WHY CHOOSE IT
You will reach the top of mount Etna;
Amazing landscapes and sea views;
Cable Car Ticket included;
Jeep 4x4 Unimog Included.
Lowest price guarantee!
Availability : From May to November
Sport Level : Everybody Welcome
Fitness Level : Everybody Welcome
Duration : 6/7 hours
Languages : Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Availability : All days
MeetingTime : 9:00am
Minimum Age : 7 years old and only for kids used to walk
Clothing : Mountain clothings, Trekking shoes, Jacket (it's possible rental equipments at the meeting point)
Food & Water : Bring water and packed lunch (not included)
RIFUGIO SAPIENZA, ETNA
The Etna Summit Tour is an excursion up to the top of mount Etna at 3.340 meters, the peak of the highest active volcano in Europe. To take part you have to reach a meeting point by yourself at the Etna South station. Here you will meet your guide and before start, he/she will gives you safety instructions, checks your equipments (don't worry about! Who haven't trekking shoes and jacket can rent them at the meeting point) and providing you with a safety helmet.
Ascent by Cable Car (Ticket included). From 1.900 meters we will rise up to 2.500 meters by cable car, enjoying a first sight of volcanic landscapes.
Ascent by 4x4 Unimog vehicles (Ticket Included). At 2.500 meters, we will go on board special 4x4 vehicles equipped for volcanic tracks. The landscapes become more hostile and the pioneer vegetation vanish, alla around is an huge desert of black lava.
Trekking at the Summit. The jeeps will take us up to an altitude of 2.900 meters, from here in 1 hour and 30 minute trek we will reach the edge of the central crater, through high altitude volcanic landscapes, fumaroles, wonderful sea views and a moon scenery.
The descent from the central crater will be always in trekking mode down to an altitude of 2.900 meters, here you can decide to go with the 4x4 vehicles (Ticket Included), or continue the trek along volcanic canals, where with big jumps, you will reach fast the altitude of 2.500 meters and the cable car station, also here you can choose to continue the trek or use the cable car (Ticket Included) to return to the starting point. The return is scheduled around 3:00pm.
All excursions to the central crater of Etna are carried out only in safety conditions, it means that during a volcanic activity it is not possible guarantee the central crater achievement, in any case alternative routes will be proposed based on the volcanic activity and the limits imposed by the volcano.
Etna Summit Tour (Price per person)
TRANSPORT & MEETING POINT
Prices not include transportation, it means that you have to use own car or public services to reach the meeting point of the tour. After confirmed your reservation you will receive an email with the google map position and GPS coordinates of the meeting point where you will meet the guide.
HOW TO REACH US, BUS FROM CATANIA TO ETNA
At this time there is only a bus service leads from Catania to Etna (our meeting point). The ride starts from the Catania Central station at 8:15am and arrives to Etna (Rifugio Sapiena) at 10:15am. If you want to use public transport, you will have to reach the Rifugio Sapienza a day before to participate at the Summit Tour that start at 9.00am. On right side column of this page you will find our reccomended accommodation. About the return to Catania, bus leaves at 4:30pm, in right time with the return of the summit tour scheduled at 3:00pm.
from Catania to Rifugio Sapienza (Bus)
(Departure 8:15am - Arrive 10:15am / Price 6,60 € go and back )
from Rifugio Sapienza to Catania (Bus)
(Departure 4:30pm - Arrive 6:00pm)
FROM TAORMINA OR OTHER LOCATIONS
If you get accommodation in Taormina or other locations you will have to reach the central station of Catania, from there take the bus to Rifugio Sapienza as indicated for the instructions "From Catania". Here are all the public services to reach the central station of Catania from Taormina
from Taormina to Stazione Centrale Catania (Bus)
(Look timetables on the web-site / Price 5,00 € one way)
from Taormina to Stazione Centrale Catania (Train)
(Look timetables on the web-site / Price 4,70 € one way)
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RIFUGIO SAPIENZA 4.3 by Google
The famous Rifugio Sapienza is located on the south side of Etna surrounded by volcanic landscapes unique in the world, at 100 meters far from the Cable Car of Etna.
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