The routes described possess exceptional features: trails winding through wild nature and small and welcoming hamlets – paved roads are averted, reduced to a minimum. A veritable trove for those wishing visiting Sicily riding an XC, an All Mountain or an Enduro bike. The suggestions can be composed in longer or multi-day trips, allowing to actually travel throughout the island, from the inland to the seaside, from coast to coast!
This guidebook will lead you to the discover of a genuine territory, far from mass-tourism, allowing to enjoy an extraordinary heritage, a perfect mix of sunshine, nature, art, culture, history and cuisine, available all year round.
It’s been crafted after a thorough study – thanks to historical archives – of ancient trails and “royal routes”, and then cycling and exploring them, discovering variants, talking with the locals, riding through woods and hills.
Last but not least, a selection of paved roads itinerariesm for those who prefer to travel that way.
Alessandro Riccardo Tedesco
A journalist, fond of nature and environmental policies. He organizes, through his agency Coast2Coast, Bike Tours in the Mediterranean area. He’s an editor of the web magazine bicilive.it, and he’s collaborating for years as to the main Mountain Biking magazines.
Although he has a scientific background, he has always been very fond of nature, practicing diving, sailing, hang gliding besides mountain biking. He0s one of the main national experts on mapping cycling routes, and has collaborated to the implementation of the network Bicitalia, working for a consultant for both private enterprises and public institutions.