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Best of Sicily on Road Bike

Self-guided Best of Sicily on road bike. From February – November
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Self-guided cycling Tour Sicily on Road Bike

The self-guided Cycling tour of Sicily is a great way to immerse this fantastic Italian island. Combine cycling with archaeology, panoramic views, and medieval villages. Where else you can find isolated beaches and beautiful mountain ranges next to each other? You’ll ride some 415 km. This itinerary winds its way among the archaeological sites and Baroque cathedrals. You’ll have the chance to explore both the South-Eastern coastline and the hinterland.

Your start will be in Caltagirone which is most of all famous for its handicraft ceramics. From here you cycle the south-east coastline. Here you’ll have the chance to explore the South-Eastern coastline and the hinterland. Cycle the Erei mountains range valley and the Val di Noto which has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage since 2003. You’ll be visiting Caltagirone, a Baroque town also famous for its colorful ceramics. The town of Noto is also called ”the pearl of Baroque”. And finally, you’ll see Syracuse the cultural capital of Magna Grecia. In addition, the mountains and landscapes make this trip ideal for a great cycling holiday on this beautiful Island. You won’t be the first one to discover Sicily the cycling paradise.

Enjoy fitness by visiting archaeological sites and baroque architecture.

  • Charming (3* and 4* hotels) where you will be able to relax
  • Immerse medieval villages, great climbs, and last but not least the delicious culinary specialties of Sicily!
  • Cycle the beautiful Val di Noto which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
  • Visit the most important of the baroque cities in Sicily, Piazza Armerina, known for the mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale Around.
  • Visit old historical places like Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, and Noto.
  • Relax on one of the many spectacular beaches.
  • Along the coast, you will see the bird and wildlife sanctuary “Oasi di Vendicari”.
  • 415 kilometers of top-class cycling.
Day 1
Check in
Check-in around 14.00 at your hotel in Caltagirone. There will be a briefing, and bike fitting and the tour organizer will explain the coming itinerary of this best-of Sicily on-road bike tour. Airport transfers (on request). Overnight in Caltagirone.
Day 2
Circular stage / +96km
After leaving Caltagirone you cycle over local low-traffic roads in central-east Sicily until you arrive at Piazza Armerina. Possibility to visit the Roman la Villa del Casale, discovered in 1950, it's a unique example of Roman pavement decorations of multicolored mosaics. After your visit return to Caltagirone (96 km). Overnight in Caltagirone.
Day 3
Caltagirone to Palazzolo Acreide/ +71km or +92km
Today’s route is well-rounded offering the chance to explore places of historical, cultural, and natural interest. A stop in Vizzini will allow you to move further into the genuine island’s Sicilian, introducing you to the world of Giovanni Verga, one of the most acclaimed Sicilian writers, who was born in this village two centuries ago. From the North-Western slope of Monte Lauro, where Vizzini lies, you will continue towards the limestone plateau represented by the Hyblaean mountains, wonderfully carved by deep gorges locally known as caves. Among these, the most interesting one is the Anapo’s Valley where you can find the villages of Ferla, Cassaro, and Palazzolo Acreide. On a more technical level, this route involves several ups and downs.
Day 4
Palazzolo Acreide to Modica / +62km
After having explored Palazzolo Acreide’s rich historical center, you will descend through one of the valleys of the Hyblaean mountains, within a landscape at times rugged and wild at others teeming with olive, almond, and carob trees surrounded by ancient dry-stone walls which outline the border between one plot of land and the other. This itinerary, comparatively short, will also allow you to visit Ragusa Ibla with its Baroque heritage and Modica, famous both for its remarkable history and for its delicious chocolate.
Day 5
Modica to Noto / +107km
Riding downhill through a typical gorge of the Hyblaean Territory, and following the course of an old river, you will reach Scicli, the smallest Baroque town with a lot of charm. After a brief tour of the town, you will be riding through the typical Ragusan countryside so very rich in carob trees and several different crops, until you reach an enthralling stretch of Sicilian coastline: The Island of the Currents, which separates the Ionian from the Mediterranean Sea, Portopalo di Capo Passero, the Southernmost village of the Eastern Coast, the old fishing hamlet of Mazamemi and Vendicari nature reserve, an uncontaminated area of great natural beauty because of the uniqueness of its fauna and flora. Noto, at the end of today's ride, is poetically described as "The Pearl of Baroque", and "The Garden of Stones", for very good reasons!
Day 6
Noto to Siracusa / +65km
You will start your ride by pedaling uphill towards San Corrado hamlet along one of the most scenic roads of Eastern Sicily. On top of Monte Alveria, you will reach Noto Antica, the remains of the town that stood here, at this unassailable height, until the 1693 earthquake struck. From here, you will continue riding along a stunning secondary road till you arrive at Cavagrande del Cassible Nature Reserve's viewpoint. At 505m a.s.l., you will glance at the amazing panorama, looking down at one of the deepest canyons in Europe. The river Cassibile has carved, through thousands of years, a series of beautiful little lakes where you can swim. You will then be heading North till you arrive at Siracusa, the cultural capital of Magna Grecia, rich with myths and legends.
Day 7
Visiting Siracusa's old town
The charming island of Ortigia, the historical and cultural old town center of Siracusa, will soon reveal the allure of a place where thousands of years of foreign domination have left their marks on the several layers of history, which followed inevitably. In Ortigia, you will find Piazza Duomo, one of the most beautiful Italian piazza, where the imposing cathedral stands and also the Temple of Apollo and Fontana Aretusa, where papyrus still grows, the same way as it does along the Anapo's riverbanks.
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home, or a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers on request.

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  • Departures every Saturday from February to November
  • Departure on other weekdays is possible on request. Minimum 2 participants

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  • 7 nights with breakfast in 3 or 4-star hotels, or equivalent B&B
  • Detailed maps of the route and roadbook with detailed descriptions of the route
  • Luggage transport
  • Assistance by telephone
Accommodation Comfort (3 or 4-star hotels, high-quality B&B in Caltagirone)
  • Base package per Person in double room €800
  • Single room supplement €260
  • Extra night in Caltagirone in double room per person €50
  • Extra night in Caltagirone in a single room €75
  • Extra night in Siracusa in double room per person €70
  • Extra night in Siracusa in single room €110
  • Supplement High Season (July and August) €120
  • Half Board Supplement (drinks excluded) €250
  • Single participant supplement €130
  • Bike rental alu road bike with Shimano Ultegra components €140
  • Bike rental carbon road bike with Shimano Ultegra components €170
  • Transfers from Catania airport to Caltagirone €65
  • Transfers from Siracusa to Catania airport €50
  • For arrivals or transfers after 10 pm a supplement of €5 per person is applied.
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