Alcantara River MTB Tour – Full Day

the MTB excursion along the hills and dirt roads of the river Alcantara

Alcantara River

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The MTB Tour to discover the real Sicily, a mix between Mountain Biking and Cycle Tourism, truly unique for the variety of its paths, which you will hardly ever be able to ride on a MTB again. If you wish and season permitting, to frame your experience and savor the thrill of cooling off in the cold waters of the Alcantara river you will have the opportunity to swim, concluding your adventure in in beauty.

Booking this tour you will have included in the price and at no extra cost the MTB and the Pick-Up Service from our Meeting Point in Catania to the river Alcantara.

Starting by Mountain Bike from the town of Gaggi (Alcantara), we will reach by MTB the west bank of the river, where dirt roads, old roads and back roads characterize this part of the tour, that will fascinate you for the breathtaking view along the below gorges and the continuous enters and exits between small villages and streets immersed in an unknown rural Sicily.

After arriving in Francavilla di Sicilia, we will stop for a short stop for lunch (not provided by the ORG); once we recover the energy we will continue and reach by bike the north bank of the river Alcantara, covering it entirely, until the fork that leads to the town of Motta Camastra, where a paved climb, but greedy for your sweat, awaits us to bring us into one of the most beautiful off road stretches of the whole Tour. The mountains around the river will frame us and Etna will watch us from afar. We will continue the tour through a technical and challenging path with a climb, in particular, that will require your last remaining energy, but at the end of the ride will reward you with a fantastic landscape and a technical and fast off road descent, through which we will arrive towards a paved state road that will reconnect us with a last off road at the end of which we will reach the starting point of the Tour.

Total altitude difference: 1700
Ascent: 850
Descent: 850
Path: Challenging (technically and physically), 70% Off Road.
Period: All year round 


  • Pick-up service from our Meeting Point in Catania
  • Certified MTB guide
  • Muscle MTB (FLAT pedals)
  • Helmet, backpack, windbreaker
  • Bottle of water (500ml)
  • Energy drink (500ml)
  • Cereal snacks
  • RC insurance coverage
  • E-MTB (pedal assisted bike)
  • MTB-SPD pedals (only on request)
  • Packed lunch
  • Pick-up/shuttle service from your Hotel or B&B

For other extra services or customizations, please contact us.

We recommend: Technical/sports clothing suitable for mountain bike riding, trekking/tennis shoes, gloves, sunglasses or cycling glasses, sun cream (summer period).

In the summer period we recommend bringing additional water (at least 1 liter), snacks or fruit.



from 2 to 6 participants
exclusive booking of the Tour

Discount of €5.00 per person, with a minimum of 2 participants, applicable exclusively to online bookings (via email or WhatsApp) at least 30 days in advance of the date chosen for the tour.
Not included: Everything that is not specified under “Included in the price”

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Min 2 / Max 6

Min age


Start point

Pick-Up from Catania


H 8:30 from our office or hotel

Excursion duration

6/7 hours including Pick-Up service
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