SUMMIT CRATERS FROM NORTH

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Surely the most interesting excursion of Etna, which will give you emotions and satisfaction, at the center of a truly unique natural setting.

Meeting and departure at the Piano Provenzana tourist station north side of Etna.

By off road Minibus 4x4, we reach Pizzi Deneri at 2920m, where the ascent to the craters begins. After about 1 hours and 30 minutes of climbing, we reach the rim of the Bocca Nuova crater at 3250m formed in 1968. After circulating the crater of the new mouth and the central crater begins the descent along easy sand slopes in the north direction that can easily lead us to the starting point.

Duration Excursion:approx. 4/5 hours.

Difference in altitude: +400 mt. - 1500 mt.

Price: 100,00 € per person

EQUIPMENT:  Trousers, high trekking boots, sweatshirts, goggles, gore-tex jacket, bandana, gloves, hat, sack lunch, 2 lt water, hiking poles, sunscreen, sunglasses.

DIFFICULTY: The excursion to the Summit Craters does not present great difficulties, requires good physical condition and determination. Furthermore is always better to start with a suitable equipment for any sudden changes in weather. The excursion is absolutely prohibited to people with cardiovascular problem.

SUMMIT CRATERS FROM SOUTH

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Surely the most interesting excursion of Etna, which will give you emotions and satisfaction, at the center of a truly unique natural setting.

Meeting and departure at the Rifugio Sapienza square. south side of Etna.

By cable car first, and  off road Minibus 4x4 after, we reach the Torre del Filosofo at 2900m, where the ascent to the craters begins. After about 2 hours of climbing, through the lava fields dating february-March 2021, we reach the rim of the Bocca Nuova crater at 3250m formed in 1968. We walk along the rim of it and once reached the Central Crater it starts a downhill along an easy sand slopes in the South direction. We also walk through the Belvedere from where you can admire a unique panorama of the Valley del Bove.

Reached the  Montagnola at 2500m, we will be able to reach the starting point ( Rifugio Sapienza 1800m ) by cable car.

Duration Excursion:approx. 5/6 hours.

Difference in altitude: 600 mt.

Price: 45,00 € per person + cable car

EQUIPMENT:  Trousers, high trekking boots, sweatshirts, goggles, gore-tex jacket, bandana, gloves, hat, sack lunch, 2 lt water, hiking poles, sunscreen, sunglasses.

DIFFICULTY: The excursion to the Summit Craters does not present great difficulties, requires good physical condition and determination. Furthermore is always better to start with a suitable equipment for any sudden changes in weather. The excursion is absolutely prohibited to people with cardiovascular problem.

VALLEY DEL BOVE

valle del boveThe Bove Valley is a unique place, and partly of geological interest. We are inside a caldera, an horseshoe-shaped amphitheater, a place of continuous transformations caused by continuous erosions, and center for the pouring of the recent lava flow of Etna.
The departure takes place from the square of Rifugio Sapienza at 1800 mt. Once  reached the 2500 mt by cable car we climb up the Montagnola 2640 mt from where we take the fun and charming  downhill path of the Canalone della Riina.

Once down we walk through the lava flows of 1991/93, within a unique scenery. Following the southern ridge base of the valley  we reach the Canalone dei Faggi. After a short ascent of the southern ridge of the valley del Bove the excursion end in  Piano del Vescovo.

EQUIPMENT
Trousers, hiking boots, sweatshirt, long sleeve vest, short sleeve jersey, goretex jacket, leggings, bandana, gloves, cap, lunch bag, 2 lt water, hiking poles, sunglasses, sunscreen.
DIFFICULTY
Easy and enjoyable the excursion does not have any particular difficulty but it requires good physical condition because of the duration of the trek. 

EXCURSION DURATION: 5/6 Hours 

ASCENT: 450 mt

DOWNHILL GRADIENT: 1100 mt

COST: 65,00 € : price per person for groups of 6 people (cable car included)

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Esperienza meravigliosa, scenari unici, la nostra guida Luca impeccabile e preparata. Da consigliare.

angivg
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Unique experience, highly recommend it. I highly recommend this trip, it was way above my expectations. The place has such great energy, so alive, so uncommon, so surprising. Our guide, Luca, is very knowledgeable and inspirational as he shared his passion for the volcanoes with us. What I really appreciated was that, even though Etna had very intense activity and we couldn’t use the regular route, Luca was flexible to propose us a different one, so that it is both safe and mind-blowingly beautiful.

manujurca
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Great day on the etna The hiking tour on the etna was organized by whatsapp contact and very uncomplicated. ... I absolutly recommend to do this tour when you want to go on Etna.

maddin20192019
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