BAROQUE SICILY GROUP TOUR

Group tour (from 6 up to 15 participants)

BAROQUE SICILY GROUP TOUR

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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Middle-Easy
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Description

This bike group tour is suitable for anyone with minimal sports training. The tour starts from Piazza Armerina, where you can visit the “Villa del Casale”, built in the Roman period. The route covers a land rich in history, passing through a number of Baroque towns in the Val di Noto (Noto Valley). Along the way you will coast around the stunning beaches that line south-eastern Sicily and enjoy breath-taking cinematographic scenes, as we ride through some of the movie sets used for the popular television series “Il Commissario Montalbano”. You will uncover some of nature’s rare, untouched beauty spots, before finally reaching Syracuse – the old capital of Ancient Greece. This journey will take you through lands that are heaped in history, where you can uncover some of the greatest wonders of the world!


Tour Map


Tour Plan

DAY 1: PIAZZA ARMERINA

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DAY 2: PIAZZA ARMERINA – CALTAGIRONE

Total distance by bike: 51.5 km (32 miles) Total ascent stage: approx. 950 m (3,117ft.) – Route Characteristics: hilly on asphalt – with uphill sections – Stage difficulty level: medium

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DAY 3: CALTAGIRONE – RAGUSA

Total distance by bike: 63.5 km (39,46 miles) – Total ascent: about 990 m (3,248 ft.) – Route Characteristics: hilly on asphalt – with uphill sections – Stage difficulty level: medium

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DAY 4: RAGUSA – MARINA DI RAGUSA

Total distance by bike: 59.7 km (37,09 miles) – Total ascent: about 710 m (2,329 ft) – Route Characteristics: hilly on asphalt – with uphill sections – Stage difficulty level: medium

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DAY 5: MARINA DI RAGUSA – MARZAMEMI

Total distance by bike: 77 km (47,84 miles) – Total ascent stage: about 350 m (1,148 ft) – Route Characteristics: mainly flat on asphalt – with some slightly uphill sections – Stage difficulty level: medium

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DAY 6: MARZAMEMI – NOTO

Total distance by bike: 36 km (22,36 miles) – Total ascent: 400 m (1,312 ft) – Route Characteristics: mainly flat on asphalt – with the final stretch slightly uphill – Stage difficulty level: easy

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DAY 7: NOTO – SIRACUSA

Total distance by bike: 59 km (36,66 ,miles) – Total ascent: approx. 600 m (1,968 ft.)  – Route Characteristics: undulating with an initial uphill stretch of about 4 km – asphalt Stage difficulty level: easy

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DAY 8: SIRACUSA 

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Point of Interest (POI)

  • Villa Romana del Casale  (Roman Villa) and Piazza Armerina
  • Caltagirone – a Baroque town famous for its Maiolica (glazed pottery) and ceramics
  • Chiaramonte Gulfi
  • Ragusa Hibla
  • Modica and its famous chocolate shops
  • Scicli
  • Punta Secca (Montalbano)
  • Marzamemi
  • Capo Passero and Isola delle Correnti (Cape Passero and the Correnti Island)
  • Natural Oasis of Vendicari Nature Reserve
  • Noto
  • Syracuse

Book info







    from *1,100.00 per person

    Conditions

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    NOTE:

    The fee refers to a minimum of 6 participants. Additional fees for single participants. Other dates on request for private groups.

     

    THE QUOTE INCLUDES:

    • x7 nights in B&B package, hotel and/or agritourism facilities with 3 or 4-star rating (double room set-up)
    • x7 dinners
    • Assistance from a certified cycling guide for the duration of the bike tour
    • Assistance (bike mechanics, luggage transport, beverage transport, possible passenger transport) with minivan following for the duration of the bike tour
    • Luggage transport
    • Transfer from Catania or Palermo Airport to Piazza Armerina
    • Medical/Luggage insurance
    • VAT and other charges

     

    THE QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Transfers from/to airports or from/to railway stations
    • Lunches and drinks not specified under “the quote includes”
    • Museum entrance fees and tips
    • City taxes
    • Anything not specified in the list of features included in the package price (see list above)

     

    OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES:

    • Single bed supplement – € 200,00
    • High season supplement (July and August) – € 100,00
    • Extra night (B&B package) in Syracuse in double room – € 60,00 per person
    • Extra night (B&B package) in Syracuse in single room – € 100,00 per person
    • Hire for x1 Trekking bike (equipped with side bags, protective helmet and security chain) – € 80,00
    • Hire of x1 pedal assisted bicycle (equipped with side back bags, protective helmet, repair kit, pump and security chain, battery charger)- € 150,00
    • Hire of back/front child seat – € 25,00
    • Hire of a children’s trailer (max. 40 Kg) – € 50,00
    • Quote for children (aged between 4-12 years) – quote available on request
    • Transfers from/to Catania or Palermo airports to Piazza Armerina – € 35,00 per person (minimum 2)
    • Transfers from/to Syracuse to/from Catania or Palermo Airport – € 30,00 per person (minimum 2)
    • Insurance cover for trip cancellation due to sickness (including COVID), conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Comprehensive injury/accident insurance during the tour, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Third party liability cover in case of bike accidents, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Bike theft insurance, conditions and quote per person available on request
    • Other services – quote available on request

    CANCELLATION TERMS & 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
    2021 year: only for private group on request

    Place of departure
    Palermo, Piazza Armerina

    Place of arrival
    Siracusa

    Total Km by bike
    345 km - 214 miles

    Total ascent
    4000 m - 13,123 ft

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