Sicily Cycling Breaks

Sicily, Italy

Organiser's Description

Cycling holidays made easy - Sportive Breaks takes you to the best climbs, routes and rides in Europe without the hassle. Join our team of expert guides, mechanics and local hosts and discover some of the best riding on the planet!

Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, and rides each day. 6 night trips available in March and April.

7 days / 6 nights in one of the most beautiful islands in the World. Home to some of the planet's best food, one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and miles upon miles of incredible cycling routes - Sicily is just waiting to be explored.

Sicily is the largest island in the Med, with a fascinating history and incredible landscapes. The Island is rolling throughout, with one large climb in Mount Etna. This 7 night Sicily cycling break includes rides up Mount Etna and to the villages used in the Godfather. Our days are split between Castiglioni di Sicilia near Taormina in the South, and Cefalu in the North. Our rides are on quiet backroads and the carb loading is out of this World!

Races

  • 6 night packages from
    £799 BOOK

The first two nights are at the foot of Etna, followed by two nights on the North coast in lovely Cefalu on the beach, before returning back to Etna for the last two nights and rides through the middle of the island. We spend most of our time off the beaten path, in small Sicilian villages, but also ride through famous sites including Taormina.

Day One - Sunday

Castiglione di Sicilia

Arrival day. Our mechanics are on hand to build bikes or set up rentals. We go for a short 49km afternoon for those arriving on the early transfers.


Day Two - Monday

Castiglione di Sicilia

The Godfather Day: after a nice relaxing morning we meet up at 9.30am for a 9.45am rollout. Today's 107km ride goes down to Taormina and then inland to the villages where the Godfather was set. After coffee and cake we head back to the hotel for mid afternoon for some relaxation before dinner.


Day Three - Tuesday

Castiglione di Sicilia to Cefalu

Today we ride 135 km along the North coast to Cefalu. Bags are packed before breakfast and a rollout at 9am. We grab lunch with a glorious view over Stromboli and the med and arrive in our resort on the ocean for mid afternoon.


Day Four - Wednesday

Cefalu

An easy 80km day today in the hills around Cefalu. We roll out at 10am and should be back by 2pm for an afternoon to check out Cefalu.


Day Five - Thursday

Cefalu to Castiglione di Sicilia

The longest ride of the week at 147km. We head back to the foothills of Etna via the middle of the island. After a flat start we climb to 1,000m and then ride over rolling terrain until we get back to our original hotel.


Day Six - Friday

Castiglione di Sicilia

Another shorter day. We have two options for the ride, for those wanting one last climb we ascend Etna from the classic side - 66km. For everyone else we finish with a 60km flat route with a great lunch in a local restaurant.


Day Seven - Saturday

Castiglione di Sicilia

Departure day. One last breakfast and then a 1hr drive back to the airport.

Mt Etna (from Linguaglossa)

The big climb on Sicily, the climb includes over 1,000m of ascending and some glorious views over the island. Expect very little traffic, a lot of hairpins and occasional steep gradients. 15.2km

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Included in your booking

  • 6 nights in 4* hotels
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Return airport transfers from Catania
  • Daily guided rides and mechanical support
  • Ride nutrition


Not included in your booking

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunch (budget for €10 per day) and drinks with dinner.
  • Overview: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Available every Sunday to Sat in March & April
  • 4 nights near Mt Etna, 2 nights in Cefalu
  • Total distance: Avg 90km per day
  • Total elevation: Avg 1,500m per day
  • Prices from £799
  • Bucket list climbs: Mt Etna

Airport Transfers

Our airport transfers are from Catania (CTA). If you cannot make the transfer times please get in touch with the team to arrange a private transfer.

Arrival

Our guides will meet you in arrivals at Catania airport for the transfer to Castiglione di Sicilia which takes 1hr10. Transfer times are 2pm & 9.30pm - please book flights that arrive 30 mins before these transfers.

Departure

We leave the hotel with plenty of time for you to check your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight. Please book flights that leave at least 2 hours after our arrival time at 10am & 6.30pm. Please contact us if you want to catch a private transfer outside of these times,

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