A crossroads between Africa, the Middle East & Europe, Sicily is steeped in millenia of history, and overflows with a medley of cultures, flavors, and traditions.
With Baroque cathedrals - sparkling blue seas - Aztec chocolate - and a rustic tradition of handmade farm-fresh cooking - this crazy island offers a luscious cacophony of pure, passionate life!
✴ Ride Noto’s Wine Route - a spectacular path meandering through vineyards, lush lemon & almond orchards
✴ Taste Aztec chocolate in Modica
✴ Swim in sparkling waters at the Vendicari Reserve
✴ Relax over a glass of Nero d'Avola wine after a tour & tasting
✴ Stroll through lovely Baroque Ragusa rich with 18 UNESCO heritage monuments, churches, palaces & gardens
✴ Enjoy cocktails at the hippest beach in Marina di Ragusa
✴ Ride through Pantalica Canyon's Necropolis with over 5000 prehistoric cave tombs from the 13th - 7th centuries BC
WHAT'S "EASY" BIKING?
15 to 20 miles a day over flat to gentle grades; terrain is mixed asphalt, dirt roads & grassy paths; route passes through the Noto countryside, along an old railway (aka gentle grade!), in the dramatic Pantalica canyon, through the Vendicari nature reserve and along the sparkling sea.
We'll have a photographer along to give you tips, and teach you the ins & outs of your camera - whether SLR or point-and-shoot. You will have many opportunities to catch landscapes, cities and daily life on film. Wow your friends when you get home.
7 nights lodging;
Airport pickup & dropoff;
High quality touring bicycles & equipment;
Activities inc. wine, chocolate and cheese-tasting;
Guided tour of Ragusa;
English & Italian speaking guides with cell phones;
Daily light Italian breakfasts, at least one tasting lunch, 5 dinners of local specialties!
Gratuities for transport & luggage handling;
One day a girl with a bee in her bonnet had no money and wanted to go traveling.She was working construction & living with Mom.No fun. Back as a freewheeling college student, she studied abroad in Italy. She spent the year traveling, meeting Italians from all over, learning the ins & outs of some obscure country towns. She wanted to go back. The girl decided to share her knowledge of Italy's special places! So she grabbed some local highschoolers & took them to her first Italian hometown: Siena. They spent ten fun-filled days biking around. They ate deer steak & wild boar salami; they toured a vineyard & learned winemaking; they made spinach ravioli by hand; they stayed with nuns, college students & historians. It started to rain & a Chianti local threw his underwear through their second story window. Basically, they all had a really good time. Our happy girl enjoyed herself so much, she realized she wanted to do this again. and again. and again. And Piccolina Adventures was born. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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