Video: Hitting High Speeds Down an Active Volcano in Sicily

Sep 17, 2022
by Andrea Motta  

We rode down the most active volcano of Europe again! After climbing the mountain for 8 km (from Rifugio Sapienza to 2750m high), we rode down the black sand of Mount Etna in Sicily. What amazing Freeride Experience!

Riders (100% Sicilian): Antonio Catania, Gabriele Cambria, Andrea Motta.

Video 100% filmed on @GoPro Hero 8 Black and Hero 9 Black!



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18 Comments

  • 6 0
 Lunar landscape! Beautiful contrast between grey of the ground and blue of the sky.
  • 3 0
 Yeah bro!
  • 2 0
 Put an orange filter on it and it's what I imagine it's like riding down [Olympus Mons](en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons) on Mars. Imagine, a mountain 2.5x the height of Everest, with a base almost the size of France, and a steady 5% slope to the summit. As a bonus, only 40% the gravity of Earth, and very little wind resistance. The idea of climbing and descending something that big boggles the mind.
  • 1 0
 Reminds me of Mammoth Mountain. Volcanos rule!
  • 2 0
 @pixelguru: What a crazy idea...I like it!
  • 3 0
 I dread to think how long it took to get to the top for a 3 min run down! Ha ha! Nice little adventure though!
  • 7 0
 Yes bro.. It was hard to push our DH Bikes up. But it was awesome to ride down our vulcano.
  • 4 0
 100% Sicilian, 100% GoPro
  • 2 1
 It's a shame that the marriage of Gopro and Youtube produce such ugly offspring. I bet this looked sick on the computer before uploadng it.
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: Have you watched it in 4K?
  • 5 0
 @AndreaMotta: Nah I watch everything at 360p and complain.
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I adjusted my settings and it looks a lot better LOL.
  • 2 0
 Cool video! I appreciate the soil texture demo at the beginning. I love the sound of your tires in that stuff!
  • 1 0
 Thanks bro!
  • 2 0
 wow that looks super fun!
  • 2 0
 Siculamente!!!
  • 1 0
 Guarda, una dagola! Bello
  • 1 0
 Interesting
  • 2 4
 Person rides in straight line down a hill, with scenic backdrop in exotic location. Publish it bois





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