Experience the richness of cultures, history from ancient times, architecture, cuisine and rolling landscapes while you bike Sicily on this 7 day Sicily by bike holiday.
Sicily offers versatile scenic pleasures, best experienced on a bike with the breeze in your hair and the vistas gliding by, while you can easily stop and savor the moment, the history and the famous cuisine. Tour Sicily from Door to Etna to capital of Magna Grecia where you can visit the stunning archaeological park and its Greek amphitheatre to Oasi di Vendicari a wonderful and uncontaminated coast full of rare plants and birds for nature lovers. Visit the most fascinating cities of the region, sea villages and baroque towns.
On this Sicily by bike tour, you will cycle a moderate 40 to 50 km a day. Lunch will be served during excursion and at the end of the day, you'll have a comfortable hotel to stay in. This tour is ideal for small private groups (from two people) and can be customized in terms of pace and itinerary.
This Sicily on bike tour is organized by on the ground local specialist organizing unique tours since 2003.
Upon arrival at Catania Airport, you will be privately transferred to your hotel in Nicolosi (Rifugio Sapienza). Introduction of the tour will follow. This is your time to ask questions.
Overnight in Nicolosi (Half board)
Etna – Acitrezza (43 km)
After breakfast, we will immediately proceed to our tour that will commence on Nicolosi, the town recognized as the “Door to Etna”. From here, we will descend to the mythological Riviera dei Ciclopi (Acitrezza). There’s a packed lunch for us during the excursion. Today's bike ride will consist of about 43 km long, with 1000 m of elevation gain (starting from Nicolosi).
Overnight and dinner in Acitrezza (HB)
Pozzallo – Marzamemi (52 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will be fetched by minibus to Pozzallo. Today, the road will completely flat and will rest from the rugged terrains. We will pass through some usual wetlands such as the “Pantano Longarini” and “Pantano Cuba” – both are popular stopover amongst the migratory birds on their trips between Africa and Europe.
As we continue to cycle along the shores, we will reach the southernmost point of Sicily, “Isola delle Correnti”. This lies on the same latitude as Tunis, and marks the watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea. Packed lunch will be served during the excursion.
Continuing through Portopalo di Capo Passero and Marzamemi (ancient fishing village). Then, we will finish at San Lorenzo.
Overnight and dinner in Marzamemi (HB)
Marzamemi – Noto (39 km)
On another flat road heading north along the coast, we will reach the gates of the popular natural reserve “Oasi di Vendicari”. This is a majestic and unadulterated coast full of fascinating plants and rare birds. Packed lunch will then be served. Thereafter, we will continue to the most famous baroque town of Noto.
Overnight and dinner in Noto (HB)
Noto – Siracusa (40/58 km)
Today, we will follow the path going up north to Siracusa, capital of Magna Grecia. Here, we will make a stopover to visit the stunning archaeological site and its Greek amphitheater. Packed lunch will be served.
Overnight and dinner in Syracuse (HB)
Catania (10 km)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will be ushered by minibus to Catania.
This is the final ride of the tour, so make the most out of exploring the historical heart of the town.
Catania has successfully unearthed the secret to balancing ancient and modern worlds. Here, baroque architecture and also the archaeological artifacts dating back to the Roman period will amaze you. Packed lunch will be served. Then, dinner at your expense.
Overnight in Catania (BB).
This is the end of tour. Transfer to airport.