Cycling tour on Mount Etna.
Book 79.00 €

Etna mtb tour long trail

  • Discover Mt. etna;
  • Enjoy an Adventure;
  • Get of the beaten path;
  • Visit a Unesco site;

Cycling Around Mt. Etna

You do not get to cycle on an active volcano every day of your life, do you? So trust the specialist of the MTB tours in Sicily and let us show you the secret cycling trails of Mount Etna and deliver you some unforgettable emotions and memories. This 40 km Mountain Bike excursion around the flanks of Mount Etna is a must for anybody that loves to go off the beaten path on two wheels. Along the day We'll be cycling from the south side of the most active volcano on the planet all the way to the north side, We'll ride through lava deserts, sandy trails, patches of dense forest and We'll get to see craters that define one of the most iconic landscapes that Mount Etna has to offer. Along the day there will be time to explain some geological aspects of the volcano and to tell some tales about the many eruptions of the last few years. With Sicily Active you do not need to worry about, pick up, or gear, We'll take care of everything. Our MTB are bright new 29 inches Merida big 9 300. Our cycling team is in Taormina the most popular tourist town on the island of Sicily. The price of the excursion includes also food, and  pick up from your hotel.

Escursion Details

We'll start  to explore Mount Etna on a Mountain bike from the south side of the volcano at an altitude of 1950 mt. from Rifugio Sapienza.

Stage One: From Rifugio Sapienza, we'll start to cycle downhill for four km. on a paved road, until we'll reach Rifugio Ariel at an altitude of 1650 mt. from where we'll start an ascent with a positive gain of 330 meters in 10 km. on an off-road trail that runs through patches of forest and stretches of lava desert until the altitude of 1980 Mt.

Stage Two: By now we are at an altitude of 1980 Mt. around Mount Palestro, from here surrounded by a lunar landscape we'll gently descent to an altitude of 1500 Mt. in 12 km. stretch until Mount Spagnolo on the west part of the volcano. we'll cycle through the woodland of oaks. 

Stage Three: Get ready for some more uphill. In the next seven kilometers, we are going to climb 250Mt. to an altitude of 1750 Mt., We'll stop to visit a cave created by an ancient lava flow.

Stage four: The first six kilometers of this last stage are going to be through a beautiful bearch forest and downhill with a negative gain of 250 Mt., just the last kilometer will be uphill on a paved road until to reach a mountain cabin where we can rest, refresh and get a well-deserved drink.

Our MTB are 29" Trek. On request we can rent Elettric MTB

Useful information

  • Tour Start at 9 a.m.
  • Tour last: 8 h
  • Cycling time:4/5 hours
  • Elevation:1950Mt.
  • Positive gain:1100 mt,
  • lenght 40 km
  • Level: Hard
  • Off-road: 90%
  • Paved road:10%

What's Include

  • Pick up service
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Guide
  • Food
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Some extra water
  • Spare t-shirt
  • Rucksack

Available for the period

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€79,00Just for Experienced Mountain Bikers.

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