Etna Quote 2000

Route: “Valle del Bove” – Lava tube – Silvestri’s Craters
Times: 08:30 - 14:00 / 15:00 - 20:00 (just in Summer time)
Difficulty: Easy
Pick-up from Catania or from the village of Trecastagni, price per person:
  • € 180 for 1 pax in jeep
  • € 100 for 2 pax in jeep
  • € 70 from 3 to 15 pax, pick-up from Catania
  • € 65 from 3 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 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 the road, visiting the old chestnuts forest of Tarderia, we stop at the ancient lava flow of 1792 to give you a detailed explanation of the volcanoes in particular of Mount Etna. After that we continue to Monte Pomiciaro, to discovery a wonderful viewpoint of the Valle del Bove.
  • 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.
    Visit and trekking around the Silvestri’s Craters (formed in 1889). Breathtaking scenary of Catania and his gulf. Trekking duration: about 40mins, medium/easy difficulty.
  • 4th Step: Relax in refreshment area. Here you could use the bars, toilets and poke around the souvenirs shops.
    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).

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.