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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Bruce Rayvid
Tour Dates
Start Location
Palermo, Sicily (PMO)
End Location
Palermo, Sicily (PMO)
Cost (est.)
$2750 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$800 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
MaremontiTours Sri
Avg. Distance
32 mi / 51 km
Avg. Elevation
2094 ft / 638 m
Ride Description

Venture on an immersive cycling odyssey to the wild, untrodden western territory of the Mediterranean largest and most diverse island, a melting pot of awe inspiring mountains, pristine beaches, ancient temples and authentic Moorish Sicilian traditions. Cycle the sun drenched shores of the west coast, encountering enchanting castle towns, salt pans, famed vineyards, Greek ruins, Arab Casbahs and Albanian villages. Traversing inland on panoramic mountain routes, we cross into the Sicilian hinterland unveiling rugged landscapes, fertile valleys and medieval hilltop villages unchanged for centuries. Ride epic cycling routes winding through breath-taking vistas, stay in converted monasteries, indulge in Arab-influenced seafood pasta, visit iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and experience western Sicily's vibrant tapestry of ancient traditions and captivating cultural heritage 

Day 1 - Saturday, Oct 11th   Palermo-Castellammare, cycling 12mi/894’ 
Pickup at Palermo airport (PMO) or central hotel and coach transfer to Castellammare del Golfo. After bike fitting, enjoy a coastal shake-out ride past waterfront watchtowers along steep cliffs to the idyllic village of Scopello. Pre-tour briefing and traditional Sicilian welcome dinner. (D)&nb… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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