Cycling 8 days/7 nights 

Self guided tour in mountain bike between the most important protected areas of east Sicily. Easy cycling tour for all abilities amidst history and cuisine of Etnean Sicily. The physical challenge of mountain biking is balanced with stunning glimpses of unspoiled nature, at times wild and harsh and other times rich and lush. The rides will not be particularly difficult technically, as they are all along hard-packed dirt trails. Discovering the lunar landscape on Mount Etna, visit the worldwide famous town of Taormina, stunning view of the Alcantara Gorges, those are only some of the pictures that will be in your memories.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE

total km on road 180 (miles 112)

total km off road 127 (miles 105,5)

* km off road

total difference in altitude mt. 3.458

etna_bike1st day: Etna South

Independent arrival at the first accommodation in a refuge on Mount Etna 1700mt. Briefing about the tour and overnight stay.

2nd day:. Etna High Mountain Track – km 5 +37* (disl 607mt)

Excursion at Etna Park Sapienza Refuge and Pista Alotmontana from South to North through the most high active volcano in Europe.

3rd day: Linguaglossa Pine Forest – Randazzo Km 48+12* (disl. 712mt)

Second excursion in Etna Park. Visit of the eruption of 2002, then continue on to Randazzo, medieval town on the slopes of Mount Etna. Chance to taste local wines and local gastronomical products. Accommodation in hotel, and overnight stay.

etna_by_bike4th day: Randazzo – Floresta – Randazzo km 4+35* (disl. 608mt)

From the town of Randazzo you will cycle towards “Nebrodi Mountain Park”. From Randazzo to Floresta, the most hight village of Sicily, 1275 mt above sea level. Famous all over the region for its great cheese. Come back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

5th day: Randazzo- Trearie Lake-Maniace-Randazzo km 26+36* (disl. 680m)

Second excursion in the Nebrodi mountains, among woods and pastures at altitude.

In Maniace, you can visit Admiral Horatio Nelson’s Castle.Return to the hotel in the area.

6th day: Randazzo- Giardini Naxos km 48 (disl. 230mt)

In one of the best production areas of Etna’s d.o.c.wines. cycle to reach the seaside town of Giardini Naxos. Accommodation in hotel in the area.

Eruzione-dellEtna7th day: Giardini Naxos – Alcantara Gorges – Peloritani Mount – Taormina – Giardini Naxos km 49+7* (disl. 1228mt)

Day in the Peloritani Mountains visiting before the Alcantara River Gorges whose water cut through the lava Visit of Taormina then return to the hotel in Giardini Naxos. Then the magnificent and worldwide known town of Taormina with its charming street and Greek Theathre. Come back to our accommodation in Giardini Naxos area.

8th day: Departure

Breakfast and end of our services. Optional private transfer to the airport.