ROAD BIKE TOURS IN SICILY
Road Bike Tour of the Black City of Randazzo
DURATION: 1 DAY | TOUR STYLE: ROAD BIKE TOUR | LOCATION: NORTHEAST SICILY
BIKE TOUR LEVEL: 3 | DISTANCE: 80 KILOMETRES | TOTAL CLIMBING: 1100 METERS
The departure is from our base in Giardini Naxos (Taormina Bay), from there you start to climb the Alcantara valley passing through the small villages and the magnificent views over the river from which the valley itself takes the name. This river has magnificent gorges made from natural basalt in which the waters coming from the Peloritani Mountains have cut many canyons. Going up the valley and crossing through the countryside of Francavilla, you will arrive in Castiglione di Sicilia at 700 meters above the sea level, numbered among the most beautiful villages of Italy, with Greek ruins from 754 BC and the Medieval Castle of Lauria with breathtaking views of the territory.
After a short stop for refreshments, refilling your water bottles and taking some pictures, you will move again towards your goal continuing between the hazelnut orchards and scenery of Etna's countryside. You arrive at Randazzo, a town of medieval origin, positioned at 760 meters above the sea level, built on an embankment of a prehistoric lava flow, it is a local tourist destination, thanks to the many historic monuments and one of the most beautiful basilicas built entirely in lava stone. From this point, you will take the long downhill ride that will bring us back to our base.
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