Etna summit craters trekking

Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Discover trekking in a lunar field between lava flows and hot spots
  • Walk on the rim of the craters and feel in contact with nature
  • Enjoy the magnificent walking at the summit craters
  • Observe the bright colors of the soil with the yellow of sulfur
  • Admire Valle del Bove and Valle del Leone from Pizzi Deneri
What to expect

Discover the highest active volcano in Europe with a guided trek to the summit with your authorized alpine and volcanological guide, immersing you in landscapes of exceptional beauty surrounded by craters and lava flows

Starting from Piano Provenzana 1800masl (Etna Nord), the unique slope that currently allows the climb to the summit in safe conditions, with special 4x4 vehicles, admiring the typical landscape of Etna, we will climb up to 2825masl near Piano delle Concazze. From there, the ascent of about 2h to the main crater rim at an altitude of 3.320masl starts.

You'll walk on the edge of the Central Crater, face the vertiginous Northeast Crater, and admire the famous Southeast Crater, author of the most recent and impressive eruptions. In addition to the vastness of the summit craters, you'll admire a unique volcanic environment, with gas emissions, volcanic bombs, and the sparkling colors of the ground due to the sublimation of various elements, including sulfur in particular.

After the visit at the top, the path of descent, in addition to being characterized by fine volcanic ash and slag, will remain panoramic thanks to the beautiful view of the Sicilian coast. The whole route will be seasoned with pleasant breaks, where the guide will explain the history, the formation and the peculiarities of the volcano. Once more at 2825masl, with the 4x4 you'll return to Piano Provenzana, the final point of a great and inevitable experience in Sicily.

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$ 71