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Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages

Pedal back in time on the Mediterranean island of Sicily courted by Greeks, refined by Romans and influenced by Moors to develop its own distinct, Italian flavor. Join us and discover Sicily at a slower pace, from the footstep of Mt Etna to the shores of the Ionian Sea.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Easy / Moderate
  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 5 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking
  • Easy / Moderate
  • Plane

Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages

Our Sicily vacation winds through this seductive Mediterranean island that has lured passersby for centuries. Greeks, Romans, Arabs—all have fallen for her siren song, each adding a resonant layer to Sicily’s vibrant culture. We’ll steep ourselves in the sights, scents and flavors of the southeastern coast. Baroque palaces and ancient ruins will emerge into view as we cycle quiet country lanes. We’ll swim in the Ionian Sea, sample chocolate at a local dolceria, and learn about the Greek heritage of Syracuse. And every day, we’ll reward our explorations with delicious Sicilian cuisine. Sicily is sure to captivate you, too!

Cultural Highlights

  • Take a guided tour, and a few samples, in a historic chocolate making factory in Modica
  • Explore the magnificent, baroque palaces of Noto and Ragusa Ibla
  • Learn about Greek influence in Sicily from a local historian in Syracuse
  • Prepare Sicilian delicacies with a local chef
  • Park your bike and take a swim in the blue waters of the Ionian Sea

What To Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills and is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support van is always available for those who need assistance with the hills.

Average Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 - 5 hours

Climate Information

Average Daily Temperature (°F) – Syracuse
Mar 65°  Apr 70°  May 78°  Jun 86°  Jul 92°  Aug 92°  Sep 87°  Oct 78°  Nov 69°  Dec 62°

Average Rainfall (in.) – Syracuse
Mar 1.6  Apr 1.5  May .9  Jun .4  Jul .2  Aug .6  Sep 1.4  Oct 3.9  Nov 2.2  Dec 3.4

What’s Included:

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 13 meals – 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals – 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Taormina – 2 nights for only $395* • Post-trip: Syracuse – 2 nights for only $345

*Please note for those traveling in 2016: Pre-trip: Taormina is $445.

Both Vacations Include

  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FULL VAN SUPPORT
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception with local wine and hors d'oeuvres
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount 
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