Sunset ride with Sicilian dinner on Mount Etna
Experience the magic of a sunset ride on and around Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, ending with a delicious Sicilian dinner in a mountain refuge with local dishes and a good glass of wine!
We’ll start our ride on the southern slopes of the volcano, at Piano Vetore, and then ride along the famous Pista Altomontana (high mountain track) passing lava rock mountain huts, to reach the northern side. We’ll cross old lava fields which give you an idea of the destructive force of the volcano. Volcanic ash characterizes the landscape, while the mountain track surface and old lava flows will put both riders and their bikes to the test. We’ll be able to admire and ride over more recent lava flows, coming into close contact with “Mungibeddu” (Etna’s nickname in Sicilian) and its rich wild flora and fauna.
We will ride through the oldest and most splendid pine tree woods on Etna before finishing at a mountain refuge chalet where we will have dinner based on typical Sicilian dishes and local wine, a well-deserved reward after a wonderful day. After dinner, transfer back to the base point.