Cycling in sunny Sicily: photos from a cycling guide
In the next few days I will be cycling with some American and English cyclists and I was thinking about the cyclists to whom I’ve already shown this part of La bella Sicilia this year. So far, I cycled with Dutch, American, English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Israeli, Belgian and Romanian cyclists and I had a great time with all of them. In this post I’ll show you some pics I took during a few of those rides.
The first cyclist, Sorin, came from Romania and stayed here in February. We went for a bike ride to Carini and Montelepre and to the medieval town of Erice and back.
A weeks later we had some Israeli guests with whom I did a short bike ride to the town of Terrasini.
In April I cycled with several English cyclist in sunny Sicily:
In May this year I had the pleasure of being a guide for a group of Dutch friends who wanted to a sporting activity together. A bike ride sounded great, so on a sunny morning in May we took off for a 55 km bike ride.
The guys even had their own service car!
Climbing is always easier with some moral support from your friends…
For some of them it was a rather easy ride.
For others, not so much…
But in the end everybody had a great time! Read the whole story here.
A week later Harry, a Dutch cyclist, wanted to go for a bike ride. After picking up the rental bike at Eurobici’s we rode to the town of Carini.
Great views on the Carini climb.
The last cyclists with whom I cycled in May were the two friends Emilie and Emily. Emily wanted to train for the Alpe d’Huzes, an event where cyclists climb Alpe d’Huez several times (max. 6 times) to raise money for cancer research, so she wanted to do a few climbs together.
The Carini climb was a nice climb to warm up for Emily, but for Emilie it was the first time she climbed and she did a great job!
When we got back at Eurobici’s, Emily wanted to do another climb, so we climbed towards the sanctuary of Romitello.
A few weeks later, Emily climbed the Alpe d’Huez 6 times!
In July I cycled with a lot of cyclists. Here are a few of them. First off, Ben from The Netherlands:
With Dominic and his son Eddie we did a ride towards the temple of Segesta.
On this ride the derailer clamp of my bike broke off (see: Houston, we have a problem). Next up: three Dutch cyclists who met each other in the Borgo delle Olive (base camp for next year’s Giro dello Scorpione). As it turned out, one of them wasn’t a cyclist after all, so a few km into the Carini climb I had to arrange transportation back to Eurobici’s. The following pics were made after only 8 km into the ride.
In September I had a great time riding with Steve and Joost. Steve and I went to the coastal town of Castellemmare del Golfo:
Joost had brought his own bike from The Netherlands. He and I did a few rides together, one of which to the town of Carini.
So these were a few of the cyclists with whom I did a bike ride. You’ve probably noticed that I took a lot of cyclists to the town of Carini. This is not because there are no other options (there are, and lots of them), but the Carini ride is not too hard for most cyclists and it offers great sea views and some nice climbs!
A big grazie to all cyclists for the lovely company during the rides together. Hope to see you again in sunny Sicily!