Sport and adventure
From Etna Volcano to the Sea in Mtb, 40km of breathtaking adventure amongst the most spectacular streets of Sicily. This mountain bike excursion on Mount Etna is perfect for those who love downhill and dirt roads. For people who are looking for a fun adventure.
PROGRAM: Departure from Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi, situated on the northern slope of Mount Etna at 1500 meters above sea level (place where we will arrive with our jeep) the path runs along the undergrowth, full of adrenaline downhill descents among forests with trees thirty feet high , breathtaking views, lava flows and spectacular volcano craters.
This MTB hike takes us across one of the most beautiful roads in Etna, the Mareneve road (recognized by National Geographic as one of the 70 most scenic routes to go by bike) along the way we will meet typical Sicilian villages and disused railways until we arrive to the famous Alcantara Gorges, a must-see for all tourists visiting sicily.
At the Alcantara Gorges we will take a break to take some photos and then continue our hike along the river until we arrive at the beach of Giardini Naxos.
After the excursion we like to end our adventure with the full satisfaction of all the senses, we offer you a good glass of wine and salami and cheese typical of Sicily.
Departure: Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi - North of Etna. 1.500 meters above sea level.
Arrival: Giardini Naxos - 0 meters above sea level.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours.
Difficulty: It's a good experience for everyone, experts and beginners.
Transfer from your hotel ( Taormina, Giardini Naxos and nearby towns).
Light lunch (salami and cheese platter plus drink).
Period and time excursions
Every day: JEN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
Morning excursion at 9:30.
Afternoon excursion at 14:30.
Different hours are available upon request.
Languages spoken by the guide
Why this adventure?
"It's from cycling that you learn better the contours of a country side, since you have to sweat over the hills and go down by freewheel downhill. This way you remember them, as they really are. (Ernest Hemingway).
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