Get ready for fantastic biking with distant vistas of Mount Etna—on a clear day, it can be seen from over half of Sicily | A feast of traditional Sicilian cuisine awaits at a Slow Food osteria atop one of Catania's enchanting hills | Ride peaceful roads through the late baroque towns of the magnificent Val di Noto | Find repose poolside surrounded by country views at our 15th-century hotel
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||Castello Camemi||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Ascend the 142 tiled stairs in Caltagirone, inhabited since the Bronze Age and renowned for intricately painted ceramics | The fragrance of orange blossoms wafts by as you pedal by windmills, orchards and olive grove
||Eremo Della Giubiliana||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Taste fresh-pressed olive oil at a centuries-old agriturismo, a working farm in a valley of cherry, almond and citrus trees
||Eremo Della Giubiliana||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Climb winding roads to the extraordinary Duomo of San Giorgio | On a tour with our local host, discover ancient cave dwellings that were inhabited until the 1960s | Enjoy homemade gelato by the sea in Donnalucata
||Grand Hotel Minareto||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Cycle into the countryside, along rolling hills, past Greek ruins and small towns | Marvel at archaeological treasures | Explore Ortigia, Siracusa's mesmerizing old city
ike through a marine nature reserve, visit artists' shops and the lively local fish market or lounge on the rooftop terrace of our hotel
- Family Vacations
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
An island almost as close to Africa as to Europe. It's historic. Passionate. It's Sicily. The homeland of some of Europe's friendliest hosts. Where art and architecture hail from countless centuries. Where Mount Etna simmers on the horizon and delicious seafood forever raises the bar. Ready to surrender to an island's allure? Let it be Sicily
* Family departures are also available. Please contact our office for more details
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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