Cycling from the heart of the island to the charming island of Ortigia, among baroque architectures of rare beauty, gaudy ceramics, ancient autocton vines and tasty foods. A concentrate of stories, races and cultures that will touch your heart.
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The baroque architectures
Vines and tasty foods
The ceramics of Caltagirone
Greek legacy of ortigia
|1||Benvenuti in Sicilia!||Warm up ride||D|
|2||From Piazza Armerina to Caltagirone||Cycling 45Km/550m||B D|
|3||From Caltagirone to Ragusa||Cycling 50Km/700m||B|
|4||Modica loop tour||Cycling 30Km/400m||B|
|5||From Ragusa to Noto||Cycling 60Km/900m||B|
|6||From Noto to Siracusa||Cycling 65Km/750m||B D|
We meet at the airport of Catania and, after about an hour of transfer, we reach the elegant Villa Trigona, immersed in the heart of the Sicilian countryside.
After the bike fitting, we go out for a short bike ride to discover the enchanting mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale. Before dinner, accompanied by the landlord Emanuel, last heir of the aristocratic family Trigona, we present the main wines of Sicily, as well as telling you about the beautiful journey that awaits us, of course.Overnight: Piazza Armerina
We leave the lush gardens and orchards of Piazza Armerina to move the most typical landscapes of the interior of Sicily, made of bare hills drawn by fields and dry stone walls. For lunch we stop in the beautiful old town of Caltagirone where we visit the workshop of a local potter, in addition to making a stop on the wonderful staircase of Santa Maria del Monte. In the afternoon we continue through the countryside of Caltagirone where we spend the night in a cozy rural residence.Overnight: Caltagirone
In the first part of the day we cross olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see, along of a rolling route. After lunch we begin the ascent to the Ibleo plateau through the characteristic white limestone walls, with breathtaking landscapes on the surrounding valley. The stage ends in one of the most magical places in Sicily: Ragusa Ibla, a marvelous monumental city known throughout the world, as well as for its beauty, for the quality of its gastronomy, awarded with three starred restaurants.Overnight: Ragusa
Today we allow ourselves an easier day, both to have more time to devote to the beauties of Ragusa, than to go to discover Modica, another casket of south-eastern Sicily, where we will taste the famous chocolate (ciucculatta muricana) still made according to the ancient Atzeca recipe, imported from the Spaniards in the Modica County in the 16th century.Overnight: Ragusa
Our ride starts on the Ragusa Countryside. An up and down on tiny roads till Castelluccio Necropolis, with over 200 tombs carved in the steep walls of the nearby quarry. The most monumental is the so-called "grave of the prince" with a statement consisting of four fake pillars. Then a long and gradual descent takes us to the perfumed citrus orchards of Noto Valley, preparing us for the last ascent of the day to the flamboyant baroque of Noto. Its Cathedral is one of the best symbols of baroque architecture in the world.Overnight: Noto
Today we'll conquer the sea bastions on the island of Ortigia, the ancient Greek settlement originating the most powerful Greek colony in the Mediterranean with its incredible Cathedral of Syracuse, built as a Greek temple dedicated to Athena, then converted in a church by the Normans.Overnight: Siracusa
Sadly today we leave, but we are sure that we will meet again on the roads of the Mediterranean!Overnight: Siracusa
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