On this luxury tour you will ride to the most beautiful places that Sicily has to offer whilst staying in the best hotels available.
From the towns steeped in history, to the beaches with their turquoise waters and to the lost villages at the foot of Mount Etna, this holiday allows you to discover all. Your nights will be spent in our chosen selection of superb hotels which you won't want to leave come the morning!
Your day by day program
Arrival and welcome at Palermo airport and transfer to your hotel. Alternatively, arrive with your own motorbike at Palermo port for your first night on Sicily.
Night in a hotel in Palermo.
After breakfast, you will get kitted out with your motorbike hire (if needed) and set out on the road to Marsala. You will pass Capo Gallo, which marks the beginning of a marine nature reserve, before continuing along the coast. The road will eventually lead you away from the sea, but a detour will allow you to discover some of the most superb coastal landscapes.
The turquoise and transparent waters are intoxicating!
Marsala, your stop for the night, is one of the oldest sea salt harvesting operations in existence. Watch the sunset from the salt ponds, a moment that will be unforgettable.
Night in Marsala
Night in Marsala.
Distance: approximately 170km.
Following your day along the coast, today the route will take you inland on small scenic roads to visit some of the villages. At Agrigento, you can discover the famous valley of the temples, which is one of the most outstanding examples of greater Greece art and architecture and is the largest archaeological site in the world. The valley includes the remains of seven temples including those of Hericles, Concordia, Juno and Zeus. For the final leg of the day's journey the road runs along the coast taking you through some wonderful fishing ports. There are two possible distances for the day's ride, depending upon whether you take the coast road or head inland.
Night in Agrigento.
Distances: 205km or 163km on the coastal road.
This is a wonderful day's ride which begins along the coast. After reaching Gela, you'll head inland to enjoy the stunning countryside. The route returns to the coast where it's worth lingering in one of the local fishing ports.
Une superbe étape côtière qui vous emmène jusqu'à Gela avant de reprendre la route de l'intérieur. Les paysages sont magnifiques et votre parcours rejoint à nouveau le bord de mer où une pause dans l'un des petits ports locaux sera la bienvenue.
Night in the area surrounding Pozzallo.
Distance: Approximately 180km.
Sicilian Baroque art and architecture is the theme of the day, not forgetting the pleasure of riding on some of the most superb back roads. An optional excursion is proposed to visit the southern tip of the island and Portopalo, via La Grotta Calafarina, an archaeological cave. The itinerary continues to Modica where you will see some of the most beautiful architecture in all of Sicily, plus we recommend that you try the extraordinary local chocolate, produced from an ancient Aztec recipe. Continue inland where you can visit the Necropolis of Pantalica, a collection of about 4000 rock-cut chamber tombs dating back from the 7th to the 13th century BC.
Your final destination of the day is Syracuse, a 2,700 year old city notable for its rich Greek history, culture, architecture and amphitheatre.
Night in Syracuse.
Distance: approximately 150 km or 210km with the extension towards Portopalo.
After breakfast, you will reach Catania following a drive of about 60km. Feel free to enjoy this magnificent accommodation, or explore the rowdy daily fish market (La Pescheria) in Catania, or alternatively, ride another 140km to complete a circuit around the magnificent Mount Etna.
Distance: 60km (without the tour of Etna)
Today's itinerary is exceptional as this scenic route winds its way along the slopes of Mount Etna. Reaching the region of Nebrodi and the national park, you will be riding yet again on some exceptional roads. On the way, there are some interesting places to visit, including Castello di Maniace (a citadel and castle), before rejoining the coastal road and riding along to Cefalu.
Night in Cefalu.
Distance: Approximately 240km.
Once again you will ride into Sicily's interior to discover the winding roads within the national park of Madonie, where nature is very much in the spotlight. Finally, you will return to the coast and to your starting destination of Palermo. Once you've returned your motorbike (if hired), take your time to enjoy this interesting city before returning home.
Distance: Approximately 170km.
Begin on any day from the beginning of February to the end of November.
- Palermo. Possible to start from any of Sicily's airports or ports.
- In 4 and 5 star hotels.
- From 2 persons
- Daily distances between 150 and 210km with several optional extensions.
- Supplement for July and August per person : 299€
- Hire of a Honda CB500X with saddlebags (third party insurance) : 608€
- Hire of a BMW F650GS with saddlebags (third party insurance) : 735€
- Extra day to tour Etna by motorbike (night, breakfast, road-book, not including motorbike hire) per person : 179€
- Guided walking tour of Etna : 85€
- The nights in the hotels
- The evening meal in Sefalu
- The trip dossier, including maps and route notes
- The transfers to and from Palermo airport
- Parking at each hotel
- Transport to and from Sicily
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks and meals not mentioned in the tour dossier
- Motorbike repairs
- Any fines
- Entry to tourist sites
- Optional activities outside of the holiday
- Personal spending
- Motorcycle hire