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  • Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

    1. Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

    Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike in full safety with an authorized alpine and volcano guide, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe.   Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car. Then, ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, to begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest.

    Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. After reaching the summit, descend for 2 hours back to the cable car, which will take you to your departure point.

    Unfortunately due to volcanic activity it wasnt allowed to hike to the summit. We got messaged about this a day in advance with an offer for an alternative past previous lava flows and craters, which we took. It still was a beautifull experience with a very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable, multi lingual guide. We didn't get to take the 4x4 bus because we were hiking on a lowere altidtude but got that refunded through get your guide.

  • Catania: Half-Day Buggy Tour of the Etna Volcano

    2. Catania: Half-Day Buggy Tour of the Etna Volcano

    Explore the Etna volcano by buggy on this unique 4-hour activity. After a quick briefing on how to drive your buggy, head off with the guide to the villages of Pedara and Nicolosi. Continue along a track that passes an old lava rock quarry, and experience the buggy’s off-road abilities. Drive on a scenic road leading to Rifugio Sapienza. After a coffee break, take a walk around the top of the Silvestri Craters. Next, take the road down to the Cassone lava cave. Enjoy a quick visit inside, equipped with a helmet and a flashlight. Continue on the route, stopping to admire the immense Valle del Bove from Mount Zoccolaro on the way to Zafferana Etnea, Viagrande and San Gregorio.

    This was really an off-the-road experience. The buggy was ready, perfectly functioning and completely safe. You are accompanied by a professional person who explains you how to drive and also something about the environment. You see the Etna environment from really very close. Pls note that the start and ending point is not in the city center of Catania, but a bit outside. A taxi ride costs 40 euro one-way. For me, after 4 hours driving, I had enough of the noise of the buggy.

  • Nicolosi: Summit Craters of Mount Etna Excursion

    3. Nicolosi: Summit Craters of Mount Etna Excursion

    Your tour will begin as you gather at the meeting point in front of the restaurant I Crateri Silvestri at 8:45AM. Throughout this meeting your guides will prepare you for your experience and after a short briefing, you will take the cable car together to an elevation of 2,500 meters, where you will board your off-road Jeep to ascend to a height of 2,900 meters. You will then begin trekking along a path which from Torre del Filosofo leads to the summit craters of Etna. You will traverse through lavic fields, which have been the product of recent activities of the New South East Crater. After traveling for about 2 kilometers and having reached a height of 3,250 meters, you will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace, where it will be possible to admire the central crater of the volcano and to fully understand the associated phenomenologies. Your trekking will then continu...

    Well organized tour, some waiting in line for the 4x4 buses both up and down, but not extremely long. Very knowledgeable guide, told us a lot about volcanism in general and Etna in particular. He also adjusted his pace to make sure I can keep up, as I was by far the oldest member of the group. We were also lucky to have clear and sunny weather, though it was biting cold and extremely windy at the top. Overall, a very nice (and tiring) experience.

  • From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

    4. From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

    This beautiful sunset tour of the famed Etna volcano is truly a must-see. Begin with a stop in Zafferana Etna, a little town on the Eastern side Mount Etna, popular for its honey production. Visit one of the town's most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical local products, including honey and wine. Continue on the tour to a lava cave created during the 1792 eruption, and enter the stunning site to learn about lava flow and the forces that create them. Then stroll along the mountain trails to Mount Etna's Sapienza Refuge, and enjoy a pleasant walk around the lava flows created from the latest eruptions and the ancient Silvestri craters dating back to the 1892 eruption. From this supreme peak, watch the sun set over the breathtaking landscape before returning to your hotel in the evening.

    Great trip! The guide online didn’t say to bring warm clothes. The honey spot was a little weird as they didn’t offer wine like the guide online stated and it was very quick stop. The cave was cool as well, but the sunset at the crater was amazing!

  • Catania: Mount Etna Trekking and Summit Craters

    5. Catania: Mount Etna Trekking and Summit Craters

    From the meeting point at Funivia dell'Etna, you’ll start the day by catching the cable car and bus to the trailhead. After trekking for about 2 kilometers, you will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace where it is possible to admire the stateliness of the Central Crater. The trekking will continue along the crater wall before starting downhill on the steep path constituted by ash and volcanic scoria along the southern portion of the summit. Complete the extraordinary journey back to Rifugio Sapienza by cable car.

