WHY CHOOSE IT
The amazing Bove valley;
Stunning sea view;
A lot of fun during the descend through a path of volcaninc sand;
Volcanic cave exploration;
Overview on the summit craters;
Path along huge lateral craters.
Availability : Every day
Sport Level : Beginner
Fitness Level : Sports
Duration : 6 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : from March to December
Starting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 15 years
Clothing : Sportswear, Windproof Jacket, Trekking shoes (who not equipped it's possible rent trek shoes for € 5)
Food & Water : Bring water and packed lunch (not included)
Full day tour on the north-east side of Etna, to discover one of the most exciting natural spectacles of mount Etna: the Valle del Bove. Walking through the clouds we go along a ring path between woods, lava flows, old craters and the suggestive Serracozzo cave. We will climb the crest of the valley up to an altitude over 2100 m, from which we will admire breathtaking landscapes.
Our excursion will start from one of the Etna chalet. In the first part of the trek we will face quite steep slopes and we will climb in an alternation of ups and downs on slabs of basalt rocks smoothed by the water during the melting season. We will reach the Serracozzo Cave, one of the most exciting and suggestive lava tunnel of Etna. Exploration will be done in complete safety with torches and helmets provided by the guide. Going up to the surface we will go on to walk until to the edge of the Valle del Bove. An unexpected scenario will open up before our eyes: you can admire the summit craters and the Bove giant, a huge (35km²) and (1000 meters) deep caldera formed about 10,000 years ago after a massive collapse of the east side of the volcano. The view from the north ridge is truly breathtaking and in conditions of good visibility the sight sweeps 360° over the eastern Sicily. After photos break, we will descend heading towards the huge crater of Monte Frumento delle Concazze. Although our excursion going to end, we will once again the opportunity to discover another fundamental aspect of Etna, maybe one of the most dangerous: the lateral eruptions. From the base of the Sartorius Craters we climbing short to arrive at the top of one of 7 lateral craters formed during a catastrophic eruption in 1865. From the edge of the crater we will enjoy the last fantastic view over the Ionian Sea coast and Taormina, glimpsing in the distance the mainland (Calabria). We will complete our expedition descending from the craters and returning to the starting point.
Adult (Price per person)
Family Pack (2 Parents and 2 children)
Private Tour (Price per persons)
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
The prices not includes pick-up and drop-off service.
To take part at this excursion you have to reach a meeting point and use your own car. In the description of each excursion you will find the position of the meeting point.
The private tour is an excursion with personal guide, it means that you will have a guide just for you. He/She will adapts the excursion to your needs and your desires. The private tour not includes pick-up and drop-off service.
Family pack is a discount price guarantee for family composed by 2 parents and 2 children.
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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