• 7 full days of motorcycle, plus 1 day off, touring between coast and charming inland villages in a unique, unparalleled and multi-faceted island
Starts and Ends

in Palermo

Rest day

Siracusa

Total mileage

Km 1600 / 990 mi

Difficulty

Moderate

Italy Motorcycle Tour: Sicily – Italy, 10 days

8 full days of motorcycle touring between coast and charming inland villages in a unique, multi-faceted island!

A beautiful, astonishing and picturesque motorcycle tour with a mix of breathtaking coastal scenic roads and inland routes through astounding villages where time has forgotten to pass by, that have spawned hundreds of films. Sun-drenched Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, is an incredible place that over the centuries has been invaded by all kinds of people, from the Greeks and Romans to the Arabs and Normans, making of it what it is today: a place with an incomparable and very eclectic culture that will give your motorcycle holiday a unique imprint. Amidst history and magnificent landscapes, the route will take in spectacular stops, such as a ride through the snows of Europe’s highest active volcano or among the temples of Agrigento’s famous Valley of the Temples. Not to mention Sicily’s characteristic beautiful markets, such as Catania’s fish market or Palermo’s district Vucciria, where the Arabian influence of the past is still felt.

A splendid journey awaits you, crowned by the discovery of unparalleled scents and flavors, with a rich traditional cuisine among the best in Italy and irresistible pastries, washed down with excellent, fruity wines.

Main technical characteristics of this exclusive motorcycle tour

When
To enjoy this holiday to the fullest, the motorcycle tour of Sicily can be done from March to November, possibly avoiding July and August because of the excessive heat (for those who, like us, use technical clothing) and the summer peak tourism.
Sicily
This motorcycle tour includes 7 full days on the bike and a rest day in beautiful Syracuse. The route, made of  lots of turns and picturesque sightseeing stops, comprises  coasts and mountains at heights 0 and 1900 meters above sea level.
Climate and clothing
For this motorcycle holiday, the generally dry and sunny climate requires comfortable and cool technical clothing (daily temperature between 15°c° and 32°c).  A swimsuit and towel, motorcycle and comfortable “normal” shoes, plus a cable with padlock to tie helmet and jacket to the motorcycle are the main things you need to be able to enjoy and experience this motorcycle holiday to the fullest. Specifically the visits on the go, often of historical interest, such as the Valley of the Temples, take time and require walking under the sunshine.
A typical day ride
A typical daily ride is between 210-250 km (130-155 mi). The motorcycle tour starts at 9.00 am and includes a stop every hour with activities, always optional, or just for the pleasure. Each day ends with fuelling and arrival at the hotel around 4.30/5.00 pm, to have enough time for self-contained sightseeing or a relaxing poolside aperitif.

Guided motorcycle tour of Sicily, package price
starting from 3,250 euro in a shared double room with accommodation in 4-star charming and classy hotels in central / panoramic locations.

Motorcycle rental
For this motorcycle holiday, there is a limited availability of motorcycles for hire in Sicily. It is therefore critical to book timely. First come, first served.

Tour Map

motorbike touring of Sicily Italy

motorbike touring of Sicily Italy

 

Included/Excluded

  • Subscription fee
  • T-shirt
  • Photos of the tour
  • Assistance, medical and luggage insurance
  • Italian guide leading the way on his own bike
  • Spoken languages: English and French
  • Typical Italian welcome aperitif the first day
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 7 complete dinners
  • 1 lunches in typical restaurants
  • Motorbike rental - available on request
  • Technical clothing
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeing proposals
  • Unmentioned meals and all drinks
  • Tourist tax and extras in hotels
  • Expenses for the use of the motorcycle
  • All personal expenses
  • Transfer airport / hotel - available on request
  • Anything not expressly included

Tour Plan

Optional extension with departure and arrival in Rome, available for the September edition only

To facilitate riders coming from afar, who may be willing to spend a few days in our beautiful capital, it is possible to start the tour from Rome – where, by the way, the choice of bikes for rent is definitely bigger. In this case we meet in the afternoon of September 13th at the rental shop in Rome and ride together towards Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, where we embark around 5.00 PM on a ferry arriving in Palermo on the next day (Sept. 14th) around 8.00 AM.
At the end of the tour, to comply with the ferry availabilities, those riders will skip the night, and sadly also the farewell dinner, in Palermo on September 22nd to embark around 4.30 PM on a ferry for Civitavecchia, where they will arrive on the next day sept. 23rd) around 7.15 AM, ride back to Rome and drop off the rental bikes in the morning. The return journey will be self-guided, with digital itineraries at hand.

