This is a proposal made in collaboration with Italian Bikers, a young team born recently, with great experience and maximum seriousness and with a great desire to travel new paths in the world.
Someone claims that Sicily is the most beautiful place in the world. We agree. History, culture, beautiful roads, a unique sea and unmatched food and wines. On a relatively small area you can find the best for a real motorcycle adventure.
day 1st: PALERMO - MONDELLO (Km 15) Meeting in Palermo in the afternoon with all the participants who have arrived on the island by ferry or flight. Departure for Mondello and accommodation in hotel (4 star cat). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
day 2°: MONDELLO - CORLEONE (Km 70) Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the center of Palermo, meeting with the guide and visit of the city and the monuments including the Arab/Norman Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, the heart of the city, the Martorana church, the Piazza del Comune with the fountain "Of shame" and the majestic Teatro Massimo. Tasting / tasting of Palermo's Street Food inside the Capo Market and departure for Corleone. Visit of the main monuments of the town that was called «the royal city of a hundred churches». At the end, visit the interesting CIDMA, a sort of mafia museum where you can understand how the Sicilians hate and fight the mafia. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
day 3°: CORLEONE - MAZARA DEL VALLO (175 Km) Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the Trapani area. On the way we will make a short detour to Castellamare del Golfo, a charming fishing village, for a coffee and to taste the delicious local specialty which is the “cassatella di ricotta”. Keeping the SS 187 we will arrive in Erice to visit this town. Going down towards Trapani we will head towards Marsala along the Via del Sale. Upon arrival in Marsala we will make a visit and tasting with tastings of typical products in one of the most famous and historic wineries where excellent wines are produced as well as the most noble of these: Marsala. In the early afternoon, guided tour of the Island of Mothia. Return by boat to Marsala and stop for a romantic aperitif at sunset. Transfer to Mazara del Vallo and hotel accommodation; dinner and overnight stay.
day 4°: MAZARA DEL VALLO – RAGUSA (km 140) Prima colazione in hotel e partenza per Selinunte per la visita del parco archeologico più grande d’ Europa. Sulla strada per Agrigento, breve sosta in zona Menfi per una degustazione di vini e prodotti locali presso una cantina che produce vini BIO in un territorio ad altissima vocazione vitivinicola. Nel primo pomeriggio incontro con la guida e visita alla Valle dei Templi, proseguimento per Ragusa e sistemazione in hotel; cena e pernottamento.
day 5°: RAGUSA - SIRACUSA (Km 115) Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Selinunte to visit the largest archaeological park in Europe. On the road to Agrigento, short stop in the Menfi area for a tasting of wines and local products at a winery that produces BIO wines in an area with a very high winemaking vocation. In the early afternoon meeting with the guide and visit to the Valley of the Temples, continuation to Ragusa and hotel accommodation; dinner and overnight stay.
day 6°: SIRACUSA – ZAFFERANA ETNEA (km 110) After breakfast, meeting with the guide and visit of this city rich in monuments. Continuation to the Etna area: "A’ Muntagna ". Along the way up in the Viagrande area, stop for a tasting of typical products and wines at a cellar. Arriving at the Sapienza Refuge it will be possible to go up again by cable car and 4x4 minivan up to the 3000 meters of the Summit Craters and the Torre del Filosofo. Accommodation in a hotel in the Zafferana Etnea area, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
day 7°: ZAFFERANA ETNEA - PALERMO (km 290) Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Piazza Armerina for a guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale. At the end of the visit, "Goodbye Lunch" at a farm with menus based on local specialties. Once in Palermo, the participants are accompanied to the port for boarding the ferry to Genoa and to the airport for the return flight.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTES
SPECIAL VACCINATIONS OR PROPHYLAXES ARE NOT NECESSARY
YOU NEED THE IDENTITY DOCUMENT IS IN THE COURSE OF VALIDITY
IN CASE OF FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE, THE FEES WILL NOT BE RETURNED, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF SUBSCRIPTION OF A TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE METHODS PROVIDED FOR BY THE POLICY ITSELF
THE ORGANIZATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE TO THE ABOVE PROGRAM ALL THE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO GUARANTEE THE SAFETY AND SUCCESS OF THE JOURNEY, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE VARIABLE CONDITIONS OF THE ROADS, THE HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS OF THE NON-CELEBRATED DRIVERS.
POSSIBILITA' DI ESTENSIONE MARE NEI PRESSI DI PALERMO.
FOR INFO: TEL. +39-3355340456 / +39-3931412016 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscription fee: 50 Euro (including medical and baggage travel insurance)
7 nights in hotel 4* in double rooms with breakfast and secure parking
Lunch street food at the Capo market
Lunch/tasting in a cellar at Marsala (Pellegrino Cellars)
Tasting of wines and products in cellar at Menfi and Viagrande
Lunch in farmhouse at Piazza Armerina
Basic accident and health insurance
Motorboat round trip to iceland of Mothia
Transfer round trip airport-hotel at Palermo
Local guide half day at: Palermo, Corleone, Selinunte, Valle dei Templi, Siracusa, Vila Romana del Casale
Local guide full day at: Erice/Marsala/Mothia, Ragusa/Scicli/Noto
Maxi support van for luggage transport and recovery of any broken down motorcycles with rider and passenger
Osservando Il Mondo staff present during the trip for assistance and logistics
Road Book of the journey in paper format
Tracks of the route in GPX format for the navigator
Osservando Il Mondo gadget
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
Naval or air transfer round trip for Palermo
Transport of motorbike to Palermo
Possible travel cancellation insurance and medical expenses supplement
Fuel for motor vehicles, toll road (c.a 150 €)
City tax: about 12,00 € per person to pay in the hotel
Lunches where not included in the program
The extras of a personal nature and anything not expressly indicated in the item "the price include"
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTECIPANTS: 8 MOTORCYCLISTS
Tour Operator Osservando Il Mondo - Organizzazione Viaggi & Avventura Via Boves 5, 25124 Brescia - Tel 0303534778 /3355340456-3931412016 E-mail: email@example.com P.I. 02951150172 - Cciaa di Brescia n. REA 0306919