Etna in MTB “Easy” and Etna in MTB “Easy Plus”

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Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Etna in MTB “Easy” and Etna in MTB “Easy Plus”

Etna in MTB “Easy” and Etna in MTB “Easy Plus”, the two in one tour, able to satisfy everyone’s needs, which bornes from our desire to give moments of relaxation immersed in nature by practicing Mountain biking.

Mountain Bike excursion on Etna Altomontana lasting half a day (1,850 mt.), with a stop at the Galvarina Hut in the Easy version and at the Palestra Hut in the Easy Plus version.

Unique landscapes and paths never too demanding make this MTB tour suitable for all people who want a mountain bike excursion on the Etna volcano, easy and rich in landscapes and unforgettable memories.

We of Sicily Bike Tourist Service, thanks to the many years of experience in the tourism sector in MTB, we have deliberately chosen to give two options at a single price.

In fact, even if you book the version Etna in MTB Easy, based on you technical skills, you will have the opportunity to continue and transform the Easy tour, in Etna in MTB Easy Plus, at no additional cost.

If you want a simple excursion that does not need to be tested, choose Etna in MTB Easy, this is the tour for you.

If you want something more than just a walk, or you want to dare more… we will know what to offer, in fact once you get to the Galvarina Hut, the guide in charge of the service can suggest, without any additional cost, to transform the Easy version, in Easy Plus , and to reach the next Hut, called “Palestra”. Evaluated your physical abilities, once again, the guide will decide whether to continue the tour for new trails or retrace your steps. Naturally, the duration of the tour does not it should exceed 2 hours (approximately).

Description of Tours

Easy Path

From Piano Vetore (about 1,750 mt) we will drive to the Altomontana runway (Etna south) through a lava unpaved, easy to take and free of large height differences, we will cross places characterized by lava scenery and breathtaking landscapes. We will stop at the Galvarina Hut (about 1,850 mt) to enjoy the last scenarios before going back on our tracks.

N.B. Basic path, technically feasible with a normal physical preparation.

Duration of the route cycled, including stops, 2 hours (approx), 12 km (about).

Duration of the tour including pick-up service (round trip) 4/5 hours (about).

Route: Medium/Easy, 95% Off Road.

Easy “Plus” Path

From Piano Vetore (about 1,750 mt) we will drive to the Altomontana runway (Etna south) through a lava unpaved, easy to take and free of large height differences, we will cross places characterized by lava scenery and breathtaking landscapes. We will stop at the Galvarina Hut (about 1,850 mt) then continue towards the Palestra Hut (about 1,900 mt).

In this context, the guide will decide, according to yours ability, whether to use the same route or change tracks and down along a single track, immersed in an old lava flow, rich in lava stones and sand, which will lead to descend of about 150 mt along the south side of the volcano. From there we will climb along a sandy dirt road, but not too insidious, until you get back to the Galvarina Hut, intercepting again part of the track traveled for the first leg, and using it until you enter a new path full of funny up and down, then we will finish the excursion to Piano Vetore.

N.B. Orientatively this is the description of the route, in any case, will be the guide in charge of the service, at its discretion, to evaluate according to your technical/physical skills, the timing with which you will be able to reach certain goals, as time estimated for the excursion is 2 hours (approx), unless otherwise agreed in the booking process.

Duration of the route cycled, including stops, 2 hours (approx),16 km approx (depending on the alternatives chosen by the Guide in charge of the service).

Duration of the tour including pick-up service (round trip) 4/5 hours (about).

Route: Medium difficulty, 100% Off Road.

Prices:

* € 60.00 – 1 participant (exclusive reservation of the Tour).

* € 45.00 – each person, for a minimum of 2 participants for a maximum of 4 participants (exclusive reservation of the Tour).

For more than 4 participants, quote on request.

20% discount on the cost of the Tour, with a minimum of 2 participants, applicable exclusively to on line reservations (E-Mail or WhatsApp) at least 15 days before the date chosen for the tour.

For other various discounts applicable, please contact us.

* Included in the price: Pick-Up service, certified MTB guide, Mountain Bike (FLAT pedals), helmet, backpack, wind jacket, water bottle (500ml), energy drink (500ml), energy bar and insurance coverage RC.

Pick-up/shuttle service, to and from your hotel included in the price (only for facilities adjacent to the Catanese).

If you can reach the starting point of the Tour independently and do not want to use the pick up service, contact us for a quote.

Does not include: Anything that is not specified under “Included in the price”.

Some extra services:

  • E-MTB (pedal assisted bike)
  • Lunches/Dinners
  • Tasting
  • Overnight stays
  • Tourist guide, naturalistic, alpine, vulcanological

For other extra services or customizations, please contact us.

We recommend: Technical /sports clothing suitable for mountain biking, trekking/tennis shoes (we also have the possibility to mount SPD pedals to give you the opportunity to use your technical cycling shoes, but the request must be made when booking), gloves, glasses sun or cycling, sunscreen (summer season).