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Sicilian Food, Wine & Cycling Tour

Departure Dates
Toronto Departure: April 15, 2006
Italian Return: April 30, 2006

Price: $4,495.00 Cdn

From Toronto we arrive in Catania on the eastern shore of Sicily. We travel by luxury motorcoach to the sea side village of Santa Tecla at the base of Mount Etna were we stay at the luxurious Santa Tecla Palace hotel.

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Bicycles assembled and tuned, we ride north along the eastern coast road to visit the charming seaside villages of Giardini-Naxos, Taormina and Messina. Turning west we ride to Milazzo, Capo d'Orlando, Cefalu, Palermo and Castellammare del Golfo. From Castellammare del Golfa guests guests on head south to Trapani and Marsala and west along the southern coast to visit Sciacca, Agrigento and Pozzallo. Turning north we pass through Avola, Siracusa, Augusta and finally arrive back in Catania. We will cover a total distance of approximately 1000 km. We will ride about 75 - 80 km each day of the trip.

Luggage will be transferred daily on our air conditioned "Giro di Sicilia" mini bus. Riding will occur mainly in the morning between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, with afternoons free to visit the local wine and food producers or to go sight seeing at sights close to our hotel. For those dedicated cyclers afternoon rides or longer daytime rides will be arranged.

Daily travel schedule
The weather
About your bicycle
Pre trip training
Our accommodation
Food & Wine

We'd love to have you join us! Please take the time to register now to avoid disappointment. Since applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, a payment for the full fee or a 50% deposit must accompany your application to reserve your space. The entire fee must be paid 60 days prior to the departure date.

Price Includes:

Airfare (Toronto departure only)
Flight Cancellation Insurance
Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
Single room supplement $500.00 Cdn.
Land and sea transportation in Italy.
Daily breakfast, 6 midday and 6 evening
meals served with wine included.
2 chef hosts to accompany the group.
Entrance to scheduled points of interest

There will be a maximum of 16 travelers per group.
Travel arrangements made through Senate Travel University Travel Services, the full service faculty and staff travel division of the Canadian Universities Travel Service Ltd, which is owned by the Canadian Federation of Students
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