Grade

Moderate

When

March 1- October 1

Accommodation

2* B & B and 3*/4* Hotels

Price 2* Hotel- B &B

€575

Price 3* and 4* Hotel

€640

Bike hire

€120 Shimano Ultegra

Bike hire

€140 E bike

Bike hire

€100 Hybrid - Trekking

Bike hire

€190 Tandem

From: 570

Description

Classic Sicily bike Trip

Self guided cycling classic Sicily bike trip. From March until October
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Self guided classic Sicily bike Trip on E bike or Trekking bike

Cycling Sicily is a great way to immerse this fantastic Italian island. Combine cycling with archaeology, panoramic medieval villages and small mountain ranges! You will ride some 250 kilometres. Your start will be in Palzzalo Acreide. From here you cycle the South East coastline as well the stunning backyards of Sicily island. The island is perfect for cycling , with its beautiful natural landscapes and excellent weather all year round. Cycle the Erei mountains range valley and the Val di Noto.

Visit places and bike through small villages like Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and don’t forget Syracuse. That is one of the capitals of the Greek colonies of the Magna Grecia. When you cycling along the cost you will see the bird and wildlife sanctuary “Oasi di Vendicari”. The hilly and mountainous landscapes are ideal for a great cycling holiday on the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. You won’t be the first one that discover Sicily the cycle paradise. The tours are designed for those who love to travel with some autonomy but also enjoy a range of services which will make your cycling holiday comfortable and unique.

Enjoy fitness with visiting archaeological sites and baroque architecture

  • Immerse medieval villages, great climbs and last but not least the delicious culinary specialities of Sicily!
  • Cycle the beautiful Val di Noto which has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003
  • Visit the most important of the baroque cities in Sicily, Piazza Armerina, known for the mosaiques 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 cost you will see the bird and wildlife sanctuary “Oasi di Vendicari”
  • Visit old towns with their natural treasures
Day 1
Check in
Check in around 14.00 at your hotel in Palazzolo Acreide. There will be a short briefing with maps and delivery of the bike (s) by the tour organizer. Airport transfers (on request). Don’t forget to visit the old town of Palazzolo Acreide, where you can find Baroque architecture and churches like S. Paolo and S. Sebastiano.
Day 2
Palazzolo Acreide to Modica 50-60 km
On your first cycling day you will cycle through the Hyblean territory with spectacular wild landscapes, green fields and large gardens planted with trees. The descent from Palazzolo is surrounded by ancient dry-stone walls which outline the border between one plot of land and the other. Todays last stretch includes a 3km long ascent which ends in Modica. Overnight in Modica
Day 3
Modica to Pozzallo 34-48 km
Modica is famous for his excellent chocolate. Enjoy a nice cappuccino in the morning with famous Modican chilli pepper chocolate. An easy ride starts with a beautiful downhill from Modica trough the Cava Gorge following the old river. From Scicli ( the most charming Baroque town on the route) the roads keeps going down towards the coast to Pozzallo passing typical Ragusan countryside rich of carob trees. Pozzallo is a cosy seaside town famous for its long beaches. Accommodation in Pozzallo don’t forget to take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea
Day 4
Pozzalo to Marzamemi 57 km
During the whole stage you will ride on a country side roads along the border of the Longarini and Cuba morasses (Wildlife reserves). Here, big migrating birds, such as pink flamingos and herons, use to stop and rest during their journey from Africa to the Northern Europe. Then more South to l’Isola delle Correnti and Portopalo di Capo Passero (the most southern European town) before arriving at the a charming marine village of Marzamemi. This unique little village has a great atmosphere combined with the pleasure of tasting the delicious fish at the marvellous San Lorenzo beach. Overnight in Marzamemi/San Lorenzo.
Day 5
Marzamemi to Noto 35 km
On this day you will come across the Oasi Naturale di Vendicari, a unique nature reserve with salt marshes attracting rare migratory birds like flamingos and egrets. From here you will be riding inland among the most celebrated vineyards of the island where Nero d’Avola grape is produced. This stage ends in Noto, ‘the Pearl of Sicilian Baroque’ (35 km). Overnight in Noto and time to visit the Baroque palaces, churches surrounded by beautiful Piazzas.
Day 6
Noto to Syracuse 35km-55km
Still along a level road, you will continue heading North along the seaside until you reach Syracuse, the cultural capital. On your way we recommand a visit to the Neapolis Archaeological Park where you will have the chance to marvel at the Greek theatre and Roman amphitheatre. Return to the coast and continue in direction north to Syracuse. Syracuse or Siracusa in Italian, is well known for its Greek history. The city is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you can find lots of historical buildings and the famous Syracusan amphitheatre. Visit of the historical old centre of Syracuse. Syracuse or Siracusa in Italian, is well known for its Greek history. The city is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you can find lots of historical buildings and the famous Syracusan amphitheatre. Visit of the fascinating Island Ortigia is a must do! In Ortigia you will find Piazza Duomo, one of the most beautiful Italian piazzas. Overnight in Syracuse, enjoy local food and the best wines of Sicily in the many restaurants you will find in the beautiful old town.
Day 7
Departure day
Departure day.Time to say goodbye..., a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers on request.

Airport

  • Catania is the second largest city in Sicily and has the busiest airport on Sicily Island with over more than six million passengers a year. The airport is situated 7 kilometres southwest of Catania next to highway A-19. Every 20 minutes busses leaving to Catania centre. There are regular bus services to the resort towns nearby like Taormina & Giardini Naxos. The bus ride to Palermo takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • In Palermo is another important airport called “Falcone-Borsellino”. The airport is 32 kilometres away to Palermo’s city centre and can easily reached by highway A29. Buses leaving every half an hour to Palermo Central station or Piazza Castelnuevo. There are busses running frequently to Agrigento, Trapani, Catania or Syracusa.



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  • All prices are based on double rooms - for bookings & inquires: send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com
  • Price € 575 Category Standard (BB or 2*-hotel high season supplement (July/August) € 80
  • Price € 640 Category Comfort (3* or 4*-hotels) high season supplement (July/August) € 100

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  8. The balance payment is due 60 days before the start of the tour.
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  • Base package 6 nights with breakfast in the chosen category (BB or 2*-hotels) € 575
  • Category Comfort (3* or 4*-hotels) base package in double room € 640
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Roadbook and maps with detailed description of every stage
  • Telephone assistance
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Single room supplement €145+ (2* Hotel)
  • Single room supplement €200+ (3* and 4* Hotel)
  • City bike €85
  • Fitness Bike with luggage carrier €100
  • E bike Lady-Men Model €140
  • Tandem €190
  • Shimano Ultegra road bike €120
  • Transfer (price per person): Catania airport – Palazzolo Acreide €45
  • Syracuse – Catania airport €35
  • Extra night Palazzolo €48
  • Extra night Syracuse €40 2 * and € 60 3-4*

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