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Sicily to Rome RTS180B

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Dieter Arnoth / Manuel Marabese | Europe / Italy

Day 9 - Pompeii and Amalfitana

In the morning we visited the ancient town of Pompeii
Our group with the chinese speaking guide
Wonderful paintings on the wall - imagine 2000 years old
on the old main plaza
in the afternoon we enjoyed with our bikes the spectacular Amalfitana coast
Dinner in a typical Neapolitana Pizzeria

Day 8 - From Maratea to Pompeii

Italy`s wonderful coastal road
unforgettable drive
Picnic Time
Mozarella producer
Arrival in Pompeii

Day 7 - From Tropea to Maratea

Today the weather was not best -but we saw a vortex - in Europe very rare
The Rendentore statue in Maratea
Magic light

Day 6: From Taormina to Tropea

Goodbye Taormina
On the Ferry
Lunch in Scilla
short break after the lunch

Day 5: rest day in Taormina

Today we don't need to pack and move on to another place. We spend in fact two nights here in Taormina and thus we have a chance to ride up and down the Etna. The morning sun greets us from the breakfast terrace but later on the mighty peak of Etna is surrounded by fog. 

In the evening we dine at a famous seafood restaurant in the village where they filmed the Godfather. 

on the way up to Mount Etna
the peak on the horizon
through the very green forrest
the first lava field
foggy peak
lunchtime
downhill fun
dinnertime

Day 4: Cefalù to Taormina 

After spending the night on the north coast today we are heading back east, closing thus our Sicilian loop. The morning ride is a cruise along the coast, followed then by a twisty ride across Park of Nebrodi. Our lunch is today at the feet of Etna, amidst dark rocky field of solid lava.

In the afternoon we roll along the coast north of Taormina, soaking in the picturesque gulf embracing Giardini Naxos. 

Day 3 - From Agrigento to Cefalu

First a temple visit in Agrigento
Icarus - in front of famous Concordia temple
Prizzi - the "Family" town
Manuel prepared meanwhile a yummy picnic
Beside we are testing our Edelweiss Van for the upcoming Enduro Tours next year
The Roman Castle in Caccamo
Our destination Cefalu - what a lovely little town
Sicilian sweeties downtown Cefalu - a MUST
and then a tasty dinner

Day 2 - From Catania to Agrigento

Departure from Catania
the muddy one
And later on also super-washed, both bike and rider
Ancient Roman Lifestyle in Villa Romana del Casale
Our final destination Agrigento

Day 1: Getting ready + Welcome Briefing

Welcome to Sicily! The season is slowly starting fade but here in southern Italy we still have quite a few tours running. Today we are greeting another group of friends from China, all eager to explore Sicily and the other souhern regions of Italy.

Stay tuned!

Bike ready
... our tour from Sicily to Rome
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Welcome Briefing
our group
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Kathrin
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 19:08

Looks great and interesting
Dieter Arnoth
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 22:13

Hello Kathrin,

what a big surprise - thanks for your comment - oh yes Italy is always such a gem - especially the coast between Rome and Sicily - hope we will see us soon - all the best - Dieter
Viktoria Neuner
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 08:47

Looks good Have fun and ride safely!

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