Etna MTB Tour – STRONG
the tour unique and challenging by MTB on the South East side of Etna
This Full Day MTB excursion on the South East side of the Etna volcano is recommended for those who want to opt for a second day of tour on Etna, or to combine with another of our Full Day Tours on the Alcantara or Simeto river.
Booking this tour you will have included in the price and at no extra cost the MTB and the Pick-Up Service from our Meeting Point in Catania.
Using our Van for the transfer, we will head towards the hamlet of Fornazzo (municipality of Milo). We will practice Mountain Biking on the South East side of the Etna volcano, with challenging and technical paths, which will never cease to test you.
Start Point from Fornazzo (approximately 824 mt). Once we have set up the bikes and equipment, we will head by MTB via an asphalted connection in direction of the first and true Off Road stretch, where a first challenging climb towards Serra Buffa awaits us, between stones and lava sand your technique will be tested.
Reached 1200 mt, the landscape will change considerably with paths immersed in the Bosco Cerrita, we will cross also the old flows of 1928 by Mountain Bike, with ups and downs along the old sandy dirt roads of Mamma Etna, surrounded by old and new Shelters, where we could give ourselves moments of deserved relax immersed in unparalleled flora and fauna.
The tour will end at the starting point in Fornazzo.
Length: 31 km
Total altitude difference: 2432
Path: Very Challenging (technically and physically), 80% Off Road
Period: All year round depending on the snow on the paths
- Pick-up service from our Meeting Point in Catania
- Certified MTB guide
- Muscle MTB (FLAT pedals)
- Helmet, backpack, windbreaker
- Bottle of water (500ml)
- Energy drink (500ml)
- Cereal snacks
- RC insurance coverage
- E-MTB (pedal assisted bike)
- 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.
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.
IMPORTANT: The mileage of this tour could deceive the majority of participants, but we would like to specify that in MTB (muscular) we classify it as 4 and a half stars, because both technically and physically it requires good Mountain Biking preparation.
Given the particularity of the path we will have the possibility of shortening it with various solutions, but it is still a tour not suitable for beginners.
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.
Not included: Everything that is not specified under “Included in the price”