52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #44. Explore It on Foot or by Bicycle

There is simple joy in exploring new territory on foot or bicycle. Sicily has many walking and hiking opportunities: Everything from walking along rolling country roads between villages in the Madonie Mountains to coastal hikes in Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve with dips in the sea for refreshment.

Spring is a beautiful time to take in the Iblean Mountains’ wildflowers up close. Summer in the Egadi Islands invites another kind of magic — the reward of hidden swimming spots. Fall serves up encounters with Sicilians engaged in the grape and olive harvests throughout the region, while winter months, which are mild, provide access to the sweet and tart orange and mandarin orchards of Siracusa and Catania provinces and the green seas of fresh grasses of Enna and Agrigento. So, grab your hiking boots and cycling gear (and pack a bathing suit) because Sicily’s countryside awaits!

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