SICILY - ACROSS THE LAND OF MYTHS

ETNA - TAORMINA - IONIAN SEA

Sicily bicycle holiday

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: medium
Distance: ca. 202-208 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 650,- €

Sicily bike map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Round the volcano which has characterised Sicily’s history: a striking bike tour along the Etna foothills and along its national park. This journey will take you through ancient towns, pervaded by history and myths, on the tracks of ancient savours and exquisite wines. It is of medium difficulty and will allow you to visit Taormina, pearl of
the Ionian coast, the medieval towns of Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia, and the baroque city of Acireale. You will see some of the most important Sicilian nature reserves: Mount Etna, the Alcantara canyon and the natural reserve "Forre Laviche del Simeto".

  
Characteristics of the route:

The route follows mainly less frequented secondary roads. Most of the parts are flat or lightly uphill, but still easy to manage. This tour is suitable for all healthy persons with a minimum of bike practice and fitness.

A day by day account of the route:

bicycle holiday Italy

Day 1: Arrival at Nicolosi

Individual arrival at Nicolosi;

Mount Etna Sicily

Day 2: Etna - Nicolosi (approx. 20 km)

There is the possibility to visit Mount Etna;

Forre Laviche del Simeto

Day 3: to Bronte (approx. 49 km)

You will arrive at the nature reserve „Forre Laviche del Simeto“;

Bike holiday Sicily

Day 4: to Maniace - Randazzo (approx. 30-36 km)

Tip: check out one of the many pistachio producers in town;

Sicily bike trip

Day 5: to Giardini Naxos (approx. 46 km)

Visit the gracious town centre of Castiglione di Sicilia;

Taormina Sicily

Day 6: to Taormina and Giardini Naxos (approx. 20 km)

Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian coast;

Cycling along the Ionian coast

Day 7: to Acitrezza (approx. 37 km)

This stage takes you along the Ionian coast;

Bicycle holiday Sicily

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2018

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person, double room with breakfast 650.00 €
Single room surcharge per person  180.00 €
Surcharge high season (July and August) 90.00 €
Surcharge half board per person and week (without beverages) 180.00 €
Surcharge "solo traveller" 100.00 €
Reduction children*  
Children 0-5,99 years 100%
Children 6-10,99 years 50%
Children 11-13,99 years 25%
Children from the age of 14 10%
Additional services
Rental bike 90.00 €
E-Bike 150.00 €
Tandem  190.00 €
Trailer (for children – maximum weight 40 kg) 50.00 €
Additonal nights in Nicolosi
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 38.00 €
Surcharge single room per night 15.00 €
Additonal nights in Acitrezza
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 40.00 €
Surcharge single room per night 20.00 €

* The reduction has to be considered on the package price with breakfast in the bedroom with at least two people paying the full price.


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Saturday from 03/03/2018 (first starting date) to 17/11/2018 (last starting date)

  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons.

  • Non schedule arrival dates: upon request!

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    We recommend to arrive by plane (airport of Catania).
  • Accomodation:
    Accomodation in 3***hotels and B&B. Attention: Tourist tax if requested has to be paid on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    Transfer by shuttle-bus from Catania airport to Nicolosi: € 25.00 per person (with a minimum of 2 people);
    Transfer from Acitrezza to Catania airport: 25.00 € per person (with a minimum of 2 people);

  • Rental Bikes:
    24 or 27-gears women's or men's bicycle
    Electro bike
    Tandem

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English
     
  • Other information:
    For the individual excursion to Mount Etna with mountain guide, funicular and Jeep we recommend wearingsolid shoes or trekking shoes as well as warm clothing especially in spring and autumn.
    During high season (end of July to end of August) you will have to take more traffic along the coast into account.
    Stage Nicolosi/Etna: if the public bus (ticket not included in the package price) to Mount Etna is already full or with more than 2 participants the owner of the B&B in Nicolosi will organize a private transfer: Euro 15.00 per person (with a minimum of 2 persons), Euro 12.00 per person  (for min. 3 persons).

 

 

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