Being an avid cyclist has meant the tougher the climbs, the better the thrill. When it comes to cycling Sicily however, italys biggest island and autonomic region and home to Euopes highest active volcano Etna, this can even be too true…
Cycling Etna is something not many cyclists in Italy will try, even though it was part of the Giro Italia 2017. Its rocky landscape and occasional lava flows make it quite an inhospitable environment for your average cyclist. This said however arriving at the main piazza of Sapienza Refugio, 1900m above sea level is a “goosebumps” challenge.
There is a lot to like about Sicily; for its gastronomy (Sicilian pasticcerias are always the better ones here in Rome), its full bodied red wines (especially from those vineyards on the hills of Etna), exotic beaches and rocks perfect for diving, Greek & Roman & Arab historic roots and influences (as well as Norman castles!) and
Next time you are planning on a cycling holiday, why not consider Sicily? Or have a look at our bike trip to Sicily program.