Montalbano Sono – Cycling Tour

Cycling Tour: 8 days / 7 nights

Rich in culture, history and beautiful landscapes, Sicily is one of the most fascinating areas of Italy. Our week esploration by bycicle takes us in eastern Sicily,an area of outstanding natural beauty with its Natural Reserves, crystal-clear sea and vegetation. During the week we ride on through the Noto Valley to admire the baroque, nowadays Patrimony of UNESCO. The trip will make us discover baroque towns such as Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, and Noto, the most important baroque town of Sicily, and Siracusa, an ancient Greek colony. We will pedal on from Vendicari Oasis, the sea village of Marzamemi, the island of Capo Passero and “l’isola delle Correnti”.

1st day: Catania or Comiso (airports) – Palazzolo Acreide

The tour starts in Palazzolo Acreide where you will have briefing and accommodation.modica notte

2nd day: Palazzolo Acreide – Modica (52 Km)

Our ride starts from Palazzolo Acreide but, before cycling, we will admire its historical monuments through the picturesque lanes in the mediaeval part of the town. Cycling along the ibleo territory where landscapes are sometimes wild and bare and sometimes full of vegetation, but always beautiful with its characteristic “dry stone walls” as limit of properties. Accommodation in Modica.

3rd day: Modica – Pozzallo (32 Km)

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 magnificen 18th century Church of San Giorgio. We will cycle downhill along a typical quarry of the iblei, reaching the town of Scicli, very evocative town. We will 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, we will pedal to the marine centre of Pozzallo. Accommodation in Pozzallo.marzamemi2

4th day: Pozzallo – Portopalo di Capopassero (45 Km)

We will cycle on the flat, until we reach the Isola delle Correnti, the most remote point of the continent, between the Ionio sea and the Mediterraneo one, 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. Accommodation in the area.

5th day: Portopalo – Marzamemi – Noto (35 Km)

Cycling on the flat before and gradually cycling uphill towards North, passing through the untouched and pristine Vendicari Natural Oasis, area of great scientific interest with a lot of flora and fauna varieties. Our trip continues towards north ending the day at the city of Noto, the capital of Baroque. Accommodation in Noto.

6th day: Noto – Siracusa (35 Km)Noto 2

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

7th day: Siracusa

Time at disposal to visit the charming town of Siracusa, Neapolis archaeological park where the Greek Theatre rises. And the charming little island of Ortigia, historical and cultural centre of the town. Of big interest 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. Accommodation in the area.

P1090213 (Large)8th day: departure

After breakfast departure and end of our services. You will have time to have, once again, a great “granita with brioche” before leaving this charming land.

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