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Etna Observatory: Our most recommended tours and activities

TOUR ALCANTARA & ETNA

TOUR ALCANTARA & ETNA

Departure from the “Gole Alcantara” Botanical and Geological Park. Through this quad excursion on Etna, on board our vehicles, you will live an unforgettable experience in contact with nature among the off-road paths immersed in the woods and lava flows. We will cross the ancient nature trails, the vineyards, the rivers: of the Alcantara valley, Castiglione di Sicilia and we will begin the climb towards the northern side of Etna, the 2002 lava flow, caves inside the volcano, making various stops including the Ragabo refuge . We set off again and reach the Piano Provenzana refuge at altitude. 1800 m. Visit the caves formed by the cooling of the lava and return to the starting point.

Etna 3000 m. and 2002 Craters Hike - North Side

Etna 3000 m. and 2002 Craters Hike - North Side

Discover the northern side of Etna on a full-day trip from Linguaglossa. Marvel at panoramic views from the Pizzi Deneri Volcanic Observatory, drive up the volcano past volcanic cones, and hike along the lunar-like landscape of Mt. Etna. Hop into a bus equipped to handle the rough mountain terrain and head up Mt. Etna. Follow the Northeast Rift, passing eruptive cones from past and recent eruptions. At 2,900 meters, step out of your bus and into the desolate landscapes of the Piano delle Concazze. Begin your hike and learn about the eruptions that have scarred the area from your guide. Trek for about 10 minutes to reach Valle del Bove and the summit craters. While standing above these deep craters, hear about the 2002 eruption and its devastating impact on the surrounding towns. Continue to the Volcanic Observatory at Pizzi Deneri. See the world from above and spot the Aeolian islands, the coast of Taormina, the coast of Catania, the coast of Calabria, and the Stromboli if weather permits before returning to the foot of the volcano in your bus.

FIRE AND SUNSET EXCURSION

FIRE AND SUNSET EXCURSION

DEPARTURE FROM PIANO PROVENZANA WITH OUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 2965 M. WE WILL INITIALLY ACCOMPANY YOU ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE VOLCANO, BETWEEN ANCIENT CRATERS AND RECENT LAVA FLOWS. SUBSEQUENTLY ACCOMPANIED BY VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES, YOU WILL REACH THE MOST SUITABLE PANORAMIC POINT TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND EMOTION OF THE SUNSET AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND THE VIEW OF THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS, THE IONIAN SEA AND THE BOVE VALLEY WITH THE CENTRAL CRATERS OF THE VOLCANO ALWAYS IN ACTIVITY , SO IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHABLE!

Trekking Etna 3000 m & Alcantara Gorges

Trekking Etna 3000 m & Alcantara Gorges

To conquer the top of the largest active volcano in Europe, starting from a height difference of 1800 m. we will reach an altitude of 3000 m, with the help of tourist vehicles (cable car and/or 4x4 bus). You will observe a volcanic landscape of considerable interest and visit the lateral craters and a lava flow cave. Furthermore, you can admire the very ancient basalt colonnades of the Alcantara Gorges. You will walk among woods, volcanic cones, lava flows and inside the Alcantara river. All punctually enriched by explanations in Italian, English and French from our certified guides. The excursion is offered with a "pick-up" service directly from your hotel or with a "meeting point" to be agreed.

Etna 3000 m

Etna 3000 m

To conquer the top of the largest active volcano in Europe, starting from a height difference of 1800 m. we will reach an altitude of 3000 m, with the help of tourist vehicles (cable car and/or 4x4 bus). You will observe a volcanic landscape of considerable interest and visit the lateral craters and a lava flow cave. All punctually enriched by explanations in Italian, English and French from our certified guides. The excursion is offered with a "pick-up" service directly from your hotel or with a "meeting point" to be agreed.

From Taormina: Cycling Tour to the Top of Mount Etna

From Taormina: Cycling Tour to the Top of Mount Etna

Pickup from your hotel in Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Your tour will start from the southern part of the Etna volcano. After reaching Rifugio Sapienza, ride along a dirt path with your guide, between ancient craters and recent lava flows. Admire an extraordinary panorama, with views of the summit craters of Etna, the Ionian Sea and the Valle del Bove. Later, put on a helmet and headlamp and head inside a lava cave to learn how lava flows are formed, before returning to the starting point. In the end, visit one of the area’s top organic farms to taste products such as honey, olive oil, and wine.

ETNA 3000

ETNA 3000

DEPARTURE FROM PIANO PROVENZANA WITH OUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 2965 M. WE WILL INITIALLY ACCOMPANY YOU ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE VOLCANO, BETWEEN ANCIENT CRATERS AND RECENT LAVA FLOWS. SUBSEQUENTLY ACCOMPANIED BY VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES, YOU WILL REACH THE MOST SUITABLE PANORAMIC POINT TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND EMOTION OF AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND THE VIEW OF THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS, THE IONIAN SEA AND THE BOVE VALLEY WITH THE CENTRAL CRATERS OF THE VOLCANO ALWAYS IN ACTIVITY , SO IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHABLE!

