a lomg day ride or comfy day and a half. some amazing sections of road here. surface mainly good. some bits exceptional, some poor. plan your petrol, some lomgish stretches without juice here.
From the base of Mount Etna, the SS185 winds its way down to the coast through secluded villages. It gets rather narrow at times but its still an enjoyable ride.
Going up Etna, through old lava flows, sometimes misty/ foggy, unreal!
Watch out for the causeway dips. There are 3 or 4. When it rains it can be flooded.