Sicily Baroque Ready to Book main pictures
Sicily Baroque Ready to Book main pictures

Sicily Baroque Ready to Book

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.

| Cycling | Relax | 7days/6nights | Self-Guided | From € 1360 |

Highlights


The baroque architectures

The baroque architectures

Vines and tasty foods

Vines and tasty foods

The ceramics of Caltagirone

The ceramics of Caltagirone

Greek legacy of ortigia

Greek legacy of ortigia

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Benvenuti in Sicilia!Warm up rideD
2From Piazza Armerina to CaltagironeCycling 30Km/500mB
3From Caltagirone to RagusaCycling 60Km/840mB
4Modica loop tourCycling 36Km/590mB
5From Ragusa to NotoCycling 60Km/900mB
6From Noto to SiracusaCycling 65Km/750mB D
7Arrivederci!B

Tour Map


Day 1: Benvenuti in Sicilia!

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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.

Overnight: Piazza Armerina
Included: Dinner

Day 2: From Piazza Armerina to Caltagirone

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
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: From Caltagirone to Ragusa

The first part of the day is across olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see, along an undulating route. After lunch we begin the climb to the Ibleo plateau through the characteristic white limestone walls, with breathtaking views over the surrounding valley. The stage ends in one of the most magical places in Sicily: Ragusa Ibla, a wonderful 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
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Modica loop tour

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
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: From Ragusa to Noto

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
Included: Breakfast

Day 6: From Noto to Siracusa

Magnificent Ortigia and its Cathedral
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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
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 7: Arrivederci!

Sadly today we leave, but we are sure that we will meet again on the roads of the Mediterranean!

Included: Breakfast

The accomodations

Villa Trigona
Villa Trigona
Piazza Armerina

Villa Trigona is an ancient and elegant summer residence of the noble Trigona family, carefully recovered and restored.

Villa Jacona
Villa Jacona
Caltagirone

The villa is an historic residence with elegant and romantic rooms. Few steps from the historic centre, and with a beautiful garden.

San Giorgio Palace
San Giorgio Palace
Ragusa

Luxury hotel in Ragusa Ibla, located in a 18th century building brought back to its original beauty respecting the ancient structure and materials.

Grand Hotel Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
Noto

Just few steps away from Noto cathedral, with wellness area, an excellent restaurant and a splendid swimming pool.

Antico Hotel Roma 1880
Antico Hotel Roma 1880
Siracusa

A historical Four-Star Hotel in Syracuse, housed in an ancient late 19th-century building in the central Piazza Minerva.


Bikes

You can bring your own bike or rent one from us, we offer great bikes from selected Italian and international brands: road bikes, leisure cycling, mountain bikes, e-bikes, all in perfect working conditions. You can book your bike on the Booking / Information form.


Price and Supplements

Tour Price: € 1360 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 30 days before departure

This price includes:
 6 nights in nice hotels 4*
 6 breakfast
 Welcome meeting and tour briefing
 Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
 Luggage transportation inn2inn
 Telephone assistance
 Transfer IN and OUT to Catania airport
 Peace of mind being with our experienced team

This price not includes:
  Local Taxes (approx. 10 €)
  Drinks at Dinner

Road Bike Carbon + Ultegra: € 190

E-bike: € 205

Trekking Bike: € 150

Single room supplement: € 200

High season supplement: € 150 (Jun 26 - Sep 04)


COVID FLEX RATE

Free cancellation for any reason till 30 days before departure.
Free cancellation for COVID-19 related reasons till 10 days before departure.


Self Guided Tour

This means you will pedal free at your pace following maps and tracks received during our pre tour briefing at your arrival. We will advise you where to have lunch and dinner, about sightseeings along the road and where to find technical assistance. You can start on any day of the year.

With just 4 people, this tour can be ride as a Guided Tour

In our Guided tours you have:

  • A cycling guide riding with you showing his region
  • Van support with water, electrolytes and snacks, available if you want to skip the hardest climbs
  • A daily picnic lunch featuring local and fresh products
  • Dinners at hotel or restaurants featuring traditional food
  • Shuttles from arrival airport and to departure airport
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