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Etna Observatory: Our most recommended tours and activities

TOUR ALCANTARA & ETNA

TOUR ALCANTARA & ETNA

Departure from the “Gole Alcantara” Botanical and Geological Park. Through this quad excursion on Etna, on board our vehicles, you will live an unforgettable experience in contact with nature among the off-road paths immersed in the woods and lava flows. We will cross the ancient nature trails, the vineyards, the rivers: of the Alcantara valley, Castiglione di Sicilia and we will begin the climb towards the northern side of Etna, the 2002 lava flow, caves inside the volcano, making various stops including the Ragabo refuge . We set off again and reach the Piano Provenzana refuge at altitude. 1800 m. Visit the caves formed by the cooling of the lava and return to the starting point.

Etna 3000 m. and 2002 Craters Hike - North Side

Etna 3000 m. and 2002 Craters Hike - North Side

Discover the northern side of Etna on a full-day trip from Linguaglossa. Marvel at panoramic views from the Pizzi Deneri Volcanic Observatory, drive up the volcano past volcanic cones, and hike along the lunar-like landscape of Mt. Etna. Hop into a bus equipped to handle the rough mountain terrain and head up Mt. Etna. Follow the Northeast Rift, passing eruptive cones from past and recent eruptions. At 2,900 meters, step out of your bus and into the desolate landscapes of the Piano delle Concazze. Begin your hike and learn about the eruptions that have scarred the area from your guide. Trek for about 10 minutes to reach Valle del Bove and the summit craters. While standing above these deep craters, hear about the 2002 eruption and its devastating impact on the surrounding towns. Continue to the Volcanic Observatory at Pizzi Deneri. See the world from above and spot the Aeolian islands, the coast of Taormina, the coast of Catania, the coast of Calabria, and the Stromboli if weather permits before returning to the foot of the volcano in your bus.

FIRE AND SUNSET EXCURSION

FIRE AND SUNSET EXCURSION

DEPARTURE FROM PIANO PROVENZANA WITH OUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 2965 M. WE WILL INITIALLY ACCOMPANY YOU ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE VOLCANO, BETWEEN ANCIENT CRATERS AND RECENT LAVA FLOWS. SUBSEQUENTLY ACCOMPANIED BY VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES, YOU WILL REACH THE MOST SUITABLE PANORAMIC POINT TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND EMOTION OF THE SUNSET AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND THE VIEW OF THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS, THE IONIAN SEA AND THE BOVE VALLEY WITH THE CENTRAL CRATERS OF THE VOLCANO ALWAYS IN ACTIVITY , SO IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHABLE!

Trekking Etna 3000 m & Alcantara Gorges

Trekking Etna 3000 m & Alcantara Gorges

To conquer the top of the largest active volcano in Europe, starting from a height difference of 1800 m. we will reach an altitude of 3000 m, with the help of tourist vehicles (cable car and/or 4x4 bus). You will observe a volcanic landscape of considerable interest and visit the lateral craters and a lava flow cave. Furthermore, you can admire the very ancient basalt colonnades of the Alcantara Gorges. You will walk among woods, volcanic cones, lava flows and inside the Alcantara river. All punctually enriched by explanations in Italian, English and French from our certified guides. The excursion is offered with a "pick-up" service directly from your hotel or with a "meeting point" to be agreed.

Etna 3000 m

Etna 3000 m

To conquer the top of the largest active volcano in Europe, starting from a height difference of 1800 m. we will reach an altitude of 3000 m, with the help of tourist vehicles (cable car and/or 4x4 bus). You will observe a volcanic landscape of considerable interest and visit the lateral craters and a lava flow cave. All punctually enriched by explanations in Italian, English and French from our certified guides. The excursion is offered with a "pick-up" service directly from your hotel or with a "meeting point" to be agreed.

From Taormina: Cycling Tour to the Top of Mount Etna

From Taormina: Cycling Tour to the Top of Mount Etna

Pickup from your hotel in Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Your tour will start from the southern part of the Etna volcano. After reaching Rifugio Sapienza, ride along a dirt path with your guide, between ancient craters and recent lava flows. Admire an extraordinary panorama, with views of the summit craters of Etna, the Ionian Sea and the Valle del Bove. Later, put on a helmet and headlamp and head inside a lava cave to learn how lava flows are formed, before returning to the starting point. In the end, visit one of the area’s top organic farms to taste products such as honey, olive oil, and wine.

ETNA 3000

ETNA 3000

DEPARTURE FROM PIANO PROVENZANA WITH OUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 2965 M. WE WILL INITIALLY ACCOMPANY YOU ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE VOLCANO, BETWEEN ANCIENT CRATERS AND RECENT LAVA FLOWS. SUBSEQUENTLY ACCOMPANIED BY VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES, YOU WILL REACH THE MOST SUITABLE PANORAMIC POINT TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC AND EMOTION OF AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND THE VIEW OF THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS, THE IONIAN SEA AND THE BOVE VALLEY WITH THE CENTRAL CRATERS OF THE VOLCANO ALWAYS IN ACTIVITY , SO IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHABLE!

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