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By Kiri Tannenbaum

Savor Sicily On Two-Wheels with a Star Chef

Biking and gastronomic exploration go hand-in-hand. Throw in a world-class chef and the island of Sicily and you've got an adventure of a lifetime.

Ahhh, Sicily. The dreamy island off the boot of Italy, rich with gorgeous landscape, miles of Mediterranean coastline, and incredible cuisine. But to tackle eating your way from coast-to-coast you’ll want a good guide, and as luck would have it you can hop on Duvine’s tour led by chef Seamus Mullen.

What to Expect:

For six days and five nights (if you’re doing the math that’s roughly 16 meals plus all those in-between bites) you will eat, drink, and explore your way through this magical island. You’ll cruise on your bike through the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto; take in the panoramic views of orchards, pastures and olive groves; travel the open roads to the tiny hamlets of Vizzini, Noto, and Marzamemi; sample freshly filled ricotta cannoli in Ragusa; sip more than your share of the local wines Nero d’Avola and Marsala; and shop the remarkable Catania fish market all with one of New York’s top chefs, Seamus Mullen, by your side.

The Basics:


Even if you have never biked 24 miles in a day, you’d be surprised at how you will rise to the challenge. (Speaking from experience having been on Duvine’s Provence trip, I was a bit terrified that I couldn’t tackle those steep uphill climbs.) But, don’t let that fear hold you back from what will be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. Plus, the more you bike the more you can eat.

Daily mileage on the bike ranges from 24-33 miles, and that is broken up with stops for sights and meals throughout the day. There is an option for longer rides (for those Tour de France pros), and for anyone who needs a break there is a support van along the route. Or if you just want a little alone time on foot.


All meals are included save for one dinner on your own to explore and an exciting first night with chef Mullen cooking a welcome to Sicily meal. In addition to meals in hidden local gems there are snacks to refuel, Après Velo cocktails, visits to artisan producers, wineries and cooking classes.


This is a five-star trip, but that does not equate to sterile accommodations. It’s Sicily after all and the island is draped in history so expect to spend your nights in renovated castles and 12th century estates.


For singles: $6,195
For shared room: $5,695


This supreme, chef-guided trip with luxury accommodations, authentic food and wine will be the best Memorial Day you’ve ever had.

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