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What to Expect
From Piano Vetore (Etna Sud about 1700mt) we will ride MTB along a simple "off road" path with few technical and physical difficulties, called Pista Altomontana. We will guide you in one of the most “unique” scenarios of our beloved Etna, with a stop at the Galvarina refuge (1879mt) and Monte Palestra (1917mt), to then continue the tour passing also from the famous Pagghiaru (a hut once used as shelter by the shepherds of the area). The excursion will continue until reaching the cave of Monte Nunziata (1803mt), formed after the eruption of 1843 whose entrance is a steep and landslide slide that then turns into a vertical of about 7mt and gives access to a gallery of lava flow.

After the visit we will retrace our steps, but if the guide deems it appropriate, it will add a little spark to the MTB tour, using variants adapted to your technical and physical abilities; however, making sure that you are within the maximum overall duration of the tour (cycled) by about 3 hours.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pista Altomontana Etna, strada per salire al Galvarina, 95030 Ragalna CT, Italy
Departure Time

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5/2/2019 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Saturday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of bicycle
  • 1 bottle of 500ml water + 1 energy drink 500ml + 1 energy snack
  • Helmet + backpack + windbreaker
  • Certified MTB guide
  • Private transportation
  • Everything that is not specified in the item includes
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My husband and me had a great private tour with Luca, mountainbiking the Etna. We had a personalized tour which was tailored to our level of skills and had the opportunity to enjoy the scenery along the way. Luca gave us as many breaks as we needed and ensured we got the right
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Response from LucaSicilyBike, Proprietario at Mountain Biking Etna
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. We are always happy when our work meets the demands of our customers, for us it is fundamental to take care of the organization from the very beginning when booking with Rossella, we want to personalize the tour adapting it to your abilities and expectations. Each time it's a different experience for us from which we learn a lot, but it's always pleasant, thanks to the fact that all our customers are really fantastic!
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Our guide Luca was on time picking up from the hotel and took us up to the start point on Etna. He was happy to help my partner go at her own pace and I could ride ahead and come back as the more experienced rider. We had a fairly easy ride through the forest and open areas to a
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Response from LucaSicilyBike, Proprietario at Mountain Biking Etna
Responded Aug 31, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor users. I am really happy that you have accurately explained the details of the tour and I am sure that your advice will be very useful to other users to choose the tour that suits their needs. We by "Sicily Bike Tourist Service" are always ready to give the right advice to make a MTB tour pleasant and suitable for own needs!
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I did the mtb most extreme. It was really nice to see the beautiful different landscapes around Etna. The tour was physically but not technically demanding. I mountainbike around 2-3 times a week. My guide Luca showed me a beautiful time. I recommend this tour.
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Response from LucaSicilyBike, Proprietario at Mountain Biking Etna
Responded Jun 11, 2019
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, thanks for the review on TripAdvisor.
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Really nice tour. 3h of trails in the forest and in the lava fields. Thanks to Luca I got also some insids about the history of the different lava streams.
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Response from LucaSicilyBike, Proprietario at Mountain Biking Etna
Responded May 8, 2019
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, thanks for the review on TripAdvisor.
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We had a pleasure to cycle with Luca for 5 days. All the tours were very good. We enjoyed the tour of Alcantra river, overwhelming landscapes during the tour of Semeto river and, of course, marvelous slopes of Etna. Luca is a fantastic guide, seems he knows everything about
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