Gravel E-bike Tour in the Heart of Sicily

Level of difficulty:
Duration:
8 days
Starting from
€2050
Guided
€1650
Self-guided

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!

Guided
Bike tour with our qualified ITA/ENG guides, to get the best of your mountain bike experience. Costs are per person based on a minimum of 4 people per group, in two double rooms when included.
Self-guided
Independent, free to take your time and enjoy the bike experience at a pace that suits you. Follow an accurate GPS track to discover the delights of your bike ride. Costs are per person based on a minimum of 4 people per group, in two double rooms when included.
Description

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.

Extra Info

Season: from September to June

Included:

  • 6 gravel bike excursions
  • Qualified bike guide (Italian and English)*
  • GPS device with GPS track to follow **
  • 6 nights in 3/4 star Hotel /Agriturismo . Half board accommodation, included water and house wine. Other beverages not included.
  • 1 night in 4/4 star Hotel, B&B accommodation
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Van support
  • Gravel e-bike rental (professional bikes with disk brakes, tubeless wheelset, suspension fork, Shimano groupset, Yamaha central motor etc.)
  • Transfer from/to Catania airport and hotels in the surrounding area
  • Travel insurance

Not included:

  • Flights and public transportation
  • Expense of personal nature such as drinks, phone calls, etc.
  • Any items that have not been mentioned in the price inclusions above

What to wear and bring with you:

A small backpack/rucksack for your personal items (you can leave this in the van if you don’t want to take it with you during the excursion).

Comfortable clothes suitable for biking

A change of clothes in case it rains

Closed shoes e.g. trainers or biking shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)

Sunglasses & sun cream

A camera or smartphone if you want to take photos

A spirit of fun and adventure

 

* For guided tours

** For self-guided tours

Map
Catania - Aci Castello
Paternò - Troina
Troina - Nicosia
Nicosia - Sperlinga - Leonforte
Leonforte - Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina - Morgantina - Catania