Etna Summit Tour, until 3.340 meters with 4x4 vehicles and high quote trek.
WHY CHOOSE IT
You will reach the top of mount Etna;
Amazing landscapes and sea views;
High altitude trek;
Hiking shoes and poles included;
4x4 Vehicles included;
All included! Lowest price guarantee!
Opening Season : From April to November
Who can do it? : Who is used to walk and hike
Fitness Level : Sportive
Duration : 6/7 hours
Languages : Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Availability : All days with booking
MeetingTime : Afternoon descent at 1.30pm
Minimum Age : 12 years old
Clothing : Layered mountain clothings, trekking shoes, windproof jacket and based on the season also hat and gloves (our organization provide for trekking shoes and poles as well as safety equipment for free)
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, gaiters, long pants, spare T-shirt, bandana to protect yourself from dust and volcanic gasses
Parking : Parking available for a fee (€ 3,00 full day not included)
NEWS (Last update Junuary 1st 2023)
After the latest eruptions of the south-east crater, it is no longer possible to reach the central crater from the southern side (Rifugio Sapenza). The last eruptions destroyed the trail lead to the top, and the high level of volcanic risk due to the continuous activity of the southeast crater, inhibit whatever activites at high altitude in the south side. At the moment the only way to reach the summit of Etna is from the north side. From the north some special 4x4 vehicles rising up from Piano Provenzana station up to the Volcanological Observatory at 2.850 meters, here begin the high altitude trek that leads up to the central crater.
The ascent trail from the north side offers unique landscapes and panoramic views. Geological forces and nature coexist in a unique and unrepeatable symbiosis, giving rise to woods, green oasis, volcanic canal dominated by pioneer plants, craters, rift. The high-altitude trekking will lead you to discover immense volcanic valleys, pyroclastic deposits, lava fields immersed in the so-called lunar landscape up to the hugeness of the central crater, from whose edge we will discover the processes and the titanic forces that have shaped the highest active volcano in Europe.
Meeting Point around 1:30pm at the Piano Provenzana station (Look start point);
Ascent* by 4x4 vehicles up to the Volcanological Observatory of Pizzi Deneri at 2850 meters
Start of the high altitude trek up to the central crater at an altitude of 3340 meters (470 meters of difference in level);
Descent trek down to 2.8850 meters;
On boar 4x4 vehicles descent down to the Starting Station at 1800 meters above see level.
*from the north side will be not use the cable car
The excursions to the central crater of mount Etna are carried out only in safe conditions, it means during volcanic activity or bad weather conditions it is not possible guarantee the ascent to the summit area. In any case you will be notified for any cancellation or displacement with the possibility to do a different itinerary built based on the conditions of the volcano.
This activity is recommended for sportive people
This activity is recommended for hikers and trekkers
This activity takes place at high altitudes, therefore it is possible to experience symptoms of fatigue
The itinerary of this activity can be changed in every moment for the safety of participants
This activity involves passages along exposed paths, so it is not recommended for those suffering of vertigo
This activity is strongly not recommended for those suffering from cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension problems
The use of contact lenses is not recommended for this activity due to gases and volcanic ash
You have to be aware of your health and communicate to the guide every types of problems about your psycho-physical state
It's forbidden at pregnant take part at this activity
PRICE & DETAILS
Etna Summit Tour + Guide + 4x4 Vehicles
Adult 120,00 €
Price per person; Deposit of 10,00 € Online | The rest of 110,00 € on place; It Includes guide, insurance, safety equipments, 4x4 vehicles (up and down), hiking shoes, poles.
*There is no child rate for the ascent to the central crater.
The price not includes pick-up* and drop-off* service (*transport service from/to your accommodation). You can take part at this tour reaching the start point indicated for this excursion.
HOW IT WORKS
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Only after confirmation the deposit will be paid out.
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