The history of Mount Etna made this destination the target of our group tour. With the reputation of being the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna makes the perfect spot for a wonderful holiday. You can experience some of the best moments in your life while you are mountain biking.
Mountain bikes are usually for people that are very active, keep themselves in a good physical condition and enjoy every minute of their life.
Discovering the landscapes of Mount Etna while biking can be a challenge. But it’s one worth taking. Cycling around the highest European active volcano can be an unforgettable experience. On our group tour, you will get to travel safe and return home in one piece. Discover Etna’s secrets in an original and noncomformist way. Due to its volcanic history, the vegetation is thriving, so the landscape is pretty amazing.
The departure will take place with a pick-up at your hotel in Catania or Syracuse. The tour for discovering Mount Etna’s most beautiful landscapes will take around 7 hours. You will be accompanied by a certified bike guide, who will be right beside you the entire mountain bike route, and will choose the best route according to the season and the weather conditions.
You might experience the higher path that crosses the Etna, or pass along the path of the casting of 2001.
Halfway through the group tour, we will stop at the famous Zafferana organic farm, that will offer you local products for tasting. The crops that grow on Etna’s slope thrive thanks to the volcanic soil. During all these years, the soil was formed by the disintegration of lava. Because it contains all these particles, it has proven to be quite nourishing. Due to its rich content of minerals, the soil benefits from nutrients like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper and others.
The climate is also an important factor that is involved in the growth of the vegetation. In the Mount Etna region, there are constant differences in climate, especially from one area of the volcano to another. The region where the volcano is situated has a semi-circular shape. This allows different environments to have their own microclimates. Another benefit of the position of the volcano is the proximity to the sea.
After the group tour is over, you must return the rental bike and helmet. You shall be dropped off directly at your hotel.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
This tour departs from:
Please make sure to select the starting time that corresponds to your departure point.
This tour is also available from Taormina, on request. Please contact us for a quotation.
The starting time might be subject to variations (of maximum 30 minutes) according to traffic conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, suitable for an outdoor excursion. Also, bring a bottle of water.