Etna Trekking Tour Excursion
Tour on Etna volcano from Catania and its surrounding areas
Activities aimed at hikers in good health conditions, an entire day surrounded by nature, pure trekking, lunar landscapes, luxuriant woods and breath-taking panoramas, volcanic caves to be safely explored and a delicious packed lunch with Sicilian flavours (not included in the fare) to be chosen in a farm, our guides will fascinate you by telling, during the itinerary, the mysterious volcanic phenomena.
Programme of this full-day hike on Etna Mountain:
- Pick up and drop off Catania and surrounding areas or in Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 39 Catania
- A break in a farm which produces typical local products (cold cuts and cheese from Etna area and Nebrodi mountains). You will have the opportunity to taste local products and choose your packed lunch according to your personal taste (not included in the excursion fare)
- We go on towards the pine forest of Linguaglossa with our means of transport. You could admire a section of asphalt pavement of the old Mareneve route trapped into the solidified lava during the eruption in 2002/2003 (up to 1600 m. of altitude).
- We go on towards Piano Provenzana refuge (up to 1800 m.). This would be the last part of the itinerary to be reached on board of our vehicle.
- From this point on we start trekking (the complete duration of this itinerary on foot will last about 4 hours, round-trip)
- You will walk through the trail that leads to the North-East Crater.
- We will get up to 2000 metres to admire an amazing show among the lava flows of 1923 which formed the longest secondary crater volcanic chain of Etna and the new craters of 2002/2003 which destroyed Piano Provenzana.
- A short break to have the packed lunch (not included in the excursion fare) immersed into a lunar landscape.
- We will climb the craters up to 2200 metres, where you will admire an amazing panorama of the Ionian coast.
- During the return trip we will stop to explore one of the volcanic caves of the Etna area. (We will supply you with the safety helmets and flashlights).
Surcharges for pick up and drop off outside Catania
These surcharges are applied to the passengers for pick up and drop off outside the city of Catania
(amount to be shared out among the number of participants departing from the following places)
|SIGONELLA - MOTTA SANT'ANASTASIA||51€|
|RIPOSTO - GIARRE - MASCALI||51€|
This excursion is also available during the winter! The passengers will be supplied with snowshoes, if necessary.
The activities address to EtnaSicilyTouring members and the cost of the activity includes the membership fee as well as the insurance fee.
For further information about our excursions please read the F.A.Q. before booking.