Catania: Guided Winter Hike up Northeast side of Mount Etna

Catania: Guided Winter Hike up Northeast side of Mount Etna

From $83.56 per person

Take a full-day hike up the northeast side of Mount Etna. Enter a volcanic cave. Experience the calm and quiet of undisturbed nature. Enjoy a farmhouse restaurant lunch. Take in magnificent views of the Bove Valley.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the northeast side of Mount Etna and reach an elevation of 2000m
  • Explore a volcanic cave
  • Enjoy lunch and wine at farmhouse restaurant
Full description
Your professional nature guide will pick you up in Catania at your hotel around 9 a.m. After traveling to the northeast side of the volcano, explore deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations, and traces of impressive eruptions. Climb 2000 meters above sea level as you explore the charming winter landscape. Experience the magic atmosphere of a snow-covered Mount Etna. Enter a volcanic cave and learn about the Etna’s rich geological history from your knowledgeable guide. Explore areas that remain untouched by human hands, full of fascinating plant and animal life. After your hike, enjoy a genuine and savory Sicilian lunch at Brooms and Silver Birches, a local farmhouse restaurant, including an appetizer, main course, water, and wine. After lunch, take a leisurely trek, to a lookout point above the Bove Valley and take in the astonishing view of the central crater. Your tour ends at 6-6: 30 pm when you are dropped off back at your hotel.
Includes
  • A professional and passionate nature guide
  • Transportation from your hotel in Catania via minibus or jeep
  • Lunch, water and wine
  • Insurance
  • Equipment (helmets and torches) and snowshoes
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will pick you up in Catania (where all the excursions start from) close to your hotel or at an agreed upon place.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Shorts
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be sent at the time of booking.
    • Should your tour be canceled because there are not enough passengers to meet minimum number requirements, or because of poor weather conditions, you will be offered a full refund.
    • In the case of poor weather, the second half of the tour may be substituted with a local products tasting.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Trekking shoes and jackets are available for free if requested at the time of booking.
    • Infant seats are available on request if requested at the time of booking.
    • Please advise us on any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
    • Vegetarian, vegan and celiac options are available. Please advise at time of booking if required.
    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    The day was animated by our very friendly Roberto guide who spoke English and correctly French. He made us discover a path on the side of Mount Etna enriching the experience of his knowledge about this volcano and Sicily more generally. The meal was simple but very good, ready for those who needed it and transport to the various points of interest in the vicinity of Etna during the afternoon. A good experience.

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    November 27, 2019

    Hike in good weather on the 2002 casting with a very friendly guide (Denise). Walk within reach of almost everyone. Then meal and wine tasting in an Etna vineyard to finish in a beekeeper's.

    November 12, 2019

    Beautiful and informative

    Superb morning snowshoeing on the secondary craters, lunch at the excellent farm, afternoon discovering an impressive ancient flow, an incredible tree, a factory of local products. Too bad the cave was full of snow, we could not enter it only to see it.

    February 24, 2019

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