Are you ready for a new adventure?

Five days and four stages of pure mountain biking on the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe. A race limited to only fifty teams of riders who will challenge themselves from the main crater base all the way down to the end of Milo’s famous single tracks. Riding through ancient lava flows, extinguished craters, woods which are thousands of years old, lunar landscape and thick vegetation. And again rocks, volcanic ash that looks like black sand, very hard climbs and tricky downhills, all with the breath of Mount Etna in the background. One timed prologue and three marathons with over 230 km of off-road and 7,000 metres of vertical gain.
All of this is the Etna Marathon Tour, a new riding challenge on the volcano. A new exciting adventure on your mountain bike, as never before.
You will discover the true essence of mountain biking, single tracks and volcanic soil, all seasoned with the warm sun, good food and great wine of Sicily.

50 teams, 100 bikers, Mount Etna, a new challenge.

Programme

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud)

4pm – 7pm Document check, bike check, goodie bag collection
7.15pm Pre-race evening briefing

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud)

10am – 12am Document check, bike check, goodie bag collection
2pm Team meeting
3pm Start of prologue (time-trial)
5pm Arrival of prologue + refreshments
5.30pm Stage prize giving ceremony
7pm Evening briefing

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud)

9am Team meeting
10am Start of first stage
5pm Arrival of first stage + refreshments
5.30pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
7pm Evening briefing

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud) → Milo

9am Team meeting
10am Start of second stage
5pm Arrival of second stage and refreshments
5.30pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
7pm Evening briefing

Milo

Rest day

Milo

8am Team meeting
9.15am Start of third stage
5pm Arrival of third stage and refreshments
5.30pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
216
Total race distance
7500
Meters of vertical gain
50
Teams
5
Days