Until recently, getting on a mountain bike and tackling peaks, climbs and dirt paths was an experience reserved only for very slack people. The arrival of E-MTBs, electric mountain bikes, have made this wonderful experience accessible to all, making mountain excursions finally “democratic”.

Today, with our tours, anyone can discover the wonders of the highest volcano in Europe thanks to the comforts of E-MTBs that do not exclude adrenaline from the experience, but make it – for those who want – just a little more comfortable . The only requirement is to know how to ride a bicycle, then you don’t need any particular athletic training skills.

Although it is a more accessible experience than in the past, there are still some things to pay attention to when preparing for an E-MTB excursion on Etna. Of course, all the necessary information will be provided by our guides, but – in the meantime – here are some recommendations that are worth knowing.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
For every person, there is the right E-MTB! Precisely, you need to find the one that suits your size, height and weight. You must always adjust the saddle properly and make sure you have a suitable bike in your hands. There are our guides to help you!

GLOVES AND HELMET
If wearing a helmet, fastened well, is almost obvious, the same cannot be said for gloves. Our advice is to bring gloves (not wool) which will not only protect you but also ensure a better grip on the handlebars.

THE SUN CREAM
A concept that seems linked only to the sea, but which is also important in the mountains. Take it with you along with water and a windbreaker.

A CHANGE, WHY NOT?
Usually it is never necessary, but if you want to be more comfortable, consider changing the fabrics in contact with the skin such as socks or cotton t-shirt.

HAVE A GOOD TIME!
This is perhaps the most important piece of advice. You are about to live a unique and unforgettable experience: enjoy it!

It is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating places on the entire planet as well as the highest active volcano in Europe. As if these primates weren’t enough already, here are some incredible numbers on Etna that will make you better understand the privilege of being able to live it.

600 thousand are the years in which you have to go back to witness the birth of Etna. At that time, in that place, there was a large gulf but the first eruptions laid the foundations and the following ones made the volcano grow in size.

3320 meters is the height, from sea level, reached by the highest point. An altitude that undergoes continuous growth variations due to the accumulation of pyroclastic material that is formed following the various eruptions.

135 are the kilometers of the perimeter of Etna. A real good giant!

The longest eruption of Etna in its history lasted 10 years: from 1614 to 1624.

Today the main craters of the summit apparatus are 4: the north-east one (formed in 1911), the “Voragine” (1945), the Bocca Nuova (1968) and the South-East crater (1971).

The numbers for an unforgettable experience are all there!