CYCLING 2016-17 p026-027

exodus Cycling2016

Cycling in Sicily 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 Sicily is not only the biggest island in the Mediterranean but also one of the most fascinating, thanks to the incredible diverse heritage past civilizations have left here. From the stunning scenery of the UNESCO Noto Valley, we pedal through the Baroque gems of Ragusa, Modica, Noto and on to Syracuse, the ancient Greek capital. We also stop in picturesque fishing villages and experience dramatic coastal scenery which showcases the great natural diversity of the region. The active week is not complete without sampling some of the finest regional delights considered amongst the best of the whole Italian gastronomy. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. I T A L Y SICILY P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • ITALY 27 8 days inc. flights from £1129 The UNESCO town of Ragusa Ibla Italy Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code MWY At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Catania; transfer to Palazzolo Acreide. 2 Ride south to the hilltop Baroque town of Ragusa Ibla; cycle scenic roads to Modica. 3 Try the famous Modica chocolate with chilli; cycle to the architectural delight of Scicli; on to the fishing village of Marzamemi. 4 Circular route through coastal wetlands to Isola delle Correnti, the southernmost point in Sicily. 5 Coastal ride to the Vendicari Nature Reserve; continue to the UNESCO-listed Baroque town of Noto. 6 Climb up to a view point overlooking the Cavagrande National Reserve and the deep Cassibile Canyon; continue to Syracuse. 7 Final morning ride across Syracuse to Ciane River; free time to discover the historic town. 8 Transfer to Catania; fly to London. UNESCO Noto Valley l Charming Baroque towns and Greek ruins l Gastronomic delights • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • 100% tarmac roads • Route mainly follows quiet roads with some climbs • Group normally 8 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts and 1 dinner included cycle/drive transfer Catania Palazzolo Acreide Noto Syracuse Modica Scicli Marzamemi Ragusa Ibla Vendicari Capo Passero ACCOMMODATION We use comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and one agriturismo - a charming renovated farmhouse. The hotels have been carefully selected for their friendly atmosphere and character. All rooms have en suite facilities and the agriturismo has a swimming pool. Most of them are conveniently located in proximity of the charming UNESCO historic centres we visit. 2016 26 Mar* 02 Apr 1279 979 09 Apr 16 Apr 1229 979 07 May 14 May 1229 979 21 May* 28 May 1279 979 18 Jun 25 Jun 1259 979 03 Sep 10 Sep 1259 979 24 Sep 01 Oct 1259 979 08 Oct 15 Oct 1129 979 22 Oct 29 Oct 1179 979 05 Nov 12 Nov 1129 979 Daily Distance (km) 2 65 3 52 4 55 5 40 6 55 7 20 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £200 • Land only start Palazzolo day 1, end Syracuse day 8 • *Best for spring flowers • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 24 speed hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 • Supplement for electric E-bike £50, paid on booking BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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