People Cycling Rides

Sicily - Bike The Baroque.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Iris Marischi
Tour Dates
Start Location
Scicli, Sicily
End Location
Siracusa, Sicily
Cost (est.)
$3200 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$640 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Maremonti Tours
Avg. Distance
34 mi / 55 km
Avg. Elevation
1890 ft / 576 m
Ride Description

Sicily is not an island but a continent, some people say. Its natural diversity, richness of the history  beauty are unmatched. Being at a cross road in the Mediterranean Sea, everyone from the Phoenicians to the Greeks and Romans, the Arabs to the Normans, and the French to the Spanish, have left their traces in the architecture, language and, of course, the food!

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This tour will introduce you to the southeast corner of the island, an area with rolling hills and canyons that are called "Cave" in Sicilian. We will visit the picturesque Baroque towns of the "Val di Noto" Unesco World Heritage sites and beautiful coastlines. Cycling through millennia of history in a stunning natural environment, let yourself get spoiled with the famous Sicilian cuisine.

Day 1: Individual arrival at Scicli

We meet in Scicli, a quaint little town with an impressive number of Baroque Palazzi. Meet your tour leader at the hotel, settle in and enjoy a first dinner together to get to know your fellow travelers.

Stay at: San Bartolomeo Boutique B&B or Hotel Novecento

Day 2: Modica and Ragusa Ibla

Loop ride to two of the most important Baroque cities of the "Val di Noto", Modica and Ragusa Ibla. Modica has become famous for their special chocolate, brought by the Spaniards from the Aztecs to Sicily. We continue to Ragusa I… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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