9 days/ 8 nights with 7 days of cycling


Can start anytime between March and June and September and November.



Intermediate - Sicily is hilly


Classic Accommodation:   US$2250
Single Supplement: US$560

 

Luxe Accommodation: US$2700
Single Supplement: US$675

 

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  • 8 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Luggage transfers
  • Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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  • Cooking class is optional if interested
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  • Detailed route instructions and map
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  • Area manager available on call throughout the tour
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We recommend flying into Catania-Fontanarosa Airport (Airport code: CTA; www.aeroporto.catania.it ). You will need to transfer to the first hotel, which is located outside of Vizzini so a taxi is the easiest way to get there. We can arrange this for you if you like, or you can just book at the airport on arrival.

 

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Italy

Sicily Cycling 9 Days
Described as the Mediterranean’s most alluring island with sweeping olive-strewn landscapes, starkly beautiful Greek temples and Byzantine mosaics, this island in the sun offers outstanding food and culture and interesting cycling routes. Our itinerary includes overnight stops in Ragusa, Noto, and Syracusa, staying in charming and authentic lodging. Be prepared for some climbing and the reward of sweeping descents, along coastlines and through villages that throw out the welcome to visitors, especially those on bikes. Need inspiration? Read Francine Prose NY Time article; Enthralled by Sicily, Again.

 

 

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Arriving to Sicily: There are intenational airports in Catania, Palermo and Trapani. For this trip, it makes most sense to fly into Catania. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the first hotel by taxi. Travel by bus between the airport and Vizzini is possible (5 times a day) and would take 1h40.

Day 1
Vizzini: Arrive to your hotel, check-in anytime after lunch and meet your bikes. Ride a loop day from your hotel, with time to stop in the village of Vizzini, considered one of the oldest cities in Sicily, ruled in the middle ages by aristocratic families and today a vibrant village with restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Enjoy a swim in the large swimming pool and then dinner at the superb restaurant on site.
Distance: 40 km; 700m gain

Day 2
Vizzini loop to Grammichele & Caltagirone: Today, set off for the nearby village of Grammichele, which was heavily damaged in an earthquake in 1693 and redesigned and rebuilt. A longer option reaches Caltagirone, famous for ceramics. On the return route, stop in the village of Mineo for a late afternoon refreshment before reaching your hotel.
Distance: 44 km; 530m or 80 km; 1400m or 100km; 1800m

Tuscany Cycling 8 Days Day 3
Vizzini to Rargusa: Ride from Vizzini south to Licodia Eubea, Lake Dirillo and Villagio Gulfi (with its winery) towards the town of Ragusa. In Donnafugata, admire the 17th century castle here and then make your way to a comfortable hotel located peacefully in the countryside.
Distance: 70 km; 1170m

Day 4
Ragusa loop to Donnalucata and Scili: Leaving Ragusa, cycle towards the coast and the charming village and splendid beaches of Donnalucata. On the return ride, stop for lunch in Scicli, a Unesco-listed Baroque town with abandoned cave settlements. Enjoy a walk in the historic centre of Ragusa Ibla, followed by dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants.
Distance: 61 km; 1000 m gain

Day 5
Ragusa to Noto: Start this day riding to Modica, another Unesco-listed site to explore the town and taste the famous chocolate at a favourite artisan shop. Cross the interior of Sicily on roads lined with orchards and farms. Arrive to our hotel, an upscale agriturismo. Take a swim, and relax prior to dinner.
Distance: 70 km; 1250 m gain

Day 6
Noto loop to Marzamemi: On today’s loop ride, cycle south towards the coast to some of the most secluded sandy beaches not just in Sicily but in all of Italy. Visit the sea-side village of Marzamemi. Take a swim, enjoy lunch at the atmospheric Traverna La Cialoma, or if you prefer to sun-bathe at an exclusive beach, head to Agua Beach Resort and then ride through the National Park Vindicari. Noto is described by many as their favourite hill-town in Sicily including Conde Naste Traveler who describe Noto: “In contrast to big European cities during the summer, this region of southern Italy has all the history of Rome along with the small-town breezy seaside charm of the Cinque Terre.”
Distance: 48 km; 800 m gain or 79 km; 845 m gain

Day 7
Noto loop to Palazzo Acreide: Ride a loop to the Unesco World Heritage city of Palazzo Acreide, which was first inhabited in the 10th century. Among the towns of the Val I Noto that were rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake, they represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building. The longer ride provides an opportunity to dine at Osteria U Locale, a popular local restaurant in Buccheri. Distance: 44 km; 530 m; 80 km; 1400 m or 100 km; 1800 m gain

Day 8
After a leisurely morning, we transfer you to Syracusa with time to explore the city and, with a local guide, spend ½ day exploring the ancient ruins. There are superb restaurants in this town and we provide our top recommendations for you to choose.

Day 9
Depart to Catania airport (1h10) as desired.

 

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