Sicily Divide is a gravel route that crosses Sicily from Trapani to Catania. It’s about 450 km long with a positive gain of about 9000 meters. Mixed bottom (asphalt/dirt) and a very accentuated elevations make it suitable for cyclists with an average fit who use a gravel or mountain bike..
Best months to travel the Sicily Divide are: April, May, June, September, October. Given the high average temperatures in Sicily, the rest of the year is ok. Of course, when it’s rainy, a rise of sticky mud, it’s possible, especially in the stretches where the bottom is earth and stones.
Anyway, if you travel to the largest mediterranean Island, don’t miss the most scenic, funny and well managed gravel bike route in Sicily!
The road surface is mixed 60% asphalt and 40% dirt. The asphalt sections are mostly heavily damaged to almost nonexistent asphalt, so in fact, even the asphalt sections are often dirt. The parts of the excavation are instead characterized by a clayey bottom which, when dry, is dusty and very funny, in case of rain it can give some mud problems. In general it is a very fun and moderately demanding itinerary. Suitable for cyclists with average athletic and technical ability.
It was born in June 2020, in full pandemic from the work of Giovanni Guarneri and the volunteers of the Sicilian Cycling Association. It is the first cycle touring itinerary dedicated exclusively to cyclists, equipped with a Divider’s Pass in which to collect the stamps at the checkpoints to obtain the travel certificate and be included in the list of Finisher. It is not a race or an event, it is a permanent itinerary, which can be traveled independently at any time. Some services are available on the site such as requesting a personalized divider’s pass or bicycle rental.
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