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21

May

We’re open for business!

We’re open for business!

Italy has now removed the quarantine restriction for incoming travellers and so we look forward to welcoming riders to Sicily this summer. We’re already open for business and we’ve got two great new biking experiences to share with you! The Nature Reserves and Baroque Bike Tour The Nature Reserves and Baroque Bike Tour is a

03

Apr

Buona Pasqua! Spring is in the air in Sicily!

Buona Pasqua! Spring is in the air in Sicily!

Aristotle wrote Una hirundo non facit ver (one swallow does not make a spring) but here in Sicily spring is definitely in the air! NEW TOURS! We’ve got two great tours to tell you about – both family friendly for ages 12+ – In the heart of Sicily with gravel e-bikes is an 8-day tour

24

Dec

Season’s Greetings from Sicily!

Season’s Greetings from Sicily!

It’s the end of a challenging but interesting year and we’d like to wish all our biking clients a very happy and peaceful Christmas. We look forward to seeing some of you in 2021 when it’s safer and possible to travel again. For those of you who want to try something new check out our

23

Nov

An EBT autumn update from Sicily!

An EBT autumn update from Sicily!

We’d like to start by saying a huge thank you to all our clients who biked with us over the summer and autumn period this year. Despite the Covid-19 situation, we all still managed to have a great time on our bikes exploring off-road and on-road trails and creating great memories together. Grazie mille, Dank

05

Jun

A biking summer in the sunshine in Sicily!

A biking summer in the sunshine in Sicily!

Since the 3rd of June Italy is open to all travellers and here at Etna Bike Tours we’re waiting to welcome you and take you on your next biking adventure! As you already know, we organise unique daily excursions and multi-day tours in small groups with a private guide but, most importantly of all, we

11

Apr

Happy spring and Happy Easter from Etna Bike Tours

Happy spring and Happy Easter from Etna Bike Tours

Greetings from a warm and sunny Sicily today. We hope you’re all well wherever you may be and staying healthy and safe in the company of your loved ones during this quarantine period. It’s the Easter weekend here and the signs of spring are all around from the melting snow on Mount Etna to the

12

Mar

The Coronavirus and Etna Bike Tours

The Coronavirus and Etna Bike Tours

To all our valued biking clients we would like to put your mind at ease regarding the corona virus situation here in Sicily. To start with, all of our guides, staff and their families are healthy and well. Thank you for your messages of support, we really appreciate them! Fortunately the current situation in Sicily

20

Feb

Spring is in the air in Sicily!

Spring is in the air in Sicily!

Hello again bikers and greetings from sunny Sicily. We hope that you’ve all had a good start to 2020 and here we are with an update on things from Milo on a lightly snow-covered Mount Etna. TBEX EUROPE 2020 We are very happy to be sponsors of TBEX Europe, the largest conference and networking event

04

Feb

Itinerando Travel Show, Padova, 31st – 2nd February 2020

Itinerando Travel Show, Padova, 31st – 2nd February 2020

We’ve just come back from a great three days promoting EBT at the Intinerando Travel Show in Padua, north of Italy, near Venice. We were there together with Irene of Vacanze Singolari, our Tour Operator partner, and met lots of interesting people including Giuliano Calore famous for extreme cycling and Italian T.V. travel presenter Liscia Colò who

23

Dec

🎅A sunny season’s greetings from Sicily. 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️10% New Year discount!

🎅A sunny season’s greetings from Sicily. 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️10% New Year discount!

While Mount Etna has been far from quiet lately, we hope this Christmas letter from Milo brings you some peace and inspiration for the year ahead! New Year Special Offer For those who like nature, there are so many routes to explore in Sicily, unique landscapes to study, new scents to smell and beautiful views

04

Sep

NEW BIKES IN TOWN!

NEW BIKES IN TOWN!

We’ve just received the new road bikes for the road cycling lovers. The new Giant TCR Advanced, with a lightweight composite frameset, the tubeless wheelset and the new Shimano 105 2×11 groupset, will allow every cyclist to enjoy the Mount Etna climbs and the Sicilian backroad rides. We have the whole stock from XS to

20

Jun

The Great “Sicily MTB Tour”

The Great “Sicily MTB Tour”

A complete journey in Sicily. Marco and Alessia from Swizzerland discovered our beautiful island in a ten-day mountain bike tour. Mount Etna, Randazzo, Nebrodi Mountains, Floresta, Rocche dell’Argimusco, Acantara Valley, Acireale, Acitrezza, Sortino, Pantalica, Anapo Valley, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto Antica, Noto, Vendicari, Marzamemi, Portopalo, Agrigento and Torre Salsa.   An epic mountain bike ride of

29

Apr

Inpiring people

Inpiring people

Meet Lance from Massachusetts USA, who turned 80 years old here in Sicily! Buon compleanno Lance! Together with 4 other friends, all over 60 years old, they did a fantastic 4 hour mountain bike ride with us on the slopes of Mount Etna. Guys, you rock! Keep on biking and thank you for riding with

20

Feb

Our first South Sicily Hike and Bike Tour

Our first South Sicily Hike and Bike Tour

We’ve just finished our first South Sicily Hike and Bike Tour. It was an amazing journey from the Alcantara Valley to Capo Passero, the most southern point of Sicily and Europe. Mountains, rivers, woods, monuments, natural reserves, beautiful beaches and delicious food. An entire week cycling and walking through the wonders of our beautiful Island!

18

Jul

Mid July e-bike sunset ride

Mid July e-bike sunset ride

Beautiful mid July sunset e-bike ride on Mount Etna with Chris and his family from New York city. Great guys and wonderful stories, especially after a couple of glasses of red wine!  

