Faq

Frequently Asked Question

In case of bad weather, the tour will be cancelled and you'll be informed in the morning.

We wouldn't charge any of the amount. In case you have already made a bank transfer, we will refund you.

The picnic mainly consists of local specialties, made with vegetables typical of our region (like pistachios, grilled vegetables, mushrooms from Etna, baby artichokes, dried tomatoes, olives, Caponata and cheese) together with fresh bread and good wine, Etna Rosso D.O.C.

In winter time lunch will not be open air but inside a mountain restaurant, a vegetarian option will anyway be available.

No. All the excursions reach a maximum altitude of 2,000 meters.

The intent of the tour is to show the natural and volcanological aspects of Etna and the flora and fauna of the volcano.

You'll walk around some extinct craters and you'll be able to admire the summit craters from many scenic points. 

  • It is always better to have trekking shoes and a windproof jacket as the temperature up the mountain (2000 m above sea level) might be 10°/15° less than in Catania.
  • In case of snow an appropriate equipment is needed.
  • In the summer there is no need for specific equipment and training shoes are also suitable.
  • In case you do not have the right equipment please let us know when you book your excursion and we will try to provide it.

In order to facilitate the group and not to affect the actual program of the tour, we usually arrange some meeting points for the participants in the center of Linguaglossa, a town near the North of Etna.

If you're staying outside Linguaglossa, we'll agree a convenient meeting point easy to reach by bus, train or driving (where it is also possible to park your car).

For groups we could also arrange for alternative meeting points upon request. Please contact us for further information.

If you contact us the day before the tour we'll provide the name of the guide and the type/color of the vehicle.

It is possible to cancel the excursion free of charge up to seven days before the date of your excursion. 

You can let us know by phone or via email.

In case of late cancellation or no show on the day, we'll apply a fee of the 50% of the entire amount.

The fee will be debited from the credit card you have provided when booking or simply withheld in case of an advanced payment.

No. We use the credit card information only as a guarantee.

The payment can be made in cash at the end of the excursion, directly to the guide.

You can join our association and reserve a naturalistic excursion on Etna with us by.

CREDIT CARD:

Providing your credit card information by phone (+39 347 9165331 or +39 340 8393241 or +39 338 7756002) or email (info@etnahiking.it). The provided details would only be considered a guarantee; we will not debit any amount.

BANK TRANSFER:

Making a bank transfer of the 50% of the entire amount and sending us a copy via email at info@etnahiking.it. In this case please confirm the number of participants and the date requested.
At the end of the excursion you'll pay in cash the remaining amount.

Our bank account is registered to:

Etna Hikink Environmental and sports assosiation - via roma n° 100, santa venerina

IBAN IT00000000000000000000000

Swift Code: LAJALSDJA

Etna Hiking, guided nature excursions on Etna

Hiking on Mount Etna, Trekking in Sicily

"Etna Hiking" is an environmental and sporting association, a focal point for whoever wants to discover the extraordinary natural beauty of Mount Etna and Sicily. The association "Etna Hiking Environmental and Sporting Association" carries out its activities mainly in the Etneo territory. Our mission is to promote the area, in synergy with other local, as full of extraordinary historic, scenic and natural. Through our contacts you can organize in a short time, 365 days a year, excursions on etna with the assistance of guides e AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) ready to give you all the assistance necessary to fully enjoy your time honeycombs free and the amazing beauty deals from our volcano. Together we can find the best solution for enjoying your holidays and your free time.

Etna Hiking

P: (+39) 347 9165331
P: (+39) 338 7756002
E: info@etnahiking.it
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