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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours

From US$ 59.48 per person

Admire breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding landscape. Enjoy a moderate hike on off-the-beaten paths and learn about the geology of the volcano.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description

Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Explore a fascinating landscape and take in breathtaking views on this climbing adventure.

Start the tour with an early morning pickup from the meeting point chosen. On the way, there will be a stop for a coffee and to buy something to eat.

Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike. Take advantage of a helmet and all the equipment you need for your hike.

As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.

Includes
  • Transportation from a chosen meeting point
  • Guided hike of Mount Etna
  • Wind jacket
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The meeting point is Catania's center (Piazza Stesicoro on the Amphitheatre side).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This hiking excursion is for everybody even if it's a little bit challenging at the beginning, but if you are healthy and normally trained for long walks it is suitable for you
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There will be a stop for sandwiches on the way to Etna
  • The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
  • In case of cancellation for bad weather conditions guests will be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 336 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Great value for money. The hike took us away from the larger crowds which made the experience so much more special. Our guides were very knowledgable. Due to the cloud cover we couldn't see the top however had an amazing atmosphere and even got to run down the side of the mountain!! Highly recommend

September 20, 2022

This was an excellent trip, the guides are very knowledgeable (one was a geologist / volcanologist - what else would you want when hiking up a volcano?). The hike itself was definitely doable, with amazing views and there were not many other tourists on our path (only saw one other group). What's more, the conversations were great, we learned a lot about the history of Catania, the best local dishes, and much more. Book this one if you are looking for a personal and fun experience.

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August 28, 2022

All in all a recommendable tour. The pick up/drop off from/to Catania and the transfer to the starting point was smooth. The sympathetic driver Margherita shared some interesting information about the volcano during the drive without obligation. – Our tour guide Ernesto was also very friendly, and the information on the geological background was well dosed. He was always approachable and ready to answer questions. The pace was appropriate. A basic level of fitness should still be in place. It is a short, moderate mountain hike (2400 meters). - Only note. I would have liked a note about the process, in terms of duration (ascent/descent), when and how many breaks are taken. - Nevertheless, I can give a clear recommendation and award five stars ,'-)

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August 17, 2022

Product ID: 332946