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Palermo Old Town Bike Tour

Palermo, Italy
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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
  • Includes bike and helmet rental

What's Included

  • City bike
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Helmet (not mandatory)
  • Infant seats that attach to the bicycles, if necessary
  • Local taxes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Discesa dei Giudici, 21
    Discesa dei Giudici, 21, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

    Discesa dei Giudici n.21. From the Central Station take via Roma in front of the station. Walk for 6 minutes; Discesa dei Giudici is the first pedestrian street you'll arrive at on your left. Our store is near the Quattro Canti square

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Cruise passengers: At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • extra Ebike: 10 euro
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Excellent tour, absolutely no negatives
Rosie_C, Jan 2020
We booked this tour only a couple of days in advance after a different tour we had booked was cancelled. We are very glad we did! Since I had not cycled in quite a while I was worried it would be hard work for me, but the cycling was easy, some short uphill stretches but felt like we were going downhill or flat most of the time. We were also worried about the traffic in Palermo but we mostly kept to pedestrian areas on this tour and where we did cross roads Laura made sure we were safe, we felt like we were in good hands! The bikes were also well maintained and we appreciated the bottles of water and bags for the back of the bikes they provided for outer stuff. Laura was an amazing guide, very passionnate and gave us lots of information. We saw most of the main attractions in Palermo city centre (many more places than were listed on the tour page) and sampled some great street food. Laura did the tour in English for us - her English was excellent and she answered all our questions in a lot of detail. She had a great sense of humour and was very friendly. I would highly recommend this tour - we did it on our last full day in Palermo but I would recommend doing it at the beginning of your stay as Laura gave us lots of recommendations for places to see and eat and we wish we’d had more time to go to them after. We did manage to go to the Bistrot she recommended after the tour and it was some of the best, most interesting food we’d had in Sicily - grazie mille Laura!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Many thanks to you! It was a pleasure!
Palermo bike tour
Mary_C, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was also a history teacher! Obvious from the wealth of info we received! Literally saw all we needed to see in Palermo on this 1 bike tour
Keith D, Jun 2019
Very informative and fun. Laura was the best. Kept everything moving and fun. No problems biking through Palermo. Recommend to everyone.
Walking food tour
Craig H, Apr 2019
Highly recommend! Food and wine was excellent! Rosario-great guide and provided some great restaurant suggestions for the remaining days of our stay in Taormina!
Bike tour
Jeffrey_B, Oct 2018
The bike tour was interesting and the bikes were good, cycling though the area was a bit difficult at times due to the pedestrians,I was expecting to be meet at the cruise ships missed the start of the tour
Laura, our tour guide, was amazing...
Kenneth W, Apr 2018
Laura, our tour guide, was amazing! We learned so much about the city of Palermo. She also took the time to recommend places to eat and drink and visit! My husband and I strongly recommend this tour to everyone!
We had a nice time in Palermo. The...
Kroly_R, Feb 2018
We had a nice time in Palermo. The city looks different on a bike. Rafaela is an excellent guide. All went well. Thanx!
A great overview of the whole city...
Jackie F, Aug 2017
A great overview of the whole city. The guide was funny and informative and spoke English very well. I would recommend it to families with teenage children and older, The staff was also attentive and very helpful.
Une vraie découverte
Claude_S, Dec 2021
Nous avons eu le privilège de découvrir la riche histoire de la ville de Palerme par Simone notre souriant et très cultivé guide. Un parcours fluide et passionnant qui nous a donné envie d aller plus loin dans la découverte de la ville
Massimo_B, Aug 2021
Abbiamo fatto il tour con la simpaticissima Chiara che ci ha permesso di visitare Palermo con gli occhi e l’amore di chi la vive quotidianamente. Il tour è assolutamente alla portata di tutti, e anzi, tutti dovrebbero proprio farlo! Comprende anche una sosta per assaggiare il famoso street food palermitano e permette in poco tempo di visitare tutte le attrazioni principali della città antica.
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Divertente e appassionante
Roberto_S, Jun 2021
Molto divertente e adatta a tutti. La guida è brava e simpatica. Il tour permette di apprezzare molti dettagli dell'architettura , storia e vita della città in un solo percorso. Confortevole anche sotto il sole di fine giugno!
Bellissima gita in bici
Eliana_C, Oct 2020
Bellissima gita con Chiara. Simpaticissima guida, che essendo nata a Palermo non solo ha potuto raccontare molto sulla storia, ma anche sulla cultura e vita di questa splendida città.
Excellent tour guide !
catherineramirez, Nov 2019
Une guide absolument fantastique, un tour exécuté en totalité malgré le temps pluvieux. tout était bien. Merci


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