Enjoy an entire day surrounded by nature. Trek to reach the north-east side of Mount Etna and admire the beautiful scenery of lush forests and lunar landscapes on your way. Explore the volcanic caves in complete safety.
What to Expect
Embark on a trekking tour of Mount Etna and experience an entire day surrounded by nature. Trek to reach the northeast side, accompanied by your guides who will fascinate you with stories of the mysterious volcanic phenomena.
Pause for a break in a farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste local products and compile a packed lunch according to your personal taste (not included). Then, walk through the pine forest of Linguaglossa to admire a piece of tarmac of the old Mareneve route.
After your break, carry on to Piano Provenzana refuge (up to 1800 m.) before disembarking the vehicle and setting off on foot. From this point the trekking starts (the complete duration of this itinerary on foot will last about 4 hours, round-trip) through the trail that leads to the North-East Crater.
Ascend 2,000 meters to admire an amazing show among the lava flows of 1923 which formed the longest secondary crater volcanic chain of Etna. Take a short break to regain your energy levels by tucking in to your packed lunch. Enjoy the scenery whilst you eat, immersed in a lunar landscape.
After lunch, continue by climbing the craters up to 2,200 meters, where it will be possible to admire an amazing panorama of the Ionian coast. During the return trip, explore one of the volcanic caves of the Etna area (safety helmets and flashlights provided).
- Free transfer from / to the hotel
- Lunches and / or tastings where applicable
- Membership card and insurance
Postal office of Porta Catania in Taomina - Piazza sant'Antonio Abate Taormina.
Know Before You Go
Please wear appropriate clothing for the mountain: hat, gloves, jacket and closed shoes suitable to the location. (Temperature range of about 10 degrees less than the city center).
The itinerary is subject to change or last-minute cancellations.
This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility difficulties.
All hiking activities have beginning and end from your hotel and are led by experienced guides
All activities will be conducted by off road 4x4 vehicles, traditional cars, or shuttle buses based on the number of participants.
The routes are suitable for all age groups.
All activities are available in winter, with snow, by snowshoes, or snow equipment, weather conditions permitting.