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Linguaglossa: Mt Etna Summit Crater Hike with Optional 4x4

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Tours Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure Outdoor sports

Discover stunning views from the northern slope of Mount Etna on this guided hike from Linguaglossa. Use the included gear to visit the rim of the Central Crater and the summit of Bocca Nuova.

Highlights

  • Discover the wild north side of Etna
  • Admire the summit craters of Etna
  • explore the different landscapes of the volcano
  • learn about Etna's geological history

Description

Trekking to the summit craters that will allow us to discover the wild northern slope of Etna.The departure will be from Piano Provenzana(1800mt) by 4x4 vehicle to Piano delle Concazza(2800mt). From here we will begin our trekking, which will take about 1.5 hours of walking in a volcanic desert with a view sweeping from the Aeolian Islands to the Gulf of Taormina, and will take us to the rim of the Central Crater, where we will be able to feel the volcano's breath and admire the deep crater depression and its colourful sulphur sublimates. Our tour will continue to the summit area to admire the Bocca Nuova, the South-East crater from a safe distance, and the North-East crater. The descent will be along steep, fun volcanic sand gullies that will take us to Pizzi Deneri where we can admire the volcanic amphitheatre of Valle del Bove, a spectacular caldera 8 km long and 4 km wide. After a lunch break, we will continue downhill along the Quarantore gullies with a splendid view of the 2002 eruptive fracture through a path rich in plant species endemic to Etna. We will end our trek in Piano Provenzana. Duration: 5h Difficulty: medium-high Height difference: 600 +,1500- Development: 12 KM The hike is not recommended for heart patients and those suffering from vertigo,forbidden for children under 8 years. Departure time: 8 am Recommended clothing: trekking shoes, windproof jacket, sweatshirt, long trousers, gloves and hat, neck warmer to protect from gases and volcanic sand A packed lunch and at least 1.5lt of water per person is recommended Number of participants in group: minimum 5, maximum 10 The tour may be subject to change due to bad weather conditions or increased volcanic activity

Includes

Volcano Guide Trekking shoes Wind jacket and pull Helmet and trekking poles Insurance

Important Information

  • -The tour may be subject to change due to bad weather conditions or increased volcanic activity -Pick-up at the hotel is excluded from the price -The cost of the 4x4 is excluded from the price (50€ per person)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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