We are a group of 12 happy cyclists flying to Sicily on the 23rd of November to enjoy five days of sunshine at the RPCC winter cycling training camp.
It will be an advanced level trip (16mph+) with plenty of elevation to keep you fit during winter and to start in great shape in the New Year.
1) epic climb of Mount Etna, which is 3330m (we will cycle up to a height of 2000m or 6350ft to Rifugio Sapienza)
2) a breathtaking hilly ride up to the Mediterranean pearl of Taormina, rich in history, ancient ruines and stunning views from the cliffs on the Greek theatre below
3) less steep recovery rides along the sea coast on flatter terrain. These will be two days in-between climbing days, where we focus on speed and cadence, rather than watts/ strength. Plenty of delicious food stops en route will be planned. Shop at the local village markets, enjoy your ice cream reward :-) sip an espresso while soaking in the sea views and store some winter sun before we fly back to London :-)
4) maybe even a quick dip to aid muscle recovery?
Return flights with Easyjet to Catania airport are a very attractive £150 at the moment, included carrying your sport equipment.
£149 for a shared accommodation in a self catered villa with pool and spectacular sea views in Taormina for the 5 days, from the 23rd to the 28th of November. www.villacarmelas.com.
We all take our own bike on the plane, as much cheaper and flexible option than renting. Bring pedal removal key, allan keys and don't forget to deflate tyres.
Six of us are already confirmed. For new comers, you need to express your interest by adding your name to the RSVP list.
The organiser will contact you shortly with more details after you have RSVP. Do not buy flight before we have discussed mutual requirements.
Easyjet Gatwick (North Terminal) to Catania (Sicily)
Dep 23 November 2013 13:15
Arr 23 November 2013 17:15
Easyjet Catania (Sicily) to Gatwick (North Terminal)
Dep 28 November 2013 12:25
Arr 28 November 2013 14:45
"Il Mercato" with the unmissable Saint statue, for local flavours:
Last rider buys ice-cream to all!