Up & Down Etna

Up & Down Etna

Up & Down Etna

From the Faraglioni of Aci Trezza to the summit craters and back

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Riding the special available mountain bikes, we will leave at dawn from the coast of Acitrezza, greeting the Faraglioni and taking our bikes to the top of the Etna volcano. The first 20 km approx. will be needed to climb up to an altitude of 700m above sea level and reach the city of Nicolosi where we will stop for a short break. After taking a breath and having breakfast we will get back on our bikes to start the climb towards 2000m above sea level (18km c.a. on asphalt) and reach the Sapienza refuge. There will be a second stop, breakfast, the use of services, and the supply of provisions, drinks, and food.
Once the asphalted path is finished we will resume the climb, this time entirely on lava sand. This path will lead us to about 3000 m asl, as a new lava flow has interrupted the connections with the central crater.
We will take a break at the top of the Barbagallo craters for about 30-60 minutes to appreciate the unique scenery and see the whole Ionian coast of Sicily. We will take some photos or even make some direct videos to involve our friends and followers. After the stop, we will get back on our bikes to freeride about 1000m. Then we will return to the starting point by choosing the most suitable on-off road route according to the participants.
So, are you ready to dream?

Alternative paths:
A) From Sapienza Refuge 9 a.m. (16 km, 1000m DSL)
B) From Nicolosi 8 a.m. (62 km, 2300m DSL)

Cost per person

1-2 pax € 150,00
3-4 pax € 120,00
From 5 to 10 pax € 100,00
Over 10 pax to be agreed
Optional
+€ 20,00pp for E-Bike Max 2 batteries of 500W / Bike
+€ 10,00pp for pick up from the hotel and transfer to the check point

Meeting Point

Acicastello (CT)
> Etna South
Meeting Point Aci Trezza

Duration

6/10 hrs

Frequency

On request from April to October
6 a.m.

Difficulty

Difficult (120 km)

Participants

Min 2
Max 8

Languages

Italian
English
Others on request

Accessibility

For Bikers who regularly practice cycling and off-roading

Minimum required age 18 years old or accompanied by a parent

Pets not allowed

Included

Byke Tour Guide

Muscular Mountainbike

Protective Helmet, Backpack, Bottle, Repair Kit

R.C.T.insurance

Bike washing, maintenance, and sanitation

Not included

Drinks, food, spare inner tubes, any spare parts damaged at the end of the tour

Anything not previously expressed

Conditions

Last booking 24hrs prior to the activity

Recommended clothing: Cyclists, Jersey, Windproof / Rainproof, Gloves, Puff / Neckwarmer, Mask, Glasses, Leggings, Arm warmers, Under-helmet, any clothing deemed appropriate based on the period

Bring at least 1.5 liters of water p.p., sunscreen, snacks, supplements, packed lunch, etc.

Payment by cash or bank transfer

Cancellation Policy: 20% deposit

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Etna Up & Down

Starting from 100€ per person

Min 2, max 8 participants

On request from April to October

6 a.m.

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