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Etna Summit Crater Trekking 3350m


Etna Summit Crater Trekking 3350m

Etna trekking on the summit, 3350m

Hiking on the highest point possible – Etna Trekking tour

Etna Summit Crater

Etna Summit Crater

The Etna volcano is one of the most coveted destinations for technical hikers. Our excursion to the summit craters is the top of trekking Etna, in Sicily. The beauty of this spectacular painting created by the forces of nature leaves hikers completely without breath. This memory will never be erased. Throughout the day a guide will describe in English the places visited. The emotion once arrived at the top is strong, unforgettable.

Trekking itinerary Etna summit craters:
We will take the cable car from a height of 1920m to reach 2500m altitude. Here we will trek up to 2920 m. The first stop will be made at the hot crater of 2002, which overlooks the big and old caldera “Valle del Bove”. Our Trekking to the craters of the summit starts here, reaching about 3350 meters. You will find yourself in a lunar landscape on the highest point of Sicily. In addition, we will make a descent on the craters of pyroclastic sand. We will pass by the famous crater of 2001 and from here begins our descent by cable car to the altitude of 1920m and equipped with helmets and flashlights you will enjoy an unforgettable experience visiting a real lava cave.

Recommended equipment: UV3 sunglasses, hiking shoes, gloves, hat, sunscreen, 3-layer clothing (for different temperatures during the tour), water and food.
Conditions of the offer: The Tour is available from May to September. It is a group tour that will be offered only with a minimum of 5 participants.

SMALL GROUPS: normally 6-12 participants

VULCANOLOGICAL GUIDE: Including competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide


We offer this tour from 1. May until 30. September
  • Type of trekking Etna: ring (the same starting and ending point).
  • Including competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide
  • Stages: Sapienza Refuge – craters 2002 – view Valle del Bove – summit craters – crater 2001 – back.
  • Elevation: approximately + 500m, -1000m, over 12km.
  • Travel time: approximately 7 hours, 09h00 – 16h00.
  • Altitude: 1920m> 2500m by cable car, 2500m> 2920m by 4 × 4 bus and trek to Etna summit.
  • Difficulty: very difficult level.
  • Trekking Etna 3350 reserved for +16 years old (accompanied by parents)
  • The excursion to the summit crater zone is dangerous, forbidden to those with heart diseases and asthma.
  • The itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions and the geodynamic activity of the volcano, in addition to possible eruptive activity, the risk is represented by cold, thunderstorms, lightning and fog.
  • Included 1 bottle of water per person and pick-up at your hotel, boarding house, campsite, vacation rental, train station, port or any other point in the region of Catania or Taormina. There is also an appointment at the motorway exits.
  • Trekking shoes rental on request. € 5.00 / pair.
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    After purchasing the tour you will receive a gift certificate that can be used within 12 months
  • We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01


Summer season: from May to October

  • € 160,00 p.p. including pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
    Meeting point (Free Parking):
    Motorway Catania-Messina motorway exit GIARRE
    Coordinates: 37°42’15.8″N 15°10’10.0″E
  • € 185,00 p.p. including pick up at your hotel in Catania / Taormina area 
    Pickup and drop-off service:
    In the area of Catania and Taormina pick up and drop-off at your hotel/address

Winter season: from November to April

  • On request p.p. including pick up at our meeting point or at your hotel in Catania / Taormina

The price includes EURO 65,00 / person cost of cable car and Unimog
Including competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide
Prices are inclusive of taxes and insurance
No hidden fees – All inclusive
FREE Cancellation until 3pm one day before tour begin

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