Mountain Bike tour in The Alcantara Valley
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Mountain Bike Tour Alcantara Gorge

This Mountain Bike excursion, 20 kilometers long. that starts from the slopes of Mount Etna and goes down to the Alcantara river home to the famous Alcantara Gorge has been thought and designed for families or for those who want to cycle shorter distances but still enjoy a variety of landscapes. Along the route you will see the volcano, hilltop villages like Castiglione di Sicilia, the river Alcantara, where we will stop for a break and the old railway that winds between Linguaglossa and the Alcantara valley. Along this Mtb excursion We'll get to see breathtaking landscapes ranging from mountain vegetation to the Mediterranean citrus plantations and wild valleys, away from crowded tourist routes. The excursion include a guided walking tour of Castiglione di Sicilia. The cost of the excursion includes: water, fruit, bike, helmet, and transport.

 

itinerary and details

Stage one: Our excursion will start at 700 meters above sea level at the gates of Linguaglossa, from here we will move down hill for few kilometers before heading to the bike path that crosses an old railway, the first two kilometers will be uphill the rest of the track is flat, we'll cycle through a series of tunnels. After five kilometers we will arrive in the hillside village of Castiglione di Sicilia that we'll visit with a walking tour.

Stage two: From Castiglione di Sicilia we'll cycle down hill along a beautiful paved country lane sourrounded by hazel-nuts and oaks trees, there will be time to stop  by an old byzantine church before enjoying six km of country lane and small easy stretches of  muddy off-road trails.

Stage three: Let enjoy the final ten kilometers that we are going to cycle along a scenic paved country road among the lemon groves and the green peaks of the wild Alcantara valley. We'll finish the tour in sea side the town of Giardini Naxos.

We use MTB Trek 29". On request We can hire Electric Mtb

Useful information

  • Pick up time 9 a.m.
  • Tour last: 5 h
  • Cycling time: 3 h.
  • Elevation: 700Mt.
  • Positive gain: 250Mt.
  • Lenght: 20 km
  • Level: Easy
  • Off-Road: 20%
  • Paved road:80%

What's Include

  • Pick up service
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Guide
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Sneakers
  • Spare t-shirt
  • Rucksack

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€59,00Kids up to 12 years old €45

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