Where would you go to see the best preserved Ancient Greek Temples? Greece? How about the Valley of the Temples in Sicily? Where would you find the richest, largest collection of Roman mosaics? Rome? Again, Sicily.

Welcome to this incredible island where memorable art, architecture, cuisine, and local customs are a tapestry woven for over 12,000 years, by Goths, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Normans, Spaniards, Arabs, and others. From the ancient cities of Taormina, Syracuse and Palermo, to enchanting inland villages, outdoor cafes around every corner, you'll discover an island rich in flavorful cuisine and tradition. Add in the natural beauty of such delights as the still active Mt. Etna and glorious beaches, see it all from atop a new BMW motorcycle, led by expert guides, and you have the recipe for a perfect 9 day Mediterranean vacation. You'll even visit the small hill village of Corleone, made famous to movie goers, readers and Mafiaphiles as the fictional ancestral home of Vito Corleone from The Godfather.

Sicily Tour

Tour overview

Culture:
Roads:
Scenery:
Dates in 2019
May 04 - May 12
Oct 12 - Oct 20
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Visiting Valley of the Temples, Mt. Etna, ancient cities of Taormina, Syracuse and Palermo, hill village of Corleone.
Countries:
Italy
Route
Mileage: 1.400 km (870 miles)
Mileage: 160 - 270 km (110 - 190 miles).
Tour starts / ends
Palermo, Italy
Rest days
1; Taormina
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, mostly 4****

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arival in Palermo

Welcome to Palermo, Sicily!

A representative of Adriatic Moto Tours will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive, you'll have some time to relax and rest or do some sightseeing before the tour briefing. This legendary city has a lot to offer, whether you are interested in history, architecture, colorful markets or signs of the mafia. At 5 PM, we'll meet for the introductory briefing and in the evening go for a welcome dinner at a traditional Sicilian trattoria.

Day 2: Palermo - Erice

In the morning we’ll ride eastward to some of the most mysterious places on the island.

Several mafia bosses have come from small towns such as Prizzi and Corleone, well known as the birthplace of several fictional characters in The Godfather - most notably Vito Corleone. Taking a photo is a must do before we'll start riding to the island's western end, well known for its salt plains where so called white gold is still produced in the traditional way. Scenic wind mills around Trapani give a special atmosphere to the large flat plains. Late at the afternoon we'll welcome Erice, magnificent medieval town on the top of the hill with splendid views over the west coast where we'll end the day.

Day 3: Erice - Agrigento

Leaving Erice, we’ll ride past Marsala, the most important wine producing area on the island.

Chicken marsala, an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms and Marsala wine is perfect and original here. We'll ride south-east combining scenic coastal roads with twisty inland ones. We'll end the day welcoming Agrigento, once the fourth-largest city in the known world and home to Sicily's most impressive Greek ruins. The Unesco-listed Valley of the Temples is one of the most important sites in the Mediterranean, boasting the largest and best-preserved ancient Greek buildings outside of Greece, including seven monumental Greek temples in the Doric style, constructed during the 6th and 5th centuries BC.

Day 4: Agrigento - Noto/ Syracuse

Nice riding awaits, heading north-east, amongst neat lines of vineyards to Piazza Armerina.

This is one of Sicily's most visited spots. The famous Villa Romana del Casale, built in the middle of the 4th Century A.D. as a hunting lodge by a Roman patrician, is home to some of the best preserved and extensive examples of Roman mosaics spread over 3500m2. Leaving the Roman villa, we'll pass by Caltagirone, centre of ceramic art and finally reach south-eastern part of the island. Whole area is well known for its marvelous baroque architecture, especially in the old towns of Noto and Syracuse.

Day 5: Noto/ Syracuse - Taormina

We’ll start the day with a short ride to Syracuse on the Ionian Sea coast.

In its heyday, Syracuse was the largest city in the ancient world, bigger even than Athens and Corinth. Some easy riding north will lead us toward Catania - second largest city on the island and further into the ancient town of Taormina. Small chic town, located on the top of the hill is a tourist resort since ancient times, thanks to its favorable locale, mild climate and magical atmosphere. All day long the magnificent Mount Etna above us will be a temptation for the next day.

Day 6: Rest day in Taormina

With its stunning beaches and glowing sunrises, Taormina is a magnet for beauty and adventure lovers.

Spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is Sicily's most popular summer destination, beloved of holidaying high-rollers and visiting celebs. And while it is unashamedly touristy and has a main street lined with high-end designer shops, the town remains a beautiful spot with gorgeous medieval churches, a stunning Greek theatre and sweeping views of the Gulf of Naxos and Mt Etna.
It's not all about relaxing today. Early in the morning we'll start fantastic riding on the scenic and twisty road to Mount Etna. At 3,329 m high, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. Due to its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna, Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The scenery is awesome, as is the road on and off the mountain.

 

Day 7: Taormina - Cefalu

Some more excellent riding awaits, heading west, crossing the mountain range of Nebrodi National Park, which runs along the northeast Sicily facing the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Several of the peaks are above 1500 meters high, forming the Sicilian Apennines, together with the Madonie and the Peloritani mountains. Twisty roads are going to lead us through forests of thick cork trees all the way up to mountain pastures and back down to Cefalu. The squares, streets and churches of this medieval town are so postcard-pretty that we just have to explore the narrow, cobbled streets of the town. The little port is lined with narrow fishing boats and populated with local fishermen who can often be observed maintaining their boats, mending their nets and discussing the day's catch.

Day 8: Cefalu - Palermo

On our last riding day we’ll start the day with Targa Florio road, ex race track, where famous open road endurance automobile races was held.

It was part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 and 1973. Just before Palermo we'll visit Monreale royal hill, located in a panoramic position above the Gulf of Palermo. The cathedral on the top contains 6.500 square meters of impressive gold and glass mosaics. Returning to the biggest Sicilian city early in the afternoon gives us a chance stroll its chaotic streets, admire magnificent buildings like the Palazzo dei Normanni, Piazza Pretoria, Teatro Massimo, cathedral and other sights. Wandering the streets of the Old City is a key to understanding the city's unique culture.

Day 9: Flight home

This morning you will say good bye to your guides and new friends until we meet again for another adventure.

If you have an afternoon flight planned, you can have your last Italian pizza. There's a good chance you won't eat pizza that good for a while!

Pricing

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
3.350 €
3.450 €
3.580 €
3.770 €
3.880 €
4.230 €
Your own motorcycle 2.560 €
Passenger 2.560 €
630 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

140 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
210 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
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Sicily Tour tour includes:
  • Late model motorcycle with lockable hard luggage and tank bags plus a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle.
  • Support van for luggage, souvenirs, and 1 or 2 passengers.
  • 8 nights accommodation in quality, mostly 4**** hotels.
  • 8 breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 7 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure (on the first and last days of the tour).
  • All maps with marked routes for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the daily routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, dinners on rest days, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, personal spending, tips.

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