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Welcome to the general information page for the Giro dello Scorpione 2015.

This cycling event will be held from May 30 until June 6 2015

What is the Giro dello Scorpione?
The Giro dello Scorpione is a fan-organized cycling holiday for Castelli fans (and cyclists who wear a piece of Castelli kit) which will consist of several bike trips starting from the same “base camp” in Balestrate (PA).

So what kind of views can you expect when cycling in Sicily? How about these…!

Near Segesta

A railway bridge near Segesta

The Golfo di Castellammare and Nature reserve Lo zingaro near Scopello

The Golfo di Castellammare and Nature reserve Lo zingaro near Scopello

Riding towards the coast near Alcamo Marina

Riding towards the coast near Alcamo Marina

The Giro dello scorpione is not a race, but a fun event where Castelli fans can meet other cyclists and enjoy some quality time on the bike together. Besides cycling in a lovely, hilly area with spectacular sea views (for more photos of the area, check out this blog!), you will have the possibility to visit several beautiful places of interest and you can enjoy the excellent Sicilian cuisine!

My Ridley Helium SL near the temple of Segesta

My Ridley Helium SL near the temple of Segesta

The Sacrario di Pianto Romano

The Sacrario di Pianto Romano (Garibaldi monument)

My Ridley Helium SL in the harbor of Castellammare del Golfo

Visiting the harbor of Castellammare del Golfo

So if you like / love cycling, you own a Castelli kit, you like to meet new people/make new friends and you always wanted to visit “la bella Sicilia”, then the Giro dello Scorpione is something for you!

The accommodation:
Our base camp will be the Borgo delle Olive, a beautiful and characteristic building with luxury apartments and a large swimming pool. Visit this page for more information and lots of pictures.

The swimming pool of the Borgo delle Olive

The swimming pool of the Borgo delle Olive

The gds program and proposed routes:
Click here to see what rides I propose for the Giro dello Scorpione.

Bike rental:
If you don’t want to bring your own bike, I can organize a rental bike for you. I’m very happy with the fact that the bike rental is powered by Ridley bikes, so you’ll have several excellent road bikes to choose from!

The Ridley Fenix and Ridley Orion road bikes

The Ridley Fenix and Ridley Orion

Prices and bookings
Visit this page for more information about the prices and how to book.

The following can be organized as well:

  • Transfers from and to the airport of Palermo or Trapani. Both airports are close to Balestrate (respectively a 20 minute and a 40 minute drive).
  • Car rental
  • Catering: We can organize lunch and dinner in restaurants in the area.
  • Excursions: we can offer excursions to several places of interest, like Palermo and enjoy some lovely Sicilian cuisine while we’re there! If some of you prefer to come with their partner and children, we can also organize a transfer for them with a possibility to meet up with the cyclists. Example: Erice is a lovely medieval town situated 750 meters above sea level. The cyclists will go and ride to this town, while the partners and children are brought there by bus. We can then all meet up for lunch in Erice!

Okay, I’d like to participate! Now what?
You can book by sending me an e-mail. As soon as I receive your booking request, I’ll get back to you with further details.

NB The minimum number of participants is 10. Eurobici has a limited number of rental bikes, so don’t wait too long to book!

Don’t forget to check out the following pages:

The proposed program and routes

The accommodation

The prices

FAQ

Arrivederci in Sicilia!

Don Bici

Giro dello Scorpione 2015

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Disclaimer: The Giro dello Scorpione is not organized by Castelli but by cycling guide and Castelli fan, Don Bici

Amici del Giro dello scorpione:

Sport 77 - visit their website here

Sport 77 – visit the website

on-Sicily - visit the website here

on-Sicily – visit the website

4 Comments

  1. Wow, that looks amazing, count me in! Just talked about it with my wife and she doesn’t mind me cycling while she can relax near the swimming pool…:D I’ll send you an email. See you in 2014!

    • Thanks Mike, I’ve just sent you a reply via email.

  2. I like cycling and Castelli, so the only thing left is convincing my girlfriend 🙂

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