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Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Trip off the Tourist Path

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

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
  • Enjoy your time in the company of our guides

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, at your own expense, and visit a lava cave. Fast stop in tourist area to refresh. 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

Important Information

  • 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 Participants can come with their own car and they can only participate in the Hike

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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