Sicily South East

Baroque Sicily.

A quite enjoyable bike tour through the southeast of Sicily, tailored to your own rhythm and your interests. You will pass through the Val di Noto, where most of the towns, after destruction during the earthquake of 1693, have been completely rebuilt in unique Sicilian Baroque style, and which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Along the trip you will discover beautiful towns like Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Scicli and Noto, the latter considered the most important baroque town in Sicily, as well as Syracuse, one of the most important ancient Greek settlements. Along the cost you will see further highlights like the bird and wildlife sanctuary "Oasi di Vendicari", the fishing village of Marzamemi, and the small islands of Capo Passero and Isola delle Correnti. This self-guided bike tour leaves enough freedom to organize your trip as you would like but still offers the convenience of an organized tour to let you enjoy your bike vacation to the fullest.

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Individual arrival at Palazzolo Acreide, handover of the bikes and handing over of the travel documents.

Nach Besichtigung der sehenswerten Altstadt und seiner historischen Bauten radelt man durch die hybläische Landschaft - streckenweise kahl und schroff, dann wieder mit Baumbestand, doch stets abwechslungsreich und von bemerkenswerter Schönheit, zu der auch die vielen Trockensteinmauern beitragen, die die Felder und Straßen säumen. Eine anspruchsvolle Etappe, teils bergab und mit einem durchgehenden Anstieg von 3 km. Genießen Sie den unbeschreiblich schönen Panoramaausblick auf die Dächer der Barockstadt Modica.

Before you leave Modica you should taste the famous chocolate, e.g. spiced with hot chili peppers. Cruising downhill through a beautiful Iblei canyon, you will arrive at Scicli, well worth a stroll through the small alleys, before you continue down to the coast to Pozzallo.

Diese durchwegs flache Tour führt Sie durch die Naturlandschaften Pantano Longarini und Pantano Cuba, die viele Zugvögel auf ihrer Reise zwischen Afrika und Nordeuropa als Zwischenstation nutzen. Entlang der Küste erreichen wir den südlichsten Punkt Siziliens, die Isola delle Correnti, auf dem Breitengrad von Tunis gelegen und Wasserscheide zwischen dem Ionischen und dem Mittelmeer. Die Etappe führt uns weiter durch Portopalo di Capo Passero, die südlichste Ortschaft Europas, und das einzigartige antike Fischerstädtchen Marzamemi und endet in San Lorenzo.

On a flat road heading north along the coast, you will reach the entrance to the natural preserve and wildlife sanctuary "Oasi di Vendicari", a wonderful and uncontaminated coast full of interesting plants and rare birds. After this you will continue to the most famous baroque town, Noto.

You will follow the coast further up north to Siracusa, capital of ancient Greece, where you certainly will want to visit the stunning archeological park with the huge greek amphitheatre and the old part Ortigia (UNESCO world cultural heritage).

Tour character

The route follows mainly less frequented secondary roads. Most of the parts are flat, some are light uphill sections, but still easy to manage. This tour is suitable for all healthy persons with a little bit of bike practice. In July and August you have to anticipate at the coast with a higher volume of traffic. Depending on your personal preference and fitness, on stage 2, 3 and 6 you will be able to choose between two different tracks varying in elevation profile and/or distance covered.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Jun 29, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Sicily South-East, days 7, IT-SIRPS-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
Sicily South-East, days 7, IT-SIRPS-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
640,00
200,00
170,00
575,00
145,00
170,00
740,00
200,00
170,00
655,00
145,00
170,00

Category A: 3*** und 4**** Hotels
Category B: 2** Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

Season 1
Jan 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Season 2
Jun 29, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Palazzolo Acreide A Komfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
Syrakus A Komfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
Palazzolo Acreide B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
Syrakus B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
48,00
70,00
60,00
90,00
48,00
70,00
40,00
65,00
48,00
70,00
60,00
90,00
48,00
70,00
40,00
65,00
Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Rental bike 27-gear
Electric bike
85,00
85,00
140,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Service-Hotline (English, sometimes German)

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Transfer Airport Catania – Hotel Palazzo Acreide, € 45,- per person, reservation necessary
  • Transfer Hotel Syrakus – Airport Catania, € 35,- per person, reservation necessary
  • Helmet rental