Visit to the summit craters

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The craters at the summit represent the most important and appealing area of volcanic activity.

An outstanding moment in the journey to Sicily, the meeting place between forces of nature capable of destroying, and at the same time creating, a land unique and fascinating such as Etna.

We go uphill with the cable-car as far as 2900m s.l.m. (Torre Filosofo), from here we proceed on foot towards the summit craters (3340m s.l.m.), after the visit we go downhill along the pyroclastic deposits from the last eruption following partly along the edge of the cliff that defines the large basin of the "Bove" Valley and we arrive finally at the Sapienza Shelter (1900m s.l.m.).

For the excursion to the summit area you will have the service of an Alpine guide and/or a volcanologist.

Key features of the Excursion

  • Durata media: 5-6 ore
  • Difficoltà: escursionisti medio-esperti

PSYCHO-PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: not suitable for people with health problems in particular with problems to the cardio-respiratory.

We recommend that all our members wear trekking shoes, with the correct socks, and bring a wind-jacket because the temperature can be 10-15°C colder than in the towns. Please also bring 2 litres of water.

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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.

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