Sicily Explorer Cycling Holidays
Start: Caltagirone

Your Itinerary


Sicily Explorer Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £699 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.

Arrival

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

Morning transfer to Piazza Armerina with its Villa Romana del Casale.

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 cycle back to Caltagirone.

3rd Day. Caltagirone–Comiso (50 km by bike + 40 km transfer).

From Caltagirone you cycle southward until you reach Comiso where a transfer will bring you to Modica.The upper town is watched over by the magni cent 18th century façade of the church of San Giorgio.

4th day. Modica–Pozzallo (35 km).

Before leaving Modica taste the famous spicy chocolate.

You will gradually descend alongside the characteristic caves of the Iblei mountains to the baroque town of Scicli.

Continue onwards through the marine centre of Pozzallo.

5th day. Pozzallo–Marzamemi (55 km).

This almost flat stage brings 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 (25 km).

The route takes a turn to the north passing through the natural reserve of Vendicari, where you can relish the beauty of the countryside.

The trip ends in 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.

7th Day. Noto–Siracusa (35 km).

The route continues towards Siracusa, the capital of 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.

Possibility to book extra nights.

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Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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.

• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• Breakfast buffet
• Bike delivery
• Transfer from Caltagirone to Piazza Armerina and from Vittoria to Modica
• Luggage transportation
• Route descriptions & maps
• 7-days 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.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1 24.03. – 09.06.2017 | 25.08. – 20.10.2018

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £699 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: Not available

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: £699
Single Supplement: From £189

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