"A fascinating journey along the wilder side of Etna, across an ever-changing and unique biodiversity, walking through lava flow, volcanic caves ,forests. Come to discover the hidden side of the volcano!"
WHY CHOOSE IT
This hike has been recommended by important magazines and blogs like one of the 10 most beautiful treks in Europe;
You will see a lot of different landscapes;
Exploration of one of the most fascinating lava tube/cave of Etna.
Availability : All days
Sport Level : Beginner
Fitness Level : Everybody welcome
Duration : 6 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : All years
Starting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 10 years
Clothing : Sportswear, Windproof Jacket and Hat
Food & Water : Bring water and Packed lunch (not included)
An intense experience into the nature. The best way to forget everything and get lost in the beautiful natural sceneries of Etna.
The trail begin from an altitude of 1100 mt. surrounded by typical lava fields of Etna. You walk along a beautiful path that leads to the eruptive vents of 1981: a lot of craters formed during an eruption with a massive emission of lava that flowed down to the border of Randazzo town. More brave will reach the edge to take a look at the shape and depth of a inactive volcanic crater.
The track go on through unique landscapes: pine woods that lead to ancient lava fields where colors and scents suddenly change. Step by step you will leave the world behind you, walking into a realm where beauty and diversity dominate.
At 1700 meters you arrive in a place with incredible charm, here the nature is the master and the landscape is extraordinary. You walk on a very ancient lava flow called rope lavas (only the 5% of the a lava on mount Etna belong at this type) flowed and cooled 500 years ago. In the distance sea is on the clouds while the smoking peak of Etna tells us it lives and breathing with us. This is a good place where contemplate the creation and take its energy.
A few hundred meters from the path, hidden in the depths of a huge lava field, we will find one of the most beautiful lava tubes. In 2013, this natural site was declared from the UNESCO committee, World Heritage Site. The Lamponi cave is one of the longest lava tubes of Etna, it has three canals, the longest measuring around 300 meters. Inside the light go through some holes on the ceiling lighting up the darkness; a lot of geological phenomena inside give us many information about the biggest eruption of Etna. The exploration of the cave requires helmets and torches provided by the guide.
The actual duration of the walk is approxiamately 5h with several stops.
At the end of the excursion it is possible experience a wine and food tasting in the historic center of the medieval village of Randazzo. Tasting price € 10 per person.
Adult (Price per person)
Family Pack (For family with 1/2 Kids 10/12 year old)
Private Tour (Price per persons)
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
The standard fare doesn't include the pick-up and drop-off service. It's possible request it during booking, the costs are calculated based on distances and are offered only in the areas close to the meeting point indicated in the excursion description.
For those have a car they can reach a meeting point that will be communicated during booking. On this page you can find the indication of the city where the meeting point is located at the section meeting point.
The private tour is an excursion with personal guide, it means you will have a guide just for you that will adapt the excursion to your needs and desires. The private tour not includes pick-up and drop-off service at your accommodation/residence.
GROUP, AGENCY, INCENTIVE, TEAM BULDING
For groups more than 10 people or agencies, we can offer customized prices, as well as incentive trips or team bulding activities. Contact us using your favorite way and let us know what your plans are.
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