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Etna Mountain Bike Adventure

 Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Etna Mountain Bike Adventure

Etna Mountain Bike Adventure an unforgettable tour on the Etna volcano with our MTB or E-MTB.

Multi-day tour by Mountain Bike or E-Bike to discover Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, characterized by unique scenery and never banal trails.

Descents, climbs, woods, craters and millenary lava flows will make your experience on the Etna volcano… UNIQUE!

The proposal of Sicily Bike Tourist Service in low cost formula It is renewed to discover the Etna volcano, with the possibility of also including itineraries in the valley of the Simeto and Alcantara rivers.

New formula, compose your tour.

Our new formula compose your tour, it was designed to allow the client to choose various types of services and excursions (minimum two excursions, one per day) and to request a free personalized AD HOC quote.

We only ask you to provide us with the dates available to you (the reservation is exclusive and reserved), the itineraries (choose 2 or more options among the 5 options listed below), your preferences (kilometres and altitude differences), expectations (duration daily ) and of course your level of preparation (technical and physical), it will also be useful for us to know if you want extra services, including the preference for the hotel or B&B to stay at, we will provide you with information on the availability of the hotel facilities that have agreements with us, but you will be free to book your Hotel or B&B, clearly it is advisable to opt for structures located in Catania (in order to keep the cost of the transfer service low). Upon receipt of your e-mail or contact via WhatsApp (fastest solution, which we recommend), we will develop the Tour and the estimate, based on your requests. You will receive an answer in max 72 hours, all without obligation on your part.

Listed are our various proposals for guided excursions.

> 1 – Etna in south/west MTB, the most spectacular place to practice Mountain Biking, among old lava flows, volcanic cones and paths developed entirely in the Etna park.

Various levels of difficulty (easy – medium – challenging) and of various lengths.

> 2 – Etna MTB south/east, here the test gets tough, technical and demanding routes but always mastered by lava scenarios, woods and exhausting climbs, with small irruptions on paved roads, necessary to connect the various connections.

Two levels of difficulty (medium – demanding) and of varying duration.

> 3 – MTB climbing of the summit craters max altitude 2,900mt (without a volcanological guide), possibility of reaching higher altitudes, but only with the help of a volcanological guide and after checking the volcanological bulletin. Lunar scenarios await you, with unique landscapes surrounded by old volcanic cones and trails completely immersed in volcanic sand.

Two levels of difficulty, both demanding but substantially different, the simplest includes only the ascent to the summit craters starting at 1800m (South Etna), the second option is starting at 1700m and also includes MTB routes on the south/west side of the volcano Etna.

> 4 – MTB climbing of the Etna volcano starting from the city of Catania, mixed route (onroad/offroad), various solutions and alternatives.

Various levels of difficulty (all challenging) but with the possibility, based on your preferences and physical abilities, to start from various altitudes, including the last ascent to the summit craters (in this case the difference in altitude is only uphill and can reach even at around 3500 slm).

> 5 – Tour of the Pista Altomontana in MTB, various solutions and various mileages (minimum 35km).

Various levels of difficulty, you can opt for the simple ride (using the Pick-Up service at the end of the tour), or maybe, once the ride is over, you can also opt for the final descent (offroad/onroad) towards the city of Catania, with 2 alternatives : south/west slope (very demanding), also including part of the Simeto river, or the more rapid south/east slope, passing through Zafferana Etnea.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the 5 itineraries on the Etna volcano proposed, you can also integrate the MTB tours in the valley of the Simeto and Alcantara rivers.


> We accept requests only for a minimum of 2 participants.

> All the excursions listed above include a Certified Guide in tow.

> We do not provide Self Guide service.

> Our excursions are all of the XC/Trail type.

Supplementary services:

  • MTB/E-BIKE rental (just specify your preference)
  • Pick-up service from and to your hotel
  • Van accompanying the Tour (depends on the type of Tour)
  • Energy kits
  • Lunches/Dinners
  • Tastings
  • Overnight stays
  • Volcanological guide

For other extra services or customizations, please do not hesitate to 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).

Mountain Biking Etna

Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Mountain Biking Etna

Etna Mountain Bike Tour, MTB or E-MTB excursion on the Pista Altomontana (Etna south/west about 2.000mt), with a visit to the cave of Nunziata Mount.

MTB or E-Bike + Pick-Up Service from our Meeting Point in Catania to the Etna volcano, included in the price.

Sicily Bike Tourist Service at no EXTRA cost, allows you to choose whether to use a normal MTB or an E-Bike. When booking, you can decide whether to challenge Etna with a regular Mountain Bike or enjoy the adventure with an E-Bike, moreover it will be possible to opt for mixed use (for example 1 MTB and 1 E-MTB) without forbidding you to take the tour in case your partner does not have your cycling preparation and in order to fully enjoy a peaceful day of MTB on Mount Etna. We would like to remind you that this is always a tourist itinerary, an excellent solution for amateur cyclists and cruise passengers, if you really want to test yourself on the Etna volcano, you can find other types of MTB or E-Bike excursions on our website.

For any other clarification, do not hesitate to contact us.


From Piano Vetore (Etna Sud about 1.700mt) we practice Mountain Biking along an off-road path

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 (1.879mt) and Palestra mount (1.917mt), 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 (1.803mt) 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 2 hours.

We recommend this itinerary to cycling who want a MTB or E-Bike tour on the volcano Etna not too challenging, and who wish to enjoy the scenarios that these places can offer, without necessarily putting themselves to the test.

There is no visit to the summit craters, this tour will take place at an altitude between 1.700mt and 2.000mt (approximately).

KM and duration of the Tour: Km 20 (approximately, based on the solutions adopted by the guide for the return, choice based mainly on your physical and technical abilities), total 5 hours (approximately), 2 hours (approximately) Pick-Up service from Catania (round trip), and 2 hours max (approximately) of pedaled ride.

Type of path in MTB: XC/Trail.

MTB path: Medium difficulty, 100% Off Road.


* € 70.00 – 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.

No discounts are applicable to this tour.

* Included in the price: Pick-up service from our Meeting Point in Catania to the Start Point of the Tour (round trip), certified MTB guide, Mountain Bike (FLAT pedals), helmet, backpack, wind jacket, water bottle (500ml), energy drink (500ml), energy bar and insurance coverage RC.

We mean EXTRA, the pick-up/shuttle service, to and from your Hotel or B&B, quote on request.

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:

  • 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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Guide escursionistiche, naturalistiche, vulcanologiche e trekking.

Skipper escursioni in barca.

Accompagnatori turismo equestre.

Guide quad, jeep e moto.

Guide turistiche.

Operatori del turismo.

N.C.C e Taxi con licenza.

E tutto ciò che possa essere proposto nel settore turistico.

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