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An exceptional trip to Sicily to run the Etna Trail

From almost a decade of experience, with the first edition of the Eco trail of Linguaglossa dated August 2010, the idea was born of creating a unique trail event of its kind, the Ultra trail on the highest active volcano in Europe.

Highlights
  • Running on the Etna volcano is a unique and original experience.
  • The Etna Trail, which has now become a permanent part of the ITRA circuit, has obtained the accreditation of 3 points valid for participation in the ULTRA TRAIL DU MONT BLANC for all its finishers.
This tour includes
  • The event consists of a trail running course on foot over a distance of 64 km, a 24 km course, a 14 km course and a 3 km mini-trail for children.

Formules

1) Trekking on Etna with a guide, to follow the athletes during the race.
On the day of the race, our guides will be at your disposal to accompany you on the hiking trails of the Etna volcano.
The departure of the Etna tour with a guide will be from Piano Provenzana, on the north side of the volcano.
If you want to follow the athletes during the race, discover the side craters and the lava flows of Etna, this excursion is for you.
It is an easy hike, about 4 km with 200 meters of elevation gain, the duration will be about 2 hours.
You will see craters from the 2002-2003 eruption.
Breathtaking views await you.
The volcanological guide (from the Regional College of Alpine Guides of Sicily), will describe the landscapes of the volcano, the eruptive history and the characteristics of Etna.
The price is 50€ per person.
Groups will consist of a maximum of 20 participants.
Maximum altitude 2200 meters.
Advance booking is mandatory at least 1 week in advance.

 

2) Etna tour by helicopter during the super marathon.
The helicopter flight starts from the coast of the Ionian Sea, flying over the routes of the "Etna Trail" race.
You will see the summit craters of Etna and complete a full tour of the volcano in approximately 20 minutes.
You will see by helicopter the top of Etna, the side craters and the famous "Valle del Bove" which runs along the eastern side of Etna.
Reservations are required at least 1 week in advance.
Flight may be affected by weather conditions and volcanic activity.
These natural events can change the flight plan.
The pilot chooses the best route accordingly.
The fares for the helicopter flight to Etna are 280€ per person for a group flight, 1200€ in total for a private flight.

 

3) Other visits and services.
We offer transfer services for all your trips to Sicily, excursions to Etna and tours of Sicily with a guide, and discover our island with our guided tours.
 

Formule recommandée

Etna tour by helicopter during the Etna Trail.
The helicopter flight starts from the coast of the Ionian Sea, flying over the routes of the "Etna Trail" race.
You will see the summit craters of Etna and complete a full tour of the volcano in approximately 20 minutes.
You will see by helicopter the top of Etna, the side craters and the famous "Valle del Bove" which runs along the eastern side of Etna.
Reservations are required at least 1 week in advance.
Flight may be affected by weather conditions and volcanic activity.
These natural events can change the flight plan.
The pilot chooses the best route accordingly.
The fares for the helicopter flight to Etna are €280 per person for a group flight, €1,200 in total for a private flight.
 

Videos of the excursion

Excursions and activities during the Salomon Maxi Race Etna Trail

The Etna Trail is a sporting-competitive event now in its eleventh edition, which aims to promote our territory through sport. From this year the Etna K1 Vertical Kilometer is also part of the event. The event will take place on 29 and 30 July 2023, with departures from Piano Provenzana.

You arrive in Sicily for the races and you need transfers, accommodation and you want to know what to see in Sicily. We have selected the excursions and services suitable for your stay on the Etna volcano.

 

Companions can follow the athletes during the Etna Trail

Part of the route includes a visit to the craters of the 2002 eruption, or a helicopter flight over the area to see the top of Etna.

Photos of the excursion
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