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From Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Experience

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Activity provider: Etna Experience Excursion
Day trip

From Catania: Mount Etna Trekking Experience

Activity provider: Etna Experience Excursion

From US$ 92.18 per person

Enjoy Etna's landscape for about 5 or 6 hours on an advanced trek through the volcano. With its breathtaking landscape, this trekking experience is unique. If you love trekking, you cannot miss it.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup optional
Pickup service from near your accommodation
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a full-day excursion with 5-6 hours of trekking on Mount Etna
  • Discover of the volcano at 2,000 meters above sea level
  • Visit a volcanic cave
  • Choose between a shared group or private experience
Full description
This tour is designed for those who enjoy spending time in nature and hiking. The guide will pick you up in Catania, where your excursion starts from, close to your hotel or in a pre-arranged place at around 8:30 AM. The excursion consists of 5 to 6 hours of trekking around the most interesting places on the northeastern slope of Etna, scene of the last impressive eruption. Walk to Piano Provenzana or to the Serracozzo cave, overlooking the Bove Valley. You might take different naturalistic paths to include circumnavigation of a button-like row of craters, lava-flowing caves, and native plants, and much more. During the excursion, you will reach a maximum altitude of 2,000 meters. You will be back in Catania at around 6:00 or 6:30 PM. You will be dropped off at the same place as you were picked up.
  • A professional and passionate nature guide
  • Transportation from your hotel in Catania by minibus or jeep or in agreed meeting point close to your accommodation
  • Snacks and water
  • Insurance
  • Helmets and torches (and snowshoes if necessary)
  • Anything not specified above
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum number requirements
  • In the event of this occurring, or in case of bad weather conditions you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You need a mountain jacket and trekking shoes with thick socks. If you don’t have them, the guide may decide you cannot take part in the excursion. If you inform the local partner in advance they will be provided for you
  • Bring a small bottle of water, as well as a backpack to carry the packed lunch provided at the start of the trek
  • Infant seats are available on request at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan and celiac options are available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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June 11, 2022

L’esperienza con Giovanni come guida , è stata fantastica, ci ha trasmesso la sua passione di biologo per la natura, per cosa succede all’Etna, ed a tutta la Sua valle ! Piante, morfologia del sottosuolo, quando erutta, in che punto, i crateri, le rocce.... ci ha spiegato tutto , percorrendo la montagna sino a raggiungere i 2300 metri ! Il cratere è a 3300 . È stato emozionante , non una escursione convenzionale ! Portate scarponcini da trekking e soprattutto calzettoni perché la terra vulcanica entra negli scarponi ! Grazie Giovanni sei un biologo appassionato ! Consigliata! Simona . 29 Agosto 2020

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August 30, 2020


Nous avons apprécié l’accompagnement par notre guide très éclairé sur la botanique et la vie du volcan. Les explications en français étaient très intéressantes. Nous recommandons.

July 30, 2020


Product ID: 193748