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Nicolosi: Mount Etna Cable Car, 4x4 Excursion, and Trek

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Tours Activities Good for groups Walking tours Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure Outdoor sports

Embark on a guided trip up Mount Etna by cable car and 4x4 before continuing on foot to reach an altitude of 3,000 meters. Discover recent laval flowers and the inside of a lava channel.

Highlights

  • Admiring Summit Craters and Bove Valley
  • Entering a lava channel and admiring the last lava flow
  • Admiring lateral craters, walking on black sand land

Description

A valid alternative to the summit craters is the 3,000m Etna excursion. You go up by cable car up to 2,500 meters, then by 4x4 up to 2750 meters. From here begins the path on foot up to 3000 meters. It will be possible to observe the summit craters, then we will stop on a lateral crater (barbagallo at about 3000 meters). You will admire the recent lava flows (2023) until you reach the inside of a lava channel. We will visit an effusive vent (2002 eruption) and from here we will descend along the sandbanks to the mound from where we will observe the Bove Valley, admiring, on fine days, a view that sweeps from the Ionian Riviera to the interior of Sicily. Duration: 4 hours walking / 5 hours total tour. Departures at 9.30 and 10.30, meeting time 30 minutes before departure (the departure at 10.30 is compatible for those arriving by bus AST from Catania, http://www.astsicilia.it/bus-catania-etna/). Meeting Point Shelter Alpine Guides Etna Sud, next to the Refuge Sapienza

Includes

Guide Equipment (socks, hiking shoes, jackets, helmets, backpacks, walking sticks)

Important Information

  • This excursion goes up to 3000 meters (Torre del Filosofo) with a cable car This activity includes a 3-4 hour hike

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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