People Cycling Rides

Sicilian Baroque Villages 2025.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Syd Smoot
Tour Dates
Start Location
Catania, Sicily
End Location
Catania, Sicily
Cost (est.)
$2195 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Cycling Friends, LLC
Avg. Distance
35 mi / 56 km
Avg. Elevation
2800 ft / 853 m
Ride Description

Sicilian Baroque Villages 2025


Join us for 10 wonderful days and nights in the beautiful southeast region of Sicily, home of abundant sunshine, brilliant colors, unparalleled history, splendid wines and great local cuisine! Our SPLIT-BASE (i.e. – two FIXED BASES) tour will begin only 3 kilometers from the city of Noto (5 nights) and end in Ragusa Ibla (5 nights), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour will also take us to several other villages with the same designation to include Siracusa, Modica, Palazzolo Acreide, and Scicli, which represents the highest level of artistic and architectural achievements in the Baroque style of the day.


  • Two 4 Star cycling friendly hotels, the first hotel only 3 kilometers from the city of Noto and the second hotel in the heart of Ragusa Ibla, both villages named UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2002.
  • Per person double occupancy room for 10 nights.
  • Daily continental Sicilian breakfast.
  • Dinner at our first hotel near Noto on 5 evenings to include 3 courses plus wine, water, and dessert. A daily vegetarian selection will also be available, and there will be no meal repeats during our stay.
  • Dinner on 4 evenings in Ragusa Ibla will be at restaurants known by the Ride Director and will include 3 courses plus wine, water, and dessert. A dai… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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