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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

From US$ 66.82 per person

Admire breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding landscape from the summit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup from any of the listed pickup points in Catania.


  • 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 your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna.

Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike. Take advantage of a helmet, flashlight, 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by 4x4
  • Guided hike of Mount Etna
  • Insurance
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • Wheelchair users
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

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 229 reviews

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Amazing experience! Ernesto picked us up 100m from our Airbnb, treated us with some espresso and Sicilian pastries on the way to Etna and some refreshing lemonade on the way back. The trip started and ended precisely as expected, but we never felt rushed. The hike was quite easy for two 25 year olds, but still very beautiful and at times challenging. Ernesto and Margarita made sure we have proper clothing and equipment. We were very lucky with the weather- clear blue sky in the middle of January! At one point there was knee-deep snow so we enjoyed warm sun together with a lot of snow <3 We went both on and off the official track. The distance was around 4km; start of the hike was around 1850m and we went up to 2100m.

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January 18, 2022

Escursione piacevole e suggestiva da fare assolutamente. La nostra guida, Ernesto ha contribuito al 100% nella riuscita di quest'avventura. Dall'ospitalità nel paesino Tre Castagni dove ci ha portato per fare colazione e prendere un panino per il pranzo, all'arrivo sulla cima dell'Etna. Assistenza da parte di Ernesto ottima. Non potevamo trovare guida migliore.

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November 25, 2021

Great experience! The guide was really nice. He offered to lend us shoes and coats for the hike, good communication, he was great ! The hike was also super, the views are incredible and it’s reassuring to be with someone who know really well the Mount Etna. I had fun, thank you !

October 31, 2021

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