ROADBIKE-TOUR IN SICILY

FROM IBLEAN CANYONS TO BAROQUE CURVES

Sicily road bike holiday

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: sporty racing-bike tour
Distance: 401-422 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 700,- €

Map Sicily Road Bike

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

An itineray on this mythical island, between archaeological sites and baroque architecture. You will explore the south-east coastline as well as the hinterland, the Erei mountains and the Val di Noto which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Along the trip you will discover beautiful towns like Caltagirone (famous for the handi craft ceramics), Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa Iblea and Noto, the most important of the baroque cities in Sicily. Your aim is Syracuse, one of the capitals of the Greek colonies of the Magna Grecia. Along the coast you will see the bird and wildlife sanctuary “Oasi di Vendicari”, the fisherman village Marzamemi and the islands of Capo Passero and Isola delle Correnti.

  
Characteristics of the route:

A sporting racing bike tour for cyclist in good physical form.

A day by day account of the route:

Road Bike Sicily

Day 1: Arrival at Caltagirone

Individual arrival at Caltagirone;

Road Bike Sicily Caltagirone

Day 2: Circular stage (approx. 96 km)

Piazza Armerina, with the mosaiques of the Roman Villa del Casale;

Road Bike Sicily Palazzolo Acreide

Day 3: Caltagirone - Palazzolo Acreide (approx. 71 - 92 km)

One of the most interesting canyons is the „Valle dell’Anapo“;

Road Bike Sicily Modica

Day 4: Palazzolo Acreide - Modica (approx. 62 km)

Of the architectonical jewels of the area is the town Ragusa Ibla;

Road Bike Sicily Noto

Day 5: Modica - Noto (approx. 107 km)

Noto is the most famous baroque town;

Road Bike Sicily Syracuse

Day 6: Noto - Siracusa (approx. 65 km)

The landscape is dominated by the deepest European canyon;

Road Bike Sicily Syracuse

Day 7: Visit of the historical center of Siracusa

Visit the Island of Ortigia, and the cultural centre of the city;

Road Bike Sicily

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 700,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 230,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 110,00
Halfboard surcharge, per person € 190,00
Solo Traveller surcharge € 120,00
additional services
Rental bike € 120,00
Extra nights in ca ltagirone
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 50,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 25,00
Extra nights in siracusa
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 60,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 30,00

* High season: July and August


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Saturday, from 02/02/2019 (first possible arrival day) to 09/11/2019 (last possible arrival day).

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 2 persons upon request!

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    8 days / 7 nights
     
  • Distance:
    Approx. 401 - 422 km
     
  • Starting point:
    Caltagirone
     
  • Arrival:
    • By plain: Catania Airport. On request, we arrange transfers from the airport to the start point of the tour.
       
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels of the 3*** or 4**** category, high quality Bed & Breakfast in Caltagirone.
    Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot
     
  • Transfer:
    Transfer from Catania airport to Caltagirone: 45.00 € for person (min. 2 persons)
    Transfer from Syracuse to Catania airport: 35.00 € for person (min. 2 persons)
    Reservation necessary, as there are limited places; transfers are payable on the spot: Special rates for more than four participants on request.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    Road bike with Shimano 105
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German – English - Italian
 
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