Arrival at your hotel in Paternò, from where you will leave for your quad adventure the next day. The city of Paternò is located approximately twenty kilometres from Catania.
Paternò – Taormina
150 km of off-roads - 7h of driving
After breakfast and a briefing on your quad, you start out on the first day of your ATV adventure in the gorgeous lands of Sicily! Today’s itinerary takes you to the beautiful town of Taormina, after an off-roading adventure through some stunning areas of Sicily. Forested hills, rivers, lakes, beautiful vistas of the coast from surrounding hills, Mediterranean weather – Sicily offers a dream setting for an unforgettable all-terrain adventure.
Driving across vineyards on the southern side of the Etna National Park, you arrive in Taormina, a spectacular city perched on the side of a mountain. Relax in this chic seaside city with beautiful medieval churches, stunning views over the Bay of Giardini Naxos and Mt Etna.
Taormina – Troina
180 km of off-roads - 8h of driving
Leaving the beautiful city of Taormina with your quads, you drive westwards, taking inland trails and off-roads. Drive along the flanks of hills and crossing some forested areas, you arrive in the Etna Valley. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Etna Valley is nestled in the shadow of the impressive Mount Etna. You then You cross the Alcantara River and its impressive gorges created as a result of the lava flowing from the volcano. Dirt and stone tracks in the area lead you to an agricultural area with wheat, almond and hazelnut plantations, olive groves and stunning views over surrounding valleys, hills and mountains. You then cross the forested mountains of Nebrodi Park to arrive in Troina, a small town perched on a hill in the Nebrodi Park and your final stop for the day.
Troina – Caltagirone
160 km of off-roads - 8h of driving
You start this new day by heading south towards the town of Caltagirone. A good day of driving on slopes awaits. You cross the vineyards and orange plantations, and then ride on dirt trails of Sicilian Maquis. You can stop by Piazza Armerina, a small picturesque town.
At the end of the day, you arrive in Caltagirone, a beautiful town located atop a hill. The town is known for its ceramics and has been granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status its baroque style architecture dating back to its reconstruction after the 1963 earthquake. You stay overnight at a hotel in Caltagirone.
Caltagirone – Palazzolo Acreide
160 km of off-roads – 8h of driving
You leave from Caltagirone for a new day of your ATV adventure in the Sicilian mountains. Trails and beautiful Mediterranean landscapes make an excellent setting for your quad adventure. Staying inland between mountains and valleys dominated by olive groves and citrus fields, you drive eastwards and return to the coast. You stop for the day in Palazzolo Acreide, built on the ancient site of the Greco-Roman city of Akrai. Here you can explore the cultural heritage and remains left by more than three millennia of human occupation.
Palazzolo Acreide – Paternò
100 km of off-roads - 5h of driving
You leave from Palazzolo Acreide in your ATVs for the last day of your off-road adventure in Sicily. Driving on the trails, you arrive in Loto, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its baroque style architecture.
You then drive to Syracuse, crossing postcard-perfect fields of orange and citrus trees. The landscapes are all the more enchanting during the blooming period when the air is saturated with intoxicating citrus aromas. Syracuse is well known for its quarters of the ancient city and the Park of Necropolis. After Syracuse, you drive along a coastal trail, then travel into the interior, and finally arrive in Paternò to conclude your off-roading ATV adventure in the Sicilian mountains.