Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour

Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour

Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour

Prices

From $1,050USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Appreciate the Baroque beauty of Sicily from a bike

Admire the beautiful historic monuments in Palazzolo at the beginning of your journey.

Find a new favorite haunt in atmospheric Scicli, or lay back in the sun in sleepy fishing villages.

Ride through natural reserves, forests, along the coastline, next to vineyards, and through charming villages.

Enjoy riding at your own pace thanks to the relaxed self-guided nature of this biking tour.

The Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour is where architecture, art, and adventure meet. Rich in culture, history and beautiful landscapes, Sicily is one of the most fascinating areas of Italy. This adventure by bicycle takes you through eastern Sicily, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its natural reserves, crystal-clear sea and vegetation. During the week, you will ride on through the Noto Valley to admire the baroque influence in each village and ruin. Discover baroque towns such as Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, and Noto, the most important baroque town in Sicily, and Siracusa, an ancient Greek colony. Lose yourself for a while in one of the most picturesque regions of Italy, enjoying the flexibility to linger wherever you please.

Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Catania - Palazzolo Acreide

The tour starts in Palazzolo Acreide where you will have a briefing before the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palazzolo Acreide
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Bike to Modica

Your ride starts from Palazzolo Acreide but, before cycling, you will admire its historical monuments through the picturesque lanes in the mediaeval part of the town. Cycle through the ibleo territory where landscapes are sometimes wild and bare and sometimes full of vegetation, but always beautiful with their characteristic dry stone walls.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Modica
Distance
52km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Modica Tour and Bike to Pozzallo

Before leaving the town of Modica, an amazing aristocratic village that rises on a cliff, you must taste the delicious spicy chocolate and visit the magnificent 18th century Church of San Giorgio. You will cycle downhill along a typical quarry of the iblei, reaching the town of Scicli, a very evocative town. Visit the centre with the ample Piazza Italia, the monuments, and other impressive and scenographic buildings such as the Saint Barthelemy Church, looking out over a rocky landscape of ever-changing colours.

After the visit, you will pedal to the marine centre of Pozzallo.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pozzallo
Distance
32km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Bike to Portopalo di Capopassero

You will cycle on the flat until you reach the Isola delle Correnti, the most remote point of the continent between the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, the same latitude as Tunisi.

On the way you will have the chance to taste the wonderful “Vino D’Avola” in one of the many cellars.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Portopalo
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Bike to Noto

Cycling on the flat and then gradually cycling uphill, you’ll find yourself passing through the untouched and pristine Vendicari Natural Oasis, an area of great scientific interest with a lot of flora and fauna varieties. The trip continues north, ending the day at the city of Noto.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Noto
Distance
35km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle to Siracusa

After having tasted the almond “granite” with the brioches, pride of the capital of the baroque as well as the many churches and palaces, you will cycle on the flat along the coast towards Siracusa, capital of the Magna Grecia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siracusa
Distance
55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Siracusa Tour

Enjoy free time to visit the charming town of Siracusa, including the Neapolis archaeological park where the Greek Theatre rises. See the charming little island of Ortigia, the historical and cultural centre of the town. Of big interest are the Temple of Apollo, the Dome that is the outcome of successive transformations made to the grandiose temple of Athena, and the Fountain of Arethusa.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siracusa
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast departure and end of our services.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Sicily is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person depends on the type of rooms you require, as well as the time of the year. Please note that this tour is not available during August.

Prices below are per person.

Low season (April to June and September to November):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,295EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €1,050EUR

High season (July):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,425EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €1,150EUR
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Accommodation on the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Suitable hotels will be chosen once your tour is confirmed.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-7

Hotels along the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape route

Suitable hotels will be chosen along the route for each night. Expect to have all you need for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transfer is included in the tour price. Bike rentals are not included but are available as a supplement.

Also Included

  • 24 hours telephone assistance
  • Road book
  • GPS tracks
  • Map

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Personal gear
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival or departure transfers
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available
  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €125EUR per bike
    • E-bike: €275EUR per bike

Frequenty Asked Questions about Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour

How hard is the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. This tour has a maximum daily distance of 52km, but most days require about 35km of biking on forgiving terrain. You can rent an e-bike to make the riding easier if desired. You don’t need any special training to complete this tour and you should be moderately fit.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Sicily for this tour?

The best time to visit Italy for this tour is the spring (May and June) or the early fall (September and October) when the temperatures are mild, and the crowds aren’t so bad.

Are meals included on the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Palazzolo Acreide to start this tour?

Fly into Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) where you will take a bus, taxi or train to Palazzolo Acreide.

Is the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Cycling Sicily’s Baroque Landscape Tour end?

The tour ends in Siracusa, where you can depart by public transport to your departure airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $1,050USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

Rated 4.9 on Google Reviews
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We rate this tour as a 2/5. This tour has a maximum daily distance of 52km, but most days require about 35km of biking on forgiving terrain. You can rent an e-bike to make the riding easier if desired. You don’t need any special training to complete this tour and you should be moderately fit.

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