From Palermo to Etna

Chiefly, 7 wonderful days from Palermo to “Muntagna” passing through Sicily. Starting from the north coast. Touching the center of the island to reach North-East, climbing down from Etna! A Coast2Coast that starts from Palermo. Crosses Sicani Mountains, Madonie, Nebrodi and reaches Vulcano. Surely Sicily highest peak, 3000 meters. Also the South East Crater summit of the highest volcano in Europe: Etna !!! Mostly an incredible tour that offers Etna magnificence with its incredible panoramas and hidden trails. But also Sicilian hinterland beauty, with its villages that preserve the Sicilian traditions.

ITINERARY:

29/05 Arrival:

Chiefly, Palermo airport and overnight in the city.

30/05 first stage:

In the first place, Palermo Ficuzza – Departure from Palermo at San Martino delle Scale. 65 km with 2000 meters of climbing. The arrival will be in Ficuzza. Then overnight in Ficuzza Antica Stazione:

31/05 second stage:

In the second place, Ficuzza – Polizzi Generosa. 75 km with 2265 meters of climbing. Then overnight in Ficuzza Antico Casale.

01/06 third stage:

Polizzi Castelbuono (crossing Madoniee Bike Park Castelbuono). Km 46.5, climbing .mt 1396. In conclusion transfer to Mistretta. Overnight in Villa Nives Agritourism.

02/06 fourth stage:

Mistretta-Cesarò: First part of Nebrodi Ridge. Km 43.4, climbing mt. 2091. At the end, then overnight in “Rifugio dei Nebrodi”

03/06 fifth stage:

Mistretta Floresta Randazzo (second part of Nebrodi Ridg). Km 76.7, climbing. mt 2372. Then overnight in “Ai Tre Parchi”.

04/06 sixth stage:

In the first place Randazzo Piano Provenzana (ETNA). Descent of lava sand km.45.4, climbing mt 2843. Over-night in Villa Dorata.

05 / 06 seventh stage:

Altomontana Etna Circuit and descent to down on Catania. Km 75, climbing mt. 1559, downhill mt. 3235. Overnight in Catania.

06/06 Departure:

In conclusion, transfer to Catania airport  TOT KM: 417 Total ascent: 12526

Registration Fee includes:

In the first place 6 overnights with breakfast and dinner in the accomodation facilities (except Palermo and Catania). Chiefly, 7 days with a guide in groups, luggage transport, phone number for emergencies. But also cards, GPS tracks routes, packed lunch (for lunches), gadgets, of course water and riding snacks. In addition, registration fee does not include: overnights and meals in Palermo and Catania, flights, drinks during the meals, bike rental, transfers to and from airport.

STEPS:

From Palermo crossing Madonie, Nebrodi to get to Etna in Catania.

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