Mountain Biking the Trails of Mount Etna, Sicily
Duration: Part day (3 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Hop on a mountain bike and experience Mount Etna's ancient craters and lava flows away from the crowds.
- Three trails to choose from, all with exciting routes through rich landscapes
- Find a level of cycling perfect for you
- Discover Mount Etna from a unique perspective
- Avoid lines, big groups, and tourists
- Great fun for families
Exploring Mount Etna on a mountain bike means seeing more, skipping large groups of tourists, and discovering trails in untouched landscapes. This unique discovery of Italy's largest active volcano offers three trails to choose from, so whether you're skilled or a relative beginner - we've got you covered.
On your way along the paths of Etna Park, you can expect to pedal by ancient lava flows and old craters, through oak and pine forests, and across small hills that are spread across the mountain's slopes. The hills were once active craters and are now covered with thick vegetation, a biker's paradise.
Your riding will include exciting descents on lava sand, single trails through rich scenic woods, thrilling freeride and enduro trails, and more.
A snow-covered white giant in the winter and black in the summer, Mount Etna is spectacular year-round. And because of Sicily's climate, you can join this tour any time of the year, with each season promising different colors and gorgeous views.
Trail 1 - 2001 Lava Flow
Total Distance: 9 km (5.5 mi)
Difference in height uphill/downhill: 394 m (1,293 ft)
Duration: About 1.40 hrs
Trail 2 - Ruote di Carretto
Total Distance: 17 km (10.5 mi)
Difference in height uphill/downhill: 282 m (925 ft)
Duration: About 2 hrs
Trail 3 - Etna Alto Montano
Total Distance: 28 km (17 mi)
Difference in height uphill/downhill: 710 m (2,329 ft)
Duration: About 3.40 hrs
Need to know before you go
Pickup time for the Catania area starts at 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Pickup time for Aci Trezza & Aci Castello is at 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Departure from Taormina is at 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Total transfer time (pickup + drop-off) is about 1 hour.
There is no minimum age, but you must be at least 1.40 m (4 ft 6 in) tall to ride.
Maximum number of people per group is 8.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear, windbreaker/jacket (depending on season), water, snacks.
If you'd like to reach Catania by bus, you can find information about prices and departure times on www.interbus.it.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations can be done up to 24 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement.
For later cancellations, there is no compensation. On rare occasions, the tour may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances, we will offer you alternative dates or we will refund you 100% of the paid amount.
Pickup at hotel or the agreed-upon location.