Everything you need to know before planning an ATV excursion
ATVs belong to the category of ATVs(All Terrain Vehicles). Their characteristics allow stable and safe driving on all kinds of terrain. In fact, ATVs are especially popular for off-road excursions on dirt roads and nature trails.
Outdoor centers in Sicily offer ATV tours of different levels: from short scenic tours for beginners to more technical and adrenaline-pumping routes for the more experienced. To drive an ATV you must have a B license. Two people can ride in a vehicle, with the possibility of swapping driving. Children are also allowed to ride on the quads as passengers.
For anATV excursion, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Unfolding mainly on dirt road, through muddy sections and streams to be forded, it is impossible to stay clean. The use of a mask or bandana to cover the nose and mouth and avoid breathing in the dust that rises from the ground is also recommended.
The best excursions in Sicily: a tour of Etna by quad bike
Among the many striking locations in Sicily, the best quad bike tours are offered in the northwestern area of the provinces of Messina and Catania, between MountEtna and the Alcantara Gorges.
For a quad bike tour on Etna, it is possible to start from Motta Camastra and head to Castiglione di Sicilia and Linguaglossa. From here we begin to climb up the Etnean slopes, crossing lava flow formations and flows of magma and debris. As we reach the summit craters, we are immersed in a “moonscape,” typical of volcanic environments. At an elevation of about 2,000 meters (6,000 feet ) there is a splendid view of the sea and other Sicilian mountains.
Quad bike excursions to the Alcantara Gorges
The Alcantara Gorges, not far fromMount Etna, are another popular destination for those choosing aquad bike excursion in Sicily. It is a volcanic canyon formed by the erosion of lava rocks by the waters of the Alcantara River. Starting from Motta Camastra, it is possible to explore the entire Alcantara Valley to discover unique landscapes.
Aquad bike excursion to the Alcantara Gorges is an experience suitable for everyone. You can take a 1-hour scenictour or ahalf-day excursion to explore not only the volcanic gorges but also the surrounding area. In fact, the entire valley is characterized by the intense colors and scents of Mediterranean vegetation and offers truly striking views.
How much does an ATV ride in Sicily cost?
Prices for anATV excursion in Sicily depend on the starting location, the type of route and its length. These range from 50 euros for abasic excursion to the Alcantara Gorges to 150 euros for a half-day tour to Mount Etna. These prices refer to the rental of an ATV for two people and the guided excursion.
Give the gift of a quad bike excursion in Sicily
Are you tired of the usual gifts and looking for something really special for your partner’s, family member’s or best friend’s next birthday? Aquad bike excursion will be an unforgettable experience that can provide unique emotions and moments in the midst of nature. For motoring enthusiasts, then, an ATV tour is an especially welcome experience because it gives them a way to have fun driving on routes that are not for everyone!