Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Mountain Biking Etna – Full Day
ETNA and Mountain Bike a unique combination… we offer you a Mountain Bike tour on the most beautiful and spectacular side of Etna volcano.
Etna Unesco heritage of which it is a pity not to discover the types and characteristics of its paths, never boring and never monotonous, landscapes with a unique morphology, that will leave you spellbound, places with historical memories now part of the very nature of the volcano.
We will practice Mountain Biking to discover Etna volcano on the South West side, where we can expect fantastic Mountain Biking paths with bottom characterized by lava sand and volcanic material… climbs, descents, single tracks, paths immersed in the old castings and centenarian woods… lava landscapes and breathtaking landscapes will not leave you disappointed. Circular route by mountain bike, starting from Piano Vetore (about 1,750mt). Along an easy dirt path and a dense forest, we will cycle to the Galvarina hut (about 1,900mt) where we will make one of the many stops. From there, we will descend towards a characteristic Etnea descent, full of long sandy and fast bends towards Lepre mount, where we will make another short stop… to enjoy the landscapes at 1,500mt. We will start again and crossing a lava dirt road we will head towards Ruvolo mount, to then continue our mountain bike adventure towards Case Zampini, where we will stop for a packed lunch (not provided by ORG).
After the lunch break the routes will become really hard … only great climbs await us, which interspersed with some amiable and amusing traits, immersed between woods and old lava flows, they will be more pleasant to face up to reaching the 1,750mt (approximately) of Piano Vetore, where the tour will come to an end.
KM and duration of the excursion: The MTB tour of about 30/32KM (according to the alternatives used by the MTB Guide) is scheduled to last about 5/7 hours on average
between pick-up service, lunch and tour, but it is normal that the duration depends on the subjective physical capacity of the client. In case of need (excessive tiredness, illness or overestimation of one’s own state) where possible, it will be opted to shorten the tour by cutting from various alternatives.
It is understood that it is not a tour suitable for everyone, it requires a “excellent” physical and cycling preparation, also considering the 1,700/1,800 s.l.m. difference in height to be tackled in 30km(indicatively, since it will always be at the discretion of the guide in charge of the service, modify them, where possible… according to the needs and physical conditions of the client).
We remind you that our MTB tours are usable ONLY with exclusive booking (we don’t perform tours of groups of people unrelated to each other), this means that the guide in charge of the service will not put any pressure on the timing. The elements indicated above are indicative and useful to make you aware of the difficulty of the trail.
Type of path in MTB: XC/Trail.
MTB path: Very challenging (technically and physically), 100% Off Road.
* € 60.00 – each person, for a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 4 participants (exclusive reservation of the Tour).
For more than 4 participants, quote on request.
For Full Day Tours, is not possible to book by only one participant (except in the case in which only one participant can book tours for several days).
20% discount on the cost of the Tour, with a minimum of 2 participants, only applicable to online reservations (E-Mail or WhatsApp) at least 15 days before the date chosen for the tour.
For other various discounts applicable, please contact us.
* Included in the price: Pick-up service, certified MTB guide, Mountain Bike (FLAT pedals), helmet, backpack, wind jacket, water bottle (500ml), energy drink (500ml), energy bar, energy gel, energetic fruit jelly and insurance coverage RC.
Pick-up/shuttle service, to and from your hotel included in the price (only for facilities adjacent to the Catanese).
If you can reach the starting point of the Tour independently and do not want to use the pick-up service, contact us for a quote.
Does not include: Anything that is not specified under “Included in the price”.
Some extra services:
E-MTB + 10€ (for E-Bike)
Tourist guide, naturalistic, alpine, vulcanological
For other extra services or customizations, please contact us.
We recommend: Technical/sports clothing suitable for mountain biking, trekking/tennis shoes (we also have the possibility to mount SPD pedals to give you the opportunity to use your technical cycling shoes, but the request must be made when booking), gloves, glasses sun or cycling, sunscreen (summer season).