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7-Day Sicily Bike Tour of the Baroque Hill Towns Standard accomodation-BB or 2 star hotels

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7-Day Sicily Bike Tour of the Baroque Hill Towns Standard accomodation-BB or 2 star hotels
Enjoy a self-guided 7-day bike tour through the southeast part of Sicily, tailored to your own rhythm and your interests without a tour guide. You will pass through the Val di Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where most of the towns have been completely rebuilt in unique Sicilian Baroque style after destruction during the earthquake of 1693.

Discover beautiful Baroque hill towns like Palazzolo Acreide, Modica, Scicli, and Noto (the latter considered the most important), as well as Syracuse, one of the most important ancient Greek settlements. 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 without a tour guide.

Day 1: Palazzolo Acreide
Individual arrival at Palazzolo Acreide, handover of the bikes, road books and maps with all the information you will need.

Day 2: Palazzolo Acreide – Modica (50/65 km)
After visiting the historical Old Town of Palazzolo Acreide, you will cycle through the beautiful territory of the Monti Iblei, a unique landscape, where rugged and wild areas alternate with pleasant green scenery, characterized by typical stone walls. On your way to Modica there is a short climb of 3 km.

Day 3: Modica – Pozzallo (36/48 km)
Before you leave Modica you should taste the famous chocolate, 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.

Day 4: Pozzallo – Marzamemi (55 km)
This day the road will be completely flat. You will pass through some typical wetlands, the 'Patano Longarini' and 'Patano Cuba,' a popular stopover for migratory birds on their trips between Africa and Europe. Cycling along the shore you will reach the southernmost point of Sicily, the island 'Isola delle Correnti,' which lies on the same latitude as Tunis and marks the watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea. Continuing through Portopalo di Capo Passero and Marzamemi, an ancient fishing village, you will finish your ride in San Lorenzo.

Day 5: Marzamemi – Noto (40 km)
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.

Day 6: Noto – Syracuse (35/50 km)
You will follow the coast further up north to Syracuse, capital of ancient Greece, where you certainly will want to visit the stunning archaeological park with the huge Greek amphitheater.

Day 7: Syracuse
End of tour and individual departure or extension with additional days. We recommend visiting the fascinating Ortigia island, the historical and cultural center of the city. The Old Town of Syracuse captivates immediately with more than 3,000 years of history and archaeological evidence of practically all great civilizations of the Mediterranean.

Commences : Syracuse, Italy

Duration : 7 days

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