Cycling tour of the Baroque region of Sicily
This 7 night, supported cycling holiday provides a wonderful introduction to Sicily's south-east, a part of the island renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt coastline, spectacular Baroque architecture and sumptuous regional cuisine.
This fully supported cycling tour allows you to explore the remote and beautiful south-east corner of Sicily, as you ride through Natural Reserves, past crystal-clear waters and aromatic Mediterranean vegetation. On quiet country roads, you'll get to explore this traditional Italian island, taking in its natural beauty and experiencing its Greek, Roman and Baroque history. With its warm climate, beautiful coastline, gently rolling terrain and excellent food and wine it's the perfect destination for a cycling holiday.
You'll start the tour by tacking Mount Etna, Eurpoe's mpost active Volcano. The next couple of days are through valleys along quiet country roads upto the historic village of Palazzolo Acreid. You will then be lead through open countryside and past stone walled olive groves on your way to Pozzallo on the south coast. You'll ride along the coast towards Portopalo di Capo, cycling through traditional Baroque towns built around imposing churches and cathedrals, many of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. You'll then head north again, to the coastal fortified town Siracusa, a perfect end to your cycling in Sicily.
Highlights along the way include Modica, a town perched precariously on the side of a cliff and Noto the most Baroque town of Italy.
Along the way you'll stay in small good quality hotels and agriturismi with excellent local food and wine on offer, this is an Italian cycling holiday not to be missed.
- 7 nights in 3* and 4* hotel accommodation
- 7 days fully supported cycling
- Bike hire (supplement of £250 pp)
- Transfers from and to Catania International airport
- Fully supported riding
- Breakfast, picnic lunch and snacks during the day
- Guided riding with supplement of 2-3 Garmin consoles depending on group size
Day By Day
Day 1 Afternoon/early evening warm up cycle
Hotel accommodation is the 4* Hotel located on the side of Mt Etna
Day 2 Tackling Mt Etna and finishing at Santa Maria di Locadia
4* Hotel on the southern side of Mt Etna
Distance - 42 miles
Ascent - 2,200m
Day 3 Santa Maria di Licodia to Palazzola Acreid
Feudo Bauly Resort lies at the foot of the ancient Akrai (Palazzolo Acreide) in the heart of Val di Noto. You’ll be in a wonderful olive grove and in a beautiful orchard where you can live an authentic sicilian experience
Distance - 74 Miles
Ascent - 1,800m
Day 4 Palazzola Acreid to Pazzolla
Hotel 1921 is located near Pietrenere Beach and is the best choice to enjoy your stay in Pozzallo
Distance - 48 miles
Ascent - 1,000m
Day 5 Palazzola to Noto
Distance - 45 miles
Ascent - 450m
Day 6 Noto to Syracuse
Distance - 48 miles
Ascent - 1,100m
Day 7 Syracuse to Catania
Distance - 60 miles
Ascent - 1,350m
During your Sicilan Cyclig holiday you will stay in 3* and 4* hotels which have been selected for its excellent accommodation, views and pool facitlies along with its locations in beautiful towns in the baroque region of Sicily.
Most of the rooms have beds that can be split or come with singles for those sharing with friends, colleagues etc. Please enquire for details or for aviailability at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 004478775276297
Dates & Prices
October 2023 Price 19th - 26th £1350
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