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

Countless cycling excursions await you to discover the majesty of Europe’s highest active volcano, the charm of the villages on 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 in Italy and the world.

Excursions and MTB tours

Start exploring Sicily, hundreds of kilometres of dirt roads, paths and single tracks, the most secret and suggestive places of our island.

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Castiglione and the old railway

Discovering the eastern slope of Etna by mountain bike, to explore the small village of Castiglione di Sicilia along the route of the old CircumEtnea railway. Starting from the Bikepoint in Zafferana Etnea, the route climbs up on tarmac to Milo and Fornazzo, and then continues off-road to Linguaglossa.

From here, the cycle path along the old railway line begins as far as the town of Castiglione di Sicilia, a town full of history and legends: the castle is linked to many of them, but also the Basilian cube, and the so-called “cannizzu”, a watchtower that is said to have been split in two by a terrible bolt of lightning.

The town is situated at 621 metres above sea level, visually controlling a vast territory and dominating the Alcantara river with most of the valley of the same name.

Route information

Distance : 55.00 km
Height difference in ascent: 1,650 m
Height difference in descent: 1,645 mt
Departure altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt

Monte Intraleo – Rifugio Galvarina

A very hard route to discover the southern side of Etna. Departure from the Zafferana Etnea Bikepoint in the direction of Nicolosi. After crossing the Melia area, the dirt track begins until you reach Monte Intraleo. From here we enter the Altamontana track where we pass the Zampini refuge and ride along Monte Ruvolo to arrive at the Galvarina refuge.

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

From dense woods of larch pine, to birch trees, to fields of fescue, thorn and juniper, with the constant presence of the southwest flank of the volcano (often snow-covered even in late spring, when we recommend the excursion) and the central crater, often yellowed by sulphur concretions.

The natural features of this itinerary are represented by the territory as a whole, which offers a very particular view of our volcano and a very varied landscape.

The return trip is from the S.P. 92 passing in front of the Sapienza refuge and downhill to the Zafferana Etnea return.

Trail information

Distance: 79.00 km
Height difference in ascent: 2.800 mt
Height difference in descent: 2.795 mt
Departure altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt
Minimum altitude: 1,9010 mt

Timpa Rossa – Monte Nero

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

Trail information

Distance: 55.00 km
Height difference in ascent: 1.960 mt
Height difference in descent: 1.955 mt
Departure altitude: 575 mt
Arrival altitude: 575 mt
Minimum altitude: 2,000 mt

Our location

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

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