    Biagio was a terrific guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly - the hike was unforgettable due to our guide

  • Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

    6. Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

    This day trip begins with a drive up to Rifugio Sapienza, with stops at viewpoints en route. The guide will provide commentary on the volcano's history and point out sites of previous eruptions. Trek along one of the nature paths up to 2,000 meters or take the Etna high altitude option. For the high altitude option, ride a cable car and special 4x4 minibus to Torre del Filosofo, at 2,900 meters. Afterwards, explore a lava cave, equipped with a helmet and flashlight. The final stop will be at one of the area’s top wineries, with a tasting session that includes a sparkling wine and 4 still wines. During the tasting session, enjoy local cold cuts, cheeses, pate and olive oil.

    Danilo our guide was great! He was really nice and welcoming, explained a lot and gave us recommendations for the rest of our visit in Catania. The added value of this tour was the easy pick-up and the vineyard visit with tasting of great wines. Now with covid they don't accept visitors that are not part of a private tour, so it was a great opportunity (and the tastings are actually quite a big lunch). the cave was nice but a bit underwhelming. We paid additional 67 euros pp to go the the max altitude allowed (2750).

  • Mount Etna Mountain E-Bike Enduro Tour

    7. Mount Etna Mountain E-Bike Enduro Tour

    When you arrive at the start point of your mountain bike trail, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and your professional mountain e-bike.  Ride on a mixture of fun country trails with terrains ranging from volcanic sand to lava rocks. Listen to your certified mountain bike guide who will advise the most suitable route for you and explain the peculiarities of the trail. All guides are local, energetic and passionate about this sport, so they will be able to convey to you their passion and knowledge about this wonderful region.

  • Taormina: Guided Mount Etna Tour with an Enduro E-Bike

    8. Taormina: Guided Mount Etna Tour with an Enduro E-Bike

    Following pickup from your hotel in Taormina, your tour will start from the southern side of the volcano. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy mixed country trails, which range from volcanic sand to lava rocks on Etna, all whilst riding on a professional e-mountain bike. Your certified mountain bike guide will advise the most suitable route for you, explaining the peculiarities of the trail as you go. The guides are all local, energetic, and passionate about the sport, and will therefor be able to convey to you their passion and knowledge about the wonderful region. At the conclusion of your experience, you will finally be able to say that you "dropped a volcano".

  • From Catania: Private Mount Etna Trek

    9. From Catania: Private Mount Etna Trek

    Enjoy a hike along one of the lesser-followed trails on Mount Etna and discover the region's spectacular wildlife. After getting picked up from your hotel in Catania, head to the trailhead and begin your trek. See everything from lush woods to volcanic deserts. Admire some of the local flora (such as poplars, beeches, birches, chestnuts, oaks and pine trees) and fauna (such as buzzards, hawks, eagles, foxes, wild rabbits) of the volcano. During the hike, stop for a short picnic lunch composed of local products. Finish your trek with a visit to a lava cave and explore the cave with the torches and helmets provided.

  • From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Mountain Bike Tour

    10. From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Mountain Bike Tour

    Admire untamed landscapes, lava flows, and volcanic craters as you cycle on a mountain bike in Mt Etna, passing through oak and pine woods along the way. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the southern part of the volcano, which in recent years has been hit by lava flows. During the tour, admire the contrast between the dark rocks and vibrant colored vegetation on this side of the volcano. On the path, you can also see some alpine houses and the beautiful Santa Barbara cave. The climate of the region makes it possible for tours to operate all year round. Choose from a number of trails that are suitable for all ages and availabilities, from downhill descents on lava sand and single trails through woods to free-ride and endurance trails.

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What people are saying about Nicolosi

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Superb hike with Edouardo Amore, we could not go to the top due to the activity of the volcano but the secondary hiking route was super interesting with breathtaking views. Edouardo was a great guide, he even sent us some videos of the active volcano and lava flows after the hike. I recommend!

Excellent and Edoardo our guide was perfect, thanks! Too much activity in the volcano to be able to go at the top on that day, but we had a very interesting alternative at the secondary craters and Edoardo made it very thorough, and fun. One of my best memories from Sicily this summer

We were lucky enough to witness an eruption of etna during this day which made it fantastic. The route proposed by the guide was clear and accessible to all. Our guide Eduardo was really wonderful with all his explanations that accompanied the excursion

Nice, attentive and easy to understand guide! The tour was extremely exhausting, but also because we had crazy headwinds uphill :) Everything was done for our safety, even if that means that you don't see any lava. It was still a unique experience!

We had a great time on Etna with Edoardo. Despite a change of program following the activity of Etna. Edoardo is a very professional and pleasant guide. He loves etna and likes to pass on his knowledge. Thanks again to EDoardo