East, South, Southwest

Starting Point


Best time to travel

All year

Recommended Length

8 - 12 days

Best for

Slow Travel

Activity Level **




- venture on the slopes of Mount Etna
- explore the ancient history on a cycling tour around Syracuse
- discover the beautiful towns and villages of the Noto Valley
- learn about Marsala on a guided visit, tour and tasting
- relax on the beautiful sandy beaches along the Southern coast

This tour through Southern Sicily takes you to the smoking slopes of Mount Etna, along the ancient heritage of the magnificent magna graecia and iconic salt pans on the Eastern coast. Discover UNESCO world heritage at Syracuse, Agrigento and in the beautiful Noto Valley while you travel from Catania along the sandy beaches on the Southern coast and enjoy sumptuous Sicilian cuisine and Mediterranean sun all along the way.


Day 1 - arrival - overnight in Catania
Day 2 - hiking on the Southern slopes of Mount Etna - street food tour in Catania - overnight in Catania (90km)
Day 3 - cycling tour to the Neopolis - culinary walking tour in Syracuse - overnight in Syracuse (80km)
Day 4 - Noto Valley - seafood lunch - overnight in Syracuse (130km)
Day 5 - historic walking tour Ragusa - overnight Ragusa (80km)
Day 6 - cultural tour to Scicli and Modica - chocolate tasting in Modica - overnight in Ragusa (60km)
Day 7 - Valley of the Temples - traditional lunch - overnight in Agrigento (140km)
Day 8 - historic walking tour Marsala - wine tour and tasting - saltpans of Trapani - overnight in Trapani (170km)
Day 9 - departure


- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels and/or guesthouses
- private transfers or private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.