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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

From US$ 65.23 per person

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

About this activity

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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 pick up time can 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.

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 pick-up
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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Important information

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 230 reviews

Review summary

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

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All three guides were super helpful. We got a lot of information on the way to Etna with the car and also during the hiking. It was an easy hike, shoes, rain jackets and trekking poles were provided. Above the crater we had a lunch pause and enjoyed a view for couple of minutes. In the end was rainy, but that’s what can always happen. We had a really good time and we recommend it to everybody

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June 18, 2022

We were picked up from very close to where we were staying in Catania, and stopped in a small picturesque town on the way to buy a panino for lunch, before heading on to Etna to begin the hike. We were provided with shoes and walking poles as required which was very useful (definitely take them if the guides recommend it). The hike itself was reasonably easy, with a few steep parts. There were regular stops to rest and to explain things about Etna. You shouldn’t have too much difficultly with the hike if you’re in average condition. The guides were knowledgeable and very helpful. Would recommend this hike 100%

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June 16, 2022

We had a very lovely day in Etna with my son. The hiking was steep at first but overall not difficult. We also got tracking shoes (better to bring yours if you have), sticks and anorak. The personal guide was very friendly, skilled and helpful. Etna is one of the must see in Sicily.

June 16, 2022

Product ID: 330201