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Catania: Off-Road ATV Tour of Mount Etna

1. Catania: Off-Road ATV Tour of Mount Etna

Enjoy the experience of riding on an ATV through the untouched nature of the Etna Volcano. Pass by some of the most stunning spots in the region. Set off from the Alcantara Gorges, following dirt tracks in the direction of Castiglione di Sicilia, famous for its winemaking. Stop to admire the breathtaking views of the valley. Continue on a bike trail to Linguaglossa, where you can see the little volcano of Moio Alcantara, Etna's farthest crater from the epicenter. Along the way you will have the chance to see the lava flows formed during numerous eruptions. You will then climb to Piano Provenzana at an altitude of 1,850 meters.

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Mountain Bike Tour

2. From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Mountain Bike Tour

Admire untamed landscapes, lava flows, and volcanic craters as you cycle on a mountain bike in Mt Etna, passing through oak and pine woods along the way. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the southern part of the volcano, which in recent years has been hit by lava flows. During the tour, admire the contrast between the dark rocks and vibrant colored vegetation on this side of the volcano. On the path, you can also see some alpine houses and the beautiful Santa Barbara cave. The climate of the region makes it possible for tours to operate all year round. Choose from a number of trails that are suitable for all ages and availabilities, from downhill descents on lava sand and single trails through woods to free-ride and endurance trails.

Savoca: Half-Day Donkey Riding and Godfather Tour

3. Savoca: Half-Day Donkey Riding and Godfather Tour

You will start your tour with a transfer to the village of Savoca, where you will meet with your donkeys. You will then be introduced to the basics, before you pick up your helmet and set off to a convent to visit a crypt. Once there you will learn about the history and landscape, before visiting bar Vitelli, where the famous Godfather movie was shot. Whilst here you will also taste a typical "lemon granita", made with the original recipe. You will then continue your tour on your donkeys as you head to Nino’s bakery to taste his delicious biscuits. After this, you will move on to a cathedral from the 12th century, and listen to your guide as they explain the secrets of the structure. You will then head to San Giovanni for an amazing view of the valley, the castles on the coast and Savoca Castel's Ruins. Afterwards you will move on to Santa Lucia church, which was also a Godfather shooting location. Finally, you will head to the best wine shop in Savoca for a tasting of Sicilian products such as olive oil, almond wine, limoncello, and pistachio cream. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your nearby accommodation.

Catania: 4-Hour Guided Bike Tour

4. Catania: 4-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Take a ride through the most distinctive streets of Catania and admire magnificent monuments dating back to various historical periods, from ancient Greek and Roman to Baroque and much more. Go beyond the city center and explore panoramic coastal roads while hearing the stories and legends of the area from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Aci Castello, and marvel at the Norman castle built high up on the rock with spectacular views of the sea. Next stop: Aci Trezza. Visit this quaint fishing village with views of the Cyclopean Isles, home to the mythic cyclopes. Admire the natural beauty of the Ionian coast before heading back to the city.

Palermo: Anti-mafia Bike Tour

5. Palermo: Anti-mafia Bike Tour

Discover how Palermo is healing from wounds inflicted by Mafia violence that peaked with massacres in 1992 with this group bike tour. Ride through the pedestrian areas of Palermo's old town and along the bike paths connect to the outskirts. Hear about how anti-mafia campaigners where inspired to take collective action. Be inspired by how young people today are still committed to improving society and pushing for change by volunteering in grass-roots movements like Libera and Addiopizzo. Learn more about these movements and their tactics as you ride through the city.

Taormina: Full Circuit of Mount Etna by Mountain Bike

6. Taormina: Full Circuit of Mount Etna by Mountain Bike

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Taormina and head up to 1,700m where the trail begins. With your expert guide, get familiar with your mountain bike and set off on the biking trail circumnavigating Mount Etna along the Altomontano trail. During the tour you will pass through ancient and recent lava flows as well as oak and pine tree woods. You will also stop to see a lava flow cave with all the necessary equipment. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel by bike.

From Catania: Etna Downhill Mountain Biking Experience

7. From Catania: Etna Downhill Mountain Biking Experience

After being picked up from your hotel in Catania, head for the southern part of Mount Etna where the tour will begin. You'll be in good company with a qualified mountain bike guide who will share with you a passion for this land and sport. Reach the top of the mountain to begin the trail downhill by bike with climbs and unique descents around old and new lava flows on the highest active volcano in Europe. The proposed trails are able to meet the needs of all bikers and after the tour you will return to Catania.


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What people are saying about Sicily

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

My girlfriend and had booked a quad tour for around 9am. Due to problems with the car, we were only there at 10.30. After a telephone consultation, we were able to start the tour at 2 p.m. They drove us to the meeting point at the parking lot and gave us tips on what to do in the meantime. Overall, the tour was TOP and the fact that we were the only guests to do a tour at 2 p.m. was really more than goodwill from the provider! A very big praise and thank you again for it. The guide was very good and considerate !!

Nota bene: A MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN LIFE in Savoca, the city with 7 faces A very interesting tour in a very nice environment with great views and overviews. Entertaining led by a very fine person, the professional and wonderful Salvo. Knowledge and charm paired with joie de vivre and the kindness and tranquility of the two donkey ladies Gina and Catarina and dog Molly. GREAT great GREAT great

Phenomenal way to explore Mt. Etna and its eruption history! Join guides for a thorough ride across all types of terrain, including gravel, dirt, mud and asphalt. The English guide spoke clearly, translating throughout the entire journey. Highly recommend this activity!

This was an amazing experience, anyone who likes nature and adventure will complete enjoy this. It was so worth the money and my guide Peppe was amazing and knowledgeable, and a joy to speed the day with.

An almost perfect experience. Great guides, great route, fantastic landscape and everything harmonizes with the approximately four-hour length of the trip. Gladly again!!!