Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike - Taormina

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Quad Bike tours on Mount Etna and Alcantara Valley. Enjoy an amazing trip at the feet of Etna volcano. You can drive the quad alone or share it with a passenger.
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Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Departing from Gole dell'Alcantara Botanic Park, you'll board an all-terrain vehicle and follow your guide on a volcanic adventure.

Each reservation for 2 adults is intended for 1 Quad: one of you will be the driver while the other rides as a passenger. Private pickup service is available from Taormina, Giardini Naxos, or Letojanni, if option is selected. 

Choose either route and duration upon booking:

Alcantara Valley (2.5 Hours)
See one of the most fascinating landscapes of the Mt. Etna territory on the way to Francavilla di Sicilia. Along the route, admire views of glaciers carved over centuries and see the wild waters of the Alcantara River, which winds through a gorge eroded by an ancient lava flow. Perhaps stop at Convento dei Frati Cappuccini and the local Antiquarium where archaeological items belonging to the Classic Age are still preserved. 

Mt. Etna (4.5 Hours): 
You'll reach an altitude of 6,069 feet (1,850 meters), arriving at Castiglione di Sicilia through an off-road path to enjoy panoramic views over the valley. Continue to Linguaglossa on a bike path and admire Etna's most distant crater: Vulcanetto di Moio Alcantara. Cross several lava flows of various ages and find a forest cave made of lava stones before reaching Piano Provenzana.
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Inclusions for Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike

  • 1 Quad (driver and passenger will share the same quad)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of helmet
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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Exclusions for Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 16 years 

You will need a driver's license B or A1 for guests ages 16 years and older

Suggested dress: closed-toe shoes and wind stopper

Not recommended for pregnant women

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

If you select the pickup option, please specify the complete address of your accommodation upon booking

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Some initial issues confirming our hotel pick up time etc. While on the tour we would have liked to stop a bit more to take in the views and get some more photos. Guides told us to beep if we wanted to stop but were often too far ahead to hear us and sometimes out of sight. Overall a great day though.

  • This adventure was absolutely amazing. I will remember it for the rest of my life. However this adventure is NOT for the slight of heart or body. I undertook this adventure with my wife and my two sons, age 29 and 31. They drove the ATVs, and loved every minute of it. As my wife and I are seniors, in reasonable good health, I know we would not have been able to drive this vehicles over this terrain ourselves. The guides were great, can't remember their names right now, but they were terrific. I highly recommend this adventure, however you better have excellent uppper body strength to handle these vehicles.

  • Highly recommend the trip great way to see the volcano! Quite an adventure for the family.

  • If I could, I would rate it 3.5 stars but I can't so I've rounded up to 4 stars. It was good, but not really good. I think there needs to be more information on Mt. Etna. There was a stop at a lava cave that was really interesting the tour guide explained how the caves are developed. The stop at the photographer's store was also interesting to hear his explanations of the last large explosion in 2002 and the more recent one in March. It would have been better if there was more information on Mt. Etna. In all, it was a fun experience to ride a quad through a small hill top town and rural dirt roads in order to get to the base of Etna - the tour only brings you to 1800 meters. From there you can hike up but when you're on the quad you cannot since you have limited time at the base area before heading back down. We had fun, but want you to realize this is more of a quad experience than a Mt. Etna experience.

  • This was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! My wife and I has SO much fun and the scenery was breathtaking! You start about 90min away from the top of the mountain so you get to ride a long time on the quad which is fun. I drove and my wife sat behind me and we take some amazing pictures and videos! The ride is a mix of off and on-road.

  • What a blast! We had a great time. Our guide Deniss was wonderful. We stopped in certain areas and she gave us lots of interesting facts. Be prepared to get a little dirty. The trails were dry and dusty. But that's what off-roading is all about.

  • Met the guides all very friendly. We doubled up on the bike. We drove on and off road, some parts off road were a bit of a white knuckle ride, but absolutely thrilling. Scenery was breathtaking. Wear layers as the temperature at top is chilly. In fact gloves would be a good idea. Highly recommend

  • This was an amazing way to explore Mt Etna!! We absolutely loved this tour and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the region. Make sure to choose the 4.5 hour option because it allows you enough time to explore Etna. We had never driven ATVs before, but it was easy to pick up. Also make sure to wear close toed shoes, long pants, and bring a sweatshirt.

    We we glad that we arranged a hotel pick up. We spent the day with our local guide, Denise, who was wonderful! This trip took us through various small towns, off-roading on various nature trails, and we even drove through a few small streams. The views were incredible and the experience was one of the highlights of our trip to Sicily!

  • I booked this trip as a surprise for my husband and we're so glad we did it! I arranged for us to be picked up from our hotel in Taormina. Everybody we met from this company was so friendly and we were given a bit of history of Etna before the tour. We were lucky to be the only ones on this tour, so we very much had a personal service. Our guide was Josef and he was an enthusiastic guide, keen to make sure we had the whole experience. We had a double quad, as I wasn't confident at riding one myself and we set off first through the valley, which is beautiful and very green and lush, before getting higher into the black lava soil of Etna. Josef stopped on the way to give us some information about the area and also took us to a cave that had been created in the eruption of 2002. When we reached the top, it was a bit surreal as the weather was noticeably cooler and the landscape was like nothing we'd seen before. There are a few cabins where you can get refreshments and souvenirs though you'd need to take a rucksack if you intended buying anything. Then we travelled back down a slightly different route, which took us through a forest. I think the tour was about 4.5 hours and we were very dusty but very happy to have had the experience! We went in July and I would definitely recommend sunscreen and sunglasses and be prepared to get a bit grubby. In our view, the best way to see Mount Etna!

  • Tour was amazing....worth every cent, experiencing the internal parts of Etna.... forests, caves etc A must for families, nature lovers, adventures and those in search of something different. Brilliant

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USD 105.56