando on Sicily's bea…

Location: Capo d'Orlando | Rooms from € 30.00
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A bike-friendly camping site within easy reach by bike from Palermo Airport. Enjoy days on the beach of Isola delle Femmine and ex…

Location: Isola delle Femmine | Rooms from € 55.00
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A camping site with direct access to the deep blue sea near Acireale on Sicily's east coast. Tour around Sicily by bike and enjoy …

Location: Acireale | Rooms from € 37.00
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A bike-friendly camping site with swimming pool and lovely bungalows near Marsala on Sicily's beautiful and flat west coast.…

Location: Marsala | Rooms from € 40.00
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Elevation Profile

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