The "Parks Tour"

8 days and 7 nights.Self guided tour in mountain bike between the most important protected areas of east Sicily.

PROGRAM

1st Day
Arrival and transport to B&B in Nicolosi. Tour presentation and dinner.

2nd Day
Etna High Mountain Track Km 5+37*(difference in altitude mt.736)
Excursion in Mt Etna’s national Park along a trail which takes you from the southern to the northern flanks of the volcano. Arrival and dinner at the mountain refuge in Linguaglossa’s Pine Woods. (see hotel's photo)

3rd Day
Linguaglossa’s Pine Woods-Randazzo km 48+12*(difference in altitude mt.712)
Second excursion in the Etna Park. Visit to the 2002 eruption (lava front,craters and volcanic bombs).
Chance to taste d.o.c. wines and local gastronomical specialities on a local farm.
Then to the medeival town of Randazzo. Arrival and dinner in a 3 - star hotel. (see hotel's photo)

4th Day
Randazzo-Floresta-Randazzo km 4+35*(difference in altitude mt.608)
First excursion in the Nebrodi Mountains’Park. From Randazzo to the highest town in Sicily, Floresta (1275 mt a.l.s.)
Return to the hotel in Randazzo and dinner.

5th Day
Randazzo- Trearie Lake-Maniace-Randazzo km 26+36*(difference in altitude mt 680)
Second excursion in the Nebrodi mountains, among woods and pastures at altitude.
In Maniace, you can visit Admiral Horatio Nelson’s Castle.
Return to the hotel in Randazzo and dinner.

6th Day
Randazzo-Alcantara Park-Giardini Naxos km 48 (difference in altitude mt 230)
In one of the best production areas of Etna’s d.o.c.wines.
Visit to the Alcantara River Gorges whose water cut through the lava. Stay in a 3 - star hotel in Giardini Naxos(see hotel's photo)
Dinner.

7th Day
Giardini Naxos-Peloritani Mount-Taormina-Giardini Naxos
km 49+7*(difference in altitude mt1.228)

Day in the Peloritani Mountains.
Visit to Taormina Return to hotel in Giardini Naxos.

8th Day
Breakfast and Departure.

* km off road

The cost includes:
» Sleeping accomodation for 7 nights with Half-Pension
» Baggage transportation.
» Road map and briefing (english language).
» Telephonic assistance 24 th (english language)

The cost not includes:
» Meals drinks
» Tastings, admittances to museums and tips
» Insurance
» Rent bike
Local taxes
» All that is not specified under the voice “the cost includes”

Other services:
» Transfer from Catania Airport to Nicolosi (meeting place),
   60 Euro a journey – max 4 people
» Transfer from Giardini Naxos (tour end) to Catania Airport,
   60 Euro a journey– max 4 people

 

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