One island, two distinct adventures. $400 savings if booked by July 23, 2010.

Sicily ruins/etna
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a melting pot filled with cultural and geographic juxtaposition. For this reason Italy cycling specialists Ciclismo Classico offer two separate tours, Sicily East and Sicily West, to immerse travelers in this amazing island’s breathtaking seascapes, mountains, and ancient archeological wonders. Native Sicilian guide, Paolo Nicolosi, has been sharing his island with Ciclismo guests for 14 years. He knows the island with an intimacy few can rival and will make you feel as welcome as if you were reuniting with distant relatives.

On La Bella Sicilia Ovest, unlock an archeological treasure chest on a spin around the magnificent western half of Paolo’s homeland. Traces of ancient Greek settlements greet you almost continually along the route. Other highlights include riding through a medieval village with gorgeous coastal views and spinning along vineyards and olive groves. A ferry ride to a fishing village and hike on the Egadi Islands round out your Sicilian tour, not to mention the spectacular seafood and friendly locals you will surely meet.

The La Bella Sicilia tour will take you and your bike along the Eastern coast of the Island to the dreamy volcanic Aeolian Islands and Taormina, a magical hilltop town you’ll never forget! You’ll ride through remote local towns and zigzag through medieval and Baroque architecture. Your hike up the beautiful volcanic Mount Etna, and boat ride through the turquoise Mediterranean waters to Salina add to the fantastic cycling, cultural immersion and gorgeous scenery of Sicily!

Save $400 per person on the few remaining spots on the Sicily East or Sicily West tours if you book by next Friday, July 23, 2010.

For information and reservations visit or call 800-866-731. Limited space available.

You can read about my La Bella Sicilia cycling vacation with Clicismo Classico in ‘Tour de Pasta: A Gastronome’s tour of Sicily’ as published in Epicurean Traveler magazine.

Source: Ciclismo Classico