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E – Bike tour, from the mountain to the sea

From the biggest active European volcano to the quite beach of the Ionian coast

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An e-bike short trip to discover the beauty of Mt Etna and its stunning flora and fauna. The first day covers a full circumnavigation of Etna from south to north on 38km of easy to medium cycle paths that cross deserts of lava, wonderful woods of beeches and pine and fascinating caves formed by the lava flows of Etna. Then it will be time to ride along the wine route of Castiglione di Sicilia, the Alcantara river until the beach of Giardini Naxos. Your tour will end spending the last night in the beautiful Catania, listed in the Unesco Heritage.

Highlights:
- Etna, the biggest European active volcano
- Catania with their historical downtown
- The Alcantara gorges and Savoca
- Tasty local food and wine
Day 1: Arrival in Catania
Individual arrival in Catania airport and group private transfer to Mt Etna. Check in at your hotel and meeting with your guide for a briefing about the next days. Welcome dinner in and overnight stay. 

Day 2: Pista Altomontana 40 km; +800 mt – 650mt; 4-5 hours ride on dirty roads
Today we will ride along the stunning Pista Altomontana (high mountain track), from the southern slopes to the northern side passing lava rock mountain huts and crossing age-old lava fields. The volcanic ash characterizes the landscape and create a unique atmosphere but we’ll also ride through the oldest and most splendid pine tree woods on Mt Etna, ending our day in a lovely mountain hut located near Linguaglossa. Dinner and overnight stay in the refuge. 

Day 3: Castiglione di Sicilia 50 km; +800mt; 4-5 hours ride mostly on dirty roads
After breakfast, be ready for your second adventure dedicated to the exploration of the wonderful Valle dell’ Alcantara. We will reach Castiglione di Sicilia, a small town famous for the local wine and we can’t miss a wine tasting with local food before continue our ride. Stop at the Cuba Byzantine, the most important Byzantine Cuba in Sicily, a national monument since 1909. Keep going off road, following the Alcantara river until its famous gorges that create lakes and waterfalls mainly characterized by Mediterranean forests. We will end our day in Giardini Naxos and its lovely beach. Time to relax, jump in the water. Private transfer to Catania for a farewell dinner. Overnight stay. 

Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, individual transfer to the airport. 


Note: This day-to-day schedule should be taken only as a general guide. Although we update our itineraries on a regular basis, to take into account such things as changes to trekking routes and changes in the routing or availability of local transport, it is not possible to guarantee that any of our trips will run exactly according to the proposed itinerary. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions and difficulties with transportation, can lead to enforced changes. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary.
Skill level: moderate, with an average distance from 20 to 50 km per day on wide well-marked paths. A previous MTB experience is recommended.

Accommodation:
1 night in hotel*** in Catania
1 night in an hotel*** on Etna Sud
1 night in a mountain refuge on Etna Nord

Luggage: we advise you to use one large bag with wheels where you put all your staff.

Equipment: sneakers or bike shoes, cycling shorts with a good pad, gloves, bandana, windbreaker, sunglasses, sunscreen, technical bike jersey, backpack, swim clothes.

Price per person: 740 euro
Supplement for single room: + 90 euro

Included:
- 3 nights accommodation in with breakfast included
- Certified local English speaking MTB guides (2 guides from 6 pax) throughout the tour
- Transfers with private vehicles as indicated in the itinerary
- Water during the mountain bike tour
- Personal luggage transport during the mountain bike tour with support car
- Assistance during the trip by qualified personnel and telephone 24 hours a day
- E-bike (Trek Giant or Lombardo) and helmet during the excursions
- Dinners from day 1 to day 3
- Lunches on days 2-3
- Wine tasting on day 2

Not Included:
- Private transfer to the airport on day 4
- Lunches on day 1 and 4
- Monuments, Museums entrance fee
- Beverage and drinks during the meals
- Tourist taxes
- Tips, insurance
- Everything not listed under “included”
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E-BIKE - MTB GIANT FATHOM 27.5"

With the Giant Fathom E + 3 Power you can go for a walk with great facilities and comfort and pedal to the tongue: the perfect formula for a good day in the morning.
ALUXX SL aluminum alloy and the last generation geometry to help you live your trail riding experience first time. The SyncDrive Sport engine offers a fluid power and resistance to congesting mountain and technical surfaces. The 120 mm front end and the top-of-the-line 27.5 ”tires with tubeless, off-road control and safety. It is possible to control all provisions with easy configuration of RideControl ONE users.
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E-BIKE - MTB GIANT FATHOM 29"

The new Fathom 29 ”, with an aluminum body in the aluminum ALUXX SL and a geometry added to the trail will help you ride first. The technology of the SyncDrive Sport engine offers a fluid power and resistance to the confusion of its senses. This news is an EnergyPak Smart Compact 500 battery with extender range compatibility. The 120 mm buckle and 29 inch wheel and tire speed stops, off-control and equilibrium maneuverability. EnergyPak Smart's lateral happiness is perfectly integrated in the body and can be easily riddled with ricarica. The ONE RideControl will install a manual control of all improper applications.

Trips Note


Destination: Sicily
Travel style:
E-bike tour
Interest:
Volcanoes, History and Culture
Duration:
4 days / 3 nights
Departures:
Apr May Jun Sep Oct Nov Dec
Group size:
4-8 people
Airport:
Catania
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