Sicily Bike Adventure
Night 1 >> Hotel NH Caltagirone Villa San Mauro / Caltagirone
This four-star hotel has a view over the surrounding countryside and sits just outside the beautiful city of Caltagirone. The pool and veranda will be welcome at the end of the day!
Night 2 >> Castello Camemi / Vizzini Scalo
As its name implies, this magnificent hotel is an actual castle, with stone walls surrounding a courtyard paved in lava stone and located in the Val di Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Night 3 >> Hotel dell'Orologio / Ragusa
This hotel is located in Ragusa Ibla, the ancient historic center of this Unesco-recognized town. Occupying six separate buildings, all originally local residences, no two rooms in the hotel are alike.
Night 4 >> Hotel Relais Modica / Modica
Located in the center of the Baroque town of Modica, very near the duomo di San Giorgio and the Castello dei Conti, this hotel is small and intimate - so much so that we sometimes also book rooms at the nearby Hotel Le Magnolie and split the group.
Nights 5 & 6 >> Hotel Flora / Noto
This hotel in the heart of the Baroque city of Noto only has 16 rooms; it overlooks the "stone gardens" in the center of the city.
Night 7 >> Antico Hotel Roma 1880 / Syracuse
This hotel of traditional Sicilian limestone architecture is located on the island of Ortigia, the old town center of Sycracuse, and right now to the original temple of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom/
We will meet at a designated hotel in Catania at 10 AM on the first day of the tour. We recommend flying into the Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) the day before to recover from your travels and ensure you meet us on time. There are not many direct flights from the US to CTA, but you can easily connect or book a direct flight through Rome, Vienna, and Munich. The tour ends with an early afternoon transfer from Syracuse back to Catania. Those wishing can extend their tour by one day to hike up Mt. Etna with your guides.
Dates: September 25 - October 2, 2017
Trip Length: 8 days, 7 nights
“All of Sicily is a dimension of the imagination.” – Leonardo Sciascia
One space remaining for a male sharing a room.
Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list, or consider joining us on our August 6 – 12 Mosel Valley (Germany) Bike Adventure instead.
DAY 1: Welcome to stunning Sicily! We meet at our hotel in Catania at 10 AM, have a short introductory chat about our trip, and head directly out to the trailhead of our first ride from Villa del Casale to Caltagirone. You’ll want to begin the tour dressed ready to ride. SEE FULL ITINERARY
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TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
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