Etna MTB Challenging

pedaling on the spectacular trails of Etna on Mountain Bike


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The Challenging Mountain Biking experience on mount Etna will give you an unforgettable emotion; pedaling on the Etna volcano, the volcano that overlooks and enchants, you will discover the unique characteristics of its challenging paths by MTB and you will be enchanted by the colors of the scenarios with varied morphology, where the lava stone, called “Oro dell’Etna” blends with the green of landscapes.

We have designed this tour to allow those who book it to test their technical and physical abilities, which is why we thought of this excursion using exclusively muscular MTB.

Every cyclist dreams of having an immersive and evocative experience riding a Mountain Bike at least once in their life, characterized by various types of trails and Mountain Bike trails full of climbs, descents, single track and able to load the desire to practice Mountain Biking… If this is what you are dreaming about, don’t hesitate to book this tour, it’s the right one for you!

Starting by MTB from Piano Vetore (approximately 1.750 mt) we will follow a circular tour. We will get right into the Mountain Biking experience by immersing ourselves in a dense wood characterized by a challenging and technical climb, which at the end will tease you with a small and technical single track on one of the most recent lava flows that Mamma Etna gave us. After a quick descent, we will exit the woods to intercept the path called Pista Altomontana which we will follow up to the Galvarina hut (approximately 1.850 mt), where we will make a short stop to enjoy the landscape of the south-west area of volcano. Once the stop is over, the path will begin to pick up pace by pedaling towards a spectacular Etna descent, full of long sandy and fast turns, immersed among old lava flows and centenary woods towards Monte Ruvolo, where we will make another short stop to enjoy the landscape scenery at an altitude of 1.300 mt. Subsequently we will continue the MTB excursion along totally different trails that will immerse us in a dense wood, at times interspersed with colorful meadows, towards Case Zampini, where it will be possible to stop for a packed lunch (not provided by the ORG).

Once the break is over we will resume our pedaling with routes that will put your breath and muscles to the test, we will in fact find ourselves challenging big climbs expertly interspersed with some lovely and fun trails, until we reach Piano Vetore 1.750 mt (approximately), same starting point as the tour.

Excursion duration: 5/6 hours (with lunch stop)
Length: 42 km
Total altitude difference: 2915
Ascent: 1460
Descent: 1455
Path: Extremely Challenging (technically and physically), 100% Off Road
Period: All year round depending on the snow on the paths


  • Certified MTB guide
  • Muscular MTB (FLAT pedals)
  • Helmet, backpack, windbreaker
  • Bottle of water (500ml)
  • Energy drink (500ml)
  • Cereal snack 
  • RC insurance coverage
  • MTB-SPD pedals (only on request)
  • Packed lunch
  • Pick-up/shuttle service from your Hotel or B&B

For other extra services or customizations, please contact us.

N.B. E-MTB (E-Bike) are not included in the extra services because this tour was created exclusively to be tackled with muscular MTB.

We recommend: Technical/sports clothing suitable for Mountain Bike riding, trekking/tennis shoes, gloves, sunglasses or cycling glasses, sun cream (summer period).
In the summer period we recommend bringing additional water (at least 1 liter), snacks or fruit.

It is certainly recommended for cyclists who have excellent technical preparation, furthermore we must not underestimate the characteristics of the trails which are typically sandy and full of climbs with poor grip and the total difference in altitude of 2.900 mt to be tackled in approximately 42 km.



from 2 to 6 participants
exclusive booking of the Tour

Discount of € 5.00 per person, with a minimum of 2 participants, applicable exclusively to online bookings (via email or WhatsApp) at least 30 days in advance of the date chosen for the tour.

IMPORTANT: The prices indicated above don’t include pick-up service (bookable exclusively as an extra), the departure for this Tour is from Piano Vetore (Nicolosi), Etna Sud, where you will find: Guide, bike and all the necessary equipment.
Not included: Everything that is not specified under “Included in the price”


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Min 2 / Max 6

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Start point

Piano Vetore - Etna Sud


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