Advanced mountain biking excursion near Mount Etna

Advanced mountain biking excursion near Mount Etna

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Advanced
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian
  • Fitness level: Advanced
  • Minimum age: minimum 15 y/o
  • Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Via Rettifilo, 79 95010 Linera CT Italy
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The ultimate mountain biking experience in Sicily! Put the pedal to the metal and get your adrenaline fix right next to mighty Mount Etna!

The whimsical geography of Sicily has created the perfect conditions for mountain biking. Sicilia in Bici has pedaled all over the Italian island of Sicily, that's why they've decided which is the best and most challenging mountain biking route you can experience.

The Three Virgins route will be your ultimate mountain biking test. This route is reserved only to adventurers with previous experience since it requires a good fitness level. This mountain bike routes will take you on a full day adrenaline-inducing trip in which you'll not only experience mountain biking but also the amazing beauty of the island.

The route

The name of the route comes from the Three Virgins legend. According to the legend, three girls got killed in the woods by a stranger because their parent refused to surrender. After a few days, a miraculous fountain, capable of curing any sickness or injury sprang where the murder had taken place.

The 60 km.-route starts at Randazzo, at the Alcantara river bridge.  Then you'll enter the town through the Aragonese Gate, ride across the old town center and go out through the St. Martin Gate. After leaving the town, you'll pedal along a short stretch of the SP185 until reaching the path that borders the Gurrida lake.

Then, you'll continue to Flascio River's bed and follow it until arriving at a crossroad that will lead you to your destination. There, a short, but challenging climb, awaits you. Once you've reached the top, a small rural chapel, surrounded by a green lawn, will allow you to take a break.

After having a picnic lunch, you'll ride towards Floresta passing through Portella Castagnera and Portella Mitta. Once in Floresta, you'll take the narrow street passing by the cemetery, following the Alcantara river up to Rifugio S. Maria del Bosco. A landslide has wiped out part of the main trail, so you'll be forced to make a short detour: a single-track, demanding trail that combines up and downhill.

Itinerary

The specific route will be determined considering your fitness and skill level, weather conditions.

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health. Minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

The specific meeting time and meeting point will be arranged after booking.

Included
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
Via Rettifilo, 79 95010 Linera CT Italy Get directions

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