Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bicylcing experience in South Sicily

Thanks to the cooperation with Sampieri Bay Cycling and Mediterraneo Bike we also organize bicycle tours and this is one of the hundreds excursions we can offer.


The day after a sea kayak excursion in Siracusa I join the bike trip under the guidance of Raffaele, with two very active ladies from Australia.

Our tour leads along the territory of Noto, in the midst of vineyards, olive, almond and citrus groves.
The passage next to ancient farms, which once the wine was produced, is a pleasant break that allows us to enjoy sometimes lemon, sometimes some grape, and sometime ripe dates fallen by towering palm trees.
The path is quite, secondary roads, and we cross very few cars and tractors. Equal amount of paved and unpaved roads, gentle slopes and a few stony grounds.





And at the end of our trip a gorgeous lunch is waiting for us under the porch of Claudio's place, with the Syracuse closed typical pizzas (scacce), olives, sheep cheese (pecorino) and honey from Mt. Etna, all irrigated with a lovely local wine (Nero d'Avola)!