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Cycling in Sicily

From £1399 for 8 days
Trip Overview

Sicily is not only the biggest island in the Mediterranean but also one of the most fascinating, thanks to the incredibly diverse heritage left here by past civilizations including the Phoenecians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. On this exciting cycling tour we explore the south-eastern part of the island, pedalling through the Baroque gems of Ragusa, Modica, Noto and other filming locations of the famous TV series Inspector Montalbano up to Syracuse, the ancient Greek capital. Along the route we enjoy picturesque landscapes made of farmlands, deep gorges and dramatic coastal scenery which showcase the great natural diversity of the region. No trip to Sicily is complete without sampling some of the finest regional delights considered amongst the best of the whole Italian gastronomy.

Essential Info
Starts: Start Palazzolo Acreide.
Ends: End Syracuse.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Cycling
Trip Code: EMWY
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy, Sicily
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts and 1 dinner is included

Transport

7 nights standard and comfortable hotels, all en suite 8 days land only / flight inclusive

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    Ride the stunning UNESCO Noto Valley

•    Visit the charming Baroque towns of Modica and Noto

•    Point-to-point rides through picturesque countryside and quaint villages

•    Sample superb regional cuisine

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Sep 2020
Returning: 13th Sep 2020
£1,399pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Sep 2020
Returning: 20th Sep 2020
£1,349pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 20th Sep 2020
Returning: 27th Sep 2020
£1,449pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Oct 2020
Returning: 11th Oct 2020
£1,299pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Nov 2020
Returning: 8th Nov 2020
£1,249pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Apr 2021
Returning: 11th Apr 2021
£1,449pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Apr 2021
Returning: 2nd May 2021
£1,449pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 16th May 2021
Returning: 23rd May 2021
£1,399pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th May 2021
Returning: 6th Jun 2021
£1,449pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Start Palazzolo Acreide, a charming maze of narrow streets and Baroque churches built after the 1693’s earthquake on the site of the Greek Akrai, which was founded in 664 BC. The town is situated in the heart of the Iblean Mountains, overlooking the upper valleys of the Anapo and Tellaro rivers, which helped the Corinthians control a broad swathe of Sicily. **
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Reviews
       
This is our 6th Cycling holiday and one of the best so far. We were lucky to be part of a wonderful group made up of folks from the UK, Australia, NZ and Canada. We all had lots of laughs and good times. Some of the hills were challenging but all the better for 6/15 being e-bikes, so don't be afraid to book an e-bike. Some beautiful towns and scenery as well as good hotels, delicious food and restaurants selected by our group leader Davide.
       
A delightful trip from many perspectives. Lovely scenery and interesting places to visit in the south of island. Very good company of lovely people. Amazing food. Hot weather What’s not to like??
       
The leader was excellent. The support person Giuseppe was also excellent. The bikes were good. The routes were very good and well planned. The accomodation was ok and variable. The starting accomodation had a disco night going till 2.0 pm just below our room! Meals provided ranged from poor to good.
       
An excellent cycling trip, for me in a less well known area of southern Sicily. The cycling was good, and the hills were more than manageable with my very dependable ebike. Our leader made sure that we also packed in as much sight seeing as possible, so we learned a lot of cultural background to the places we visited. All were very interesting, but ending up in Syracuse and having plenty of time for eating wonderful food, and sight seeing, was a surprising bonus. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to anybody!
       
this was an amazing holiday I cannot rate Davide highly enough, he is knowledgable, kind and thoughtful and guided us so well. He is great fun. Giuseppi the driver also made a great difference, he took care of us at every steo, another kind and helpful man. The two men made an excellent team It would have been good to have been told that there would only be sandwiches on the plane then a long drive and no food at the hotel. The hotel was great and did their best giving us some bread and olives. If possibly would be much much better to travel earlier both going and coming back.
       
A great ride through the outskirts of the region. Accomodation was very good and the farmhouse stay and food exclent. Loved the pasta cooking lesson.
       
This trip was so good for the soul: amazing guide (Iris), superman (Giuseppe), towns, laughs, food, beer, wine, sun, storms, swims and group - all in equal measures.
       
An excellent holiday all round. Beautiful scenery and architecture, great bikes, lovely company and a fantastic guide in Iris, supported brilliantly by the two Guiseppes!
       
Everything about this ride was great. The scenery, the towns we visited, the food, the accommodation, our fellow cyclists and most certainly our guide Iris and her backup team.
       
We enjoyed a wonderful cycling holiday in Sicily. We now have such an appreciation of Sicily's rich cultural past, the delicious Sicilian cuisine and the beautiful countryside we cycled through.
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