Sicily Bike Tourist Service offers… Simeto River MTB Tour – Full Day
Sceneries and postcard views await you, you will practice Mountain Biking along the Simeto river valley, and you will discover the colors of the real Sicily, pedaling along the typical Sicilian trails and carts, immersed in landscapes of a thousand colors, lost in Sicily rural.
Mountain Bike Tour at the Simeto river valley, Sicily’s river (113 km, 4186 km2 basin), the most important for water volume and for the surface of the basin between the Sicilian rivers.
After a short asphalted transfer, we will enter an off road along the bank of the Simeto river, we will go up the river bank in a western direction, along a simple and little insidious dirt road, which will take us to the hilly area of valley. Here climbs and trails will really take vigor, characterized by a clayey soil and sandy tracts, rich in smooth and polished round stones (called in dialect Sicilian/Catanese Cutuliscia), all up to intercept the castle of the Baroness Poira (now 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 start along the classic trail typical of the area, stones and sand will not be missing and the landscapes will be filled with the classic Sicilian colors, we will end the tour in the same place of departure.
KM and technical specifications of the MTB tour: The MTB tour of about 35/40KM (according to the alternatives used by the MTB Guide) is scheduled to last about 5/7 hours on average between pick-up, lunch and tour, but it is normal that the duration depends on the subjective physical capacity of the client. In case of need (excessive tiredness, illness or overestimation of one’s own state) where possible, it will be opted to shorten the tour by cutting from various alternatives.
It is understood that it is not a tour suitable for neophytes, it requires a “good” physical and cycling preparation, given the high temperatures of the area (it is not rare to touch 40 degrees in the summer season), and 800/1.000 s.l.m. difference in height to be tackled in 35/40km (indicatively, since it will always be at the discretion of the guide in charge of the service, modify them, where possible… according to the needs and physical conditions of the client).
We remind you that our MTB tours are usable ONLY with exclusive booking (we don’t perform tours of groups of people unrelated to each other), this means that the guide in charge of the service will not put any pressure on the timing. The elements indicated above are indicative and useful to make you aware of the difficulty of the trail.
Type of route: XC/Trail.
Path: Challenging (technically and physically), 75% Off Road.
* € 55.00 – each person, for a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 4 participants (exclusive reservation of the Tour).
For more than 4 participants, quote on request.
For Full Day Tours, is not possible to book by only one participant (except in the case in which only one participant can book tours for several days).
20% discount on the cost of the Tour, with a minimum of 2 participants, only applicable to online 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 from our Meeting Point in Catania to the Start Point of the Tour (round trip), certified MTB guide, Mountain Bike (FLAT pedals), helmet, backpack,wind jacket, water bottle (500ml), energy drink (500ml), energy bar, energy gel, energetic fruit jelly and insurance coverage RC.
We mean EXTRA, the pick-up/shuttle service, to and from your Hotel or B&B, quote on request.
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:
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).