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Perfect for a good run

About 6km long, good views - as long as you keep your sight on the sea and avoid looking at the... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Elena P
Walk along the cliffs

Access behind the monument to Africa this is the old rail bed bike path. You can wander to the... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
sybil007
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

About 6km long, good views - as long as you keep your sight on the sea and avoid looking at the horrible 60s buildings. Good pavement.

Thank Elena P
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Access behind the monument to Africa this is the old rail bed bike path. You can wander to the cliff edge for stunning views and in early Mar ill of wild flowers. Take N°3 bus. Only runs till 1pm this time of year. Nowhere does...More

Thank sybil007
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The cycle path I think is nice for cycling or running especially if you are staying for some time or living in Siracusa but it's not really a nature attraction for tourists. The view towards Ortigia is quite nice coming back but the old railway...More

Thank Just_Tina_C
Reviewed June 6, 2016

To visit Ortigia by bike is a great option too. We did an adorable ride along the seaside. The path is easy and flat and can be done with kids. The views are stunning ! There are small bridges overlooking the sea. The vegetation is...More

1  Thank Marcia D
Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a nice simple there and back walk with good views to the sea with lots of wild flowers and some interesting art features.It also goes through some interesting former railway cuttings. You can wander off the path along the cliffs but the surface...More

Thank billfield88
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This little gem is easily overlooked amongst the myriad attractions of the ancient world surrounding Syracuse, but well worth seeking out. Only a short distance from the city centre this cliff top cycle/foot path abounds with plants, Birds, Butterflies and lizards - to say nothing...More

Thank David M
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Old railway line repurposed for cycling though you'll encounter more walkers and runners here. Surface is old asphalt or packed dirt, fine for most any bicycle as long as you can ride around a pothole or three.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I discovered this place by accident and run for 4kms and then back. Views were nice, path was empty so i can recommend it for running!

1  Thank czesiuradek
Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I ran twice, and it's a great place to do it. I believe the hole track measures around 7km, and the experience is great. It's an old railway track that was converted into a a bikeway. The hole length is illuminated using the old train...More

1  Thank reyfo
Reviewed March 1, 2015

A shortish, but by Sicilian standards, quite well maintained track along the old railway. Pick your time to cycle carefully as it can get busy with walkers and dogs who are somewhat oblivious to cyclists. The usual problem with dog poo, so steer carefully! On...More

Thank Tricia H
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