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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Small group ensures personal service
All necessary equipment included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Mountain bike lovers, are you ready to zoom around the trails and dirt roads that run along the Simeto, the most important river of Sicily? The Simeto, approximately 110 km long, is the natural habitat of hundreds of marine and land species and has as its backdrop the picturesque landscape of Mount Etna.
You can choose between 2 different trails.
Half Day Bike Tour Trail length: approximately 20 km. Elevation: almost nothing. You will be on the discovery of the Simeto river, following its bank by mountain bike. The largest of the Sicilian rivers, it has a catchment area of 4000 square kilometres, including the provinces of Catania, Enna and Messina. A tour for everyone, since it is almost completely flat, making it also suitable for families.
Full Day Bike Tour Trail length: approximately 65 km. Elevation: 400 m. On this more challenging trail you will climb the embankment of the Simeto river, on a simple dirt road that will take you from the hills to the castle of Baroness Poira, now ruins, located near Pietra Lunga, where you will stop for a picnic lunch. After the packed lunch you will set off on a typical mule trail, characterized by cobblestones and slabs reminiscent of the Dolomites, before finishing back on the banks of the river.
Pick-up: from your accommodation in Catania or the neighbouring municipalities. The pick-up takes place at 8:30. The return is expected for 13:30 for the half day tour. For the full day tour 5:30 in the afternoon. Mountain bike rental, helmet and backpack: included.
This is a private tour: you may choose to customise the tracks with your guide, according to your needs and wishes.
Bike tour with licensed guide
Use of bicycle and helmet
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not recommended for pregnant women
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
Pickup from your Hotel in Catania or the neighbouring municipalities.