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Etna trekking west

An exclusive trail immersed in the Natural Park of Mount Etna.

Mount Etna trip 

 

An exclusive trail, far from the main touristic areas, immersed in the Natural Park of Mount Etna. Etna tour taking place at the west side of the volcano, jeep excursions to Mount Etna and a good trek accessible to all. Trip to Etna that start early in the morning in a little group; Etna guided tours, with our English speaking guide, a full immersion on this magnificent visit of Mount Etna. 

 

 

Etna Trekking West - schedule: 

 

This trail leads us up to the craters dating back to 1974 and representing a more rare type of eruption compared to paroxysmal events and typical lateral eruptions, recognized by the largest amount (volume) of pyroclastic material compared to the lava flows. The two distinct phases of the eruption, separated by about a 3 weeks rest, have built two pyroclastic cones next to each other ; the mineralogical and petrological characteristics of the emitted magma ; frequent explosive activity at the summit craters during the two phases of the eruption.

An amazing trail deep in the natural reserve of Mount Etna, a caving experience visiting a lava tube, one of the most interesting with its network of different tunnels, followed by our experienced qualified leaders who will provide all caving equipment needed such as helmets and torches. Jeep excursion to Mount Etna, driving on a long off-road track, getting down toward the gorges of Simeto river, the biggest Sicilian watercourse ; waterfalls, rapids, little lakes and gorges created by the run of the river between the basaltic lava and the sedimentary calcareous soil. In this wild environment, which produces a wonderful panoramic effect, we can end this Mount Etna excursion with a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the river - only between June and September - don't forget to bring your swimsuit, towel and river shoes.

A picnic lunch is planned on the top of the craters during this Etna tour, with a magnificent view over the Simeto valley and the summit of Mount Etna on the other side. 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 traditional Sicilian products, you will be followed by our guide, who will advise you on the various local products.

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Volcanoes are places of particular interest, either when they are inactive, with their rough and lunar landscape, and when they are in activity, with fiery scenarios that arouse, together, fear and curiosity. Etna stand-up more than others, for its size and for its almost incessant activity, visible from land and sea, and for its long history crossed with the ancient Mediterranean civilisations.

Mount Etna tours from Catania or Taormina area, that begin with convenient pickups at most hotels and resorts or to specific easy meeting point where you will get on our 4x4 off-roads vehicles.

Etna Excursions, with only small groups (max 15 pax) ; Etna guided tours, with experienced qualified and bilingual Mountain Leaders. Tours to Mount Etna that start early in the morning allowing you to enjoy the beauty and majesty of Mount Etna, thanks to carefully chosen itineraries and especially away from crowds.

Equipment

  • Warm hiking clothes
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headgear and gloves
  • Sturdy hiking boots

 

Meeting point : 

  • At your hotel between Catane and Taormina ( please confirme-us  the correct pick-up address). 
  • 08h00 at Nicolosi. Adresse: Bar Papaveri e Papere, Viale della Regione, 37, 95030 Nicolosi CT 
  • More pick-up places: quote on demand
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