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Etna trekking easy


A beautiful group tour, lasting about 5 hours, will make you discover Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a more intimate, exclusive and different way than the usual tourist packages. A complete experience that takes place on foot therefore recommended for couples or groups of friends or people who walk regularly, but adaptable to everyone, even families with children used to walking (from 6 years old). The day includes several stages. In addition to the excursion that will allow us to see breathtaking landscapes, a walk on one of the inactive side craters and also a visit to a lava flow cave with helmets and torches for speleologists to feel all the energy and essence of this wonderful volcano, one of the most active on the planet. Etna Trekking lends itself very well to those who love half-day hiking in nature and want to experience the magic of the volcano on foot with a unique and exclusive experience and without too many people around.

Points of interest  

  • Inactive lateral craters at an altitude of about 2000 m 

  •  Approximately 2.5-hour trek and picnic lunch in nature

  •  Volcanic cave with protective helmets and torches

Duration: Approx. 5 hours

Period: All year round (in winter with snowshoeing +10€)


Schedule: 09:30-14:30 all year round or 15:30-20:30 only in summer

Where: Etna Sud with appointment at the Sapienza Refuge

         Etna Nord with appointment at Rifugio Citelli/Piano Provenzana

Difficulties: Easy (150-200 meters elevation gain and 5-6 km of distance)

                        Plus (300-500 meters elevation gain and 6-8 km of distance)


Requirements: Suitable for people who usually walk in excellent health.

Also suitable for families with children.

Group Tours

Cost:     Easy 59 per person (children up to 12 years 40€)

                 Plus  69 per person (children up to 12 years 50€)​

Includes: sticks, RC insurance, protective helmet and flashlight, hygiene cap.

Reservation: Send a message on whatsapp or call +39 378 0861560 (Fabrizio)

Required equipment: sportswear appropriate to the season, hiking shoes, long trousers, backpack 10/20 liters, T-shirt, windbreaker, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snack/packed lunch, gloves, hat.



With the meeting at a point to be agreed with the guide (transfer NOT included, possible Pick up at the accommodation with car/jeep is to be organized), the tour that will lead you to the discovery of Etna begins.

The first step of the excursion will be the visit of one of the inactive side craters at an altitude of about 2000 meters to be covered at the edge of the crater, a beautiful and exclusive experience that can hardly be repeated in other volcanoes in the world. At the end of the visit, you could take advantage of the services at the bars of the refuges located in the nearby tourist resort.


The second step, the heart of our tour, includes a trek of simple or medium difficulty. During the excursion the guide will introduce you to the geological, floristic and faunal characteristics of our volcano and you will be able to admire unique landscapes in the world with a splendid panoramic view of the entire Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, as well as the summit area of the volcano and you will have a packed lunch (not included in the price); After a nice break, you will return to the starting point with an alternative route, if possible, to that of the outward journey.

The third step will be dedicated to the visit of a volcanic cave that we will explore with protective helmets and torches, material that will be provided by the guide. We will discover how they were formed with a simple speleological visit by observing their geological peculiarities and we will tell you how each of these caves has its own history and how this is intertwined with the customs of man, as well as mythology. With this visit, the tour will end with return by car or facility.


*The program may be subject to change at the discretion of the guide, depending on weather conditions or volcanic activity.


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