Road bike Sicily - baroque towns
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8 days | difficulty level

Road bike Sicily – baroque towns
From Iblean canyons to baroque curves

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 400 - 425 km
Landscape:

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

TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1:

Individual arrival at Caltagirone, handover of the information material and explanation of the tour.

Day 2:

Circular stage (approx. 96 km)

Starting from Caltagirone you cycle along streets with low traffic until you arrive at Piazza Armerina. Possiblity to visit the Villa Romana del Casale, discoverd in 1950, unique example of roman pavements decorations of multicoloured mosaiques. After the visit return to Caltagirone.

Day 3:

(approx. 71 - 92 km)

Todays itinerary is various and interesting both from historical as natural point of view. The first stop is Vizzini, a small town in which the writer Giovanni Verga let some of his novels take place. From Vizzini you continue to the plateau with its deep canyons that are called “cave” in this area. One of the most interesting canyons is the Valle dell’Anapo which is surrounded by the villages Ferla, Cassaro and Palazzolo Acreide. This stage is characterized by a continuous up and down.

Day 4:

(approx. 62 km)

After visiting the historical center of Palazzolo Acreide you cycle through the beautiful territory of the Monti Iblei, a unique landscape, where rugged and wild areas alternate with pleasant green scenery, characterized by the typical stonewalls. This quite short stage allows you also to visit one of the architectonical jewels of the area, Ragusa Ibla.

Day 5:

(approx. 107 km)

Todays stage is quite easy. You cycle slightly downhill in a beautiful Iblei Canyon to Scicli. After a visit of the center, you continue to the southcoast untill you arrive at the Isola delle Correnti, which marks the watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea, continuing to Portopalo di Capo Passero, the southernmost city of Sicily, the ancient fishing village Marzamemi and the wildlife sancutary of Vendicari, a wonderful and uncontaminated coast full of interesting plants and rare birds. After this you will continue to the most famous baroque town, Noto.

Day 6:

(approx. 65 km)

You cycle uphill to San Corrado and arrive in Noto Antica, on the Monte Alveria. From Noto Antica continue until you arrive at the view point of the nature reserve Cava Grande del Cassibile (505 mt.), interesting also for the archeological remains. The landscape is dominated by the deepest European Canyon (300 mt) and its steep walls. Return to the road and continue in direction north to Siracusa.

Day 7:

Visit the fascinating Island Ortigia, the historical and cultural center of the city. The Old Town of Siracusa captivates immediately with more than 3000 years of history and archeological evidence of practically all great civilizations of the Mediterranean.

Day 8:

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast From 30/01/2021 to 06/11/2021 710 €
High season supplement From 03/07/2021 to 28/08/2021 110 €
Single room supplement 230 €
Half board supplement 190 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night in double room with breakfast Caltagirone 50 €
Single room supplement per night Caltagirone 25 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Syrakus 60 €
Single room supplement per night Syrakus 30 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

dates of arrival

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Available for groups from 6 persons and on request
It's recommended to obtain a travel cancellation insurance. The indicated price is subject to changes, print and calculation errors.

General information

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By plain: Catania Airport. On request, we arrange transfers from the airport to the start point of the tour.

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 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.

Road bike aluminium with Shimano Ultegra/105 or carbon with Shimano Ultegra components

  • Accommodation in hotels of the 3*** or 4**** category, high quality Bed & Breakfast in Caltagirone

  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Well planned routes

  • Detailed documents (maps, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

  • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour

  • Departure at the end of the tour

  • Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

  • Lunch, Dinner (if not booked halfboard)

  • Not mentioned entries

  • Rental bikes and Travel insurance

  • All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

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