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Sicily: Across the Land of Myths Cycling  (Ref TTCT008)

Self guided easy going cycling holiday along the Etna foothills and the national park 

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Sicily

Description

A striking cycling tour along the Etna foothills and along the national park. This journey will take you through ancient towns, with their history and myths, on the tracks of unique flavours and exquisite wines. It is of medium difficulty and will allow you to visit Taormina, pearl of the Ionian coast, the medieval towns of Randazzo and Castiglione, and the baroque city of Acireale. You will see some of the most important Sicilian nature reserves: the Etna National Park, the park of the Alcantara valley and the nature reserve "Forre Laviche del Simeto". This self-guided cycling tour gives you enough freedom to organize your trip as you would like but still offers the convenience of an organized tour to let you enjoy your cycling vacation to the fullest.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Arrival at Nicolosi 

Day 2: Etna - Nicolosi, 20km

Day 3: Nicolosi - Bronte, 49km

Day 4: Bronte - Maniace - Randazzo, 36km

Day 5: Randazzo -  Giardini Naxos, 46km

Day 6: Circular route: Giardini Naxos, 20km

Day 7: Giardini Naxos – Acitrezza, 37km

Day 8:Individual Departures

Full Itinerary

Tour Includes
  • 7 nights with breakfast in comfort accommodation category (3 star hotels and high quality B&B)

  • detailed maps of the route and roadbook with detailed description of the route

  • luggage transportation between hotels during tour

  • assistance by telephone

About the Company

 

A local company based on the island of Sicily

With a love of cycling and the island of Sicily the company maintains a commitment to sustainable tourism offering self-guided cycling tours and exclusively using local businesses.

Base price from
*£575 per person excl flights
 
8 days
*prices quoted in £GBP dependent on currency exchange rate at time of booking and may differ from that shown
Price Excludes
  • transfer to/from the airport - this can be arranged for an additional cost

  • bike hire - or you are free to bring your own

  • dinners and lunches

  • bus ticket or private transfer from Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza (1st stage) 

  • excursions, wine tasting, entrance fees or tips

  • city tax

Other Information/Optional Extras

  • Minimum 2 participants

  • Departures on other days for minimum groups of 4 people on request

  • Transfers from/to airport available at additional cost, which can include transport of own bike. Payable in country.

  • Accommodation can be upgraded for an additional cost, including single supplement if sole occupancy required

  • Depending on your personal preference and fitness, on stage 3, 4 and 6 you will can choose between two different tracks varying in elevation profile and/or distance covered

  • The route follows mainly less frequented secondary roads. Most of the parts are flat, some are light uphill sections, but still easy to manage. This tour is suitable for all healthy persons with a little bit of bike practice.

  • For the excursion with the alpine guides, cableway and Jeeps on Mt. Etna trekking shoes and warm clothes in spring and autumn are necessary.

  • During high season (mid June until end of August) on the coastal stages more intense traffic is to be expected.

  • Stage 2 Etna/Nicolosi: if the public bus to Mt. Etna should be full or if you are more than 2 participants, the owner of the B&B in Nicolosi can arrange a private transfer to Rifugio Sapienza: € 15 per person/min. 2 persons, € 12 per person for min. 3 persons. This is payable locally or to the bus driver.

Schedule

Departures every Saturday from

March to November

This tour is offered by our
local partner in Sicily