Etna and Catania in MTB in 3 days
After pick-up from airport/hotel you will go to Rifugio Sapienza, at 1900 m above sea level. From here you will depart for a bike tour which will take you from 1900 to 3000 m, close to the top of the volcano.
You will then return to Rifugio Sapienza, a delightful Alpine-style hotel, placed in a privileged position, at the highest reachable point by car, where you will spend the night.
Total distance: about 8 kmDifference in height uphill: about 1100 m
The second day will be dedicated to circumnavigating Etna through the Altomontano etneo circuit, a route inside the park of Etna that can only be reached by bike or on foot, and then descending towards the city.
During the tour you will encounter woods of pines, beeches and oak trees, as well as the various lava flows that have invaded the territory of the park over the years.
You will end the tour in Catania, where you will spend the night.
Total distance: about 80 kmDifference in height uphill: about 900 m
On the last day you will visit by bike the city of Catania and Acitrezza. The trail goes through ancient buildings and baroque monuments of the city. After various stops in the most important squares (Duomo and Stesicoro squares, Ursino castle etc.) you will move towards Acitrezza, an ancient village on the coast where we will observe some primordial volcanic phenomena in the sea.
Finally, you will go back to Catania and return to your hotel
Total distance: about 30 km