1) The easy standard route, entirely in the protected area of the Etna Park (closed for veichles), is 22 km long, at about 1800 meters of altitude (1200 from January to March to avoid snow). Here you can also ride the bike on the edge of a volcanic crater, from which you will admire the source of a huge lava flow! 2) If you do not like the uphills you can ask to do the 22 km descent route (except for some short and easy ride-uphills) to lose in downhill more than 1000 meters of altitude. 3) If you like long descents and there are not problems to ride uphill for six km to gain the necessary 270 meters of altitude that will allow us to go in downhill for over 30 km along the side of the volcano, this is the path for you! 4) If you are really fit you can enjoy the complete tour of the volcano; 57 Km total of which about 37 within the protected area with about 800 meters of elevation gain, and about 20 Km of panoramic descents on asfalt roads. This is the ideal ride for us, but you will only like it if you are fit and you love challenges or if you practice mountain biking regularly. The paths of points 2,3 and 4 require a surcharge of 30 euros per person (for the roads 2 and 3 we need double vehicle for the came back) and you can only request one of these options if you are part of a group of at least two people.
Rossella E Alessandro
We speak english and french. Through the volcanic cones, we will guide you cross woods and rivers of lava. Choose one of the 4 routes proposed! We'll go to Etna at 1.700 altitude by car and then ready to ride! Ask the price for pick up from everywhere. From Catania, to reach us, you can also use "DinamicoBus", that leaves from "Piazza Cavour" at 10am or 14.40, price € 1.90 (tickets on sale directly on the bus): we will pick you up at the Mascalucia bus stop for free. The transfer to Etna and the hire of mountain bikes are included. The optional rental cost of one E-BIKE is 35 euros (Important: equipped with a central engine), you can also rent only one e-bike to switching between you (for exaple also to enjoy the complete tour of the volcano without to much effort). An original cheap accommodation? www.airbnb.co.uk/h/etnamotorhome
If in summertime the coolness of the m.2000 altitude is not enough for you, you can choose a sunset ride and dinner ( www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/1383444 ) or the afternoon edition. We organize also a tour off road in Land Rover Defender 110 air-conditioned in the largest natural park of Sicily: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/sicilyoffroad (if you book both tours you will receive an overall discount of 20%), if you like it, write us for others info.