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Rome To Sicily - RTS1203

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Edelweiss Bike Travel | Europe

9. Bring em back to Catania - Day, 20.10.12

Last riding day. We did the last klicks on the bikes and headed to Catania. After the farewell dinner we had to say goodbye. Thanks to everybody for a fantastic tour. See you next time!

8. Mafioso - Day, 19.10.12

We rode our bikes through Mafioso - country: Corleone & Prezzi. Beautiful weather, again great food, lots of curves, ... perfect!

7. Go North - Day, 18.10.12

We had to leave the fantastic hotel in Tropea and steered our bikes into the mountains. We took some pictures in the lavafields.

We went on and had picnic in Sperlinga.

6. Volcano - Day, 17.10.12

We rode up to Mount Etna. The roads were awesome and the weather just perfect.

5. Bienvenuti in Sicilia - Day, 16.10.12

We left the hotel in Tropea and headed South. Finally we reached the ferry who brought us to the island. Bienvenuti in Sicilia! Some needed more curves and decided to go on an extra loop. What a fantastic ride it was!

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4. Escape from the rain – Day, 15.10.12

The group split up in the morning. Some tourmembers took the shorter route directly to Tropea. Others enjoyed some twisty roads in the hills. We escpaed the rain and rode our bikes at warm temperatures.

3. Rest - Day, 14.10.12

Some Tourmembers decided to go on a ride others stayed at the hotel or enjoyed the spa. We rode on Monte San Biagio and were impressed by the huge Jesus Christ satue: Il Redentore. What a view from the top of the hill!

We went on to have a coffee. But wait a minute! Didn't we leave with two tourguides and not just one?! Fortunately he catched up with us for lunch! And how great was it! Just for us the owner opened the restaurant and spoiled us with the best lunch so far: Bruschetta, Pasta con Verdure e Gamberetti, Scampi. Everything fresh- and homemade. At least as he found out that there was somebody in the group celebrating her birthday we couldn't stop him anymore. We sang and celebrated the birthday child's big day!  Perfect!

Happy Birthday!

2. Am I on a Scuba Dive - Trip? - Day, 13.10.12

Hector guides us to the ancient city of Pompej. After a huge vulcano eruption the hole city was covered with ash. Many years later exhumations started and the city saw daylight again. Impressive.

After that we rode along the Amalfi coast. Beautiful little villages awaited us. After getting in touch with the local police we've got tested very hard. It seemed that the hole sky poured over us and we felt like doing a scuba dive trip. At least after the delicious dinner at the romantic hotel everybody got their smile back.

2. Leaving Rome - Day, 12.10.12

It wasn't fun at all to hear thunder and see lightning during breakfast. This can not be the tourstart! As soon as we very ready to leave the hotel in Rome, the sky cleared up and it became a fantastic day!

We enyojed the first italian Cappucino and some deliciuos pastries at the first coffee stop. Lunch in Sperolonga and hotel in Pompej. It was a good start.

Best advice for driving on Italian Autostrada: STAY COOL!

1. Briefing - Day, 11.10.12

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Friday, February 8, 2013 at 14:04

all the time i used to read smaller articles which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this
article which I am reading now.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:35

Nice Blog Thomas! Really great pictures and good feeling. Hope I can do the Sicily Tour one day too. Cheers to all... pazlo
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 19:03

That was a blast..!! Let's go again...!!! Great people, great food, great guides, great fun, great tour..!! I had no idea Sicily was so big... Pompeii was fascinating.. Rome was crazy traffic..
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 19:50

- Kathy, wonderful phtoos such a great time to visit Rome! And the food! There's almost no such thing as a bad meal in Italy. We were in Rome, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi and Spoleto end of May and beginning of June. I wonder if we may have crossed paths.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 16:46

Stayed a few extra days in Catania to unwind. Arrived back in Boston Tuesday afternoon after a comfortable flight home. Had a most wonderful time with a great group of people! Would do it again. Hope all had at least as good a time as I did.
Terri and Carlos Gasperi
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:03

We arrived safe and sound,all of us and the bikes too!!!!! What a fantastic trip, we are grateful to have had such a wonderful trip and look forward to seeing everyone again! T and C
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:58

I wish you all a good journey back home! Hope to see you on another trip!


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