Etna Myth, the Normans, the Arabs and the English

Easy cycling tour for all abilities amidst history and cuisine of Etnean Sicily
Self Guided Tour
2 people minimum per tour

PROGRAM

1st Day
Arrival and check into hotel in Nicolosi a small village on the slopes of Mt Etna. (see photo)

2nd Day
Nicolosi - Adrano - Bronte Km. 44
Visit to Adrano: its historic centre and Norman Castle, ”The River Simeto Gorges” and the old “Saracen Bridge”.
Bronte: its historic centre and Pistachio Groves.
Stay in a 3 - star hotel in Bronte. (see hotel's photo)

3rd Day
Bronte - Maniace - Randazzo Km. 40
Maniace: Visit to the Castle of Admiral Oratio Nelson and to the ex-Medieval Church of S.Maria di Maniace.
Randazzo: A small town on the slopes of Mount Etna: its rich and interesting historic centre of Medieval origin.
Stay in a 3 - star hotel in Randazzo. (see hotel's photo)

4th Day
Randazzo - Verzella(Etna wine road) Alcantara Gorge-GiardiniNaxos. Km. 41
The ”Wine Road” is the area where Mt Etna’s wines are produced. Wine tasting is possible in a local vineyard.
Visit to the Alcantara River Gorges whose water cut through the lava.
Stay in Giardini Naxos.
Accomodation at a” 3 Star” Hotel, HB trattament. (see hotel's Photo)

5th Day
Giardini Naxos - Taormina Giardini Naxos. Km. 20
Chance to visit ancient Naxos, Sicily’s first Greek colony.
Visit to Taormina, a town important for its art and culture, defined the pearl of Sicily.You can visit the Greek Theatre, its main Street and the churches of different epochs.
Accomodation at a” 3 Star” Hotel, HB trattament. (see hotel's Photo)

6th Day
Giardini Naxos - Acireale - Acitrezza. Km. 42
Visit to Acireale and the Timpa Nature reserve Acireale: Town of Art and Baroque architecture.
Acitrezza: Fishing villages.
Accomodation at a” 3 Stars” Hotel, B&B trattament. (see hotel's photo)

7th Day
Departure.

 

The cost includes:
» 5-night half board stay in 3 star hotel(Nicolosi,Bronte,Randazzo,Giardini Naxos)
» 1-night B&B stay in 3-star hotel in Acitrezza.
» Baggage transfer
» Briefing (English language)
» Road map (English language).
» Telephone assistance


The cost not includes:
» Transfer from \ to Catania Airport
» 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 Acitrezza (tour end) to Catania Airport, 40 Euro a journey max 4 people
» Additional days to:
- Giardini Naxos
- Acitrezza
- Catania

 

N.B. Saturday departures are recommended as ”Nelson’s’Castle” is closed on Mondays


 

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