Etna – Cefalù e-bike tour
An epic journey and a unique experience, this is an e-bike tour starting from the black slopes of Mount Etna all the way to the blue sea of Cefalù, crossing wild territories, visiting enchanting villages and tasting traditional Sicilian cuisine along the way. It’s a 250km adventure on your bike surrounded by the spectacular nature of Sicily’s natural parks!
Etna: arrival at the airport and transfer to a hotel on Mount Etna.
Dinner and overnight stay on Etna
Etna Park -> Floresta (Nebrodi Mountains) 56km with 970 metres of total ascent
We begin our bike tour pedalling along the black slopes of Europe’s highest active volcano, alternating between fields of lava, lunar landscapes, and dense forests. We ride through Randazzo, a medieval town nestled between Mount Etna and the Nebrodi Mountains, and arrive in the village of Floresta by riding up the banks of the Alcantara River, inside the Nebrodi Park.
Dinner and overnight stay in Floresta, Nebrodi
Nebrodi Park: Floresta -> Villa Miraglia 42km with 1,100 metres of total ascent
A total immersion in the wild, unspoilt nature of the Nebrodi Mountains including lakes, dense woods and endless panoramas alternating throughout the day. It is not unusual to encounter some local animals such as the Nebrodi black boar piglets, wild horses and various species of birds of prey. They keep us company until our arrival at Villa Miraglia, a wonderful hotel in the middle of the Nebrodi Park, where a delicious dinner based on local products awaits us.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Relais Villa Miraglia, Nebrodi
Nebrodi Park: Villa Miraglia -> Capizzi – 50km with 1,200 metres of total ascent
We continue our ride along the trail known as the ‘Dorsale dei Nebrodi’, the true ‘backbone’ of this fascinating natural park. The trail is a continuous up and down through dense beech and oak forests and the diversity of the terrain is one of the characteristics of the route, interspersed with wide valleys and beautiful views. We stop briefly to visit the historic centre of Capizzi, before arriving at a farmhouse near Capizzi for the night.
Dinner and overnight stay Agriturismo, Nebrodi
Nebrodi Park: Capizzi -> Gangi (Madonie Park) – 40km with 1,000 metres of total ascent
The shortest ride of the tour takes us from the Nebrodi Park to Gangi, recently named one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and gateway to the Madonie Park. Leaving the farmstead, we set off uphill towards the last mountains to the west of the Nebrodi Park. A nice descent brings us right to the entrance of the enchanting Monte Sambughetti Nature Reserve. The oak forests and cork oak groves of the reserve later give way to green hills before arriving in the medieval town of Gangi. The afternoon is free for a pleasant stroll through the town.
Dinner and overnight stay in Gangi, Madonie
Madonie Park: Gangi -> Cefalù – 62km with 800 metres of total ascent
The last stage of the tour is dedicated to exploring the trails of the Madonie Park and its quaint villages. Along the route we alternate between small villages nestling in the mountains and exciting tracks through woods and pastures. We pass through the villages of Geraci Siculo and Castelbuono, before heading down towards the blue sea of Cefalù, where we finally arrive after a ride of over 60km.
Free dinner, overnight stay in Cefalù
Day 7 – Departure
Transfer to Catania airport