With seductive beaches and stunning coast, Sicily is the place to be if you love touring coastal town more than anything else. The mountainous landscape along with the lush environment, beach setting, and low pollution makes it a perfect destination to plan your next holiday trip to. Not only in natural, but Sicily seems to be leading the pack in historical offerings too.
With Mount Etna in the background, Cycling Through Sicily will be all but fulfilling. But before you do that, here are five things you need to know:
1. You’ll explore Sicily at your own pace
As you travel through the city in the sunny, dry climate of Sicily, it’s important to pace yourself properly. The scenery at every step is worth of scrutiny. Furthermore, there are numerous historical and prominent architectural monuments present throughout the city.
The coastal part of Sicily feels more alive and touristy. The green fields along the seashore with mountains in the background form a perfect setting. If you’re cycling during sunrise or sunset, expect even better views. There are various Expos held in Sicily from time to time. By cycling or by taking a taxi ride, you should try to cover some of them.
2. You’ll enjoy Italian food better
When you cycle for few hours, you lose energy which in turn intensifies your hunger. And as per logic and experiences, food tastes much better than otherwise. A number of well run restaurants are present throughout Sicily which serves both local and international cuisine, but you should go for Italian ones wherever possible.
Sicily cuisine is not very much different from that of Italy. Not only Italian cuisine is appealing and good to look at, it is also nutritious and healthy. Pastas, pizzas, soups, and sandwiches form the main components of the meal. Wines are drinks make that complete. Street food is also you should enjoy while you’re in Sicily. Arancine, pani ca meus, panelle, are some of the foods you can find easily.
3. Explore the inner parts of the town
The inner parts of the town may seem deserted as there are far less people on the streets and some are even abandoned. Cycling through such an environment is a whole different set of experience. Like the rest part of Italy, the streets are pretty much clean flanked by trees and gardens. These are generally overlooked in the main tour packages.
Even if you’re on an existing Sicily Excursions, you can spend the free time that you get exploring the inner towns either by walking or cycling.
4. The bike ride will improve your health
To put things into perspective, riding a bicycle at an pace of 14 mph for an hour burns 48 calories per mile. Thus cycling is a perfect exercise for anyone looking to lose weight or get into shape.
In addition to that, Sicily is not an industrial town with little number of factories operating. This also means lesser number of vehicles on the roads. So the carbon emission in Sicily is among the lowest in Italy, which in turn means fresh, clean atmosphere. The high elevation of the towns and forests ranges and picturesque views add onto that and make you feel better psychologically. So a visit to Sicily means you’ll go back rejuvenated.
5. Taking a taxi ride is sometimes better
Even though bicycle rides come with a lot of advantages and benefits, sometimes taxi ride services outnumber those. Sicily is a vast covering an area of 25,711 sq km and major tourist spots are located throughout the island. Thus a bicycle will only get you too far which means you’ll have to miss out on some exciting ones.
Along with, steep slopes of the mountains will make it increasingly difficult for you to keep cycling for longer period of time and make it to the top. In those scenarios as well, taxi ride will come in handy. We, at New Travel Services, lease out cars ranging from minivans to luxury sedans.
A Trip To Sicily is a must if you’re a frequent traveller. With loads of things to do for tourists and natural environment, Sicily stands apart from the rest of Europe. If you’re coming to Sicily and need comprehensive tour packages or transfer services, simply drop us a mail and we’ll deploy our best cars for your Sicily tour.
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