Mountain Biking Sicily

Sicily Bike Tours
30 March 2013
Etna Bike Tour
8 February 2014

Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Mountain Biking Sicily, an unforgettable tour in Sicily with MTB or E-MTB.

Mountain Bike tour to discover the enchanting and unspoiled territory of our Sicily, with unique landscapes and postcard scenarios, places and roads rich in history and folklore, cultural treasures and typical food and wine products of our land.

The offer of Sicily Bike Tourist Service in a low cost formula is renewed, addressed to those who wish to discover, through mountain biking, the colors, smells, flavors and emotions that characterize our land, full of wonderful scenarios.

Ours is a MTB trip to discover eastern Sicily and precisely of Mount Etna, the valley of the Simeto river and the Alcantara river.

We thought of a 5-day tour (3 MTB excursions) to visit Sicily by MTB, using the city of Catania as the starting point.

> The 5 day tour is arranged as follows:

First day: Arrival in Catania, accommodation in a “B&B” structure, afternoon meeting in the historical center of Catania with the guide in charge for the presentation of the tour, and tasting of the typical Arancino Catanese and characteristic soft drink (seltz, lemon and salt), free evening.

Second day: We will get to the heart of this experience with the first MTB tour, what could be better than starting with a mountain bike excursion to discover Etna?

From your B&B, transfer by shuttle to the starting point of the MTB excursion.

MTB tour characterized by breathtaking scenery of Etna, a UNESCO heritage site, of which it is a pity not to discover the types and characteristics of its paths, never boring and never monotonous, morphological landscapes that will leave you amazed, places from the historical memories now part of the nature of the mountain itself.

Depending on their cycling skills, participants will have the opportunity to choose two of our most popular tours, with different degrees of difficulty.

In list:

1 – Etna in MTB – Easy and Easy Plus.

2 – Etna and MTB – Most Extreme.

Path entirely off road.

Return scheduled for lunchtime.

Lunch, afternoon and evening free.

Third day: From your B&B, transfer by shuttle to the starting point of the MTB excursion. MTB tour on/off road, at the Simeto river valley, Sicily’s river (113 km; basin 4186 km2), the most important for water volume and for the surface of the basin between the Sicilian rivers. Along typical Sicilian roads and dirt roads, we will discover the real Sicily, the Sicily of the villages and of the districts rich in history. Skirting part of the Simeto river embankment, we will head towards an inland characterized by clayey hills and sandy paths, where there are no excessive differences in height, but the characteristic of the trails and the presence of technical stretches uphill, will test your physical abilities.

Distance in kilometresand difficulty of the trails will be selected based on the skills of the participants.

Mixed route on/off road.

Packed lunch (included).

Return in the afternoon.

On returning from the tour, participants will have afternoon and evening free.

Fourth day: From your B&B, transfer by shuttle to the starting point of the MTB excursion. MTB tour on/off road, along the cold waters of the Alcantara river, a stream with unusual characteristics. Born from the volcanic cone of Etna, at an altitude of 1250 meters on the Nebrodi mountains, although only 52 km long, it retains considerable importance for the numerous naturalistic, historical and cultural aspects. This is the tour where you can find the most varied type of route: Sand, lava sand, lava stone, pebbles, clay, challenging climbs and thrilling descents… all this in a single on/off road route that never leaves disappointed.

For the more adventurous it will also be possible to take a nice swim in the cold waters of the river, a classic that cannot be missed.

Mixed route on/off road.

Packed lunch (included).

On returning from the tour, participants will have free afternoon and evening with dinner offered by the staff.

Fifth day: Last day, departure.

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What the bike excursions include: Shuttle service from your B&B to the starting point of the MTB Tours, 2 packed lunches, customized MTB (Flat pedals, SPD only on request), made to measure helmet, made to measure wind jacket, backpack, 3 energy kits (including: water, energy snack, energy drink, energy gel and energy fruit jelly), MTB guide, technical/logistic assistance and RC insurance coverage.

Free time: Participants will be free and can organize themselves to go shopping, for a walk in the beautiful streets of the historic center of Catania, to go to the sea etc.etc.

Lunches and dinners (where not included): Participants will be free and can organize themselves.

To book the tour Mountain Biking in Sicily, we recommend a minimum of 20 days notice, in order to guarantee the availability of the service and the B&B.

Prices:

*€ 400.00 – 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.

No discounts are applicable to this tour.

*Included in the price: 5 nights in B&B, with accommodation in a double room and breakfast, Pick-Up service (from your B&B to the starting point of the MTB Tours), certified MTB guide, muscular Mountain Bike (FLAT pedals), helmet, backpack, wind jacket, 3 bottles of water (500ml), 3 energy drink (500ml), 3 energy bars, 3 energy gels, 3 fruit energy jellies, 2 packed lunches (Tour Alcantara and Simeto), 1 tasting of arancino and typical non-alcoholic drink from Catania (first day), 1 dinner (last evening) and RC insurance coverage.

Means“Extra”anything that is not specified under: Included in the price.

Possibility to participate with their own MTB in this case will be deducted the cost of the MTB, quote on request.

When booking, it will be possible to customize the tour according your needs.

Extra services:

  • E-MTB (pedal assisted bike)
  • Shuttle service: Air port, harbor, station and various

  • Lunches/Dinners
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Ice cream/Granite
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic) typical Catanese
  • Spend the night in a Hotel (if you want to opt for a different type of stay)
  • Car e Motorcycle Parking

  • Bike Parking

  • 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).

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