Baroque cycling, self guided
Rich in culture, history and beautiful landscapes, Sicily is one of the most fascinating areas of Italy. Our one week tour by bicycle takes you into eastern Sicily, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its Natural Reserves, crystal-clear sea and vegetation. During this week you will cycle through the Noto Valley to admire the baroque, nowadays Patrimony of Unesco, you will discover baroque towns such as Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Noto and Siracusa, an ancient Greek colony. You will cycle along Vendicari Oasis, the sea village of Marzamemi, the island of Capo Passero and “l’isola delle Correnti”.
Duration: 8 days
Departure: april - october
Price: from 788,00 eur p.p. in dbl room; min. 2 pax
- 7 nights in B&B;
- Luggage transfer;
- Transfer from Catania airport to the first accommodation;
- Telephone assistance;
- Road Book and map
- the costs of transportation for getting to Sicily
- bike rent – from 100,00 eur
- Transfer to the airport on day 8
- Lunches, dinners (HB supplement 180,00 eur)
- Entrance fees
- tourist tax where required (to be paid in cash on spot)
***The itinerary is only indicative, detailed description and any other information will be available at the moment of confirmation.
Individual arrival in Palazzolo Acreide where you will meet our representative for a briefing about the itinerary. Overnight.
Palazzolo Acreide – Modica
Your ride starts from Palazzolo Acreide but, before departure we suggest you to see the historical monuments and the mediaeval part of the town. Cycling along the ibleo territory where landscapes are sometimes wild and bare and sometimes full of vegetation, but always beautiful with its characteristic “dry stone walls” as limit of properties. Overnight in Modica.
Modica – Pozzallo
Before leaving the town of Modica, an amazing aristocratic village that rises on a cliff, you must taste the delicious spicy chocolate and visit the magnificent 18th century Church of San Giorgio. You will cycle downhill along a typical quarry of the iblei, reaching the town of Scicli. You will visit the centre with the ample Piazza Italia, the monuments and other impressive and scenographic buildings such as the Saint Barthelemy Church, looking out over a rocky landscape of ever-changing colours. After the visit you will pedal to the marine centre of Pozzallo. Overnight in Pozzallo.
Pozzallo – Portopalo di Capopassero
You will cycle on the flat route until you will reach the Isola delle Correnti, located at the same latitude as Tunisi between Ionian sea and Mediterranean sea. On the way you will have a chance to taste the famous wine “Vino D’Avola” in one of the many wine cellars.
Portopalo - Marzamemi – Noto
You will cycle on a flat route and then uphill towards North, passing through the untouched and pristine Vendicari Natural Oasis, area of great scientific interest with a huge variety of flora and fauna. Your cycling continues towards north ending the day at the beautiful city of Noto, the capital of Baroque. Overnight in Noto.
Noto – Siracusa
You definitely have to try the typical breakfast – the almond “granita” with the brioches! After the breakfast short visit of the capital of the baroque as well with its elegant churches and palaces. Then you will cycle on a flat route along the coast towards Siracusa, the capital of the Magna Grecia. Overnight is Siracusa area.
Time at disposal to visit the charming town of Siracusa, Neapolis archaeological park where the Greek Theatre rises. And the charming little island of Ortigia, historical and cultural centre of the town. Of big interest the Temple of Apollo, the Dome that is the outcome of successive transformations made to the grandiose temple of Athena, and the Fountain of Arethusa. Accommodation in the area.
breakfast and departure