Etna Trekking Half-Day Tour From Catania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Accommodations, port, and stations in Catania
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See a different side of Sicily with this tour of Mt. Etna, departing from Catania. This excursion is perfect for the adventurous kind and people who are fit. Hike on the highest active volcano of Europe, enjoy breathtaking views and have a picnic surrounded by nature.

Highlights

All necessary equipment included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at your hotel or the port in Catania, or another central and agreed-upon location in the city.

This excursion is best suited to active people, and includes a hike (choose a medium or difficult levelhike) to the south, south-east, or north side of Mount Etna, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, ranging from woods to volcanic deserts. On the way you will stop for a picnic (included in the price).

During the walk you will be able to admire poplars, beeches, birches, chestnuts, oaks, and pine trees, and also some of the typical fauna of the volcano, such as buzzards, hawks, eagles, foxes, wild rabbits, and much more.

At the end of the excursion you will visit of a lava cave with helmets and flashlights.

Itinerary:

Possible itineraries

Monte Zoccolaro:
Level: Difficult
Duration: about 2.5 hours
Maximum altitude: 1739 meters
Difference in altitude: 266 meters

Schiena dellAsino:
Level: Medium
Duration: about 3 hours
Maximum altitude: 2039 meters
Difference in altitude: 200 meters

Serracozzo:
Level: Medium
Duration: about 3.5 hours
Maximum altitude: 2180 meters
Difference in altitude: 472 meters

Inclusions

Shuttle bus (return)

Multilingual guide

Trekking shoes (on request)

The kit for visiting the Cave

Picnic

Exclusions

All that is not specified under the cost includes

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Sep-2017

    We had an incredible trip to Mt. Etna! Enzo picked us up at our Airbnb apartment in Catania, and told us we were the only ones on the tour that day, so we could design our trip any way that suited us. He navigated the trip through town and up to Etna expertly, and gave us plenty of info about the history, geology and mythology of the mountain while he drove, which was some impressive multi-tasking, considering the driving alone was a challenge. He got us neatly through ticket lines and onto the cable car for the trip to the top. The views from that level were amazing, and the landscape was lunar... it was windy, cold but not freezing, and bright, and we heard the sound of rocks crunching that Enzo told us later was a common sound of volcanic activity. After we came back down, he was waiting and then took us on a series of crater hikes all over the area, and a nice walk down below the tree line to show us the vegetation and a stone refuge house for hikers. Enzo really knows his stuff, his English is great he is multilingual, and he couldn't have been more generous with his time and his expertise. He put in a long day with us, and kept offering more opportunities of things to see and do. If you are a hiker or interested in natural history you should definitely ask for him. We had a great time!