Etna Excursions

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Led by experienced local guides, you can choose the excursion that better suits you. In fact, we offer a variety of excursions according to the difficulty level and duration, to allow everyone to discover Etna.

Highest active volcano in Europe and Unesco world heritage, Etna is considered “the mother” by the inhabitants of our part of Sicily.

With its diverse microclimates and habitats, it is certainly one of the most interesting environments on the whole island! From its slopes to the summit, you can see a lot of different landscapes: from the citrus fields, to the oak and chestnut woods, from the birch trees to the lava fields!

At high altitude, a lunar landscape opens up to your view, offering one of the most beautiful shows in the world! There, you can admire a both fascinating and disturbing landscape, where the force of nature is manifested.


DETAILS


– ITINERARY 1: Etna 2.000 mt, discover the Etna with us –
difficulty level: easy (330 mt up)

Once a week, we guide ourselves our guests through a beautiful – though easy and familial – trekk on the Etna (Eva is a certified guide AIGAE – Italian association of hiking environmental guides).

Leaving the B&B with cars, we reach 1.822 meters after a beautiful panoramic road on the Etna. We start there to  explore an unusual side of the volcano, without following the crowded tourist routes.

On a former mule track, we walk up along an underbrush, then discover amazing overviews on the coast, the summit craters and the Bove Valley.

We will explain to you the endemic vegetation of the Etna and the history of the vulcano, we will detail the varied shapes of lava, secondary craters and lava caves. We will end the trekking running through the black sand and visiting a cave.

We can assure the excursions in 3 languages (english, italian and french).

Recommended clothing:

Trekking shoes, poles, bagpack;

Wind jacket;

Water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (hat and gloves may be used depending on the temperature).

PRICE: 50 € / person (min.2 – max.8 pax);

DURATION: ½ DAY – trekking 3h way/back;

PERIODE: from march to november;

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy.

WHAT INCLUDES: guide – home made picnic

*We do not provide transport : you will take your own vehicule, and we follow each others on the road.


– ITINERARY 2: Etna 3.350 mt summit craters – difficulty level: high

Guided by one of the certified passionated volcanological guide of the small compagny we are working with since we started, you will spend a unique and unforgettable day trekking on the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe:

• appointment with guides at the Sapienza refuge around 9:00 am at an altitude of 1900m above sea level

• Departure by cable car up to an altitude of 2500m asl;

• Continuation by Jeep up to 2900 m asl;

• Trekking to the top! 3350 m asl;

• Return walking down to the cable car;

Recommended clothing:

Trekking shoes, poles, bagpack;

Wind jacket;

Water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (hat and gloves may be used depending on the temperature).

PRICE: € 85 / person

DURATION: full day

PERIOD: from May to October

DIFFICULTY: high

WHAT IS INCLUDED: certified volcanological guide – possible trekking equipment – cable car + jeep

*You need to reach the Sapienza refuge by car on your own.


ITINERARY 3 : Etna 2.000 mt, another Etna –
difficulty level: easy or medium

Guided by a local certified guides with which we work every day, you will follow alternative and suggestive paths, discovering the incredible diversity of Etna landscapes.

We propose different itineraries according to the difficulty level, the weather forecast, the side of the volcano you wish to discover (north, south), your languages wishes… Medium difficulty paths on the northern face, familial hiking on the southern… we can organize varied experiences.

Recommended clothing:

Trekking shoes, poles, bagpack;

Wind jacket;

Water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (hat and gloves may be used depending on the temperature).

PRICE: 60 € /per person

DURATION: ½ DAY – trekking 3h way/back;

PERIODO: from may to october;

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy – medium.

WHAT INCLUDES: guide – picnic (depending on the itinerary)

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