Etna Trekking Tour
- private and group tours to Etna volcano with a mountain guide -
Enjoy Europe's most active volcano on a private day-tour with one of our expert mountain guides! Stand on the roof of the Mediterranean,- Etna's majestic summit towering at about 3300 m a.s.l.,- and enjoy a breathtaking view around. To peer into the abysses of Europe's largest active volcano's craters is an experience of a lifetime.
In a small private group, an experienced guide from our team brings you all the way up to Etna's summit (if weather, your condition, volcanic activity and regulations by authorities allow it).
Depending on the chosen itinerary, this tour requires moderate to excellent physical condition, adequate clothing and takes between 5 and up to 7 hours total duration.
Access to the summit area and the craters may be restricted at any time due to the frequently changing eruptive conditions.
- Stand on the top of Etna volcano - Europe's most active volcano
- Breathtaking scenery
- Great introduction to a live volcano!
- Private tour with expert guide
Evening excursion to active lava flows
In periods (such as during March-April 2017) with persistent lava flow activity, we offer evening excursions to the lava flows with an official mountain guide.
Start at Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud 1900 m a.s.l.) - cable car to 2500 m. From there, we walk to the active lava flow front where we spend the late afternoon and sunset time - the best light for photography!
Return at night (up to 1000 m descend on partially steep, sandy terrain).
Total duration: 5-7 hours
Etna's summit craters
ca. 5-6 hrs total / moderate
Fantastic guided day walk up to the summit craters
Etna's summit region & short mountain traverse
ca. 5-7 hrs total / moderate
South-to-north traverse climbing up to the top of the mountain with its 3330 meters
Valle del Bove
Only suitable for people with no knee problems
A great day-hike to one of Etna's most spectacular features: the Valle del Bove, a giant depression formed by repeated flank collapses of the volcano.
Schiena dell’Asino - Grotta dei Tre Livelli
An exciting ridge walk along the southern crest of the Valle del Bove , with the visit of the longest and the most important lava tube on Mt. Etna.
Grotta del Gelo excursion:
Hike to the most beautiful of Etna's lava caves and the southernmost glacier in Europe.
Group tours to the Summit Craters
Start from Rifugio Sapienza
Transfer to 2900 m by cable car and jeep
Ascent to the top
Return to the starting point
Difficulty: Custom (variable)
Group size: 1-20
Duration: 4-7 hours
Dates:Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
Price (p.p.): from 100 EUR p. P.
- Certified VolcanoDiscovery mountain guide
The tours usually start at La Spaienza mountain hut at 1900 m elevation on Etna's south side. On request, we can include transfers (e.g. from Taormina or Catania) for you at additional cost.