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Sicily Bike Tour

Discover Sicily as you ride to some of its most famous sights. Our Sicily bike tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. From cycling through the pretty medieval town of Scicli to biking at the foot of Mount Etna, it takes cyclists riding from the west coast to the east coast of the island. Cycling in Sicily with DIGnGO is guaranteed to be an adventure you’ll never forget.

Duration: 6 days
Level: Moderate
Price: $4,898
Sgl. Suppl.: $1,500

Details of our Sicily bike tour

Itinerary

On all our bike tours

One all our bike tours you’re guaranteed to ride scenic routes, receive amazing service and eat great food but this trip has something special to it, authenticity. For your first ride of the week, you start cycling from Modica, a town home of the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily.

Bicycle to Scicli

Today, bicycle to Scicli, a UNESCO World Heritage town in the Val di Noto and is well worth a visit. Don’t worry, after lunch your trip leaders give you plenty of time for a stroll around town.

Cycle to Chiaramonte Gulfi

Cycle to Chiaramonte Gulfi often referred as the balcony of Sicily as it offers stunning 360 views on the surrounding valley. In the afternoon, ride on the green hills of the Val di Noto before reaching your hotel for some downtime and a gourmet dinner.

A wonderful cycling holiday

Our cycling holidays combine history with outdoor activity. On today’s ride, you explore the town of Caltagirone, famous for its pottery and hand painted ceramics. Take a walk up the staircase of Santa Maria del Monte before exploring to the Palazzo Senatorio, a 15th century building also the former townhall.

Go cycling to the valley of the temples

For your last day of cycling, discover some amazing sights. Explore the Valley of the Temples and the town of Agrigento, once a Greek city. End the end with a gourmet dinner.

Bye bye Italy

Italy is such a lovely destination, it is often difficult to leave. However, everything has to come to an end. This morning after breakfast, your trip leaders drive you to the Cantina International Airport.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Eremo Della Giubiliana (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Ragusa
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of:

Castello Camemi (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Vizzini
Amenities: Pool
Member of:

Villa Athena (1 night)

Star rating: *****
Location: Agrigento
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Activity level

Our bike tour in Sicily provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  21  2000
2  21  900  35  2700 41 3100
3  19  2400  35  4000  42  4500
4  21  1500  39  3000  44  3200
5  12  1400  29  2500  35  3200

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Map of your Sicily Bike Tour

Modica

Ragusa

Scicli

Donnelucata

Camemi

Chiaramonte Gulfi

Vizzini

Caltagirone

Montedoro

Racamunto

Agrigento

Travel to Sicily

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Catania
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Catania to Syracuse on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Catania:

  • Liberty Hotel | Rates: €€€€€
  • UNA Hotel Palace | Rates: €€€€€
  • Hotel Romano House | Rates: €€€€
  • Il Principe Hotel | Rates: €€€€
  • NH Bellini
 | Rates: €€€
  • Villa Del Bosco Hotel | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Royal
 | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Romeo | Rates: €
  • Hotel Etna 316 | Rates: €
Syracuse:

  • Grand Hotel Minareto | Rates: €€
  • Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Borgo Pantano | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 59 60 62 66 73 81
Low F 50 49 51 55 61 68
Prec. (In) 3.3 1.8 1.4 2.0 0.8 0.4
July August September October November December
High F 86 87 81 75 68 62
Low F 73 75 71 65 58 53
Prec. (In) 0.1 0.8 3.3 3.0 3.0 5.4

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