Biking

October 17, 2011 in Biking

 

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Etna BikingSicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean.. There is no other place on earth like Sicily. This land is a unique place full of art, history, archaeology, folklore, traditions. You will find rugged land and rolling hills, unexpected forests., luxuriant vineyards, ancient olive groves and excellent almond orchards. Extensive wheat fields complete the picture of a perfect place to ride. Sicily offers a top selection of mountain biking and cycling attractions and activities. Easy Sicily is tailor made specialist to Sicily based “on site” and being a local and small operator works in your favour because our prices are more affordable than those offered by tour operators outside Sicily.

Biking

It is an adventurous experience which gives you the chance to explore the less known corners of this island on two wheels and closest to the nature. Each tour includes accommodation in 3 star hotel or luxury farmhouses, daily luggage transport and your own mountain bike or a rental bike provided by us. Rich breakfasts, and delicious dinners will be provided with the set menù that is included for ‘half board’ while lunches are on the go during rides and could be taken as picnic . Beverages at dinner, other than one water bottle and a supply of snacks during daily riders, are usually included on the tour. These would include mineral water and wine or beer or soft drinks. Usually biking are leaded by one of our local mountain bike guide. They live here and will share their expertise, enthusiasm, and humor with you. Of course you also have the flexibility to go on your own with the maps and details but some routes inside Sicilian nature parks are still hidden and no marked so they are very difficult to spot for foreign visitors. Besides, travelling with a local  guide not only takes away the strain of yourself  but it also give you an insight into the country.

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Cycling

All our routes are selected by us and our customers can choose between scheduled and self-guided options. We have first-hand knowledge of all the routes. We provide pre-selected accommodation, high quality equipment and comprehensive route notes and maps plus a van support whenever you feel it necessary. If you don’t want to join a group and prefer to ride along at your own pace we are not offering just fixed group tours. Our team is prepared to organize every detail according to your taste. Our expertise and route-knowledge is able to tailor your own customized tour suiting your needs. All your luggage is transferred for you to lighten your load on the bicycle. Private itineraries can also be custom-designed for couples, families, groups of friends, or clubs. You can choose date, duration, trip level, average cycling distance and equipment rental items and options. Sicily has delicious gourmet cuisine known and appreciated all over the world and our selected farm and hotels serve superb Sicilian food and wines.

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Rivers of Rocks on bike (21)

February 29, 2012 in Active Day Tours, Biking


This route runs through a forest trail crossing the Ragabo pinewoods. You meet old lava flows dated 1923 and 2002, the 1911 cone, going on to Piano dei Dammusi; a huge lava field with roped lava, because of 1614 eruption which had been flowing for ten years. You can also explore the Lamponi Cave.

 

Mileage: 25 Km /15, 63 Miles

Tour duration: 5 hours of wich 3 hrs. on bike.

Level: medium

Highlight: Ragabo pinewoods; 1911 cone; 1923 and 2002 eruptions; Lamponi cave.

Additional info: wear different layers of clothing so you can adapt to the many sudden changes in the weather that could you meet on mount Etna, even in Summer. Proper shoes for rugged terrain and a windproof jacket are recommended.

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Mount Etna Trail on bike (22)

March 1, 2012 in Active Day Tours, Biking

Enjoy Mount Etna by mountain bike, along a fascinating route that connects the south slopes of this volcano with the north slopes, 33 miles away. This fascinating track runs through a large variety of landscapes with spectacular views on the valleys below cutting across forests of pines, oaks and chestnuts.

 

 

 

Departure: South Etna slopes                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arrival: North Etna slopes

Mileage: Km 53 / 32,85 Miles of which  40/24,85 on mountain trail

Tour duration: 8 hours (on bike, 5 hrs).

Level: this route is moderately easy; it poses no problem for anyone who is moderately active because the terrain is mostly flat and, occasionally, gently rolling with a few longer climbs.

Highlight: old and recent lava flows, woods, lava tunnels, caves.

Additional info: wear different layers of clothing so you can adapt to the many sudden changes in the weather that could you meet on mount Etna, even in Summer. Proper shoes for rugged terrain and a windproof jacket are indispensable.

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Alcantara River Trail on bike (23)

March 1, 2012 in Active Day Tours, Biking

Here is an unusual and easy ride on bike along a route of great naturalistic and cultural beauty  inside the Alcantara River Park. A peculiar aspect of this area is that, over the centuries, the river naturally eroded a channel through lava which crystallized in the form of column because of a quick cooling due to the river met here. Along the course of the river  the landscape is dominated by a lush countryside predominantly cultivated with citrus groves and fruits trees, but it still has a natural vegetation. Before arriving to the Alcantara river bed, we also cross the medieval town of Castiglione di Sicilia.

Departure: Linguaglossa (550 m above sea level)

Arrival: Alcantara River Gorges (220 m a.s.l.)

Mileage: 30km /18,65 miles

Tour duration: about 5 hours of which 3 hrs on bike

Level: easy

Highlights: Castiglione di Sicilia – Alcantara River Gorges – Old hydro power plant

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On Sicily Goethe’s footsteps (cod. 5-12)

March 4, 2012 in Biking, Featured Tours & Events, Trekking, Walking Tours

 

Self-Guided Walking 

Enjoy a self-guided walk along the eastern seaboard of Sicily – including Europe’s highest active volcano, Etna, and the beautiful tourist resort like Siracusa, Noto and Taormina. The tour is a perfect balance between the nature beauties and the archaeological gems of this region, once home of the ancient Greeks. You start off in Noto, from which you take an excursion to the nearby Vendicari Nature Reserve, and finish in Taormina, having walked through the majestic volcano Etna, the Alcantara River Gorge and the tiny cobblestone streets of Castelmola, with stunning views on the red roofs of Taormina and the Bay of Naxos. You can also opt to do just a portion of the walk. Either way, we provide you with all the tools you need to help you put your spirit of adventure into action.

 

Highlights

  • Explore the towns of Taormina, Castelmola, Syracuse and Noto
  • Walk on Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Visit beautiful nature sites like the Vendicari Reserve and the Alcantara River Gorges
  • Enjoy great Sicilian cuisine and the heady southern wines

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From the Etna top to the coastline (cod. 3-12)

March 6, 2012 in Biking, Featured Tours & Events

Guided biking 6/7/8 days

This trip combines stunning mountain bike experiences with fascinating view on Mount Etna and Nebrodi Mountains, along nature paths, small mountain lakes and lava flows. Over the course of the trip, the differences in the terrain well surprise you, as we pass from the higher nature paths covered by chestnuts and pine forests to the lunar landscape of old lava fields and volcanic caves. At the later stage, the panoramic downhill path will lead you from the upper Etna slopes to the rugged coastlines of Taormina crossing the fertile slopes covered by vineyards in the open countryside at first and then a lovely path immersed in a lush vegetation, next to the gorges of Alcantara river with breathtaking views on the canyon.

 

Highlights

  • Explore the towns of  Taormina and Castelmola
  • Ride on Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Visit some of the most beautiful nature sites in Italy
  • Enjoy great Sicilian cuisine and the heady Sicilian wines

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