FROM TAORMINA TO CEFALÙ  CROSSING 3 NATURAL PARKS

FROM TAORMINA TO CEFALÙ CROSSING 3 NATURAL PARKS

Nature cycling, Cultural cycling, Guided Bike tour
Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Bike difficulty
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E-Bike difficulty
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Description

This tour combines the beauty of natural landscapes (the views of Mount Etna, the Alcantara Gorges, the Nebrodi Regional Park, the Madonie Regional Park) with the rich history and immense architectural charm of nearby towns (Taormina, Montalbano Elicona, Mistretta, Sperlinga, Gangi, Castelbuono and Cefalù). We will take you on a cycle route that is full of contrasts; winding from the sea to the mountains and from the mountains to the sea in a continuous succession of discoveries exploring the most authentic, yet little-known parts of Sicily.


Tour Map


Tour Plan

DAY 1: GIARDINI-NAXOS / TAORMINA

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DAY 2: GIARDINI-NAXOS / TAORMINA – RANDAZZO 

Total distance by bike: 44 Km approx.  Total ascent: 935mt approx.  –  Route features:  medium-hard flat/hill on asphalt – Stage difficulty level: medium (Stage almost entirely uphill).

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DAY 3: RANDAZZO – MONTALBANO ELICONA

Total distance by bike: 36 Km approx.  Total ascent: 900 mt approx.- Stage difficulty level: medium-hard (This stage of the tour features continuous ups and downs with a few difficult uphill climbs)

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DAY 4: MONTALBANO ELICONA – SANT’AGATA DI MILITELLO

Total distance by bike: 70Km approx.  Total ascent: 910 mt approx.- Stage difficulty level: medium-hard (This stage of the tour features continuous ups and downs with a few challenging uphill climbs)

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DAY 5: SANT’AGATA DI MILITELLO – MISTRETTA

Total distance by bike: 53 Km approx.  Total ascent: 1270 mt approx.- Stage difficulty level: hard (Stage with a challenging final climb of 23 km)

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DAY 6: MISTRETTA – GANGI

Total distance by bike: 61,8 Km approx.  Total ascent: 1565 mt approx.- Stage difficulty level: very hard (Long stage with the presence of several climbs, some challenging and a high overall difference in altitude of the stage)

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DAY 7: GANGI – CEFALU’

Total distance by bike: 58.3 Km approx.  Total ascent: 875 mt approx.- Stage difficulty level: medium (Stage mainly downhill but with continuous ups and downs)

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DAY 8: CEFALÙ 

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Point of Interest (POI)

  • Taormina with its historic centre and Roman theatre
  • Alcantara River Gorges
  • Randazzo with its views of the Etna volcano
  • Montalbano Elicona, awarded as the most beautiful village in Italy in 2015
  • Nebrodi Nature Park
  • Cape d’Orlando
  • “Stream of Art “, an open-air museum made up of a series of sculptures by contemporary artists
  • The artistic ceramics of Sant’Agata di Militello
  • The views of the Nebrodi and Madonie Mountains from the town of Mistretta
  • Sperlinga Castle
  • Gangi and its old town, proclaimed “Village of the villages 2014”
  • Castelbuono with its castle and medieval village
  • Cefalù, a Norman city with its cathedral and its Roman fortress

Book info







    from € 1,300.00*

    Conditions

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    NOTE:

    Tour upon request for a minimum of 6 participants. Dates to arrange according to hotel availability.

     

    THE QUOTE INCLUDES :

    • x7 nights B&B package in 3 or 4 stars hotel/agritourism centres
    • x7 dinners in hotel/agritourism or restaurant
    • Authorized cycling tour-guide assistance for the duration of the bike tour
    • Minivan for client assistance and bicycles for the whole tour
    • Assistance (bike mechanics, luggage transport, beverage transport, optional passenger transport) with Minivan in tow for the duration of the bike tour
    • Medical-luggage insurance
    • VAT and other charges;

     

    THE QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Transfers to or from airports or to/from train stations
    • Lunches and dinners not included under “the quote includes”
    • Museum admission fees and tips
    • City tax
    • Anything not specified under “SERVICES INCLUDE”

     

    OPTIONAL OR EXTRA SERVICES (QUOTES ON REQUEST):

    • Single room extra fee: € 200.00
    • Extra night (B&B formula) in double room in Catania, Giardini-Naxos, Cefalù and/or Palermo
    • Extra night (B&B formula) in in single room in Catania, Gardini-Naxos, Cefalù and/or Palermo
    • Packed or restaurant lunches (quotes on demand)
    • Rental of pedal-assisted bike Model Atala B Tour (Bosch Engine), equipped with side rear bags, protective helmet, repair kit, pump and safety chain: € 150.00
    • Reantal of Trekking bike Atala Discovery FS 21-gear model, equipped with side rear bags, protective helmet, repair kit, pump and safety chain : € 80,00
    • Rental of 1 rear seat/front seat – €25.00
    • Transfer from Catania airport to Giardini-Naxos / Taormina
    • Transfer from Cefalù to Palermo (airport or city centre) or Catania (airport or city centre)
    • Child listing (4 to 12 years old) on request
    • Travel cancellation insurance due to illness (also COVID), conditions and fee per person on request
    • Supplementary accident insurance during the tour, conditions and fee per person on request
    • RCT insurance in the event of a bicycle accident, conditions and fee per person on request
    • Bicycle theft insurance, conditions and fee per person on request
    • Other listing services on request

     

    CANCELLATION CONDITIONS:

    • 28-14 days before the start date of the tour, you will be charged 50% of the total amount payable
    • 13- 5 days before the start date of the tour, you will be charged 70% of the total amount payable
    • 4 days before the start date of the tour or no show, you will be charged 100% of the total amount payable

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    We recommend you to wear comfortable footwear, sportswear and to bring a helmet and a flask/water bottle with you.

    Our group tours are designed for people who regularly practice sport activities, although not necessarily competitively. Given the nature of the route this tour covers (an undulating track with uphill sections) and in light of the length of some of the sections, we recommend e-bikes for those who do not cycle regularly (at least once a week).

    The itinerary may be subject to substantial changes before and/or during your holiday, depending on organizational or climatic factors, or due to updates in regulations issued by local authorities out of our control. Along the route, for example, there may be some temporary diversions due to unplanned roadworks, which are impossible to predict and that are normally reported on location.

     

    Departure date
    On request for private groups

    Place of departure
    Taormina

    Place of arrival
    Cefalù

    Total Km by bike
    323 km - 200.7 miles

    Total ascent
    6455 m - 21,177.8 ft

    Useful information
    We recommend you to wear comfortable footwear, sportswear and that you bring a helmet and a flask/water bottle with you