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Etna Mountain Bike Tour

Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Etna Mountain Bike Tour

Etna and Mountain Bike, unique combination.
Etna Mountain Bike Tour, MTB excursion on the Altomontana (Etna south/west about 2.000mt), with a visit to the cave of Nunziata Mount .
From Piano Vetore (Etna South about 1700mt) we will head in MTB along a path “off road” easy and with few technical and physical difficulties, called Pista Altomontana. We will guide you in one of the most “unique” scenarios of our beloved Etna, with stops at Galvarina Hut (1879mt) and Palestra Mount (1917mt), then continue the tour also passing by the famous Pagghiaru (hut once used as shelter for the shepherds of the area). The tour will continue until the cave of Mount Nunziata(1803mt) formed after the eruption of 1843, whose entrance is a steep slide and subject to landslides, which then turns into a vertical of about 7mt and gives access to a gallery of lava flow.
After the visit, we will return on our steps, but if the guide it deems appropriate will add a bit of vivacity to the tour, using variants suited to your technical and physical skills; however, making sure that the maximum total duration of the tour (pedaling) is about 3 hours.

Technical specifications of the MTB tour: The difference in level not excessive, it would enable him to be entered in the category of Mountain Bike Easy tours, but this is not possible, because the route used for the return (in principle equal to the first leg) it is characterized by a climbing that, from the cave of Nunziata Mount up to the refuge of Palestra Mount, could put in trouble some cyclist not fully trained.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.
We recommend this route to cyclists who want a MTB tour on the volcano Etna not too challenging, and who want to enjoy the scenarios that these places can offer, without necessarily going to the test.

Type of route: XC/Trail.
Path: Medium difficulty, 100% Off Road.
KM and duration of the Tour: Km 20/25 (approximately, based on the solutions adopted by the guide for the return, choice based mainly on your physical and technical abilities), total 5 hours (approx.), 2 hours (approximately) Pick-Up service to and from your hotel, and 3 hours max (approximately) of pedaled ride.
* € 65.00 – 1 participant (exclusive reservation of the Tour).
* € 50.00 – each person, for a minimum of 2 participants for a maximum of 4 participants (exclusive reservation of the Tour).
For more than 4 participants, quote on request.
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 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:
  • Pick-up service, to and from your Hotel
  • E-MTB (pedal assisted bike)
  • Lunches/Dinners
  • Tasting
  • Overnight stays
  • 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).

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