Etna Crateri 2900m

The Etna Crateri 2900 excursion offers you an exciting adventure on the slopes of the volcano, where nature reveals itself in its most raw and majestic form. Starting from Rifugio Sapienza, you will ascend through lush woods and lava flows until you reach the summit at 2900 meters, where the lunar landscapes and the spectacular view of the dormant craters will leave you breathless.

Duration

8:30 - 13:30 Half Day - 8.30 - 16:30 Full Day

Difficulty

Medium

Maximum altitude reached

2.900 m

AVAILABLE IN FULL-DAY OR HALF DAY FORMULA

Our journey will begin by crossing into ancient villages, where history and tradition blend with the volcanic landscape. We will traverse the green heart of the Etna Park, where the path winds through lush woods and lava flows, in a breathtaking contrast between pristine nature and the power of the volcano. Here, the flora is expressed in all its diversity: from sweet orchards of apples and cherries to lush vineyards and hazelnut groves, up to the imposing woods of chestnut, oak, juniper, and the majestic birch and beech trees.

Starting from Rifugio Sapienza by cable car or from Piano Provenzana by 4×4 bus, depending on the crater conditions, as we ascend, we will notice how the vegetation thins out, leaving space for lunar landscapes of extraordinary beauty, where time seems to have stopped.

Having reached an altitude of 2,900m, we will continue on foot, in an environment where the majesty of the volcano reveals itself in all its power, leaving the everyday world behind, immersed in a majestic and pristine landscape.

The discovery will continue with a visit to a lava flow cave, where, equipped with helmets, disposable earphones, and torches, we will explore the mysterious tunnels created by the lava flow, silent witnesses of the primordial forces that have shaped these lands.

For explorers opting for the Full Day option, the experience will be enriched with a culinary moment with a lunch at a refuge featuring Sicilian specialties or a tasting of Etna DOC wines. We are able, upon request, to offer different types of elementary alternatives.

  • Pick-up at your accommodation.
  • Reaching an altitude of 2,900m with 4×4 buses.
  • Trekking on low-activity craters.
  • Off-road with panoramic views
  • Visit to lava flow caves.
  • Lunch at a refuge or wine tasting
  • Return to the hotel.

 

Recommended equipment

Trekking shoes (or sneakers), layered clothing, waterproof jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and telescopic sticks.

Included services

Pick-up from your accommodation, insurance, helmets (with disposable earphones), sticks (on request), torches, water and multilingual guide, off-road bus tickets, cost of Alpine/Volcanological Guide, and packed lunch in full day formula.

Warnings

The tour is subject to weather conditions and crater activity and/or orders from the authorities regarding safety in the Summit Area; therefore, its execution cannot be guaranteed if these areas are interdicted. The Guide reserves the unquestionable right to cancel or modify the Tour if safety conditions should be compromised.

At the time of request, it is necessary to communicate any psychophysical condition that may alter the state of sound and robust constitution (e.g., pregnancy, heart problems, asthma, respiratory insufficiencies, etc.).

* THE EXCURSION IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED FOR CARDIAC PATIENTS, ASTHMATICS, AND HYPERTENSIVES, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH MOTOR PROBLEMS.

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