MTB tour around Mount etna
Book 79.00 €

Mtb Excursion Etna to the Sea.

  • Cycle on Mt. Etna;
  • Visit a Mountain Village;
  • Swim in the Alcantara;
  • Visit Giardini Naxos;
  • See The Alcantara Valley;
  • Cycle through the old railway;

Sicily Active with this Mountain Bike excursion on Mount Etna that starts at 1500 meters and arrives on the beaches between Taormina and Giardini Naxos, will show you some of the most iconic places of the island of Sicily. We'll cycle by the amazing Alcantara Gorges and breathtaking landscapes such as woodland, craters of the highest active volcano in Europe, passages through hilltop villages, like Castiglione di Sicilia, we will cross the old railway that will take us straight into the wild Alcantara valley and the Alcantara river where will stop for a dip and grab a bite before winding through some single trail and muddy off-road till the beach of Giardini Naxos.

 The cost of the tour includes Mountain Bike, helmet, guide, transport, packed lunch.

Escursion Details

Stage one: We start on Mount Etna at an altitude of 1500 meters, in the pine forest, from here we gently climb for two kilometers on a paved road surrounded by the forest before intercepting a large off-road trail four kilometers long. At the end of the off-road, we are gonna cycle downhill on a scenic paved road for ten kilometers until the outskirt of Linguaglossa.

Stage two: We are now at 600 mt. above sea level, get ready for an amazing change in landscape, the next 10 kilometers are gonna take us to the heart of the wild Alcantara valley, we'll cycle uphill for three kilometers before reaching the old railway and that straight down to the breathtaking village of Castiglione di Sicilia, where we are gonna stop to refresh and get something to drink.

Stage three: We keep on descending for the first two kilometers on a paved country lane and then straight into four kilometers long muddy off-road trail that in some short stretches requires some good technique of mountain biking. We'll stop at a pond known as "Le Gurne" along the Alcantara river, where we can eat a sandwich and why not go for a swim. The water of the pond is cold! 

Stage four: The final leg of our Mountain bike tour will be fifteen kilometers long, mainly on a beautiful country road surrounded by the lemon groves, but do not worry we are gonna do some more off-road before finishing our tour at the harbor of Giardini Naxos, at sea level.

 

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

Useful information

  • Pick up at 8:30
  • Tour last: 6 h.
  • Cycling:3 h.
  • Elevation 1500Mt.
  • Positive gain: 400 Mt.
  • Lenght:40 Km.
  • Level:medium
  • Paved road:60%
  • Off-Road: 40%

What's Include

  • Pick up service
  • Mountain Bike
  • Packet Lunch
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Guide

What to Bring

  • A Spare t-shirt
  • Jacket
  • A towel

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€79,00Minimum age 15

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