Etna Alcantara Off Road & Trekking

A multilingual expert tour guide provides a wealth of information. You will learn about geology, Etna’s unique vegetation and wildlife, as well as the rich history of Sicily and Etna’s past eruptions. Mount Etna is one place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime!

 

Full-day excursion includes:

 

Breathtaking scenes while going up the East and North side of Mount Etna to visit sites such as the lava flow of 1971/79 eruption.

Various stops on the way up that will allow you to drink in the wondrous views and enjoy the volcano to the fullest extent. Exploring the most interesting geological area of Mount Etna: Caldera Bove Valley where the last lava flows of 2013, 2014 and 2015 (May) have been going down;

Walking inside a lava tunnel with helmets and torches;

Trekking around some of the most beautiful Etna's lateral Craters , the highest point during the excursion:1900/2050 meters above sea level (approx. 7,000 feet) to see this lateral side eruption;

Crossing the big lava flow of the most recent significant eruption of 2002 which destroyed the ski station of Piano Provenzana;

A stop by a Mount Etna’s refuge/restaurant (lunch not included, very good Sicilian cooking and cheap)

Going through the territory of Castiglione di Sicilia and visiting the famous Alcantara gorges, with basalt column formations.

We limit our groups from 12 to 24 people in 3 or 4 jeeps.

We recommend trekking shoes, adequate clothing (a jacket) taking into consideration important differences in elevations, a bottle of water and of course, your camera!

Excursions reservation info

  • Period of Validity
    from 17/04/2017 - to 30/10/2017
  • Pick-up - Sicily excursions
    8.30- Taormina 8.45- Letojanni 9.00- Giardini Naxos
  • Excursion Prices
    Adults: €78.00 Children (up to 12 years old): € 58.0008 Children (0-2 year): Free