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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours
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From € 65 € 58.50 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 if you'd like (costs not included).

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 and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • 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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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 269 reviews

Review summary

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

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The whole experience was great. Etna is really special. We wanted a walking tour and that's exactly what we got. Climbing was expected to be more difficult in parts, but not unbearable for those with medium fitness. Going down was even more interesting and exciting, so much so that you forget every second that was difficult for you during claimbing. Running down Mount Etna is a really special experience. The organization of the tour and Ernesto and Margatita were great, helpful, caring and approachable. Any recommendation for the tour and their organization.

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May 3, 2022

Ernesto and Marco were very experienced and helpful guides and made the experience unique. They provided shoes and trekking poles as well as a nice stop to buy food in a local shop near by the Etna. They took us up to 2400 meters high (much higher than most tours promises on their ads) where we could see the valley bellow and a nice view of the summit. Really recommended experience.

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April 29, 2022

Wonderful experience! The guide will drive a car and take us from Catania to the volcano, really helpful! He provides shoes, jacket, gloves and the poles. The road is hard to walk, but it’s reassuring to walk behind the guide. He is wise and humor, I will recommend to my friends who come to Catania!

April 11, 2022

Product ID: 332946