Easy trail suitable for bikers who want to experience the reactions of the bike in the dirt patch. The trail is about 6 km: 4km of ups and downs in the dirt road and 2 km uphill road.
Locanda is located in the village of Gesso, about 265 meters above sea level and16 km from the center of Messina, along a ridge of Peloritans Mountains. It offers a breath-taking view of Mount Etna, Stromboli Island and Capo Milazzo.
To get up to the S. Rizzo hills, we avail ourselves of the transfer service that saves us energy to enjoy the most of the proposed route.
From the crossroads called (four roads), we begin our descent on the dirt patch towards Locanda surrounded by beautiful forests, which provide pure air and distract the rider from the problems of everyday life ensuring a sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Quattrostrade is the most important pass of the S. Rizzo hills: from there you can proceed to the North side, towards mount Antennamare, 11OO feet tall, and towards Villafranca and the Tyrrhenian coast. The panorama from the crossroads on the Ionian side and on the Tyrrhenian is unique and ranges up to the Aeolian Islands and the entire Peloritani’s interior.
At the junction, we follow the signs riding to Locanda surrounded by pine and chestnut trees until we get to a paved road that will take us back to the starting point.
For gourmands, there is the opportunity to eat the famous “panino alla disgraziata” at Don Minico an authenitic experience for typical traditions and food lovers.
This particular route has been chosen by several sports associations for competitive cross-country races in the province of Messina