"Climbing Etna to discover the southernmost glacier in Europe. A climb of over 1000 meters through steep lava fields, high mountain passes, stunning panoramic views until the bowels of the volcano"
WHY CHOOSE IT
Wild trek along ancient lava field and forest;
You will see a lot of landscapes;
Exploration of Ice cave, inside is located the southermost glacier in Europe.
Availability : From March to December
Sport Level : Beginner
Fitness Level : Sportsman
Duration : 6/7 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : All years
Starting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 12 years
Clothing : Trekking shoes, sportswear, windproof jacket and hat
Food & Water : Bring water and Packed lunch
It is not about climbing rock or walls, but something different, ropes or harnesses are not needed, you use only the strength of your legs and the desire to overcome some small limit. Reach the cave at 2100 meters hight, over steep ascents immersed in the wild forest, climbing up steep lava fields, along ancient high mountain passes, is a symbol to show at yourself and at your ability to withstand fatigue and face new challenges. What it doesn't miss in this excursion, only suitable for those who want to test their skills and have a good physical condition, it is the desire to discover unique places, is fatigue, it is the therapeutic effect it has on our nerves, is the beauty and the wonder.
The path leading to the cave requires courage and a spirit of adventure.
The track is characterized by stunning natural scenery. It starts from an altitude of 1100m, walking first along a well-marked and easy nature trail, during which we will cross some points of particular interest, such as the volcanic vents and the lava flow of 1981. After it the path enter into the woods, and that is where the real challenge begins: the path become hard, the chances of getting lost increase at each step and nature becomes protagonist until to reach the Ice cave, inside it is located the southernmost glacier of Europe. It is a large lava tube whose interior is dominated by a perennial glacier that in the winter season fill all cave. The exploration requires some small risk, but for lovers of caving is no problem.
The return path takes a different trail along which it possible to see another beautiful vulcanic cave and different landscapes.
The actual duration of the walk is about 6h with several stops.
At the end of the excursion it is possible to experience a wine and food tasting of typical products of Etna in the historic center of the medieval village of Randazzo. Tasting price € 10 per person.
Adult (Price per person)
Kid (8/12 years old)
Group (from 3 up to 6, price per person)
Family Pack (2 Parents and 2 Kids 8/12 year old)
Private Tour (Adult, price per persons)
Private Tour (Kid, price per kid)
Private Tour (from 3 up to 6, price per person)
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
The prices includes the pick-up and drop-off service. The pick-up is agreed during booking and guaranteed only in the areas close to the meeting point indicated in the excursion description page.
For those staying outside the area where the pick-up is guaranteed, it's possible to reach a meeting point agreed during the booking. Remind that in the description of each excursion you will find the map of the city where the meeting point is located.
The private tour is an excursion with personal guide and transport service included, it means that you will have a guide just for you that will adapt the excursion to your needs and your desires. The private tour includes pick-up and drop-off service at your accommodation/residence.
GROUP, AGENCY, INCENTIVE, TEAM BULDING
For groups more than 6 people or agencies, we can offer customized prices, as well as incentive trips or team bulding activities. Contact us using the tool you prefer and let us know what your plans are.
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