"A journey to discover the primordial Etna. Walk along the crest of Bove valley, in the area where 65.000 years ago the imposing volcano stood on Mediterranean, with a height close to 4.000 meters"
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.
It possible arrive at 2800m to the vulcanological observatory.
Availability : From March to December
Sport Level : Beginner
Fitness Level : Sports
Duration : 6/7 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : from March to November
Starting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 8 years
Clothing : Sportswear, Windproof Jacket and Hat (who not equipped it's possible rent hiking shoes for € 5)
Food & Water : Bring water and packed lunch
Quite tricky excursion suitable for people used to go for long walks.
The path leading to the valley is surrounded by a beautiful birch forest, in the first part of the walk we will face a steep path, sometimes climbing on lava rocks in continuous up and down until reach the volcanic cave. The particularity of this lava tube is represented by the size and shape, the main canal go down until a depth of 200 meters in the bowels of the volcano. The exploration of the cave will be done safely with torches and helmets provided by the guide.
After the exploration our journey resume, walking through lava and basalt slabs along which in the snowmelt season, the water digs the stone forming truly spectacular waterways. This part of the path is not marked and we go off-track orienting with some reference points. A big canyon of volcanic sand is the last obstacle that separates us from the valley, we go down inside walking up to find the track that climbs to the north-east ridge of the majestic Valley of Bove, formed 65,000 years ago after the collapse of two main craters of Etna. It has rock walls over 1000 meters high and is one of the most exciting natural spectacles of Etna.
The view from the north ridge is truly breathtaking, and in conditions of good visibility the view sweeps 180 degrees over the eastern Sicily. We continues walking on the crest until to meet the return path. The descent is very fun and easy, jumping on a soft volcanic sandy soil, in short time we reach the starting point.
For the most demanding hikers, it's possible to rising up the ridge of the valley until to 2800m near to the volcanological observatory. The descend it's always from a sandy canal with spectacular views over the sea and amazing volcanic landscapes.
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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