Whatever bike discipline you are passionate about: mountain biking, freeriding, cycle tourism or racing bike, we will advise you and guide you along the most fascinating routes and the most exciting tours of Etna, along the Ionian and Alcantara Valley.

Countless bike tours await you to discover the majesty of the highest active volcano in Europe, the charm of the villages that rise to its slopes, the beauty of the bay of Taormina, the charm of the Alcantara Valley, the cultural and gastronomic traditions of one of the most beautiful and characteristic areas of Italy and the world.

Excursions and MTB Tours

Start exploring Sicily, hundreds of miles of dirt roads, trails and single tracks, the most secret and suggestive places of our island, accessible only with a mountain bike.

Bike rental

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Castiglione and the old railway

Discovering the eastern side of Etna by MTB, discovering the small village of Castiglione di Sicilia through the route of the old CircumEtnea railway. It starts from the Bikepoint of Zafferana Etnea, and goes up on asphalt to Milo and Fornazzo, and then advances on off-road vehicles until it reaches Linguaglossa.

From here the cycle path of the old railway begins to the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, a country full of history and legends: many are linked to the castle, but also to the Basilian cube, and to the so-called “cannizzu”, a lookout tower that it is said to have been split in two by a terrible lightning strike.

The village is located at 621 mt. s.l.m., visually controls a vast territory and dominates the Alcantara river with much of the valley of the same name

Route information

Distance: 55.00 km
Difference in height: 1,650 mt
Downhill altitude difference: 1.645 mt
Starting altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt

Monte Intraleo – Galvarina Refuge

Very hard route to discover the southern slope of Etna. Departure from the Bikepoint of Zafferana Etnea, direction Nicolosi. After crossing the area of ​​Melia the dirt road begins until you reach Monte Intraleo. From here you enter the Altamontana slope where you go to the Zampini refuge, skirt Monte Ruvolo to reach the Galvarina refuge.

The natural peculiarities of this itinerary are represented by the territory as a whole which offers a view of our very particular volcano and an alternation of very varied landscapes.

In fact, we pass from the dense forests of larch pine, to the birch trees to the festuca fields, spinosanto and juniper with the constant presence of the south-west flank of the volcano (often covered with snow even in late spring, a period in which we recommend the excursion) and of the central crater often yellowed with sulfur concretions.

The return is made by the S.P. 92 passing in front of the Sapienza refuge and downhill until the return of Zafferana Etnea.

Route information

Distance: 79.00 km
Uphill altitude difference: 2.800 mt
Downhill altitude drop: 2,795 mt
Starting altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt
Minimum altitude: 1.9010 mt

Timpa Rossa – Monte Nero

A journey to discover the north-east side of Etna. Departure from Zafferana Etnea, crossing the Cerrita wood on the slopes of Etna, mountain refuge Crisimo, Zappinazzo, Lamponi cave, Timpa Rossa refuge, facing Monte Nero crater born in 1646; arrival at Piano Provenzana and return to Zafferana.

Route information

Distance: 55.00 km
Difference in height: 1.960 mt
Downhill altitude difference: 1.955 mt
Starting altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt
Minimum altitude: 2.000 mt

Where we are

Etna Bike b&b is located on the tourist Zafferana Etnea, a city that fascinated poets, painters and stars, halfway between the sea and Etna, immersed in nature and in the ancient traditions of authentic Sicily.

Ideal location for excursions in the Etna park and in the main Sicilian cities of art. Comfortable, in a warm and welcoming environment, it will allow you to spend a pleasant stay.

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