Excursions and activities during Trail competitions
You arrive in Sicily for competitions and you need transfers, accommodation and you want to know what to see in Sicily. We have selected the adapted excursions and services for your stay on the Etna volcano.
The companions can follow the athletes during the competition, on part of the course, visit the craters of the 2002 eruption or fly over the area with the helicopter and also see the summit of Etna.
1) Etna tour with guide to follow the athletes on volcanic soil 24th, 25th and 26th July 2020
During the days of the competitions our multilingual guides will be at your disposal to accompany you on the hiking trails of the volcano. The start of the Etna tour with guide will be from Piano Provenzana, on the northern slope of the volcano.
If you want to follow the athletes during the race, discover the side craters and the lava flows of Mount Etna, this excursion is for you.
It is an easy hike of approximately 4 km with 200 meters of elevation gain, the duration will be approximately 2 hours. You will see the craters of the 2002-2003 eruption. Breathtaking views await you.
The multilingual volcanologist guide (from the regional college of mountain guides in Sicily) will describe the landscapes of the volcano, the eruptive history and the characteristics of Mount Etna.
The price is 30 € / person. Groups will be made up of 20 participants maximum. Maximum altitude 2200 meters. Advance reservations are required at least 1 week in advance.
2) Etna helicopter tour 24th, 25th and 26th July 2020
The flight departs from the coast of the Ionian Sea, flying over the routes of the "Etna Trail" race. You will see the craters at the top of Etna and you will do a full tour of the volcano in about 30 minutes.
What you will see: full helicopter tour around the volcano to the top. View of the famous "Valle del Bove" which runs along the eastern slope of Mount Etna.
The flight can be affected by weather conditions and volcanic activity. These natural events can modify the normal flight plan. The pilot will choose the best route accordingly.
- The price is 300 € / person for a group flight (minimum number of participants 4).
- The price is 1300 € in total for a private flight.
Reservations are required at least 1 week in advance.
3) Other visits and services:
Azienda Amica Etna Trail
"Azienda Amica Etna Trail" is an ambitious project developed by Etna Trail with the aim of combining economic, entrepreneurial, tourist and accommodation activities on the northern slope of Etna with initiatives aimed at supporting sports tourism linked to the use of Etna by promoting and carrying out Trail-related events (running and walking on trails with steep slopes).
Contact us for more information. We will be delighted to meet you. Our team is at your disposal and accompanies you to make your stay in Sicily an unforgettable experience.
The Etna Trail dates: 24th, 25th and 26th June 2020. A unique Trail, the Ultra Trail on the highest active volcano in Europe. The sporting event is in its ninth edition and aims to promote our territory through sport.
The event includes several races. Ultra Trail Running, 101 km a 57 km Trail, a 24 km Trail, a 12 km Walk-Trail and a 3 km mini Trail for children.
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