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Palermo Old Town Bike Tour

  • Explore Palermo by bike and cover the ground with ease
  • Head off the beaten trail with your guide and see the real Palermo
  • Traditional street food-tastings along the way
Palermo Old Town Bike Tour
From US$51.09
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Summer - Morning Tour 9:30amMost Popular
Bike tour departing at 09:30am.
Morning tour-Winter 10am
Bike tour departing at 10:00am.
Summer-Afternoon Tour 4pm
Bike tour departing at 4:00pm.
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Capital of Sicily, Palermo is a city of rich history and impressive architecture—with hidden secrets round every corner. On this bike tour, hop onto the saddle, escape the tourist trail with your guide, and see sides of Palermo many visitors miss. Spin along peaceful back-streets and through pretty squares, sample Sicilian street food, and experience life in Palermo away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps.
What to Expect
Departing from the local office (Discesa dei Giudici n.21), cycle through Palermo at a relaxing, leisurely pace. Palermo is very flat, so the 3-hour tour is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

You will pass through the architecturally impressive Piazza Bellini and Pizza Pretoria with their examples of Arab, Norman, Byzantine, and Spanish art. Then, ride across the “Cassaro” to see San Francesco church, Piazza Marina and the oldest giant Ficus tree in Europe. You will also see the ancient palaces from the Spanish Inquisition and the amazing Spasimo church.

Ride along the waterfront, on the huge grass overlooking the sea and the harbor, heading to the first Arab castle on the charming port of Cala. Afterwards, stop for a tasting of unique, regional street food, such as panelle, crocchè.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent and informative tour

Our family did the bike tour with Laura on the day that we arrived in Palermo. It was a great way to get oriented to the city, major sights, and history. The city is flat so it is an easy ride, even in the heat....More

Thank AFVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best way to discover a new place

When arriving in a city for the first time I think this is the best way to find one's barings, so it is worth doing in the first day or two - Social Bike didn't disappoint. I thought at the beginning that three hours might...More

Thank Johnny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A must!

As a family we are lucky to have travelled near and far and we never go on organised tours but with only 2 days in Palermo I booked this up and held my breath! It was fantastic - largely due to our guide Laura who...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour of the city!!

What a fantastic way to see the city and cover lots of different areas. Our guide Simon was fantastic and full of interesting facts about Palermo. We even stopped to try the local street food which my kids loved. Definitely worth the time.

2  Thank Jason R
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip!

We had a small excursion in the town with a guide, we loved the historical sites and the path of the visit! Very kind people!

2  Thank Hüseyin Aydın G
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