Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

4.9 / 5

67 reviews

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

From $64.76 per person

Enjoy an outstanding hike on the highest most active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking views of the mountain and surrounding landscape from the summit. Explore a volcanic lava cave created after the eruption.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Catania

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description
Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna. Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike.  As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea. The tour also includes the opportunity to explore a lava tube with helmets and flashlights. Experience the incredible natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel. Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
    •  The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 67 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
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    Our tour was made by a lady who was very nice and explained everything (unfortunately forgot the name). It was super interesting and we learned a lot, all questions about the volcano could be answered. The ascent was a bit strenuous but feasible with several breaks (I don't do any sport myself and am not in good shape). The view was beautiful. The descent and gliding over the volcanic ash was a lot of fun. It was a wonderful experience. The excursion is a must when in Catania!

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    July 11, 2021

    Ernesto, the guide, picked us up near the hotel with punctuality and courtesy. We shared the trip with other people and traveled in a comfortable van. We stopped to buy (great) food and drinks and have a coffee and granita together. Once on site, we were provided with the equipment that unfortunately many of us did not have and Ernesto was once again super helpful. We then immediately started our tour which was sensational. Leaving aside the breathtaking beauty of the landscape and the pleasure of trekking, the passion, preparation and patience of Ernesto should be emphasized, who was able to guide us in the best possible way in this splendid adventure. Highly recommended!

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    June 14, 2021

    The tour was great according to our expectations. Five hours of moderately strenuous hiking with lots of breaks to linger. Lunch brought by the guide with a wonderful view. The absolute highlight was the descent through "fluffy" lava rock, almost like through soft snow. The guide, Ernesto, is an extremely chilled dude - deceleration therapy included.

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    June 7, 2021

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