Sicily

Tour this wonderful island, riding in the mild climate among Greek temples and Mediterranean landscapes, Sicily is the largest and most fascinating among the Italian Islands. Our tour begins and ends in Palermo, the largest town on the island, during our week tour we will discover the many different aspects of this wonderland including the natural Mediterranean countryside, the warm and welcoming people, the astonishingly preserved Roman and Greek temples, and the healthy flavors of Sicilian cuisine and strong wines. Enjoy motorcycling in the mild temperatures of Sicily during the off season while in many place motorcycles are stored away for the winter. Here the season goes all the way for 12 months!

One question that tipically arise is: what about the Mafia ? Do we see the Mafia ? Is the mafia dangerous for us ?

The Mafia was something strictly connected with the mentality of the Sicilians, it was , because the new generations, fortunately, are taking the distances from that, in many cases helping to prevent the crime generated by that old mentality. Mafia is not defeated yet but it will be, if not totally for a good part . From a safety point of view there are no problems at all, you will not see anything and, more important, you will not feel anything !

Our fleet is composed by different bikes of all ages, some “old new” bikes, old for the age, new for the mileage, like BMW 1200 GS , Honda VFR, Ducati ST4S,  some vintage bikes like Morini 350, Honda 500 Four, BMW R 60/5, some new bikes like BMW 700 GS, you can choose among the list, price is the same for each bike. In case you wish a very new bike like the last model on e market of a BMW or a Ducati we have access to a large fleet but there will be an extra to pay depending on the model.

You will never forget the “Italian adventure” for the rest of your life !

Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday – Palermo
Meeting at the hotel where you can recoup from jet lag and relax, in the afternoon we will meet for a briefing with bike collection, paperwork, mapping and a welcome dinner in a tipical Sicilian restaurant.

Day 2 – Sunday – Palermo – Segesta – Marsala – Erice – kms 170
After breakfast, we will depart for Monreale and the visit to its spectacular main church, we will than proceed to Segesta to visit the wonderful Doric Temple of 5 B.C. After Segesta we will reach the Trapani salt marshes and the Mothya island just off the coast, both very interesting for the history with a possible boat ride in the lagoon. In the afternoon we ascend Mount Erice along an incredible twisty road to the town of Erice, a very fashionable medieval town, totally preserved, overlooking marvelous scenery, with a view of the Trapani, Saline, Marsala and Egadi islands. We will park our biokes at the hotel at the summit and walk through the small streets to the ancient castle. Dinner and overnight in Erice.

Day 3 – Monday – Erice – Agrigento – kms 250
After breakfast we will depart for Agrigento passing through Mazara del Vallo, Selinunte, a spectacular archelogical site where we stop for the visit, and Sciacca, a typical fishing town. We will reach our hotel in Agrigento where we will drop off the bikes and will visit the Valley of the Temples. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Tuesday – Agrigento – Enna – Piazza Armerina – Ragusa – kms 200
From Agrigento and following the inland roads riding across an amazing route, passing Enna and Calascibetta, we will arrive in Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale, an ancient Roman villa where beautiful mosaics are very well preserved. Proceding then to Ragusa in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Sitting on the top of the hill is Ragusa Superiore, a busy workaday town with sensible grid-pattern streets and all the trappings of a modern provincial capital, while etched into the hillside further down is Ragusa Ibla. This sloping area of tangled alleyways, grey stone houses and baroque palazzi on handsome squares is effectively Ragusa’s historic centre and it’s magnificent.

Day 5 – Wednesday – Ragusa – Siracusa – Taormina – kms 210
After breakfast we will proceed to Noto, another spectacular Baroque city, reaching Syracuse for lunch. Syracuse was the second largest city in the Greek Empire during Hellenic period, after Athens. We will stop in a tipical restaurant in the Ortigia island, the old center. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the magical town of Taormina for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Thursday – Taormina – kms 100
After breakfast we will climb the Mount Etna with your bikes and experience twisties, twisties, and twisties! You will have to pull over to look at the view! Back to Taormina for lunch and a free afternoon of visit. dinner and overnight in Taormina.

Day 7 – Friday – Taormina – Cefalu’ – Palermo – kms 220
Across the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains with exciting roads through two natural reserves we will reach Cefalu, a medieval town famous for its Norman cathedral and for the cool seaside, lunch in Cefalù, back to Palermo in the afternoon for a dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Saturday – Palermo
Morning of guided visit in Palermo and easy free afternoon for shopping, farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 9 – Sunday
Sad but your Sicilian holiday is over, we hope to see you again in one of our tours in the World !!

Map

Dates and Cost

From Saturday the 12th to Sunday the 20th of October 2024
(The dates are for the meeting and overnight in Palermo and departure from Palermo, book your flight consequently)

Price per person with a minimum of 6 participants
Rider: Euro 2600
Passenger: Euro 1600

Includes:
– 8 nights 3/4* hotels with dinner and breakfast in double room
– English speaking guide on a bike
– A local English speaking tour guide in Palermo
– Motorcycle rental from our fleet (rider only)

Not included:
– International airfare
– Lunches
– Beverages and tips
– Fuel and tolls
– Personal travel insurance

Single room supplement: Euro 450

Bike upgrades with latest models upon request.

 

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