Etna: Bove Valley Hiking Tour with Volcanologist Guide

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Activity provider: Kemedia

Etna: Bove Valley Hiking Tour with Volcanologist Guide

Activity provider: Kemedia

From US$ 38.70 per person

Trek to the top of ridge of the Bove Valley where you can admire the summit craters with an expert local guide. Admire the charm of the north side, including one of the most beautiful caves in the Volcano.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the local flora and fauna
  • Enjoy a tour of the highest volcano in Europe
  • Admire the summit craters and the Ionian sea from an altitude of 1.7 miles
  • Trek through a natural path in Parco dell'Etna
  • Catch the cablecar on the tallest active Volcano in Europe
Full description
The park of Etna has been part of the UNESCO heritage list for several years, and it offers a thrilling trekking in a exciting path on the north side of the volcano. Starting at an altitude of about 1 mile, at the Rifugio Sapienza, you'll catch the cablecar up to 1.5 miles above sea level. After, you'll trek to reach the ridge of the Bove Valley, an extensive depression that occupies most of the eastern flank of the volcano, where you can admire many lava flows because today it is a natural basin and protection for the villages at the bottom of the volcano. Once you reach the ridge of the Bove valley you can observe the top of the active crater and be fascinated by the beauty of the volcano. Along the way you will encounter lunar landscapes and rich Etnei woods.
  • Trekking sticks
  • Trekking shoes on request
  • Cablecar ticket (must be paid on the spot; €35 adult/€30 children)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Sapienza Refuge, Nicolosi CT - South Etna

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring: windbreaker, trekking shoes, water, hat, and sunglasses.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Knowledgeable and moved at the groups pass!

August 20, 2022

A highlight of our holiday in Sicily. It was a challenging walk at times but well worth it. Edourdo was a fantastic guide and made the experience very memorable.

June 30, 2022

This was an amazing experience. The only way it could have been better was if we went on a cloudless day to see the craters and scenery more.

May 14, 2022

Product ID: 184391