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Cycling Tour in Sicily

Explore by bicycle the Baroque towns and UNESCO sites of Noto, Modica, Siracusa and Ragusa and the volcano Etna. Visit with local wine, olive oil, and cheese makers and taste their crafts. Overnight in elegant hotels, masserie (old fortified farms) and alberghi diffusi (dispersed hotels). Indulge in the rich variety that is the local cuisine. Meet inspiring Sicilians for a full immersion in the heart of the Mediterranean.

 

Come with us to discover this beautiful region: buon appetito and buon viaggio! 

 

See here for more info on Sicily region.

 

Cycling Tour in Sicily

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 14, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

April 11-17, 2021 | May 2-8, 2021 | October 17-23, 2021

For more info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,990 to $4,390* (this tour will feature 4- and 5-star hotels, masserie and alberghi diffusi. Tour price will vary depending on group size) 

 

Single Supplement: $690*

 

*Add $400 for 1-night post tour extension | Add $100 for single supplement 

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO sites of Baroque towns of Noto, Siracusa and Ragusa and the volcano Etna
  • Tastings of regional Slow Food Presidia and visits to local wine, olive oil, chocolate, and cheese makers
  • Experience the authentic Mediterranean Diet through local traditional cuisine featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients and learn more about local recipes
  • Enjoy some of the best reds of Italy, Nerello Cappuccio and Nerello
  • Mascalese grapes, two indigenous varieties of the Etna volcano area
  • Relax in unique, elegant 4- and 5-star hotels, masserie and alberghi diffusi
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area of south of Italy
  • Exhilarating rides in the tranquil countryside inland, at times surrounded by century-old olive oil trees or a natural reserve by the sea
  • Add 1-night post tour extension to tackle Mount Etna volcano climb and enjoy a visit and tasting at a local winery
Cycling Level 3 – Antipasto, Primo and Secondo (Entrée)

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels, masserie and alberghi diffusi
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Exploration of Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Siracusa Ortigia, Modica, Noto and other quaint Sicilian villages
  • 1 visit and tasting to an agriturismo and olive oil producer
  • Exhilarating rides in eastern Sicily in the provinces of Ragusa and Siracusa and on the nothern side of Volcano Etna
  • 1 visit to Ispica cave dwellings
  • 1 wine tasting and visit to a local winemaker
  • 1 visit and tasting with a cheese maker
  • Bike rental (see more info here) and Garmin Touring Edge unit (if you have one, bring yours and we’ll upload the routes onto your unit)
  • Comfortable transportation and assistance by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Refreshments, snacks, fruits and other local delicacies during our rides
  • 2 bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Group transfers from/to Catania Fontanarossa airport
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 3 lunches and 1 dinner on your own 
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • E-bike, upon request and availability, with $100-200 surcharge depending on the type (see more info here)
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Post tour extension featuring 1 night in a 5-star hotel, 1 breakfast, 1 extra day of riding with bike rental and van assistance, 1 visit & tasting at the local winery, 1 dinner
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, gifts

Itinerary

1-Night Post-Tour Extension on Volcano Etna

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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