8-Day Sicily Road Bike Tour of the Baroque Southeast
An itineray that combines archeological sites, baroque architecture and breathtaking landscapes with low traffic roads with challenging climbs and fast downhills.
Day 1: Caltagirone
Individual arrival at Caltagirone, handover of the information material and explanation of the tour.
Day 2: Circular stage, 95 km
Departure from Caltagirone you cycle along streets with low traffic until you arrive at Piazza Armerina. Possiblity to visit the Roman la Villa del Casale, discoverd only 1950, unique example of roman pavements decorations of multicoloured mosaiques. After the visit return to Caltagirone.
Day 3: Caltagirone – Palazzolo Acreide, 85 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: Palazzolo Acreide – Modica, 65 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: Modica –Noto, 98 km
Todays stage is quite easy. You start slightly downhill in a beautiful Iblei Canyon you arrive in 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: Noto – Siracusa, 75 km
You start uphill to San Corrado and arrive in Noto Antica, on the Monte Alveria. From Noto antica continue until you arrive at the vista point of the nature reserve Cava Grande del Cassibile (505 mt.), intersting also for the archeological remains. The landscape is dominated by the deepest European Canyon (300 mt) and its steep walls. Return to the coas and continue in direction north to Syracuse.
Day 7: Day off to relax or visit the historical center of Syracuse
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversize or excessive luggage may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable"
"Minimum age is 18 years"
Horário de Início:
This is an independent bike tour. We recommend to start between 9am and 10am
Duração: 8 Days
Ponto de partida:
Your accomodation in Caltagirone
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.