Etna bike tours
Etna mountain bike tours, in the Nature Park of Etna with amazing routes alternating between on and off-limit paths. This time “Sicily Day Trips” will take you to an area between Linguaglossa and Giardini Naxos. Traveling by mountain bike along the paths characterized by this mainly volcanic terrain. We remind you that on the north side of mt Etna we also offer the Grand tour Etna and Alcantara by jeep and the wine tour.
The Etna MTB tour route
Our Etna mountain bike tour leaves from Linguaglossa in the Sciarramanica area skirting the north slope of Mount Etna and traveling along until the area of Solicchiatta where you can admire the lava flows of 1981 that we will come across and tread over for a great part of our tour. From Solicchiatta towards Verzella, we will enter into a large area full of vineyards and olive and hazelnut trees. You can admire the old feudal farmhouses abandoned but characteristic in the setting of the landscape. From Verzella the route by bike continues through this Mediterranean spot alternating between vineyards and shrubs of old oak. An amazing route by mountain bike, that only nature knows how to give.
In the Alcantara valley
After having visited byzantine Cuba, a small paleolithic church from the XI century, emerging and remaining in the countryside, solitary, between the Alcantara river and the vineyards, we will head downstream, where we go through off-limit paths flanking the river to reach the famous Alcantara gorges. From here, we set off again, with a good bit of adrenalin, traveling along an off-limits path going round the Alcantara river that gives us wonderful views on its way through the valley to the sea. We will travel alongside it until Giardini Naxos and then see it flow into the Ionic sea.
Without a doubt among the best MTB routes in Sicily. A sporting and discovery adventure designed for everyone, managing to incorporate the Nature Park of Etna and that of Alcantara. A route by bike designed for lovers of nature and discovery through a sport where everyone is in agreement, the MTB tour.
The tour in MTB on Etna includes:
- Pick up from your hotel or place of your choosing.
- Visit the lava flows of 1981.
- Exploration of the off-limits paths in the countryside.
- Visit of Byzantine Cuba among the vineyards.
- Visit to the Alcantara gorges.
- Mountain bike and equipment.
- Energetic drinks.
- Expert guide.
Would you like more information on these Etna mountain bike tours? Contact us now!
|METING POINT||Esso petrol station, S.S. 114 Fondo Pallio, 98030 Giardini Naxos ME|
|WHAT TO BRING||Sports shoes and clothing|
|DURATION||About 5 hours|
|DIFFICULTY||Medium. Recommended age: 11/70|
|TIMETABLES||Every day by reservation – 8:00 am|