Basilica Minore di San Nicolò and Palazzo Ducezio - Sicily, Italy

Sicily - Italy

Discover Sicily: Baroque Towns Self Guided Bike Tour

Self-Guided 7 days € 1,360

Cycle from the heart of Sicily to the charming Ortigia. Ride among baroque architectures of rare beauty, gaudy ceramics, ancient autochthon vines and taste delicious foods. This tour will touch your heart.

Style
Touring
Gain
2770 m
Distance
211 km
Level
Easy

Tour overview

BIKE THE MAGICAL ISLAND OF SICILY

Enjoy a relaxing ride from the Italian island’s heart to the charming Ortigia. Pedal among rare beauty baroque architectures, gaudy ceramics, and ancient autochthon vines.

Taste the local cuisine, delicious foods, and outstanding wines. Take in and experience heartwarming stories, races, and cultures. Cycling in Sicily is a magical experience.

This self-guided tour includes GPS tracks and detailed maps so you can travel at your own pace. Our support van transports all of your luggage from hotel to hotel. If you have any problems, the helpful team will be there to help.

Start point
Piazza Armerina
End point
Siracusa
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Catania
Flying out
Catania

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Historical Sites

Sicily has an incredible history that is heavily influenced by the Greeks as well as Roman heritage. As you pedal across the island you will be able to soak up the diverse culture and fall in love with the magic of Sicily.

Charming Accommodation

Each hotel has been carefully chosen for its idyllic setting. Throughout your journey, you'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle. Every hotel is of high quality, with fantastic facilities that will make your trip even more memorable.

cyclist in the Tuscan countryside - Italy

Self Guided

Pedal at your own pace, following the maps and tracks provided during the pre-tour briefing. We'll recommend places to stop for lunch and sightseeing along the way. If technical assistance is required, it will be provided throughout the event.

Tour destination

SICILY - ITALY

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy. The eternal beauty of the gorgeous island of Sicily continues to seduce travellers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures. You will quickly fall in love with Sicily as you pedal the quiet roads and immerse yourself in the beauty.

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  • Weather

    Winter months get down to around 13ºC and summer reaches 30ºC+ on some days. Ocean breezes roll across the island but cycling Sicily is definitely best suited for those who like it hot! Expect rainfall in the winter, and a hot/dry summer season.

  • Terrain

    Oceans, volcanoes, and mountains make for spectacular biking terrain. The coastlines are gleaming, but the interior is rough and ready. Dust off your cleats and gather your gear; climbing in Sicily is an excellent preparation for more difficult routes.

  • Culture

    Sicily has a rich and diverse culture, as well as a fascinating history that runs throughout the island. The arts and architecture are important on the island. It also has significant archaeological and ancient sites, such as the Pantalica Necropolis and the Valley of the Temples.

Accommodation during your tour

Villa Jacona

4* Hotel, Caltagirone
Via Santa Maria di Gesu' 49, 95041, Caltagirone, Sicily Italy

Throughout the week you’ll be staying in beautiful four-star hotels. Each one has been specifically selected to make sure you are able to rest and relax after a full day of exploring. They also have all the facilities you will need as travelling cyclists.

The villa is a historic residence with elegant and romantic rooms. It’s only a few steps from the historic centre and has a beautiful garden.

Villa Jacona’s rooms are super comfortable and perfect for after a long day in the saddle.

San Giorgio Palace Hotel

4* Hotel, Ragusa
Via Avvocato Giovanni Ottaviano, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily Italy

A luxury hotel in Ragusa Ibla, located in an 18th-century building brought back to its original beauty respecting the ancient structure and materials.

Luxurious and detailed with stunning architectural features, the San Giorgio Palace is just one of several amazing hotels you’ll stay in throughout this tour.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Piazza Armerina to Caltagirone
  • Distance
    30 km
  • Climb
    500 m

We leave the lush gardens and orchards of Piazza Armerina and travel to the most typical landscapes of Sicily’s interior, which consist of bare hills surrounded by fields and dry stone walls. We stop for lunch in the lovely old town of Caltagirone, where we visit a local potter’s workshop and climb the magnificent Santa Maria del Monte staircase. In the afternoon, we continue through the Caltagirone countryside, where we spend the night in a comfortable rural residence.

Overnight stay: Caltagirone

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Catania

When best to arrive: in the morning the day the tour starts

Where the tour starts: transfers are included from Catania airport to the Sicilian countryside

Transfers: included from Catania airport

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Catania

When best to depart: in the evening of the day the tour ends after 17:00

Where the tour ends: in the afternoon in the town of Siracusa

Transfers: included to Catania airport

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Breakfast and Accommodation

    Standard accommodation is a double room shared with one other person with ensuite facilities. Breakfast and some dinners are included.

  • GPS Routes

    Access to GPS routes through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application.

  • Transfers

    Transfers to and from Catania Airport are included.

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials.

Cycling bottle
Extra
Bike rental
Only €190 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Brands and models may vary.

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €204 per person for entire trip

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €204 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

Booking options

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