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Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Trip off the Tourist Path

Activity provider: EtnAround

Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Trip off the Tourist Path

Activity provider: EtnAround
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From US$ 63.06 per person

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Enjoy a unique hiking experience on Mount Etna and discover the highest active volcano in Europe.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
The driver will wait for a maximum of 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The pickup time may change according to the meeting point chosen by you. It is important to read and reply to the email of the day before. All participants must choose a meeting point listed on the booking page - hotel pickup is not available.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel around off-road passages through old lava flows
  • Trek past and admire the most recent lava flows
  • Follow quiet paths away from the tourist trails
  • Walk around the valle del bove, the biggest Etna's caldera
Full description

Embark on a trek of iconic Mount Etna with a naturalist guide. Take in outstanding views, learn local history from your guide, visit a lava cave, and see the southeastern crater, Etna's most active area. Enjoy included trekking poles, shoes, and warm clothing.

Following your pickup, you will head in the direction of Etna. Passing off-road through Trazzere where you can see the lava flows of 1792, your guide will explain the fauna and flora of the volcano of Etna.

Learn Mount Etna's history as you travel in the direction of the Bove Valley, which is an ancient caldera formed about 64,000 years ago due to the collapse of 2 major eruptive centers. You'll soon arrive at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, where your hike starts. Follow quiet trails away from the tourist paths. Pass recent lava flows and soak up views of the coastline. Throughout the trek you can stop to taste sandwiches and local products, and will visit inside a lava cave. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in the Catania city center and Trecastagni
  • Hike of Mount Etna
  • Naturalist guide
  • Extra warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Trekking sticks and shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People with mobility impairments
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks

Know before you go

  • All participants can buy a locally-prepared sandwich before the hiking
  • In the case of high tremors and eruptions, a visit to the cave is not possible (even if the eruption has finished)
  • In the winter season, the hiking route may change due to snow
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 298 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The hike was in a more remote part of the Park. We went to an incredible crater basin with a recent lava flow. The guides were accommodating and spoke very good English and Italian. Marco, our guide picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at the station afterwards. Available in English and Italian on our tour. Very Friendly. They offer shoes and poles that are good quality. It has been my dream for many years to Visit Mt. Etna and this was an amazing tour, after doing a good bit of tour searching this truly is one of the best you will find. And it is a good price.

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August 3, 2022

Best choice to spend a trip to Etna with this people - Marco and other guides, very positive mood, many great and interesting stories about Etna, great locations - it was the best day of my life even because I engaged with my girlfriend and these people made our day even more special :) Thank you also for great photos we would fully recommend it! :)

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August 1, 2022

The trip was tough, so completely inexperienced or physically weak people should think twice about it. The guides had a decent pace, but were very nice and competent. Equipment such as sticks or shoes could be borrowed and the shuttle also worked perfectly. It's a trip that can push you to the limit, but Mount Etna is impressive to see and a hike along the craters all the more overwhelming.

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August 1, 2022

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