Biking in Sicily
An exciting guided circuit of biking from the sea and the hills of Messina to the peaks of Etna!
Alcantara Gorges, Catania, Etna, Messina, Peloritan Mountains, Taormina,
*supplement E-bike: 100,00€
Pick up at Catania airport and transfer to Messina.
Messina is placed on the northen extreme point of Sicily, it is the third city of the island and it can offer many different possibilities to enjoy its beauty and its historic landscapes. Depending on the arrival time, it is possible to visit the historical center.
Pizza based dinner and night at the hotel
The excursion of today is easy and is developed on a tarred and straight road. We will depart from the northen Riviera of Messina, by the sea. We will continue along the coast to reach the reserve of Capo Peloro that is made of the two lakes of Ganzirri, until we arrive to the little village of Torre Faro. One of the symbols of the village is the “pilone”, an ancient post that is not used anymore and that today is a tourist attraction. Once arrived at Torre Faro, we will leave our bikes, we will go for a walk along the beach to reach the northen extremity of Sicily.
The excursion of today is developed around the hills of Messina. We will climb along a tarred road that will take us to discover some ancient forts built at the end of the XIX century.
Return to the hotel, dinner at the restaurant, night.
Transfer to the sanctuary of Dinnammare
We will continue along a panoramic route overhanging the sea, called the “Peloritani ridge” that is developed along an ancient military route. After about 20 km, we will go downhill for about 800 metres until we reach the charming village of Fiumedinisi.
Transfer to our chalet on the northen side of Etna, dinner and night at the chalet.
goes along the river Alcantara, where you will have the possibility to make a stopover to admire the “Gurne dell’ Alcantara”, packed lunch during the excursion.
Possibility to visit the village of Taormina, dinner and night at the Chalet.
Departure from the Chalet to cross the « pista altomontana » , a path that traces a circle on Etna at an altitude of about 1700 meters, along 35 km, going from the northen side to the south-west side. Packed lunch during the excursion.
Dinner and Night at the refuge on the southern side of Etna.
Departure from the Rifugio Sapienza (1900 mt) on mountain bike towards the summit craters, an exciting ascent up the authorized limit of 2900mt. We will leave here our bikes and will continue by walking, guided by an authorized volcanologic guide, up to the summit where we will admire the majesty of the craters. Packed lunch during the excursion. Transfer to Catania.
Dinner and night at the hotel in Catania.
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