Gravel E-bike Tour in the Heart of Sicily
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Tour the heart of Sicily on our brand new gravel e-bikes. This is a journey through secret Sicily, full of history, archaeology, culture, food and wine. Admire the Norman castles, old villages, archaeological sites, quiet roads and trails, delicious local food and very comfortable accommodation. This is a new way to travel and explore Sicily!
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel in Catania. Dinner and overnight stay in local hotel.
Day 2: The Norman castles of Catania and Aci Castello
30km with 100 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: Visit Catania’s old town, Ursino castle and Aci Castello castle while stopping for a taste of local Sicilian street-food along the way. Dinner and overnight stay in local hotel.
Day 3: Paternò – Troina
50km with 900 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: Cycle on quiet, old Roman roads past miles of citrus groves and admire the stunning Sicilian countryside before arriving at a Norman village. Dinner and overnight stay in restored rural farmhouse with pool and wellness centre.
Day 4: Troina – Nicosia
43km with 1,000 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: Ride through winding pastures and valleys in the remote province of Enna leading to a beautiful medieval village. Dinner and overnight stay at local farmhouse.
Day 5: Nicosia – Sperlinga – Leonforte
60km with 1,200 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: Admire the old Sicilian cave houses and a beautiful medieval castle along with beer tasting at a local craft brewery. Dinner and overnight stay at local farmhouse.
Day 6: Leonforte – Piazza Armerina
30km with 800 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: Visit a former important sulphur mining site, cycle the disused railway line, visit Piazza Armerina and the famous Roman mosaics. Dinner and overnight stay at local farmhouse hotel.
Day 7 – Piazza Armerina – Morgantina – Catania
50km with 800 metres of elevation gain.
Highlights: See Aidone and visit the archaeological site of Morgantina before turning back towards Mount Etna and have a walk around Catania centre. Overnight stay at city centre hotel.
Day 8 – Departure
Transfer from the hotel to Catania airport.