The Mediterranean Ride, Sicily Stage

Biking in Sicily

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Overview
On our adventure across the whole Sicily we'll learn about the epic history of this colorful region. Starting from Palermo we'll cross the Arabic west, then we'll head south immersing ourselves in the Magna Graecia, ending with the triumph of Baroque in the East. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]
Day to Day
1 Arrival in Palermo Km D
2 from Palermo to Trapani 100 Km Km B L D
3 from Trapani to Selinunte 105 Km Km B L D
4 from Selinunte to Agrigento 105 Km Km B L
5 from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina 105 Km Km B L D
6 from Piazza Armerina to Ragusa 90 Km Km B L
7 from Ragusa to Siracusa 95 Km Km B L D
8 Arrivederci! Km B

Legenda: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;

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This is a 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.

  • From: (2021) Jul 7 €

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  • level: Active
  • nights: 7
  • activity: Cycling
  • formula: Guided

[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Highlights”] Palermo and its markets
Cathedral of Monreale
Marsala wine
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
The majestic Baroque
Catania and the Etna [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Included”]

7 nights in nice hotels
7 breakfast
5 dinners
6 lunches
Snacks and water during the rides
2 English speaking guides
Van assistance
Luggage transportation
Transfer IN from Palermo airport or port
Transfer OUT to Catania airport or port
Wine and food tastings, and other experiences
Peace of mind to be with our experienced team

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2 Dinners
Drinks during meals

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DAY 1

Accommodation

Hotel Massimo Plaza
Palermo

Arrival day

We'll meet at the hotel, meeting the group coming from The Mediterrenean Ride in Sardinia, in front of a good glass of Monreale white, to talk about the week ahead.

DAY 2

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel San Michele
Trapani

Distance 100km
Climb 1500mt

From Palermo to Trapani

We leave the kaleidoscopic Palermo, and we’ll climb along the Conca d’Oro valley till Monreale, a cozy hamlet built around one of the world’s most stunning architectural treasures, the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova. A long downhill, touching the blue sea of Castellamare del Golfo, before the last effort across the Val d’Erice, ending with the northern African perfumes of Trapani.

DAY 3

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel Admeto
Selinunte

Distance 105km
Climb 1200mt

From Trapani to Selinunte

Again along the coast, pedaling through Sciacca and its scenic sea views, conquering the whole glory of this part of Magna Graecia in the Temples Valley of Agrigento. In the middle, the hills covered by the wonderful orange groves of Ribera, producing the famous tasty oranges certified by a strict DOP.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Dioscuri
Agrigento

Distance 105km
Climb 1200mt

From Selinunte to Agrigento

Again along the coast, pedaling through Sciacca and its scenic sea views, conquering the whole glory of this part of Magna Graecia in the Temples Valley of Agrigento. In the middle, the hills covered by the wonderful orange groves of Ribera, producing the famous tasty oranges certified by a strict DOP.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Trigona
Piazza Armerina

Distance 105km
Climb 1700mt

From Agrigento to Piazza Armerina

That's the hardest stage of the tour, climbing through the romantic hills of the inner Sicily up to the old village of Piazza Armerina, hosting the amazing Villa Romana del Casale, a monument of great value due to both the complexity of the architectural layout and the spectacular conservation of the floor mosaics.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel San Giorgio Palace
Ragusa

Distance 90km
Climb 1200mt

From Piazza Armerina to Ragusa

We leave the lush gardens and orchards of Piazza Armerina to pass through the most typical landscapes of the interior of Sicily, made of hills designed by fields and stone walls. In Caltagirone we admire the monumental colorful stairway of Santa Maria del Monte, then we continue through olive groves and vineyards till the triumphal baroque of Ragusa, a marvelous city known throughout the world, both for its beauty and the quality of its gastronomy, awarded with three Michelin starred restaurants.

DAY 7

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Antico Hotel Roma 1880
Siracusa

Distance 95km
Climb 1000mt

From Ragusa to Siracusa

We start climbing again on the Altopiano (plateau) Ibleo enjoying a beautiful view over Ragusa, this countryside is one of the most beautiful in Sicily, the second climb of the day leads us to the ancient village of Palazzolo Acreide, then a long and gradual descent from the hills to the orchards of the Syracuse countryside, to the bastions on Ortigia island, an ancient Greek settlement that has given rise to the most powerful Greek colony in the Mediterranean. Ortigia, in just a square kilometer of extension, combines a number of impressive palaces and monuments, including the magnificent Duomo di Siracusa (Cathedral of the Nativity of Most Holy), a building of rare interest in incorporating the ancient Temple of Athena. An aperitif on the ancient walls, facing the sunset over the sea, and a dinner in one of the city's finest restaurants, close the day and our fantastic tour across Sicily.

DAY 8

Departure

Ciao our friends!

It’s time to say goodbye, and we bet you'll be back in the Mediterranean with us!

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