3 Days Bike and Wine Culinary Vacation in the Aeolian Islands, Italy

Bike, Food & Wine Weekend Aeolian Islands

If you are looking for a unique and fun holiday, TripPuzzle has prepared an exciting weekend that will allow you to live the Aeolian Islands in a different way. You will discover these wonderful islands by bike, pedaling through breathtaking panoramas! You will also visit a beautiful winery and taste its wines, savoring the culinary excellence made by women in a farm specialized in caper production. Do not miss this opportunity and join today!

Highlights

  • Granita with brioche tasting
  • Explore the Aeolian Islands on a bike
  • Visit to a caper producer farm with lunch
  • Winery visit in Lipari and wine tasting with appetizers
  • Bike and helmet rental for the weekend
  • Daily breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner
  • Private boat & hydrofoil transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will stay at a three-star or four-star hotel with bed and breakfast treatment. Accommodation is offered in shared double or twin rooms. Single rooms are available for an additional cost.

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Day 1

The group will meet in Milazzo at 11:00 and depart by hydrofoil to Lipari. Upon arrival, the luggage will be transferred to the hotel. Then, you will have lunch on your own and the bike will be delivered. Afterwards, the group will depart from Marina Corta for a circumnavigation of the island, crossing the villages of Pianoconte, Quattropani, Acquacalda, and Canneto, making a stop at the most interesting points of view.

During the tour, there will be a visit to a winery for a wine tasting and light lunch with typical local products. After you return to the hotel, you will enjoy dinner in a restaurant with a typical Aeolian menu. This day, you will ride the bike for approximately 30 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 350 meters above sea level. The whole journey will be on asphalt and with a medium level of difficulty.

Day 2

After breakfast, a private boat will transfer you to Salina with the bikes. The cycling tour will go through Malfa until reaching the village of Pollara, the famous location where the movie "Il Postino" ("The Postman") was filmed. You will visit a manufacturer of typical nocellaro capers and have a light lunch based on their own products.

After lunch, you will return to the village of Lingua for a free tasting of the famous granita with brioche by Alfredo. The private boat will return you to Lipari so you can have dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel. This day, you will ride the bike for approximately 35 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 270 meters above sea level. The whole journey will be on asphalt and with a medium level of difficulty.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel. Then, you will depart for an excursion in the southeast of Lipari to the observatory and weather station, where you will live a breathtaking view of the island of Vulcano and continue on to Canneto through the fishing villages and the ancient alleys of the old town. You will get to rediscover scents and sensations of the old Aeolian traditions.

At the end, you will visit the fortified citadel and the Archaeological Museum. Lunch will be on your own. After delivering the bikes, you will return to Milazzo by hydrofoil. This day, you will ride the bike for approximately 25 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 220 meters above sea level. The whole journey will be on asphalt and with an easy level of difficulty.

Included excursions

  • Biking tour in Lipari city center, in the citadel and Canneto
  • Biking tour in Salina
  • Biking tour in the whole Lipari Island through Pianoconte, Quattropani, Acquacalda

Location

This biking and wine tour will take you through the Italian islands of Lipari and Salina, Aeolian Islands, Sicily.

Food

Your tour includes daily breakfast at the hotel, one dinner, and one lunch. During your holiday, you will get to taste Aeolian food and wine specialties, including capers, Malvasia delle Lipari DOC sweet wine, fish, and seafood.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 dinner in a restaurant without drinks
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Bike and helmet rental for three days (e-bike available with extra cost)
  • Cycling guide
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hydrofoil tickets from Lipari to Milazzo and back
  • Private boat transfer with bikes from Lipari to Salina
  • Transfer from Lipari Port to the hotel and back
  • TripPuzzle assistance by phone, WhatsApp, Skype, or email
  • Visit to a farm in Salina specialized in capers production and lunch with their products
  • Winery visit in Lipari and wine tasting with appetizers

What's not included

  • Dinner on the second day
  • Every service not mentioned as included
  • Lunches on the first and third days
  • Single accommodation supplement
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfer between Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) and Milazzo

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by ferry / boat

The Aeolian Islands are reachable from Milazzo Port by hydrofoil or ferry. You can get there in your own car, by public transport from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), or by private transfer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

This holiday requires 12 participants to run with the published price. With different number of participants, the price will change. Please ask for a customized quotation. 

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