The tour starts in Palazzolo Acreide where you will have briefing and accommodation.
Today we will cycle through the “Tellaro” valley in a ring, we will cycle to the village of Palazzolo Acreide where we will be able to admire its historical monuments through the picturesque alleys of the medieval part of the town. We will then arrive in the village “Castelluccio” built in 1356 by the families of Noto against their rivals from Modica. In 1803 the “Di Lorenzo di Castelluccio” family transformed it into a large agricultural company. Last, but not least, the acropolis of Castelluccio, a surprising archaeological site. Upon return, a fun “Truffle Search” experience (Truffles) in the woods around Palazzolo Acreide.
Our today ride starts from Palazzolo Acreide but, before cycling, we will admire its historical monuments through the picturesque lanes in the mediaeval part of the town. Cycling along the ibleo territory where landscapes are sometimes wild and bare and sometimes full of vegetation, but always beautiful with its characteristic “dry stone walls” as limit of properties. Chocolate Experience and Tasting.
Before leaving the town of Modica, an amazing aristocratic village that rises on a cliff, you must taste the delicious spicy chocolate and visit the magnificen 18th century Church of San Giorgio. We will cycle downhill along a typical quarry of the iblei, reaching the town of Scicli, very evocative town. We will visit the centre with the ample Piazza Italia, the monuments and other impressive and scenographic buildings such as the Saint Barthelemy Church, looking out over a rocky landscape of ever-changing colours. After the visit, we will pedal to the marine centre of Pozzallo. Cheese Tasting along the way.
We will cycle on the flat, until we reach the Isola delle Correnti, the most remote point of the continent, between the Ionio sea and the Mediterraneo one, the same latitude as Tunisi.
Cycling on the flat before and gradually cycling uphill towards North, passing through the untouched and pristine Vendicari Natural Oasis, area of great scientific interest with a lot of flora and fauna varieties. On the way you will have the chance to taste the wonderful “Nero D’Avola” wine in one of the many cellars. Our trip continues towards north ending the day at the city of Noto, the capital of Baroque.
After having tasted the almond “granite” with the brioches, pride of the capital of the baroque as well as the many churches and palaces, we will cycle on the flat along the coast towards Siracusa, capital of the Magna Grecia, accommodation in the area. Time at disposal to visit the charming town of Siracusa, Neapolis archaeological park where the Greek Theatre rises. And the charming little island of Ortigia, historical and cultural centre of the town. Of big interest the Temple of Apollo, the Dome that is the outcome of successive transformations made to the grandiose temple of Athena, and the Fountain of Arethusa. Farewell DINNER!!!
After breakfast departure and end of our services.