Beautiful scenery, amazing architecture, tasty food, great cycling.

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Reaching the most southern tip of Sicily, and putting my left foot in the Mediterranean, and right foot in the Ionean Sea. It is my Facebook cover page, and the wallpaper on my computer at work.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our guide Thomas was so thorough, organized, and especially caring of all travelers. He encouraged the less experienced cyclists as they struggled up the hills. Any request was looked into and honored.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

BRING BUG REPELLENT! The mosquitos are relentless, and they are everywhere, even in the larger cities like Catania. If you have extra days in the beginning or end, visit Taormina.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If you are looking to train for the Tour de France, this trip is not for you. Conversely, if you are not used to cycling on hills, you will have a hard time on 2 of the days.