Bike tour of Monreale

With an e-bike and the guide, we ride through Arab-Normans and ancient water routes, tasting local food and meeting mosaicists and their art. We visit the Cathedral of Monreale and enjoy the best view of the Conca D'Oro, the plain of Palermo.

We ride to the Cassaro, the actual Corso Vittorio Emanuele, along Corso dell'Uscibene, the road that connected the Porta Nuova of Palermo with Monreale, today called Corso Calatafimi.

We chase the ancient history with Norman buildings and Phoenician Necropolis, we meet the underground waterway, with the qanat, underground tunnels built by the Arabs, where flowed the water that supplied the entire city, this route on the surface will lead us to Monreale.

In Monreale, we will visit the spectacular Duomo with its shimmering mosaics and the cloister with its wonderful spiral columns.
We will enjoy the panorama of Monreale from its various lookouts and talk with the mosaicists who will show us all the secrets of their art.

At this point, it will be more than deserved to stop at the bakery to savor the warm flavor of "Pane Cunzatu", the homemade bread filled with simple local ingredients. We will pedal through the Giudecca, the Jewish neighborhood, and discover "Monte Reale", once a hunting reserve of the Normans. At this point, Palermo and his surroundings will have no more secrets.

Perfect for

who wants to visit Palermo and Monreale by bike without stressing and struggling too much.

What you'll need:

comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.

Who you'll meet:

an expert guide and the mosaicists of Monreale.

Duration

4h

Meeting point

Social Bike, Discesa dei Giudici 21, Palermo

Included

Official guide, e-city bike, helmet, a bottle of water, tasting of "Cunzato bread", the ticket of the complex of Duomo of Monreale, Cuba and Punic necropolis.