Southern Sicily  

Explore the Ionian coast of Syracuse, ride through the Iblei mountains visit Scicli and Noto with its historic center named World Heritage Site and UNESCO ,try the welcoming Sicilian hospitality.

All inclusive!

• Minibus assistance
• Taxes
• Luggage transfer
• 6 nights accommodation
• 6 dinners
• 6 breakfasts
• Technical bike guide
• Technical assistance
• Technical Bike Shirt
• Transfer airport/hotel

EXCLUDED: tips, drinks, medical/travel insurance, lunches and everything is not explicitly written in this page!

Price: €2500

DAY 1

Welcome to Sicily.
Arrival in Catania, welcome from the staff and transfer to the Hotel.
Presentation of the trip, assembly and preparation of bikes.
Welcome drink.

Our ride begins  at the postcard-perfect fishing village of Marzamemi, we’ll stop for a lunch of fresh seafood pasta at a local trattoria. We'll continue through the beautiful wine region of Nero d’Avola to our chic first hotel. 

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Portopalo, Marzamemi
Accomplished: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 314 meters
Accommodations: Masseria della Volpe

DAY 2

Noto.

Today we ride into the  Val di Noto with its flourishing olive and almond groves. Our first climb will be Castelluccio up to the coastal plateau to take a amazig views of the Mediterranean, then descend into the Baroque city of Noto. In town, we’ll enjoy lunch at our friend Marco’s restaurant, and taste-test some refreshing local granita. You can choose to bike or transfer back to the hotel and get ready for this evening’s private tasting dinner at the nearby  winery.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Castelluccio, Testa dell’Acqua, Noto
Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 677 meters
Longer Option: 40 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 984 meters
Accommodations: Masseria della Volpe

DAY 3

Ragusa and Its baroque.

This morning we ride to the  hills of the Val di Noto to visit a tipicall farmhouse. Our friend Carmelo guide us through a cooking class, followed by a lunch featuring products grown right on her property. After our meal, we continue our ride  into the Irminio Valley and the fairytale cityscape of Ragusa. The view upon arrival is incomparable—Baroque palaces and churches flow down the steep hillside as if fixed in an urban waterfall. We’ll spend the night in a converted palace in the heart of the new town. The evening is yours to explore Ragusa and take a local dining.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Val di Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa
Accomplished 46 km 

Elevation gain: 1,040 meters
Shorter Option: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 519 meters
Accommodations: Don Serafino or Relais Antica Badia

DAY 4

The Iblei Valley.

Today’s ride up the Irminio Valley takes us into Sicily’s wild interior. We’ll pass the  Santa Rosalia lake the  town of Giarratana, nestled deep in the heart of the Iblei Mountains. Our destination is a tipicall restaurant in the village of Buccheri.

After lunch, it’s a beautiful downhill ride to Vizzini, and a pleasant spin to our luxurious hotel for the next two nights. Tonight, an unforgettable evening featuring a farm-fresh dinner and true Sicilian hospitality.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Giarratana, Buccheri, Vizzini
Accomplished: 37 miles / 60 km, elevation gain: 1,038 meters
Shorter Option: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 769 meters
Accommodations: Castello Camemi or Eremo della Giubiliana

DAY 5

Gulfi Winery tour.

This morning, ride to the  village of Licodia Eubea and toward Lake Dirillo, passing citrus orchards, olive trees, and thriving vineyards. At  Gulfi winery, hop off the bike for a tasting and wine-paired lunch. Afterwards,  we finish the loop back to the hotel or return via a van transfer.

Tonight, a Sicilian-style farewell meal awaits us.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Licodia Eubea, Gulfi Winery
Accomplished: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 495 meters
Longer Option: 46 miles / 74 km, elevation gain: 1,149 meters
Accommodations: Castello Camemi

DAY 6

Citrus Road Routes 
Today's ride is the essential of Sicily: rolling hills, citrus trees, agricultural fields and hill towns.
From the hotel, we follow lightly traveled roads toward the flanks of Mount Etna.
Enjoy a breezy descent through the Sicilian countryside before climbing to Mineo, a former Arab stronghold.
Then it's a brisk downhill to an area blanketed with fragrant lemon and orange orchards.
Here we stop at a local farm house for a fresh lunch of regional specialties made with seasonal produce grown right on-site.
Following lunch you can ride on your bike and pedal toward Grammichele for a refreshing granita, then pick up a scenic road that takes you back to our hotel for some downtime before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Destinations: Mineo,Grammichele : 41 miles / 54 km,

elevation gain: 495 metersLonger

Option: 56 miles / 67 km, elevation gain: 1,000 meters

Accommodations: Castello Camemi

DAY 7

Goodbye Sicily
Breakfast and transfer to Catania airport.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Matt & Luis

Beautiful Hotel, we booked a 5 day south east sicily tour. we requested some changes to the tour and Daniele made a tailor-made tour for us

Antonio 

After a week of work I wanted a different weekend. relax bike and sicily. impeccable hospitality and services, thanks to Sicily Cycling Tours

Jean Kassem

We rented two road bikes  and luggage transfer service. During our bike tour we have always been followed by Daniele. Thanks Sicily Cycling Tours

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