Catania, Italy

Easy Bike & Photography Tour

with Laura F.

Laura F.

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!

HIGHLIGHTS
✴ 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY?
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;
Luggage transport;
English & Italian speaking guides with cell phones;
Transport;
Daily light Italian breakfasts, at least one tasting lunch, 5 dinners of local specialties!
Gratuities for transport & luggage handling;

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$2295
per person
for 8 days


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Laura F.

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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