Where we are
Sicily is our country, Palermo is our town. We organize mountain biking tours in Sicily.
From the sea level to 3300m at Mount Etna, our trips spanning several types of routes for the more adventurous bikers who want to travel for more days, and for those who want to have fun on the trails into the countryside.
In any case, the fun is guaranteed.
How to go
If you consider to visit Sicily by flight, there are four airports: Palermo, Catania, Trapani and Comiso.
Each one is easily connected to the main european airports and also from/to overseas.
Renting a car is the best way to move from one city to another and to bring with you bikes and equipment, even if you have to consider that in some sicilian cities the traffic is quite chaotic. Anyway, as well as individual tours, we can provide additional services for the transfer of people and bikes from / to the airport of Palermo and also from other airports in Sicily.
The cost is to be considered extra, because not provided by Sikania MtB but from a tour operator we work with.
When to go
Even though the best times to ride are spring and summer (Sicily is the land of the sun, all year round), even the autumn and winter seasons can give you the opportunity to discover our paths, and rarely in recent periods temperatures are very cold. Consider, however, that in some inland areas and high mountains, and over 2000 m (Mount Etna, the mountains of the Madonie and others), the temperatures are obviously lower than along the coast, and therefore, the clothing should be adequate. The Sicilian climate is dry in summer and wet in winter, rainfall is limited to the colder periods.
What to bring
Many trails are rocky and dusty, especially during the summer, we recommend you to bring multi-purpose tools and spare tires for normal needs, as well as the normal wear materials such as brake pads .Furthermore, also the products for the lubrication of the chain and transmission are required, since a thin layer of powder can lodge in the smaller parts of your bike.
Also, if you decide not to bring your bicycle, we can provide some good mountain bikes depending on your needs.
Accommodation and services
Sikania MtB can also give you tips about accommodation services, close to Palermo (especially if there is also the presence of accompanying non-riders), as well as far from the town.
Also, we could provide the bikes for you, because we work together with bike renting services (unless you will bring your own bike), and also helmets.
Travel and insurance
We recommend you to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. In this policy you could include cover for mountain biking and even consider to take out a policy which covers cancellation and baggage.
Have a look at www.worldnomads.com whose policies are specially designed for mountain bike tours, you can arrange your insurance cover directly with them. You must bring a copy of your insurance policy with you on your holiday with us.