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From Taormina & Catania: Guided Mount Etna Summit Base Hike

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A guided hike of Mount Etna in which you will ascend to 3000 meters to experience craters, lava flows, lava channels and the ever-impressive caldera Valle del Bove.


  • Tak a tailored round-track hike around Etna
  • Visit the Etna hot craters
  • View Valle del Bove, a huge depression covering the whole eastern flank of Etna


During this Etna hike, you will visit the most devastating eruption sites which occurred along the years of 2001, 2002/2003. You will also visit a lava channel, a natural conduit formed by flowing lava which moves beneath the hardened surface of a lava flow. Afterwards, visit the great caldera 'Valle del Bove' (theater of recent eruptions), which provides a beautiful panorama over the Mediterranean Sea, from Taormina to Catania. At 3,000 meters altitude, you will prize being able to approach the several active craters of the summit, complete with their high plumes of smoke. This is an exclusive route tailored to stay away from the usual crowd of tourists. A picnic break is then planned along the way in the middle of the ash volcanic desert. You will be able to take a break and enjoy a lunch composed of traditional Sicilian specialties. If time allows, the excursion will conclude with a free tasting of Etna's finest products, including honey, wine, liqueurs and much more at a local producer in Zafferana Etnea. This village of honey sits along the Etna Wine Route, which will lead you back to your accommodation where you will be dropped off as the tour concludes.


Pick-up and drop off from your hotel Breakfast and a picnic lunch Bilingual guide Cave exploration equipment Cable car tickets

Important Information

  • • The hike to the summit is dependent on weather and the geo-dynamic activity of the volcano, i.e. eruptions, explosions, lava flows, volcanic alerts, etc. These events may alter the original schedule of the visit. In these cases, the hike will be carried out to the maximum authorized altitude.
  • You will have access to basic hiking equipment such as backpacks, hiking poles and hiking boots.

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