Stagnone – Mozia – ph. Aristide Tassone
Then sightsee Marsala, Mazara del Vallo – the Dancing Satyr is a must and also the Cave of Cusa, and Selinunte.
Driving on the SS115, you will arrive to Sciacca, a beautiful seaside town.
Between Sciacca and Agrigento, you will find Eraclea Minoa and the Natural Reserve of Torre Salsa, ideal for the ones who do not like crowded beaches.
You have to stop in Agrigento, an enviable concentration of Greek art where a visit to the Valle dei Tempi is a must. Then take the longest ride that takes you up to Ragusa Ibla, Noto, Marzamemi, Scicli, Ispica, and stone gardens rich of history. After a baroque full immersion, move towards the natural oasis by the sea: Calamosche and the Vendicari Reserve.
Now head to Siracusa. You should visit the beautiful Ortigia, and then go to the lovely Catania. Then see the stacks in Acireale, the “timpa” of Taormina, Castelmola and Mount Etna that dominate the landscape.
The most active volcano in Europe is Mount Etna, which is a wonderful destination. Its height (3,350 meters) allows winding funny roads to ride on. The Valle del Bove towards Zafferana Etnea, Linguaglossa, Randazzo, Bronte are just some of those suggestive places where you can see natural colors contrasting with the volcano’s fire, the harshness of the mountains and the hidden lakes water. Smell are in the air: unmistakable wild fennel, olive, and pistachio perfume…
The routes through other Natural Parks, like Nebrodi, Madonie, Monti Sicani, and the Gole dell’Alcantara are ideal for biking; you can see pastures, shepherds house and rushing streams, landscapes away from the more populated routes.