Etna 3300m

The Etna 3300m excursion takes you to the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe, offering a unique adventure among pristine nature and lunar landscapes. Starting from the biodiversity-rich woods of the Etna Park, you will cross lava flows and witness the variety of local flora, until you reach the summit. Here, immersed in a spectacular panorama, you will experience moments of pure wonder, far from everyday life and close to the Mediterranean sky.

Duration

7.30 - 16:30 Full Day

Difficulty

Medium - High

Max altitude

3.300 mt

AVAILABLE IN FULL-DAY FORMULA

We will take you on an unforgettable adventure to the summit of the highest active volcano in Europe.

This exclusive journey will begin as we cross the thresholds of ancient villages nestled on the slopes of Mount Etna, where history and tradition merge into a rich cultural tapestry. We will walk on paths immersed in the woods of the Etna Park, witnesses to extraordinary biodiversity that changes with increasing altitude.

We will cross lava flows, silent witnesses of past eruptions, which alternate with a mosaic of varied flora: from orchards of apples and cherries to vineyards and hazelnut groves, passing through forests of chestnut, oak, holm oak, juniper, turkey oak, roble, pine, birch, and beech trees. Each step will bring us closer to the pulsating heart of Etna.

After reaching an altitude of 1,900 meters, we will leave the known path to enter a new world: lunar landscapes will take the place of vegetation, offering us scenarios of unique and pristine beauty. The ascent will continue, reaching 2,900 meters by 4×4 bus.

From this point, we will embark on a hike of about two hours to reach the summit area, at an altitude of about 3,300 meters. Here, walking immersed in a wonderful landscape, we will leave behind every thought, immersed in a feeling of total uniqueness and wonder, overlooking the roof of the Mediterranean.

Our descent will begin after a break for a packed lunch, accompanied by a breathtaking view.

  • Pick-up from your accommodation.
  • Reach 2,900 meters with 4×4 buses.
  • Trekking to the summit craters at an altitude of 3,300 meters.
  • Walk on the summit craters.
  • Packed lunch.
  • 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, cable car and off-road bus tickets, Alpine/Volcanological Guide, packed lunch including: 2 sandwiches, 1 bottle of water, 1 supplement, seasonal fruit, energy bars, and a chocolate bar.

Warnings

The tour is subject to weather conditions and the activity of the craters and/or ordinances of the authorities regarding safety in the Summit Area; therefore, its execution cannot be guaranteed in case of interdiction of these areas. 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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