The summit hike of volcano Etna is an intense trek in an active volcanic environment, only adults over 18 years old can take part at this excursion, we do only small groups of max 8 participants.
An english-speaking guide, specialised in volcanoes, will be entirely dedicated to you. If you have not been able to prearrange a picnic lunch, along the way we will make a stop in order to let you get some of the traditionals sicilian products, you will be followed by our guide, who will advise you on the various local products.
Our journey begins with convenient pickups at most hotels and resorts or at specifics easy meeting point by our 4x4 off-roads vehicles. As we make our way up towards the South side of Etna we will reach the base of the sky resort where then by cablecar, we move up to 2500 meters of altitude, all long the way you will be able to admire the astonishing panorama over the 1892 eruption with its multiples volcanic cones and in the background, the city of Catania and the long golden sandy beach called “Plaia”.
The ascent towards the 2900 meters will be done by 4×4 vehicles called “UNIMOG”. From here the hike begins, it is a challenging trekking in a dangerous volcanic environment with uneven and rocky terrain (sturdy trekking shoes are available on demand and free of charge). An Alpine Volcanologist Guide will lead us up to the very summit, learn about the history and legends of Etna Volcano from a scientific and cultural perspective.
After the visit of the actives craters of Volcano Etna the tour continues with a fun downhill run on volcanic ash towards the cablecar, on the way down we will visit the hot craters of 2002 eruption and walk over the most recent lava flow of 2017. Lunch, a picnic with typical products of the Sicilian tradition, will take place along the way.
After lunch we going back to our vehicle by cable car and the visit continue with the exploration of a lava tube, one of the most interesting for length and shape, equipped with helmet and torch you will discover the "dark side" of this beautiful mountain.
From October to May, the price of this excursion will change on 300,00 € per person. The picnic will be replaced by a lunch in a mountain refuge on volcano Etna.
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