Photos from the Tour
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Day 1: Hannover to Catania
We travelled on an early morning flight from Hannover to Catania. The bikes arrived safley and we set off for our accommodation with the boxes we had used for the flight strapped to the bikes or on our backs.
The accommodation - Camplus Guest d'Aragona - was a student residence and we had excellent rooms and good safe storage for the bikes. Friendly and helpful staff, good value for money.
Our first pizza in Sicily was a huge disappointment - Noe u Osteria Sicilianu in Via Auteri - ready-made pizza base with lukewarm toppings.
We explored the city and then returned to the accommodation for the pick-up from the guide from EtnaTribe for the Etna Sunset Tour. It was quite a long journey but worth it.
Day 2: Catania to Taormina (69,5 km)
This was our first day cycling and it was a fairly easy day although there quite a few steep hills.
Taormina is spectacular but full of tourists.
Our target for the day was really Toarmina but because it is fairly expensive we had an appartment in nearby Giardini Naxos.
Day 3: Taormina to Piraino (68 km)
This was a very long and hard day with many long steep climbs as we travelled around the north side of Etna.
We stayed the night at a small hotel in Piraino called the Hotel Ristorante La Scogliera. Very friendly and helpful staff at reception and in the restaurant.
We had nice simple rooms facing out to sea and the evening meal was very good. Excellent value for money.
Day 4: Piraino to Cefalù (66 km)
Day 5: Cefalù to Palermo (71,5 km)
Day 6: Pelermo to Gela (66,5 km)
Day 7: Gela to Scicli ( 63 km)
Day 8: Scicli to Siracusa( 63 km)
Day 9: Siracusa to Catamia
Day 10: Catamia to Hannover