Etna Quota 3000

  • Routes: “Valle del Bove”- Lava tube – Silvestri’s craters – Summit craters.
  • Times: 8,30am – 4,30pm
  • Difficulty: Medium/Easy
Pick-up from Catania or from the town of Trecastagni, price per person:
  • € 300 for 1 pax in jeep
  • € 160 for 2 pax in jeep
  • € 110 for 3 pax in jeep
  • € 90 from 4 to 15 pax, pick-up from Catania
  • € 85 from 4 a to 15 pax, prick-up from Trecastagni

    Kids under 12 years € 10 less.

    Special price for families.

    Price on demand for groups.
N.B.: The price does NOT include the cost of  the Etna cable car of € 63 to every adult and € 47 for children up to 12 years. In winter you have to use the snowmobile (tracked snowmobile), the price is € 79 per person for adults and € 47 for children up to 12 years.


N.B .: The price includes the insurance for each participant.
Pick-up from the area of Taormina:
  • Not available. Only on demand.

Description

  • 1st Step: on board of our 4x4 we arrive at the village of Trecastagni and along a path on off-road, visiting the old chestnuts forest of Tarderia, we stop at the ancient lava flow of 1750 / 1792 to give you a detailed explanation of the volcanoes in particular of Mount Etna.
  • 2nd Step: again by our jeep we proceed in direction of the Lava tube. Equipped with helmets and flashlights we walk inside the Cassone Cave, a beautiful lava tube.
  • 3rd Step: we continue to the Silvestri’s Craters and Rifugio Sapienza (2000m a.s.l) before we stop on the lava sand, to observe the last manifestation of vegetables as the “Astracalus” and the “Saponaria” (succulents) and have a walk on the most recently lava ashes.
  • 4th Step: Panoramic visit of the Summit Craters, quota 3000mt a.s.l. By cable car of the “Funivia dell’Etna” and his special 4X4, we reach “Torre del filosofo” quota 2920mt asl, where with the aid of the alpine-volcanological guides we visit the wonderful and unique lateral craters of 2002. Here the landscape is absolutely lunar, a desert of lava, lapilli and ash ( sometimes of same hours of life) with the majestic and active south-west Crater, far just 500mt, doing background. Ticket price of cable car + special 4X4 is of € 63 per person (€ 47 for under 12) to pay directly to the ticket office.
    P.S.: in presence of lot of snow is, sometimes, possible to reach 3000mt by snow cat (snowmobile track), price is € 79 per person, € 47 for under 12.
  • 5th Step: Relax in refreshment area. We conclude with a Sicilian picnic in a pine forest, offered by us. Our Sicilian appetizer is perfect also for vegetarians, you could taste green and black olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes packed in 'oil, homemade bread, two Etna wines (red and white).
Price of the tour do NOT include the cost of € 63 for the cable car + special 4X4.

Useful info

People: Specialized and passionate guides (geologist and naturists).
Languages: Italian and English (on demand Spanish and French)
Requirements: Advise against they are not in good health in special way with cardio-respiratory problems
Variations: in not good weather condition or not favourable organization the guide could choice to change something on the itinerary

Required equipment

  • Trekking shoes (sneakers in Summer time)

  • Clothing according to the season and the temperature range of 15° C.