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Trek to the Mount Etna summit craters via the north side from Piano Provenzana

Explore the stunning volcanic craters of Mount Etna during a 1-day trek up its north side with fully-certified mountain guide Alfio.


TRIP TYPE

Group

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Mar - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Ascend the iconic Mount Etna that is cloaked in history and mythology.
  • Capture raw natural beauty and breathtaking power of the volcanic Etna.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you on the hike.

Description

The menacing Mount Etna abruptly rises 3,326 meters from the east coast of the island of Sicily.

The active stratovolcano towers on top of the convergence between the Eurasian Plate and African Plate. Outside of the Caucasus, Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe.

It is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, so hiking to the summit and peering down offers a unique experience to witness one of the most powerful forces of nature.

Its size and strength has cultivated many myths that surround the imposing peak. In Greek mythology, Zeus trapped the deadly monster, Typhon, beneath the mountain.

This fascinating hike begins at 2,965 meters above sea level, on the north side of the Mount Etna. We’ll follow a winding path that cuts through volcanic slag and ends at the central crater.

Reaching the peak, which is also the roof of Sicily, we’ll take note of our unique surroundings and tour around the depressions of the crater.

Picturesque panoramic views puncture the skyline where you’ll capture unforgettable memories.

Endemic plants spring from the fertile volcanic soil, which also ferments agriculture and vineyards.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a thrilling hike to the summit of Mount Etna via the north side.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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It is compulsory to bring: Layered clothing, trekking shoes, windbreaker and packed lunch.

Meeting point

Piano Provenzana at 9:30am or 11:30am.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide: Alfio

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Alfio

Mountain Guide

Languages

Italian | French | English

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

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Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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