Day 1: Arrival to Caltagirone
Individual arrival to Caltagirone. Spend some time exploring the city and getting settled in your hotel for the night. Caltagirone is one of the Baroque towns of the famous Val di Noto, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Overnight in Caltagirone.
Day 2: Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Caltagirone (21 miles/35 km)
In the morning there is an organized transfer (bikes + passengers) to Piazza Armerina with its Villa Romana del Casale, 3 miles (5 km) southwest of town. First excavated in 1950, it was probably a hunting lodge and summer home and is decorated with multicolored mosaic floors that are unique throughout the Roman world in their quality and extent. After the visit cycle back to Caltagirone.
Overnight in Caltagirone.
Day 3: Caltagirone – Modica (32 miles/50 km by bike + 25 mile/40 km transfer)
From Caltagirone, you cycle southward until you reach Comiso where a transfer will bring you to Modica. The upper town is watched over by the magnificent 18th century facade of the church of San Giorgio.
Overnight in Modica.
Day 4: Modica – Pozzallo (21 miles/35 km)
Before leaving Modica, try the famous spicy chocolate. From Modica, you will gradually descend alongside the characteristic caves of the Iblei mountains to the baroque town of Scicli, totally rebuilt in the Baroque style after the earthquake of 1693. Continue onwards through the marine center of Pozzallo.
Overnight in Pozallo.
Day 5: Pozzallo – Marzamemi (34 miles/55 km)
This day of cycling on an almost completely flat course will bring you through Portopalo di Capo Passero, continental Europe's southernmost point. Before arriving to Marzamemi, the beautiful island of Correnti marks where the Ionian and Mediterranean seas meet.
Overnight in Marzamemi.
Day 6: Marzamemi – Noto (12 miles/20 km)
This route takes a turn to the north passing through the relatively untouched and pristine natural preserve of Vendicari, where you can relish the beauty of the countryside. The trip continues north, ending the day at the city of Noto, considered to be the finest baroque town in Sicily. Completely devastated by the earthquake of 1693 the city was rebuilt in the style of that time with beautiful honey-colored stone buildings, ornate churches, and monuments surrounding attractive piazzas.
Overnight in Noto.
Day 7: Noto – Siracusa (25 miles/40 km)
Heading north, the route continues towards Siracusa, the most important Sicilian town in Ancient Greece and home to Archimedes. With the Island of Ortigia in the background, the center of Siracusa is a wonderful example of an ancient city.
Overnight in Siracusa.
Day 8: Departure from Siracusa
Individual departure or extra nights in Siracusa.