BENVENUTO IN SICILIA

Sud Est

Un viaggio nella Sicilia più autentica tra i gioielli barocchi di Noto, Ragusa e Modica. Rimarrete estasiati pedalando tra sontuosi palazzi e chiese dalle ricche facciate intarsiate. Il tour continuerà verso la lussureggiante riserva di Pantalica e l’altopiano degli Iblei, fino ad arrivare al punto più a sud della Sicilia: Portopalo di Capo Passero.
Il tour si concluderà con l’ascesa del vulcano attivo più alto d’Europa: L’Etna.
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  • Catania
  • Pantalica

  • Giarratana
  • Modica
  • Noto
  • Siracusa
  • Etna

Day 1 Arrival in Sicily
Arrival in Catania and group transfer to Buccheri where you will stay in a delightful farmhouse. Meeting with the guide who will accompany you for the entire week. Dinner and overnight stay. Meal (D)

Day 2 Giorno Riserva di Pantalica – Giarratana

We will begin our tour through the amazing reserve of Pantalica, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, the comfortable white road winds through a canyon carved into the rock by the river Calcinara and Anapo, you will be surprised and enraptured by the rich vegetation and watercourse that forms the puddles and natural pools where you can bathe. The reserve is famous for its large necropolis dating back to the Paleolithic. Leaving the reserve, we will continue to Palazzolo Acreide, a treasure chest to discover in the heart of the Iblei. In the afternoon we will reach
the small village of Giarratana where we will spend the night. Dinner and overnight stay in a farmhouse. Meal (B-D)
Km:45
Height difference +/- :1000mt, 800mt
Type of ground: dirt road and a few stretches of asphalt
Difficulty: medium/easy

Day 3: Giarratana-Modica

After breakfast, ready for another excursion. We will enter the heart of the Iblei Park along an ancient path that was used by monks and pilgrims to reach the convents scattered throughout the territory. We will ride on small white roads surrounded by fields of wheat, olive trees and abandoned mills. We will cross the picturesque villages of Chiaramonte Gulfi and Monterosso Almo and then arrive in the heart of Sicilian Baroque: Ragusa, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. We will continue along secondary roads to Modica, a beautiful city crib nestled between the rocks of the Monti Iblei and famous, among other things, for culinary delights including chocolate known
throughout Italy. Overnight stay in Modica. Meal (B)

Km: 50

Difference in height +/-:800mt, 1400 mt
Type of ground: asphalt, dirt road
Difficulty: medium/easy

Day 4: Modica-Noto

On this day we will leave the mountains and enter the countryside Iblee, along secondary roads between dry stone walls and beautiful olive trees carob we will arrive at the southernmost tip of Europe, Portopalo di Capo Passero, a small fishing village nestled between two seas. Leaving Portopalo, we will continue to Marzamemi where we will stop in the picturesque square Regina Margherita located in an old tuna fishery to taste the local fish delicacies. After lunch
we will visit the reserve of Vendicari where there are some of the most beautiful and “wild” beaches of Sicily. Our final destination of the day will be Noto, symbol of Sicilian Baroque. Destroyed by the great earthquake of 1693, was entirely rebuilt by the most famous architects of the time and for this reason declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Night in Noto. Meal (B)
Km.75
Difference in height +/-:650mt,1000mt
Type of ground: asphalt, dirt road
Difficulty: medium/easy

Day 5: Noto-Siracusa-Etna

On our last day by bike we will discover the coast of the Ionian Sea that will take us from Noto to Syracuse, crossing beautiful beaches along small paths surrounded by lemon and almond trees to finish in beauty in one of the most important cities of the Greek period: Syracuse. At the end of the excursion, private transfer to Nicolosi, a small town at the foot of Etna. Free time for dinner and overnight stay. Meal (B)
Km:50
Difference in height +/-:200mt,350mt.
Type of ground: asphalt, dirt road
Difficulty: medium/easy

Day 6: Hiking up Mt Etna

Our tour will end in beauty with the ascent of the highest active volcano in Europe. With a bus transfer we will reach Rifugio Sapienza (1900mt), from here in the company of a Volcanological Guide we will take the cable car and 4×4 minibuses that will take us up to 2900mt, from here in about 1.5 hours of climbing we will reach the edge of the Crater of Bocca Nuova and Central Crater, we can feel the “breath” of Etna and enjoy a 360 ° view that sweeps from the Aeolian Islands, the Gulf of Taormina and the bay of Catania. From the top we will descend on foot through the majestic Valle del Bove. At the end of the excursion, private transfer to Catania. Farewell dinner and overnight in hotel. Meal (B-D)
Duration: 5h
Difference in height +/-:500mt, 800mt

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, end of our service. Meal (B)

Skill level: easy- moderate, suitable for most people in good health

Accommodation: In Farmhouses and hotel 3*

Luggage: we advise you to use one large bag with wheels where you put all your staff. A backpack (20-30 litres) during the excursions.

Equipment: bike clothing, trekking shoes, warm shell, wind and waterproof jacket, hat, bathing suite, sun glasses andsun screen cream, daily backpack, helmet, gloves

Price per person: 1490 euro
Supplement in single room : + 130 euro

Included:
– 6 nights accommodation as described in the program based in ensuite twin rooms
– Breakfasts
– Dinners on days 1-2-6
– Private transfer from the airport to the first hotel on day 1
– Private transfer from Syracuse to Mt Eta on day 5
– Private transfer from Mt Etna to Catania on day 6
– Etna hiking excursion with private volcanic guides and ticket for cable car
– Electric bike rental Bianchi Impulso allroad
– Mountain bike guide/instructor assistance
– Luggage transfer with assistance

Not included:
– Lunches
– Extra Beverage
– Dinners except on day 1-2-6
– All extra excursions or supplements
– All the transfers not included
– Monuments, museums entrance fees
– All not mentioned under the heading “included”

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