La Valle dell’Alcantara e-bike tour

Level of difficulty:
Duration:
4 hours
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Explore a corner of paradise by mountain bike: the Valle dell’ Alcantara, the gorges, the lakes, the naturalistic and architectural wonders to be discovered and appreciated on your bike.

Guided
Bike tour with our qualified ITA/ENG guides, to get the best of your mountain bike experience. Costs are per person based on a minimum of 4 people per group, in two double rooms when included.
Description

Explore a corner of paradise by mountain bike: the Valle dell’ Alcantara, the gorges, the lakes, the naturalistic and architectural wonders to be discovered and appreciated on your bike.

Excursion dedicated to the exploration of the wonderful Valle dell’ Alcantara, and of the Alcantara River Park, nestled between the Peloritani Mountains, Nebrodi Mountains and Mount Etna, where the Alcantara River flows inside, which ends eastwards into the Ionian Sea.

We leave from Castiglione di Sicilia and going offroad, you can admire the wonders of the Valley, where the river Alcantara has carved his bed, creating at the end of its course a crack between two walls of basalt: the famous gorges of Alcantara. The structure of the walls, which are tens of metres high, is characterized in some places by colonnar structures that recall aligned “organ reeds”, elegant “fans” and ordered “stacks of wood”. The river environment, between lakes and waterfalls, is mainly characterized by Mediterranean forests. You will go along the river as far as its mouth to the sea and then go back to the starting point of Castiglione.

The most important stops are the Cuba Byzantine of Castiglione, the most important Byzantine Cuba in Sicily, is a national monument since 1909, and the Gurne dell’ Alcantara, 16 small lakes dug by the river in lava stone. A corner of paradise within easy reach of bikes.

Extra Info

Time: 4 hours

Distance: 42 km

Level: Medium/easy

Meeting place:  Castiglione di Sicilia

Season: All-year round

Price includes the following:

  • Qualified MTB guide (Italian and English)*
  • E-MTB rental (professional 29″ or 27.5″ aluminium frame bikes with hydraulic disk brakes, Yamaha motor, tubeless wheelset, Shimano groupset etc.)
  • Bike accessories (helmet, repair kit etc.)E-

What to wear and bring with you:

A small backpack/rucksack for your personal items (you can leave this in the van if you don’t want to take it with you during the excursion).

Comfortable clothes suitable for biking

A change of clothes in case it rains

Closed shoes e.g. trainers or biking shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)

Sunglasses & sun cream

A camera or smartphone if you want to take photos

A spirit of fun and adventure

 

* For guided tours

** For self-guided tours

 

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