Trekking Tour 'Schiena dell’Asino' (Back Donkey)

Trekking Tours



We reach the beginning of the Schiena dell’Asino path, a wonderful natural path that will take us up to an altitude of 2070 m a.s.l. The first part of the path develops uphill inside a magnificent pine forest then becomes almost flat and the wood gives way to expanses of volcanic ashes and Astragalus Siculus or Spino Santo, among its thorns we can observe and touch volcanic lapilli that sometimes have only a few It is a pioneer formation characterized by a typical pulvinus form that settles on the incoherent and permeable volcanic sands, it is an Etnean endemism that, thanks to its developed root system, stabilizes the incoherent substrates, facilitating other orophilic species many of the as endemic and exclusive of Etna, among these we remember the Viola Aetnensis. Once we reach the top of the path, a wonderful spectacle awaits us, the majestic and active crater of the Southeast and the immense Valle del Bove will frame us. Returning aboard the jeeps, proceed in the direction of one of the most famous lava flow caves of Etna and here, as only in Iceland, you are captivated by the charm that emanates from a dark and deep atrium. Equipped with helmets and torches we visit the lava tunnel. Return to the starting point.

PS: In winter time with the presence of snow is possible to organise this trekking tour by the snowshoeing.



Pick-up from the village of Trecastagni, price per person:

  • Adults: € 85,00 - PROMO: € 75,00
  • Kids (under 12 years): € 70,00 - PROMO: € 60,00

The price shown is eligible only for at least 4 adults partecipants.

Price on demand for big groups.

Pick-up from Catania: € 15,00 more per partecipants.

N.B .: The price includes the insurance for each participant.

Info tour

Routes: Valle del Bove – Lava tube – Back Donkey path road
Times: 09:00am - 2:00pm
Difficulty: Medium
Trekking time: 3h
Drop: 200 m

Difficulty: Normal normal

Additional services

Trekking shoes: 5,00 € per pax
Wind jacket: 3,00 € per pax
Trekking sticks: 2,00 € per pax

Only during winter and on demand
Snowshoes: 20,00 € per pax
Snow sticks: 5,00 € per pax

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