An unforgettable experience

Departure: h.09:30 am
Duration: 6 hours
Height Difference: +400m, -800m
Difficulty grade: Intermediate
Price in max 20 pax group:
€ 35,00*
€ 40,00* including trekking shoes rental and trekking poles
*cable car ticket not included = € 50,00

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Volcano 3330m high

Program & Information

Useful indications to the participants

Program
Departure from the Sapienza Refuge Square at our mobile office. After a short briefing the excursion leading us up to the height of 3330masl will start. With Etna cable car we will quickly gain height until 2500masl and after, with special 4wd buses, we will go up to the height of 2900masl, near Torre del Filosofo (Tower of the Philosopher). During the ascent path of about 2 hours we will stop for 2-3 intermediate pauses to enjoy the landscape. We will walk through moonscape lava fields which will lead us right under summit craters. With the last ascent trail we will reach the top of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, where we can enjoy the peculiarity characterizing the summit area. We will go back walking for about 2 hours to reach the upper cable car station.

Information
Excursion for moderately trained hikers, used to move on sandy or detrital terrain, where there may not be paths and where the route can tackle sometimes exposed sections. Excursion is also possible for children aged ten and up. To avoid taking risks, it is a good idea to know your health condition perfectly and to have it present when driving, especially in cases of heart problems, asthma and dizziness. At the discretion of the guide, the excursions may undergo variations or be interrupted if the weather conditions, environmental causes, or possible volcanic risk, can represent any source of danger. Furthermore, the guide is entitled to stop the excursion for any reason that could compromise the safety and therefore the physical integrity of an individual or of the entire group.

Necessary gear:
• Trekking boots* with high socks
• Trekking poles*
• Rock helmet ( free rental)
• Extra t-shirt
• Long trousers (recommended)
• Pull and anorak (k-way)
• Backpack (10-20L)
• Gloves and hat (recommended )
• Sunglasses (recommended)
• Sun protection cream (recommended)
• Water, at least 1.5L
• Snack and packed lunch
*Available rental in loco

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