26

May

25th wedding anniversary biking on Mount Etna

25th wedding anniversary biking on Mount Etna

Here’s a lovely story: Rebecca and Andy from North Carolina (USA) contacted us a few months ago asking whether we could organise an MTB Tour on Mount Etna, together with their five children, for their 25th wedding anniversary. It was quite a challenge for us to tailor an enjoyable off-road course for the whole family.

20

Apr

New e-bikes!

New e-bikes!

We’ve been waiting a little while for them, but finally today Giant delivered us the brand new fleet of 2018 Dirt-E+ 2 e-bikes. With a powerful 80Nm central motor and a big EnergyPak500 lithium-ion battery, this e-bike will make you ride stronger and longer on Mount Etna trails. Ask how to book an mtb tour

05

Apr

Our first Hike and Bike Tour

Our first Hike and Bike Tour

Last week we did our first ever Hike and Bike Tour. Karen and Kevin from England decided to explore the beauty of the eastern part of Sicily hiking and cycling some of best trails of Mount Etna, the wild Nebrodi, the Alcantara valley and down to the Ionian sea. We did the tour in cooperation

14

Mar

New bikes for the new season

New bikes for the new season

We are happy to announce that the new bike fleet has arrived! We have chosen the 2018 Giant Talon 29″. As we always say, a good mountain bike is the key to fully enjoying a fantastic bike tour and the Giant Talon 29″ is a powerful and reliable bike, with the latest generation frame and

12

Feb

Snow on Mount Etna? Let’s go down through the Alcantara Valley

Snow on Mount Etna? Let’s go down through the Alcantara Valley

Mount Etna is full of snow at the moment, good for skiing not so good for mountainbiking. We have lots of beautiful trails down through the green valley of the Alcantara river. Alternative routes for great mountain bike rides!  

23

Dec

Merry Christmas and a full of mtb rides New Year!

Merry Christmas and a full of mtb rides New Year!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of mountain bike rides!

19

Dec

An incredible winter ride

An incredible winter ride

An incredible ride today with Rahul and his friends from India. We started under a snow fall but we rode most of the day under the sun and blue sky. Somebody trust the Force, others the Dark Side… We trust our bikes and uor Sun. #etnabiketours #ridewithus #alwaysriding #weloveit #mtbpassion #nobadweather

25

Oct

Rote and Laila made it to the sea!

Rote and Laila made it to the sea!

…and here they are! After three days of mountain biking through the most beautiful trails of #MountEtna, #NebrodiMountains and #AlcantaraValley, Rote and Laila from Zurich, made it to the sea! It’s been an amazing experience and a fantastic journey. Thanks for riding with us guys! #etnabiketours #fromthevolcano #tothesea #fantasticjourney #mtbpassion #ridewithus

07

Sep

Such a good mtb ride!

Such a good mtb ride!

Such a lovely mtb ride with Jerome and Tamara coming from California. Smiling faces and lots of single tracks. Here’s their feedback “Great ride thanks a lot, had such a good time, amazing views and single tracks was awesome!”

21

Jul

Busy days

Busy days

Very busy day yesterday. We had 20 #mountainbikers on Mount #etna trails plus 25 #road bikers riding from the top of the #volcano to the #sea what an amazing #bike #experience with #EtnaBikeTours

13

Jun

Lili, the German mtb guide

Lili, the German mtb guide

Lili, who works in La Palma (Canary Islands) as a bike guide enjoying Mount #Etna and #Alcantara Valley trails with #etnabiketours Superb #mtb #ride with a really good #biker  

06

May

Six French guys, all descent!

Six French guys, all descent!

Six french guys trying the “All descent – No ascent” mtb tour on Etna. Thrilling and exciting experience with Etna Bike Tours!

26

Apr

It’s the right time to book the Giro dell’Etna mountain bike tour!

It’s the right time to book the Giro dell’Etna mountain bike tour!

Now it’s the right time to book the Giro dell’Etna mountain bike tour! Springtime has arrived, snow has disappeared and Mount Etna is full of mountain bikers enjoying the unique ride of the Giro dell’Etna.

20

Feb

We rent up to 100 mountain bikes

We rent up to 100 mountain bikes

You have a big group of foreign mountain bikers and you don’t have the bikes…. Did you know that we can deliver up to 100 bikes for your unforgettable “big group” mountain bike ride? Contact us, we have the right solution for you info@etnabiketours.com www.etnabiketours.com  

13

Feb

The Peloritani Ridge

The Peloritani Ridge

Spectacular  view over the Messina strait from the Peloritani ridge, one of the most beautiful and wild ancient track of Sicily. Built before the War World one, The Peloritani Ridge is one of our favourite ride, quite hard but so exciting!

16

Jan

From Noto To Vendicari

From Noto To Vendicari

Wonderful ride from Noto to Vendicari natural reserve and back through the ancient ruins of Noto Antica. #etnabiketours #ridewiththeexpert

10

Jan

We are on Tripadvisor

We are on Tripadvisor

We are on Tripadvisor. Leave a review…. a nice one, please

21

Dec

Winter has arrived on Mount Etna

Winter has arrived on Mount Etna

Winter has arrived on Mount Etna…. don’t worry, we have the right tools

29

Sep

Virgin Strive Challenge 2016

Virgin Strive Challenge 2016

Dopo l’Etna Marathon Tour e l’Etna Marathon del 25 Settembre, lunedì 26 Settembre tutto il Mongibello Team si è traferito a Messina per un impegno per certi aspetti più gravoso dell’Etna Marathon: il Virgin Strive Challenge 2016, un viaggio partito dalla Svizzera che aveva come meta finale la cima dell’Etna, utilizzando solo propulsione umana. A