CYCLING 2016-17 p098-099

exodus Cycling2016

SELF-GUIDED • ITALY 98 ACCOMMODATION 8 days land only from £1019 Tonnara di Scopello Italy 1 2 3 Activity Level LEISURELY/MODERATE Trip Code LHS At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Start Scopello. 2 Free day to visit the Zingaro Nature Reserve, with miles of coastal tracks to walk and perfect coves to explore. 3 Cycle to Castellamare del Golfo before heading inland and climbing to Segesta; end in the hamlet of Bruca. 4 Leave Bruca with fantastic sweeping views before heading back to the coast and a beautiful flat stretch to Nubia. 5 Free day to visit Baroque Trapani or mediaeval Erice. 6 Optional boat trip to Mozia, a Phoenician settlement; then coastal cycling all the way to Marsala. 7 Free day to visit Marsala, or take a boat to Favignana. 8 End Marsala. Call Cycle the Secrets of Sicily Beautiful coastline l Traditional cuisine l Rich history and culture • 3 days cycling (and 1 day walking) with luggage transfers • 95% quiet tarmac, 5% dirt roads and tracks • Mixture of undulating and flat terrain, with short distances • Self-guided holiday. Min age 12 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts and 7 dinners included This dramatic ride takes you from mediaeval Scopello, a tiny cobbled hamlet superbly located above the idyllic Zingaro Nature Reserve, through pristine countryside to the stunning ancient Greek city of Segesta, before returning to the sea and the salt pans and ancient windmills of Nubia. The journey ends in Marsala, renowned for its sweet dessert wine. Superb hotels are a highlight throughout; most are traditional Sicilian farmhouse (baglio) style, with rooms built around a central courtyard and each has an enticing swimming pool. Dates & Price Guide Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Starts selected Saturdays from 26 March to 18 June and 03 September to 22 October 2016 • 2017 dates and prices available online • Land only prices from £1019 • Including travel from London, prices from £1219 (flight to Palermo, transfer to start hotel). • Compulsory single supplement £140 • Land only start Scopello day 1, end Marsala day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 21 speed customised hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 Palermo Erice Bruca Trapani Nubia Scopello Marsala Segesta ITALY SICILY optional Zingaro San Pantaleo Favignana All hotels have been specially selected for their warm welcome, location and regional cuisine. We use a mix of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels; all with en suite facilities and swimming pools. Included meals will mainly be taken at local restaurants, many of which pride themselves on locally sourced or home grown produce. Many of the hotels are built in the 'baglio' style, which are traditional fortified farmhouses offering a lovely warm welcome and atmosphere. 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 3 27 4 42 6 51 Daily Distance (km) PREMIUM BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 “Loved the inland scenery of wild flowers, olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills.” Sara Skinner


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