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.
Tasting of typical products included at the end of excursion
Availability : All days
Who can do it? : Who is used to walk and hike
Fitness Level : Everybody welcome
Duration : 5/6 hours
Languages : Italian, English
Opening Seasons : All years
Meeting Time : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 8 years
Clothing : Sportswear with trekking shoes or sport shoes and windproof jacket in the backpack. In winter, hiking shoes, hat, gloves, neck warmer, thermal underwear, windproof-waterproof jacket.
Food & Water : Bring 1,5 liters of water at least and lunch box (not included)
We recommend to bring : 25/30 liters backpack, K-way, sunglasses, sunscreen, spare socks, long pants, spare T-shirt.
We are in the heart of the Etna wine production, a land of vineyards dominated by medieval villages such as the beautiful town of Randazzo, and by biggest natural parks of Sicily: like the mount Etna park to the south, the Nebrodi park to the north and the Alcantara River park to the east. In addition to Etna Wild we recommend to take a look at the Grand Tour with Quad on Etna, at the Alcantara Gorge Body Rafting and finally, but not least, at the the Lakes Tour with Quad on the Nebrodi mountains. But let's move on to the description of Etna Wild:
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 3h30min with several stops.
At the end of the excursion you will enjoy a tasting of typical produts inlcuded in the price
PRICE & DETAILS
Price 70,00 €
Price per person; Deposit of 10,00 € Online | The rest of 60,00 € on place; It Includes guide, insurance and tasting; not includes transport
Price 180,00 €
Price per Family; Deposit of 30,00 € Online | The rest of 150,00 € on place; It Includes guide, insurance and tasting; not includes transport
The price not includes pick-up* and drop-off* service (*transport service from/to your accommodation). You can take part at this trek reaching the meeting point indicated for this excursion.
The Family pack is a discount price for families of 2 parents and max 1-2 children under 14 years old.
The private tour is an excursion with personal guide, it means that you will have a guide just for you that will adapt the excursion to your needs and your desires, contact us for a personalized price
HOW IT WORKS
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Only after confirmation the deposit will be paid out.
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