Tasting Palermo By Bike

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Tasting Palermo By Bike

Tasting Palermo By Bike


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Spend 5 days cycling and tasting your way through the Sicilian capital of Palermo

Explore the colourful markets of Palermo, brimming with local culture and palpable energy.

Enjoy an afternoon picnic at the Botanical Garden of Palermo enjoying its tranquil grounds, rich in biodiversity.

Discover the crystal blue waters and white sand of Mondello beach, admiring the Liberty-style villas that line its shores.

Delight in a sumptuous seaside lunch in the village of Sferracavello, enjoying the freshest seafood straight from the ocean.

Discover the best of Sicilian markets, beaches, and picturesque villages on this food-focused 5-day cycling tour. Cycling and eating your way through Palermo is the perfect balance of activity and indulgence, and this spectacular cycling tour allows you to do just that!

Based in Palermo, where you'll spend 5 nights, you'll set out on bike daily to explore this ancient capital city and the surrounding villages.

Palermo is famous for its outdoor markets, 3 of which you'll experience on this tour. Ballarò, Capo, and Vuccirìa will sweep you back in time and enchant you with their tantalizing smells, tastes, and sounds. Each with their own unique flavours and traditions, you'll explore these markets in-depth and get a feel for what makes each of them so spectacular.

Beyond the thrilling markets, you'll also discover Palermo's beautiful beaches and nearby mountain villages. Spend an afternoon lazing in the pristine waters of Mondello Beach before enjoying a delectable lunch of boiled octopus at one of the beachfront restaurants. Ride high to Palermo's mountain plateau, visiting the small Italian-Albanian communities of Albanesi, Hora, Monreale, and more.

Enjoy this spectacular opportunity to cycle through Sicily's natural beauty while immersing yourself in its heavenly food and wine.

Tasting Palermo By Bike Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Welcome to Palermo, Sicily’s vibrant capital city!

Check in to your accommodations before meeting with your local tour guide for a brief orientation and bike fitting.

The adventure starts right away with your first market experience at the Vucciria market. This ancient market takes its cue from the sun going down and transforms nightly into a bizarre of vibrant nightlife. In the heart of the city’s most popular market today, you’ll enjoy a tasting of Sicilian wines, sipping on Marsala, Zibibbo and Passito di Pantelleria.

Stroll the charming streets of Palermo’s old town on your way to dinner this evening at one of its delightful restaurants. Experience the remarkable fusion of Sicily’s diverse cuisine, known for its Spanish, Greek, and Arab influences.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palermo

Day 2 Explore Palermo by Bike

Today, you'll explore the 3 markets of Ballarò, Capo, and Vuccirìa at your own pace, savouring local specialties like panelle (chickpea fritters) and quarume (veal stew).

With your appetite at the ready, you'll enjoy a picnic lunch in the picturesque Botanical Garden of Palermo. The garden's tranquil setting that boasts stunning biodiversity will be a welcome departure from the hustle and bustle of the markets this morning.

A late afternoon ride along the coast will allow you to pedal off some of the delicious food you've enjoyed today.

Hopefully, you've saved room for dinner tonight at one of the local Pizzerias of Palermo!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palermo
20 km

Day 3 Palermo and the Sea

Following a beautiful path through the Natural Reserve of Monte Pellegrino this morning, you’ll ride to Mondello, the most famous beach of Palermo. Enjoy its seafront promenade and pristine waters, a welcome experience after covering some ground on bike. Enjoy the famous boiled octopus dish drenched in fresh citrus at one of the beachfront restaurants.

Back on the bike, you’ll ride to the beautiful village of Sferracavello, where you’ll enjoy a delectable waterfront lunch of grilled fish, peppered mussels, sea, urchins or pasta with clams! Buon appetito!

This afternoon, returning to the heart of Palermo, you’ll walk its main street, Liberty Avenue, where you’ll spot some remarkable Art Nouveau buildings.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palermo
40 km

Day 4 Cycle to Monreale and Piana degli Albanesi

Following breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the Palermo Mountains, where you’ll discover a fascinating blend of Italian and Albanian culture. Visting the bilingual communities of Piana degli Albanesi, Hora, Arbëreshëvet and Arbëreshë, you’ll get a feel for the diversity of the island of Sicily and its rich cultural heritage.

From the mountains, you’ll follow the tracks of an old railway, making your way to Monreale.
Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral of Monreale before being invited into White Plums of Monreale, the “Slow Food Presidium.” You’ll meet the president of the presidium, who will walk you through tastings of Monreale’s specialty products and enlighten you with the knowledge and history behind the remarkable cuisine.

Dinner tonight will introduce you to the best Trapani couscous in all of Palermo—enjoy!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palermo
30 km
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Depart Palermo

This morning, with a pleasantly satisfied palate, you’ll say goodbye to beautiful Palermo and head to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location

Tasting Palermo by Bike Tour Price and Dates

This partially-guided cycling tour of Palermo is always run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 5: from $1,275USD* per person

* - Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group, as well as the travelling season.

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Accommodation on the Tasting Palermo by Bike Tour

This tour is based in a 4-star B&B in Palermo. The B&B is excellently located, tastefully decorated, and offers modern amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. Enjoy private rooms and an ensuite bathroom during your stay.

Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $225USD to have a private room in a hotel.

Locanda Sette Fate in Palermo

This unique B&B is named after the Piazzetta Sette Fate, one of the most well-preserved water towers in the city, which the B&B overlooks.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Tasting Palermo by Bike Tour?


4 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included.


Accommodations for 4 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

A scheduled private transfer on Day 4 is included on this tour. Airport transfers can be added for an additional fee.

Also Included

  • Welcome briefing and bike fitting
  • Local English-speaking guide during excursions

Not included

  • Bike rental (please see Optional Extras for the pricing)
  • Flights to and from Italy
  • Tastings
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable

Optional Extras

  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike rental:
    • Trek bike: $75USD per person
    • E-bike: $125USD per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Tasting Palermo By Bike

How hard is the Tasting Palermo by Bike tour?

We rate this tour a 2 / 5. Daily distance covered ranges from 20 km to 40 km. You should be comfortable riding a bike and used to cycling these distances. Breaks for rest and refreshments are frequent on the tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Tasting Palermo by Bike tour?

4 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this tour.

How much should I budget for tourist taxes?

Tourist taxes in Italy vary depending on accommodation star rating and might be anywhere between 0.8 to 3 euro per night per person. You should budget around 14 EUR per person for the whole trip. This tax does not apply to children up to 10 years old.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

Is the Tasting Palermo by Bike tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

How do I get to Palermo to start this tour?

Arrive at Palermo Airport (PMO) located 35 km from the city center. You can take a bus from the airport to the city center, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer from the airport.

Where does the Tasting Palermo by Bike tour end?

The tour ends in Palermo. You can reach Palermo Airport (PMO) by bus, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. Please ensure it is a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to visit Palermo for this tour is the early summer and early autumn, when the weather is pleasant but not yet as hot and busy as it can be in high summer.


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We rate this tour a 2 / 5. Daily distance covered ranges from 20 km to 40 km. You should be comfortable riding a bike and used to cycling these distances. Breaks for rest and refreshments are frequent on the tour.

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