Mount Etna’s Summit on E-Bikes

Level of difficulty:
Duration:
4-5 hours
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A unique experience: the climb to the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe on our super reliable and comfortable Giant e-bikes!

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

A unique experience: the climb to the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe on our super reliable and comfortable Giant e-bikes!

Starting from the Pineta Ragabo, the oldest and most splendid pine tree woods on Etna, we begin our climb on the asphalt road that leads to Piano Provenzana.


We will then take an off-road track, with the characteristic volcanic soil of sand and rock, through a unique territory for an unforgettable experience on your mountain bike.
As we go up with greater ease on the e-bike, the vegetation starts to disappear and it will feel like you are definitely riding on the Moon. We will go across old and recent lava fields, pass by the 2002 eruption craters, and reach the volcanological observatory at almost 10.000 feet high.


Mount Etna is a living mountain that breathes. Often you find yourself pedalling and hearing in the background the powerful “voice” of the volcano that accompanies cyclists towards the arrival at altitude.
Once on the top, the view is incredible, from Calabria (Italy mainland) to the South of Sicily and the Ionian Sea.

The downhill will be a mix of adrenaline and fun: 25 km to the village of Milo, through sandy trails, thick pine forests, lava stone mountain huts and chestnuts woods.
At the end of the ride, a refreshing almond granita is a must to finish off a great day of cycling and a unique experience.

Extra Info

Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 45km with 1400 metres of ascent

Level: Medium (on e-bikes)

Meeting place: Etna Bike Tours, Corso Italia 11/a, Milo, Province of Catania.

Season: From April to December, depending on the snow on the trails

Price includes the following:

  • Qualified MTB guide (Italian and English)
  • E-Bike MTB rental (professional bikes with disk brakes, tubeless wheelset, air suspension fork, Shimano groupset etc.)
  • Bike accessories (helmet, repair kit etc.)
  • Transfers from Milo to excursion starting point

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 (bike gloves, padded shorts, etc), a rain/wind jacket

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

 

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