Rather than wasting time and energy packing and unpacking each day, worrying about making it to your destination without getting lost, etc., our SPLIT-BASE (i.e. – two FIXED BASES) ride will do in and out (loop) rides of 35 to 50+ miles of varying but moderate terrain, returning to our hotels early to mid afternoon each day. This will allow plenty of time to taking a nice relaxing lunch on the road or in the nearby villages close to our hotels.
Riding in this area of Sicily the terrain is moderate with our range of daily climbing from 1400 to 3900 feet and an average of 2800 feet. Climbing grades average 4% to 5% with a maximum of 7%. All roads we will ride are paved and consideration has been given to avoiding high traffic areas. GPS tracks, maps and cue sheets of the suggested daily cycling route will be available in advance of the departure date and can be discussed with your Cycling Friends, LLC Ride Director and/or Ride Co-Director who has personally ridden each route many times. Plan to make 2 to 3 stops sampling the quaint coffee shops and take lunch (not included in the trip price) in one of the many villages along the way. You are welcome to join one or two group led rides each riding day that will follow the ride schedule published on our private ride website for participants only.