Price on request

Day 01 Meeting in Palermo

We meet in the afternoon at our hotel in Palermo. We go and pick up the rental bikes, if any. Right after we’ll have a briefing to give everyone a few simple rules for a greater safety for all. Finally before dinner we’ll begin to build the group through a typical Italian aperitivo.

Included meals: dinner

Day 02 220 km Palermo - Mazara del vallo

At 9 a.m. we will leave Palermo, off to a great start with our motorcycle tour through the pearls of Sicily. A quite full day awaits, starting along the coast to the splendid stacks shown in the Acqua di Giò perfume ads We continue with a visit to the first Greek temple of our tour and to a spectacular medieval village at a height of 750 m, the which castle offers a 360° panorama on the Zingaro Reserve. A scenic descent towards the sea takes us then among the windmills of the salt pans of Trapani and Marsala before arriving in one of Italy's most famous fishermen’s villages.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 03 245 km Mazara del Vallo - Agrigento

After a visit to the awesome temple site of Selinunte (Unesco site) on the coast, today's ride takes us on inland among villages untouched by time and chosen by Giuseppe Tornatore as film sets for movies such as Nuovo Cinema Paradiso and Malena. We shall even touch on legendary Corleone where it is possible to visit the museum of the Mafia before getting back in the saddle in the direction of the sea toward our last stop of the day, which will be a fascinating walk along the unique Valley of the Temples (Unesco site) in Agrigento.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 04 250 km Agrigento - Marina di Ragusa

Today again our motorcycle tour is a ride toward the center of Sicily before returning to the coast for the evening. We’ll enjoy lots of turns on our way to visit a beautiful 4th-century Roman Villa (Unesco site) and then jump into the unexpected and awesome baroque settings of the Val di Noto (Unesco site) with Caltagirone. On our way to the sea we’ll stop at one of Sicily's most beautiful castles and finally in some of the places in some of the most picturesque shooting sets of the Italian most beloved crime series Inspector Montalbano.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 05 215 km Marina di Ragusa - Syracuse

Today's ride on our motorcycles will be a continuous alternation of sea and inland. We start from the sea towards the hinterland for the visit of splendid Ragusa Ibla and then the city of chocolate. After due tastings in the artisan workshops, we take our bikes again, heading to the sea, to have lunch in one of the most enchanting villages in Sicily. After lunch we head inland again for an in-depth visit to Noto and its wonderful valley, ending in beautiful Syracuse, where we’ll spend 2 nights.

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 06 0 km Syracuse

Rest day to spend in one of Sicily's most beautiful cities, with so much to see. You can visit the archaeological park Neapolis or the beautiful island Ortigia (old city center) where to have a memorable aperitif at sunset ...
If, on the other hand, you are in the mood for total relaxation, you can enjoy the day on the beach.

Included meals: breakfast

Day 07 210 km Syracuse - Giardini di Naxos

Today many miles and lots of things to see, therefore we start our motorcycle tour using a bit of freeway that will allow us to arrive in time for the unique spectacle of the Catania fish market. From there on our motorcycles we will climb the beautiful roads full of turns edged by  lava flows of the majestic volcano Etna (Unesco site), that with its 3340 m altitude towers above mythical Taormina, home of the Dolce Vita jet set and a world famous beautiful Greek theater (Unesco site) enshrined in a fascinating setting. It is in this area at the foot of the volcano that we will stop for the night.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 08 230 km Giardini di Naxos - Cefalù

Today's route will obviously include parts by the sea, but also mountains, roaming through enchanting villages that are among the most beautiful in Italy, while exploring the Nebrodi Mountains Natural Park (the largest in Sicily) and its twisting roads, straddling the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. This great ride will end in another pearl of this pretty island of Sicily, charming Cefalù, where we will stop for the night.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 9 220 km Cefalù - Palermo

Today's motorcycle tour will focus on the Madonie park and the roads of the historic "Targa Florio" and "Mille Miglia" car races, before reaching the sea again for the last stretch towards Palermo and the hotel where this adventure together started from. After returning the rented motorcycles we will worthily conclude our motorcycling holiday together with a lavish farewell dinner.

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 10 0 km Farewells in Palermo

We say our goodbyes after breakfast. We are at your disposal to organize for you the extension of your holiday in Italy as you wish.

Included meals: breakfast

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