Enjoy the thrill of the great outdoors with a quad bike tour on Mt Etna or in the Alcantara Valley in Sicily. Soak in the views of the enormous volcano as you ride around its base. Steer the quad bike yourself or ride along with a passenger.
Quad bike tour on Mt Etna and in the Alcantara Valley from Taormina
Choose a 2.5-hour tour through the Alcantara Valley alone or a 4.5-hour tour that also includes Mt Etna
Go on an off-road ride through some of Sicily's most famous volcanic landscapes
Ride the quad bike alone or share it with a passenger
We loved this tour!! We were the only ones on the tour and Miguel did a great job of showing us a variety of volcanic areas and terrains. He made a few stops in order for us to experience more of the area (lunch and coffee at a local shop). This is one of the best tours we’ve ever taken.
The tour was awesome! Because it was December, we were the only two on the tour. The guide noted our clothing and brought an extra jacket for each of us to borrow which was so appreciated. We got great instruction driving and navigating around Etna. We got to check out a cave, a river, and some other really fantastic sites other than just the volcano. I will say, that we did not get to the top- which I expected because you can only hike all the way up there but if you want to ride to the top- this is not that. Overall, the guide was great and it was a super fun experience.
This tour was super fun! You get really dusty, but that's part of the experience! The sights along the way are awesome. The beginning of the tour felt a little unorganized though. We arrived at the meeting point as directed, and the guy who met us there was really nice but didn't really explain anything - he mainly spoke Italian. Then told us to follow him on his motor bike with our cars, but again, nothing was really explained. It wasn't a big deal, but we were just kind of confused about who he was was he the guide? and where we were going! Turns out, he wasn't the main guide, but did join us on the tour to help everyone along. We arrived at a little garage and got set-up on the bikes. The gentleman there didn't speak much English, but thankfully someone on our tour could translate his instructions. Then our main tour guide arrived. She was really nice and spoke good English. The ride itself was great. A mix of riding on the street and off-road. The scenery is just beautiful. On the way to Mt Etna, you stop at this cool cave. You don't go all the way to the top of Mt Etna, but that was okay with us. Lunch was good you stop at sandwich place and also at a nearby shop owned by a photographer. He explains some of his photos and you watch a video that he's taken of Mt Etna over the years. We really enjoyed that part. Overall, great fun and we would recommend.
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.
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