To celebrate this beautiful Island we have made this 3 days cycling adventure trip where you will experience 3 different regions of spectacular roads. You will stay in one hotel in the Catania area from where you can enjoy the town and all its offerings. Every morning the Sicily Cycling Club Guide will pick you up by a car with a bike rack and drive you to the days ride start location. After a beautiful guided ride, we will drive you and your bikes back to your hotel where you can take a dip in the pool, relax and later go to one of the good Catanese restaurants in the center of the city. If you don't want to bring you own bike, don't worry - we rent you one.
DAY 1 - ETNA
17 times has this magical race been visiting Sicily. The first time in 1930. 5 times has the Giro d'Italia raced on Etna. The first time was in 1967. In recent years this amazing Vulcano has been an extremely popular Stage finish. And that is obvious Etna has 6 different routes to two summits. Contador soloed to victory in 2011 at the top of Etna riding from the south side. In 2017 the Giro tackled a new road - Salto del Cane - and in 2018 the Giro again used a new road from the south through the forest where Chavez won. An average ascent to the top of Etna is 18 km. in length with 7,2%.
DAY 2 - NOTO ANTICA
Noto Antica in the south is a mythical place but before you reach that you will have to climb 18 hairpin bends up to Avola Antica from here you will have a stop in the nature resevate Cavagrande. At the cafe, we get a sandwich and some water or whatever you prefer. Cavagrande is a protected Natural Reserve and has one of the biggest canyons in Europe which is 10 km. long and 300 meters deep. If you like nature and panoramic views this is the right place to see. After Cavagrande we will ride to Noto Antica.
DAY 3 - PELORITANI MOUNTAINS
Peloritani mountain hides some of the most beautiful roads and villages of Sicily. We will take you into the heart of this beautiful mountain range In 800 meters on the top of Monte Kalfa we should have a local lunch prepared only with local products. We start the ride from the famous town of Taormina and ride into the mountains from the village of Savoca famous from the film trilogy of the Godfather.
Guided Tour - For 2 Persons - € 595
Another number of days and number of people is possible
Please contact us
Every morning We were picked up at the hotel and brought to different routes in Sicily. Easy and brilliant way to experience different areas of Sicily
Director, Maple Leaf Golf
This was just so easy. Sicily Cycling Club toke care of everything from renting bikes to guiding. And they brought us to some of the most beautiful routes in different places in Sicily. My favorite was the route in the south around Noto Antica. This is how I always imagined Sicily.
WHO IS IT FOR?
For all people of all ages passionated for cycling. Who loves to discover new challenging mountain roads. Who like to cycle the road less traveled through stunning landscape scenery. The Sicily Cycling Club Team is experienced riders with a hand on local knowledge and is always there to boost your moral so you can succeed. In the evening all you have to is relax and enjoy the local Sicilian Cuisine.
GUIDED TOUR INCLUDE
- 3 Expert guided rides in three different parts of Sicily.
- Transport T/R between start of route and back to hotel everyday.
- Flight tickets or other means of transport to Sicily.
- Travel insurance
EXTRA SERVICE POSSIBLE ON REQUEST
- Hotel stay.
- Bike rental.
- Support car with tools during daily bike rides.
- Extra Airport transfer if your group arrive on different planes.
PRACTICAL - HOW DO I BOOK THE TRIP?
- Find the right dates for you.
- Pay the deposit.
- Book your flights.
- Pay the balance 4 weeks before the trip starts.
- Pack your bags and go to the airport.
First, you request a callback or contact us directly on phone or mail. Then you tell us the dates you want to go and how many people you are. If you have special needs or wish to customize the distance and difficulties of the routes or other things for that matter. Then you will receive a mail with payment instructions; To confirm the trip first you will have to pay a deposit of € 200,00. Secondly, you must pay the balance at the latest 4 weeks before the trip starts.
When you know the dates of your stay you book your flights to Catania, Fontanarossa and inform us when you arrive. We will be ready bid you welcome at the airport and (optional) transfer you to the hotel. If you have chosen to rent bikes through us we can arrange them to be delivered to your hotel. You arrive at the hotel and will be welcomed and checked in by the staff of the hotel. The following days we arrive at 8:00-9:00 in the morning and drive you to the start of the cycling route. From here we guide you through the days riding experience. When we return to the hotel from the ride you have time to relax and later in the evening, enjoy a nice dinner. At the end of the trip, we can (on demand) arrange the transfer for you and your group + bikes and baggage back to the airport in time to catch your flight home. We will say 'arrivederci a presto'.
Am I strong enough for this trip?
All rides in Sicily is of course demanding but you can always decide with your group to customize the routes length and height meters so it fits your level. We help you with all our expertize to customize the routes to your like and demand.
Can I rent a bike?
Yes we have a fleet of carbon racing bikes with Campagnolo for rent - reserve your rental bike online here: https://www.sicilycyclingclub.com/bike-rental/
How does payment works?
We ask all clients to pay a deposit of € 200,00 a person when they book, which confirms their reservation. The balance is due 5 weeks before departure – we’ll get in touch to remind you when it’s time. If you book less than 5 weeks before departure, we will ask you to pay the full price upfront.
Can Sicily Cycling Club help out with travel arrangements?
Yes, we can recommend the best flight from many different destinations.
I want to organize a custom trip. Is this possible?
Absolutely, we help you to get the cycling trip that you dream of. Just contact us and tell us what you like.
What should I pack?
Once you’re confirmed on a trip, we will send you Travel Notes with specific advice taking account of the season you’re riding in. However, on every trip you will need: – a road bike (hire bikes are available) – cycling kit for all conditions – a helmet – your shoes and pedals – travel insurance.
CONTACT SICILY CYCLING CLUB
Telephone: +39 349 5947679