"Forests, lava fields, caves, amazing landscapes, craters and volcanic vents. Great and intense nature trail, the best choice for families, novice walkers, photographers looking for shots. It’s possible to do it in the morning or if you want to enjoy a beautiful sunset on Mount Etna, in the afternoon"
WHY CHOOSE IT
Walking along one of the bigger lava flow of the last 100 years;
You will see a lot of landscapes;
Panoramic views over mountains and villages;
Availability : All days
Sport Level : Beginner
Fitness Level : Everybody welcome
Duration : 4 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : All years
Starting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 8 years
Clothing : Sportswear, Windproof Jacket and Hat
Food & Water : Bring water and snacks
Easy excursion suitable for those not used to long walks or families with children over 10 years old.
The route starts at 1100 mt. on typical lava fields of Etna. After twenty minutes of walking a brief detour off-track will lead us to the entrance of a recently discovered lava cave. It is a 150 mt gully where you can explore in full, but be careful, in some part of the cave it will be necessary to crawl to enter in the secondary sections of the lava tube.
After the exploration, done safely with the help of torches and helmets provided by the guide, the journey resumes. Along the trail you will meet at first the famous lava flow of 1981, that thirty years ago, touched the city of Randazzo, stopping short just before almost devastating the entire town. Afterwhich, we will enter in a beautiful pine forest interspersed with other lava flows until to reach a mountain trail will lead us to the eruptive mouths of '81. From here the view of the fracture and the craters are truly spectacular, for the more brave you can go to the edge of the mouths to see with your own eyes the conformation of an inactive volcanic crater.
Overcoming the immense lava flow, the trail lead us into the most extensive beech forest of Etna. The beauty of this place is amazing, the nature caresses you with wonderful scents and sounds; all who comes to this place can not help but be kidnapped by its beauty. In some points of the path the forest is so thick that the sun is barely able to penetrate through the leaves; many hikers choose to sit quietly to contemplate the beauty of these places, taking deep breaths of the fragrant mountain air.
The path continues with the circumnavigation of a lateral crater where today lies a real mountain rich with vegetation. The trail is easy and very pleasant. We recommend doing this excursion in the afternoon, to enjoy the wonderful light on the lava flows and a spectacular sunset over the foothills.
The actual duration of the walk is about 3 hours with several stops.
At the end of the excursion it's possible 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, no pick-up)
Family Pack (2 Parents and 2 Kids less 10 years old)
Private Tour (Price per person for a private tour)
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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