Mountain Bike Excursion Etna Long Trail
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 trails of Mount Etna and deliver 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, pathches 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 you some geological aspects of the volcano and to tell you some tales about the many eruptions of the last few years. With us 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. We are based in Taormina the most popular location of the island of Sicily and the price of the excursion includes also food and the pick up from your hotel.
We'll start our MTB excursion on 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 down hill for four km. on a paved road, untill 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 untill the altitude of 1980 Mt.
Stage Two: By now we are at an altitude of 1980 Mt. around Mount Palestro, from here sourrounded by a lunar lanscape we'll gently descent to an altitude of 1500 Mt. in an 12 km. stretch untill Mount Spagnolo on the west part of the volcano. we'll cycle through woodland of oaks.
Stage Three: Get ready for some more up hill. 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 acient lava flow.
Stage four: The first six kilometrs of this last stage are going to be through a beautifull beaches forest and down hill with a negative gain of 250 Mt., just the last kilometer will be up hill on a paved road untill 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
- Tour Start at 9 a.m.
- Tour last: 8 h
- Cycling time:4/5 hours
- Positive gain:1100 mt,
- lenght 40 km
- Level: Hard
- Off-road: 90%
- Paved road:10%
- Pick up service
- Mountain Bike
What to Bring
- Some extra water
- Spare t-shirt
Available for the period