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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).