Simeto River MTB Tour – Full Day
the MTB excursion along the Simeto river valley
The tour that will take you among the intense colors of the landscapes of our Sicily. You will practice Mountain Biking along the Simeto river valley, along typical Sicilian trails and carriageways, where the backdrop of the postcard panorama will leave you enchanted.
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 Simeto river.
After a short transfer by MTB on an asphalt road, we will enter into off road along the Simeto river bank and we will go up the river bank in a westerly direction, along a simple and not very treacherous dirt road, which will take us to the hilly area of the valley, where climbs and trails characterized by clay and sandy soil, rich in smooth and polished round stones (called in the Sicilian/Catanese dialect: Cutuliscia) will really take on strength.
We will continue until we come across the castle of Baronessa Poira (now a ruin), located between the hills of Poggio del Monaco and Pietra Lunga, where we will stop for lunch (not provided by the ORG). After lunch, we will leave along the classic trails typical of the area, stones and sand will not miss and the landscapes will be filled with the classic Sicilian colors, we will conclude the tour in the same starting point.
Length: 50 km
Total altitude difference: 1220
Path: Challenging (technically and physically), 75% Off Road.
Period: All year round, except for high temperatures above 40°
- 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.
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”