Cycling Sicily Road Bike Tour
The departure for Northern coast bike tour takes place from our headquarters in Giardini Naxos. First of all we start with climbing up the valley of Alcantara Gorges. We pass through some small traditional villages and enjoy the matvelous views over the river, from which the whole valley takes its name.
This magnificent gorges is made from the natural volcanic basalt created by an old eruption. The cold waters coming down from the Nebrodi mountains and Etna glaciers have cut those bissare channels through the stone. Continue our Northern coast bike tour going up the valley and cross the country side of place called Francavilla di Sicilia. Proceed with this arduous ascent between grazing lands and uncontaminated nature, toward the summit of Sella Mandrazzi mountain, 1200 meters above sea level. This point offers spectacular views over Sicilian Northern coast, The Aeolian islands and Calabria region in the continental Italy.
The long and fast downhill road leads us through the village of Novara di Sicilia, then arrives to the sea cost and brings us to the fantastic Sanctuary of Madonna di Tindari or Shrine of the Black Madonna. The latter dates back to the 15th century. From here we enjoy the panoramic views of Tyrrhenian coast with its magnificent Mare di Oliveri and the Laghetti di Marinello.
In addition it is also possible to visit the nearby archaeological area of Greek origin, which contains one of the best preserved theaters of its era. The end of your day will conclude by returning to our base by the same route.
This tour very demanding and only for pro-riders.
Northern coast bike tour is a full day experience, which requires a high level of physical fitness.
A lunch may be organised by booking it in advance in one of the places of interest. Please consider that this itinerary of our Northern coast bike tour can be customised to your needs and wishes.
- Private Guide
- Languages : English, Italian
- Full Carbon Road Bike
- Pedals : Shimano, Look
- Cycling Shoes
- Cycling Clothing
- Transport From/To your Hotel
- Climbing tot 2600 mt.
- Km 170
- Dificulty Level 5.
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Please Note : All our tours may vary depending on the weather conditions and participants' physical fitness.
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