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Around Mount Etna CSI

Italy

This tour features great food & wine, stunning scenery, amazing history and awesome roads.

Sicily has been at the crossroads of cultures for thousands of years. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans, they all left their mark and they knew exactly why they loved it here. The landscape ranges from rugged coastline to sandy beaches, from rolling green hills to the snow cap on Mount Etna, from bustling cities to tiny villages where time stands still.

Our tour is a Ride4Fun-semi-touring-center that covers the entire island from only three different locations. Catania sits on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano. The peak of this behemoth is snow-clad even in summer and looking at the column of white smoke that rises from it will make you shiver with pleasure and fear.
Agrigento, a city that 2,500 years ago was about ten times larger than today, features the world-famous Valley of Temples, while Cefalú, on the northern coast, has a stunning old town. But the roads in the hinterland are even better; looking at the map is like looking at a plate of spaghetti, with thin lines wiggling around each other like crazy. It will make your mouth water!


Start/Finish: Catania
Nearest airport: Catania
Duration: 7 days vacation, 5 riding days
Route: Total distance: 595-1140 km, 370-708 miles
Daily distances: 130-260 km, 81-162 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels, some with historical flair.
Rest day: Agrigento
Cefalú
Highlights: Mount Etna , Taormina, Morgantina, Villa Romana del Casale, Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples), Sciacca, Corleone, Prizzi, Cefalú, Castelbuono, Scala dei Turchi
Minimum number of participants: 6
7 days vacation
5 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Catania
Day 2: Catania - Agrigento
Day 3: Agrigento
Day 4: Agrigento - Cefalú
Day 5: Cefalú
Day 6: Cefalú - Catania
Day 7: Departure from Catania

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 2.630,-$ 2.860,-$ 3.060,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 2.690,-$ 2.980,-$ 3.180,-
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 2.750,-$ 3.100,-$ 2.750,-
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 2.830,-$ 3.250,-$ 3.450,-
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
$ 2.920,-$ 3.440,-$ 3.640,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 2.630,- *$ 2.860,- *$ 3.060,- *
BMW F 700 GS
$ 2.690,- *$ 2.980,- *$ 3.180,- *
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 2.750,- *$ 3.100,- *$ 2.750,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 2.830,- *$ 3.250,- *$ 3.450,- *
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
$ 2.920,- *$ 3.440,- *$ 3.640,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 2.630,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1

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Sicilian Splendor

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Greg Drevenstedt for participating in our "Around Mount Etna" Tour and for putting together such a great report about the tour. Enjoy reading the article!

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Tour dates

02.04. - 08.04.2017
09.04. - 15.04.2017
29.10. - 04.11.2017
01.04. - 07.04.2018
08.04. - 14.04.2018
28.10. - 03.11.2018
Riding hours per day:
6 to 8 h 
Route grading:
Intermediate 
No van
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