Our experience will begin right away going through ancient villages rich in history and traditions on the slopes of the volcano and along paths through the woods inside the Etna Park. During our ascent we will notice how the vegetation changes constantly according to the altitude. We will cross Lava deserts alternating with flora rich in different species: apple trees, cherries, vineyards, hazelnuts, chestnut trees, oak trees, junipers, pines, birch trees, beech trees.
Starting from Rifugio Sapienza or Piano Provenzana (according to craters activity conditions), at an altitude of approximately 1.900m. we will leave the beaten path, and from then on the landscape will change drastically, vegetation will give way to Lunar landscapes, that are very impressive.
We will reach an altitude of 2.900m we will continue on foot from there, walking along low-activity craters, leaving everything behind, we will be overwhelmed by the feeling of being in a unique place, enjoying a magnificent panoramic view of Sicily, we will therefore start our descent down to 1.900m.
Our experience will continue with the visit of a lava cave with ropes, helmets and flashlights, discovering how the lava, flowing underground, can create beautiful round tunnels.
The Full Day will continue enjoying the typical Sicilian cuisine; lunch includes exclusively the use of seasonal products from the Etna territory, including excellent Etna Doc wine and, upon request, it will be revisited for our vegetarian guests.
After lunch, we will continue to discover this magical place along on off-road paths that will take us to the Bove Valley, a wonderful place where everything began…
- Ascent up to 2.900m
- Pick-up from Accommodation
- Trekking on Low Activity Craters
- Visit lava Tunnel
- Off road and panoramic views over the Bove Valley
- Lunch or Wine tasting
- Return to the hotel
*Difficulty Medium-easy Maximum Altitude: 3.000 m Timings: 8:30 – 13:30 Half Day / 8.30 – 16:30 Full Day
Caution: The Tour is subject to the Crater Weather and Activity Conditions and or to the Ordinances of the Safety Authority in the Sub-Area; therefore, its performance can not be guaranteed in the event of an interception of the same areas. The Guide reserves the right to cancel or modify the Tour if the security conditions fail.
At the enquiry stage, it is necessary to communicate any psycho-physical condition that may alter the state of healthy and robust constitution (eg pregnancy, heart problems, asthma, respiratory insufficiency, etc.)
*THE EXCURSION IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO PERSONS WITH WALKING PROBLEMS.
Recommended equipment: Hiking shoes, layered clothing for the different temperatures that can be found during the excursion, hat, telescopic sticks (if you have them).
Prices include: Pick-up from your accommodation with authorized N.C.C. vehicles, Insurance, Cable Car and 4WD bus tickets up to the starting point of the walk and the cost of the Alpine Guide