Sicily Bike Tour
Come explore the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto on Astrocycling ' Sicily bike tour. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, the Southeastern corner of Sicily contains a shocking wealth of Baroque architecture. This exuberant style is on full display as we visit the towns of Ragusa, Giarratana, Scicli, Modica, Taormina and the magnificent volcano ETNA, where Alberto Contador built the victory for his Giro d’Italia in 2010 (also in 2018 one the stage of the Giro will finish here). Cycling the small roads separating these man-made gems you will find an equally unforgettable landscape.
Shaped by millennia of seismic activity, the highland plateau is broken up with deep valleys winding down to the sea. The result is a treat for the eyes with wide open panoramas giving breathing views of the orchards,pastures and olive groves of the Sicilian countywide. Grapes flourish in the volcanic soil and we can have the possibility to taste the area's premier vintages at the private tasting and with each meal. Sicily has long been know for its warm hospitality and you will be welcomed like family at our beautiful hotels and local friends.
Discover Umbria by bike, why not?
Umbria, in turn, is an ideal place to ride, thanks to its landscape biodiversity and its artistic richness, which offer extraordinary opportunities for all types of cyclists. In a few kilometers you pass from the lake to the Apennine peaks, from the medieval village to the pasture, from the green of the woods to the geometric shapes of the vineyards.
Located just south of Tuscany and north of Rome, Umbria, known as the green heart of Italy, is a relatively small area of great diversity of landscapes and territorial morphologies. This configuration is a great opportunity for bike lovers, as everyone an find the right path to their characteristics.
You will be welcomed as “a local “ in the house of our dear friends who will delight you with umbrian dishes and extraordinary wines, one above all Sagrantino.
Cycling in Emilia Romagna
A wealth of opportunities for cycling enthusiasts in this Italian region renowned worldwide for history, art, traditions, food and wine treasures, fascinating itineraries between the Adriatic Sea and the hills, and great cycling champions of the past and present. Emilia Romagna Cycling, a region with a strong identity based on the warm and welcoming character of its people, boasts among its "pearls" unique art cities lined up along the Via Emilia (historical Roman road). Cycling in Emilia Romagna means breathing the history of unique UNESCO world heritage sites, discovering ancient routes between fortresses, castles and abbeys leading through valleys, open plains and forests that are centenaries old, through parks and pine forests, criss-crossing hills or following the magnificent coastline. Cycling in Emilia Romagna is a unique experience due to the unique traditions of this region and the wonderful synergies between culture, scenery and excellent food and wine products. Emilia Romagna Cycling can offer great opportunities - the whole year round - for all tourists who choose cycling holidays: beautiful itineraries (with various levels of difficulty) and delicious wine and food tasting stops. Carefully planned routes allow cycling tourists to discover nature parks and reserves of great beauty recalling a huge green oasis. In total, there are 8,000 kilometres of cycling routes on roads. They are low traffic routes covering the nine provinces of the region: many are signposted, others can be identified with the help of a GPS navigation system, guides or detailed maps. They vary in distance, elevation gain and gradient and are suitable for all different types of cyclists