Between rocks and reefs, from Pozzallo to Scicli by bike

A demanding itinerary in Val di Noto, between Pozzallo and Scicli, to the discovery of the caves that have marked the history of these beautiful places
  • Travelling time: 6 hours

  • Difficulty: Hard

  • Why we love it: In 6 hours you see everything that characterizes this landscape.

  • Length: 58 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 240 m

  • Way to travel: By bike

  • Cost: 0 €

  • Our Advice: To be done in early spring

Itinerary's map. Pozzuolo Scicli

We are in Sicily, in the southeastern part of the island, in a place where baroque art, uncontaminated sea and food are intertwined, creating a magical place. It is the Val di Noto, a perfect place for our eco-sustainable holiday. The route that we want to tell you begins and ends in Pozzallo, an ancient fishing village dominated by the impressive Torre Cabrera.

Pozzallo
Photo by Grétar Skúlason via Flickr

 

From here we head towards Scicli, among gravel and asphalt, in a large valley characterized by rocky hills. During our journey we meet in the mediterranean bush the typical quarries of this area, who designed and marked it in history.

Through an impressive downhill, here we are in Scicli. Its beauty is breathtaking: the calcareous stone houses blend with nature. Not surprisingly, the town is a World Heritage Site. Every street tell us a very long history, passed through many cultures, Greek, Arabic, the Norman.

Scicli, Sicily, ph. by Alessandro Grussu, via flickr
Scicli, Sicily, ph. by Alessandro Grussu, via flickr

 

Scicli, Sicily, ph. by Alessandro Grussu, via flickr
San Guglielmo Church, Scicli, Sicily, ph. by Alessandro Grussu, via flickr

 

After a visit to the incredible Scicli, we head towards the sea, towards the hamlet of Sampieri. From this quaint fishing village we proceed along the coastline, among beaches and cliffs, in the direction of Pozzallo. A few kilometers from the village, La Casa dei Maperi awaits us, a magical attic in a fine 800 builfing inserted in the countryside of Modica with sea view.

La Casa dei Maperi, eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast near Scicli, Sicily
La Casa dei Maperi, eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast near Scicli, Sicily

 

Cover photo by Mimmo Domenico Russo via Flickr

 

Eco-friendly accommodations

Mille Mandorli B&Bio

Noto (9250500)

Starting from 80,00 €
La Casa dei Maperi

Modica (Sicilia)

Starting from 45,00 €
Case Don Ignazio, agriturismo

Noto (Sicilia)

Starting from 60,00 €
Agriturismo Re Carrubo

Ispica (Sicilia)

Starting from 50,00 €
Agriturismo Case Brizza

Modica (Sicily)

Starting from 90,00 €
Scicli Albergo Diffuso

Scicli (Sicilia)

Starting from 60,00 €
Agriturismo Biologico Terra di Pace

Noto (Sicilia)

Starting from 30,00 €
Terra di Solimano

Noto (Sicilia)

Starting from 56,00 €
La Piccola Locanda

Modica (Sicilia)

Starting from 45,00 €
Casa del Timo

Noto (Sicilia)

Starting from 30,00 €
B&B Siqillya

Ragusa (Sicilia)

Starting from 50,00 €
Agriturismo il Granaio & SPA

Modica (Sicilia)

Starting from 65,00 €
B&B Motukale

Modica (Sicilia)

Starting from 35,00 €
B&B Casa de Giusti

Ragusa (Sicilia)

Starting from 50,00 €
Sempreverde: una casa ecologica

Santa Croce Camerina (Sicilia)

Starting from 56,00 €