Sicily Explorer Cycling Holidays
Start: Caltagirone

Your Itinerary


Sicily Explorer Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £749 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore the largest island in the Mediterranean
• Cycle through World Heritage sites
• Visit Noto and Siracusa – the finest Baroque and Greek influenced towns
• A fantastic introduction to Sicily in the shadow of Mt Etna.

Cycle Route: Island cycling
The itinerary develops on low traffic side roads except for the short part entering Siracusa. Most of the stretches are on lowlands with some slightly hilly passages. This tour is however suggested to people with a minimum of bike practise.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Caltagirone.

Individual arrival. Caltagirone is one of the Baroque towns of the famous Val di. Noto, a UNESCO world heritage site.

2nd day. Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Caltagirone (35 km)

In the morning a transfer will bring you to Piazza Armerina with its Villa Romana del Casale, 5 km southwest of the town. First excavated in 1950, it was probably a hunting lodge and summer residence and is decorated with multicoloured mosaic floors that are unique throughout the Roman world in their quality and extension. After the visit you’ll cycle back to Caltagirone.

3rd day. Caltagirone – Modica (50 km by bike + 40 km transfer)

From Caltagirone you start cycling southwards until you reach Comiso, where a transfer will bring you to Modica. The upper town is watched over by the magnificent 18th century façade of the church of San Giorgio.

4th day. Modica – Pozzallo (35 km)

Before leaving Modica don’t miss the famous spicy chocolate! From Modica you gradually descend alongside the characteristic caves of the Iblei mountains to Scicli, totally rebuilt in the Baroque style after the earthquake of 1693. Continue onwards through the marine centre of Pozzallo.

5th day. Pozzallo – Marzamemi (55 km)

This day of cycling on an almost completely flat course will bring you to Portopalo di Capo Passero, continental Europe’s southernmost point. Before arriving to Marzamemi, the beautiful island of Correnti marks the meeting point of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas.

6th day. Marzamemi – Noto (20 km)

The route takes a turn to the north passing through the relatively untouched and pristine natural reserve of Vendicari, where you can relish the beauty of the countryside. The trip continues north, ending in the city of Noto, considered to be the finest Baroque town in Sicily. Completely devastated in the earthquake of 1693, the city was rebuilt in the style of that time with beautiful honey-coloured stone buildings, ornate churches and monuments surrounding attractive piazzas.

7th day. Noto – Siracusa (40 km)

Heading north, the route continues towards Siracusa, the most important Sicilian town in Ancient Greece and home to Archimedes. With the Island of Ortigia in the background, the centre of Siracusa is a wonderful example of ancient city

8th day. Siracusa

Departure after breakfast.

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Map & Route Information

Route Profile

Total length: 235 km
Total vertical up: 1,670 mt
Terrain: 100% tarmac
Train connection among the overnight stays: No
Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: No

The itinerary develops on low traffic side roads except for the short part entering Siracusa. Most of the stretches are on lowlands with some slightly hilly passages. This tour is however suggested to people with a minimum of bike practice.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Sicily Explorer tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
Sicily Adventure Sample Hotel List
Caltagirone La Pilozza Infiorata
Modica II Giardino Dei Mandarini
Pozzallo Hotel Villa Ada
Noto SR Agriturismo Le Zagare
Noto SR Grand Hotel Sofia
Siracusa Hotel Mediterraneo Siracusa

- 7-nights hotel accommodation
– Breakfast buffet
– Maps, Roadbook
– Transfer from Caltagirone to Piazza Armerina and from Comiso to Modica
– Luggage transportation
– Hotline service

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About the bikes...

After years of touring throughout Europe, opinions and feed-back by customers, road and workshop tests you will use a bike, which is perfect for the city, but above all suitable for trekking: solid, reliable and with excellent technical characteristics.

27-gear City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

27-gear unisex City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

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Your Prices

Sicily Explorer, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1 21.03. – 06.06.2020 | 22.08. – 17.10.2020

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £749 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: Not available

Extra Nights(Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single (SGL/BB)
Caltagirone: £49 | £70
Siracusa: £49 | £75

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Cat. A 3* Hotels, B&B and agriturismo.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £749
Single Supplement: From £189

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